Sherwin Williams – Winter 2017

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  • #8531
    Brooke Stady
    Spectator

    Lesson Title: It’s going to be a breeze
    Date of Class: 3/8/17
    Day of Class: Wed
    Time of Class: 12:30-2
    MC:Brooke
    DJ:
    Assistants:
    Module:
    How Many Learners:2
    Materials Status (loyalty cards, alphabet sheets, etc):

    Self Evaluation

    Preparation: Forgot to Show Up (1) vs. Every Hair In Place (10) =8
    Technique: Completely Incompetent (1) vs. Flawless Delivery (10) =5
    Engagement: Snoring Loudly (1) vs. Absolutely Riveted (10) =6
    Connection: Open Hostility (1) vs. Kumbayah (10) =6
    Poise: Charlie Brown (1) vs. Prince (10) =5
    Reflection: “It was ok.” (1) vs. Life-changing Epiphany (10) =6

    Total Score: 36

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific): Started with the title, then did a quick review of the weather images we’ve been working with. Then working adjectives, asked “what’s the weather like out there today?” Next we did a doc search using a word cloud about global warming and climate change. Next was a cloze activity about climate change, followed by answering some T/F questions. I might have lost them a bit during that activity but I recovered by ending with a fun listen/find the images, where I said the type of weather and learners had to indicate which one I was referring to.

    #8532
    Brooke Stady
    Spectator

    Lesson Title: It’s going to be a breeze
    Date of Class: 3/8/17
    Day of Class: Wed
    Time of Class: 2:30-4
    MC:Brooke
    DJ:
    Assistants:
    Module:
    How Many Learners:4
    Materials Status (loyalty cards, alphabet sheets, etc):

    Self Evaluation

    Preparation: Forgot to Show Up (1) vs. Every Hair In Place (10) =8
    Technique: Completely Incompetent (1) vs. Flawless Delivery (10) =7
    Engagement: Snoring Loudly (1) vs. Absolutely Riveted (10) =7
    Connection: Open Hostility (1) vs. Kumbayah (10) =6
    Poise: Charlie Brown (1) vs. Prince (10) =7
    Reflection: “It was ok.” (1) vs. Life-changing Epiphany (10) =6

    Total Score: 41

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific): Same content as the prior class, just switched it up a bit according to overall level of learners. We started with the title, then did a quick review of the weather images we’ve been working with, also working with adjectives describing the weather. Next we did the same doc search using the word cloud about global warming/climate change (they were really into this and we did a lot with pronunciation!) Rather than doing the the cloze activity, we ended with a dialogue and looked at a great graphic image that I had printed out showing the negative consequences of global warming. Fun and informative!

    #8547
    Brooke Stady
    Spectator

    Lesson Title: Spring Fever
    Date of Class: 3/15/17
    Day of Class: Wed
    Time of Class: 12:30-2
    MC:Brooke
    DJ:
    Assistants:
    Module:
    How Many Learners:2
    Materials Status (loyalty cards, alphabet sheets, etc):

    Self Evaluation

    Preparation: Forgot to Show Up (1) vs. Every Hair In Place (10) =6
    Technique: Completely Incompetent (1) vs. Flawless Delivery (10) =7
    Engagement: Snoring Loudly (1) vs. Absolutely Riveted (10) =7
    Connection: Open Hostility (1) vs. Kumbayah (10) =6
    Poise: Charlie Brown (1) vs. Prince (10) =8
    Reflection: “It was ok.” (1) vs. Life-changing Epiphany (10) =6

    Total Score: 40

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific): Fun and informative! We delved further into the topic of global warming. We started with a title related to how we’re all feeling right now! We practiced a short dialogue about what global warming is and then searched for words on another word cloud that I found. Next, and last was learning new vocabulary related to global warming with some great images that we printed off. Learners were very curious about the content and are looking forward to next class. Horray!

    #8548
    Brooke Stady
    Spectator

    Lesson Title: Spring Fever
    Date of Class: 3/15/17
    Day of Class: Wed
    Time of Class: 2:30-4
    MC:Brooke
    DJ:
    Assistants:
    Module:
    How Many Learners:4
    Materials Status (loyalty cards, alphabet sheets, etc):

    Self Evaluation

    Preparation: Forgot to Show Up (1) vs. Every Hair In Place (10) =6
    Technique: Completely Incompetent (1) vs. Flawless Delivery (10) =7
    Engagement: Snoring Loudly (1) vs. Absolutely Riveted (10) =7
    Connection: Open Hostility (1) vs. Kumbayah (10) =6
    Poise: Charlie Brown (1) vs. Prince (10) =8
    Reflection: “It was ok.” (1) vs. Life-changing Epiphany (10) =6

    Total Score: 40

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific): Very similar to the first class with some slight modifications. We practiced the title of the lesson and then reviewed the dialogue about what global warming is and then talked about consequences (melting glaciers, rising sea levels, etc). Next we did a doc search with the word cloud (they really Love these!) and last was learning of the new vocabulary related to global warming. Learners were also very curious to learn the definitions of the words which we will get to next week!

    #8569
    Brooke Stady
    Spectator

    Lesson Title: Spring Chicken
    Date of Class: 3/22/17
    Day of Class: Wed
    Time of Class: 12:30-2
    MC:Brooke
    DJ:
    Assistants:
    Module:
    How Many Learners:2
    Materials Status (loyalty cards, alphabet sheets, etc):

    Self Evaluation

    Preparation: Forgot to Show Up (1) vs. Every Hair In Place (10) =5
    Technique: Completely Incompetent (1) vs. Flawless Delivery (10) =5
    Engagement: Snoring Loudly (1) vs. Absolutely Riveted (10) =6
    Connection: Open Hostility (1) vs. Kumbayah (10) =6
    Poise: Charlie Brown (1) vs. Prince (10) =6
    Reflection: “It was ok.” (1) vs. Life-changing Epiphany (10) =6

    Total Score: 34

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific): Class was just good. I was sick the night before so was running on low fuel. But I did my best to keep the energy up.. We began with the title of the lesson then reviewed vocab from previous class via images. We did ” this is an apple” to practice vocab and pronunciation and then did dictation with descriptions of the images. This took a good amount of time and since energy was a little low and we were coming to the end of the class I decided to finish off with a fun listening activity involving the images. Will look forward to bringing the energy back up next week and start talking about ‘being green’

    #8570
    Brooke Stady
    Spectator

    Lesson Title: Spring Chicken
    Date of Class: 3/22/17
    Day of Class: Wed
    Time of Class: 2:30-4
    MC:Brooke
    DJ:
    Assistants:
    Module:
    How Many Learners:4
    Materials Status (loyalty cards, alphabet sheets, etc):

    Self Evaluation

    Preparation: Forgot to Show Up (1) vs. Every Hair In Place (10) =5
    Technique: Completely Incompetent (1) vs. Flawless Delivery (10) =6
    Engagement: Snoring Loudly (1) vs. Absolutely Riveted (10) =6
    Connection: Open Hostility (1) vs. Kumbayah (10) =7
    Poise: Charlie Brown (1) vs. Prince (10) =6
    Reflection: “It was ok.” (1) vs. Life-changing Epiphany (10) =6

    Total Score: 36

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific): This class was a bit more energized, it generally is as there are usually more learners and the dynamics are just different. After doing the title of the lesson (which brought some good laughs) we reviewed vocab via this is an apple”. We also did dictation with descriptions of the images and were able to get through the whole activity with 10 minutes to spare. We ended with a fun, challenging activity involving review of the images where they got to show off their memory skills :)

    #8606
    Brooke Stady
    Spectator

    Lesson Title:
    Date of Class: 3/29/17
    Day of Class: Wed
    Time of Class: 12:30-2
    MC:Brooke
    DJ:
    Assistants:
    Module:
    How Many Learners:2
    Materials Status (loyalty cards, alphabet sheets, etc):

    Self Evaluation

    Preparation: Forgot to Show Up (1) vs. Every Hair In Place (10) =7
    Technique: Completely Incompetent (1) vs. Flawless Delivery (10) =7
    Engagement: Snoring Loudly (1) vs. Absolutely Riveted (10) =6
    Connection: Open Hostility (1) vs. Kumbayah (10) =6
    Poise: Charlie Brown (1) vs. Prince (10) =7
    Reflection: “It was ok.” (1) vs. Life-changing Epiphany (10) =6

    Total Score: 37

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific): We began with a short dialogue about the forecast for the weekend weather which was good review. I then had them come up with a response to the last part of the dialogue which, I realized today, is something I don’t do enough! Definitely something I want to incorporate more. We reviewed vocab along with definitions in a couple different ways and then took a fun quiz that wrapped everything up we had been learning about the past 2-3 weeks. We spent the last few minutes talking about recycling as I wanted to get a feel for how much they already know about the topic as the next 2 classes will finally explore solutions to the problem of climate change.

    #8607
    Brooke Stady
    Spectator

    Lesson Title:
    Date of Class: 3/29/17
    Day of Class: Wed
    Time of Class: 2:30-4
    MC:Brooke
    DJ:
    Assistants:
    Module:
    How Many Learners:4
    Materials Status (loyalty cards, alphabet sheets, etc):

    Self Evaluation

    Preparation: Forgot to Show Up (1) vs. Every Hair In Place (10) =7
    Technique: Completely Incompetent (1) vs. Flawless Delivery (10) =6
    Engagement: Snoring Loudly (1) vs. Absolutely Riveted (10) =6
    Connection: Open Hostility (1) vs. Kumbayah (10) =6
    Poise: Charlie Brown (1) vs. Prince (10) =7
    Reflection: “It was ok.” (1) vs. Life-changing Epiphany (10) =6

    Total Score: 36

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific): Pretty much the same lesson as the first class with some modifications. We began with the dialogue about the forecast for the weekend weather and then came up with and practiced personalized responses. We reviewed vocab along with definitions and then took the quiz that explored what we learned about the impact of climate change on the environment. As we had more time to spare, I did a cloze type activity via a worksheet that was focused on conditionals. I realized it was a little too complex but we got some good practice out of it. With just a minute to spare, I also asked a few questions about the topic of recycling to find out that not only do they all recycle, they compost too! And one learner even vented her frustration about the kids that come visit her house that don’t seem to realize, or care about , the importance of recycling. Music to my ears! :)

    #8624
    Brooke Stady
    Spectator

    Lesson Title: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
    Date of Class: 4/5/17
    Day of Class: Wed
    Time of Class: 12:30-2
    MC:Brooke
    DJ:
    Assistants:
    Module:
    How Many Learners:1
    Materials Status (loyalty cards, alphabet sheets, etc):

    Self Evaluation

    Preparation: Forgot to Show Up (1) vs. Every Hair In Place (10) =7
    Technique: Completely Incompetent (1) vs. Flawless Delivery (10) =7
    Engagement: Snoring Loudly (1) vs. Absolutely Riveted (10) =6
    Connection: Open Hostility (1) vs. Kumbayah (10) =6
    Poise: Charlie Brown (1) vs. Prince (10) =7
    Reflection: “It was ok.” (1) vs. Life-changing Epiphany (10) =6

    Total Score: 37

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific): Only 1 learner and she was about 15 minutes late so we didn’t get through much of the agenda. We began with the title and a short dictation that elaborated on it a bit. We then brainstormed ways we can help to save the environment. I had images/items of things that represented recycling bins, reusable shopping bag, coffee cup, a garden, turning off appliances, growing your own food, etc.. and came up with short dictations for each. We passed images around and practiced language around the items. we then practiced asking eachother ‘Do you recycle, do you garden etc.. ‘ and the learner was happy to elaborate on the short yes/no response. It was fun! Next week is the last class for the term so I plan to try to bring a game or 2 in like Jeapordy or something that will review the past few weeks in a fun way.

    #8625
    Brooke Stady
    Spectator

    Lesson Title: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
    Date of Class: 4/5/17
    Day of Class: Wed
    Time of Class: 2:30-4
    MC:Brooke
    DJ:
    Assistants:
    Module:
    How Many Learners:5
    Materials Status (loyalty cards, alphabet sheets, etc):

    Self Evaluation

    Preparation: Forgot to Show Up (1) vs. Every Hair In Place (10) =7
    Technique: Completely Incompetent (1) vs. Flawless Delivery (10) =7
    Engagement: Snoring Loudly (1) vs. Absolutely Riveted (10) =6
    Connection: Open Hostility (1) vs. Kumbayah (10) =6
    Poise: Charlie Brown (1) vs. Prince (10) =7
    Reflection: “It was ok.” (1) vs. Life-changing Epiphany (10) =6

    Total Score: 37

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific): Pretty much the same as the first class except I added in 1 extra activity. We did the title and a short dictation that elaborated on it a bit and then brainstormed ways we can help to save the environment via the images/items I brought in. We passed images around and practiced language around the items and then practiced asking eachother ‘Do you recycle, do you garden etc.. ‘ I also did dictation using a couple interesting facts about recycling, that were actually quite eye opening to all of us. http://www.conserve-energy-future.com/various-recycling-facts.php
    Next week is the last class for the term so I plan to try to bring a game or 2 in like Jeapordy or something that will review the past few weeks in a fun way. The learners said they hope the break isn’t very long, they don’t want to stop learning! It was very nice to hear that :)

    #8637
    Brooke Stady
    Spectator

    Lesson Title: Earth Day
    Date of Class: 4/12/17
    Day of Class: Wed
    Time of Class: 12:30-2
    MC:Brooke
    DJ:
    Assistants:
    Module:
    How Many Learners:2
    Materials Status (loyalty cards, alphabet sheets, etc):

    Self Evaluation

    Preparation: Forgot to Show Up (1) vs. Every Hair In Place (10) =8
    Technique: Completely Incompetent (1) vs. Flawless Delivery (10) =6
    Engagement: Snoring Loudly (1) vs. Absolutely Riveted (10) =7
    Connection: Open Hostility (1) vs. Kumbayah (10) =7
    Poise: Charlie Brown (1) vs. Prince (10) =7
    Reflection: “It was ok.” (1) vs. Life-changing Epiphany (10) =6

    Total Score: 41

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific): Today was the last class of the Winter/Spring term and since we’ve talked a lot about weather/climate and related topics over the past 6 weeks, I decided to prepare fun games to review. We did start with a short dictation about Earth day and then reviewed ‘being green’ items from last week. I had both Bingo and Jeapordy ready to play, and though I knew it’d be a little challenging for this group, I went with Jeapordy (modified a bit). And they LOVED it! YAY! We didn’t get to finish but they were super into it, and I look forward to getting more creative with using games in these classes.

    #8638
    Brooke Stady
    Spectator

    Lesson Title: Earth Day
    Date of Class: 4/12/17
    Day of Class: Wed
    Time of Class: 2:30-4
    MC:Brooke
    DJ:
    Assistants:
    Module:
    How Many Learners:6
    Materials Status (loyalty cards, alphabet sheets, etc):

    Self Evaluation

    Preparation: Forgot to Show Up (1) vs. Every Hair In Place (10) =8
    Technique: Completely Incompetent (1) vs. Flawless Delivery (10) =6
    Engagement: Snoring Loudly (1) vs. Absolutely Riveted (10) =7
    Connection: Open Hostility (1) vs. Kumbayah (10) =7
    Poise: Charlie Brown (1) vs. Prince (10) =7
    Reflection: “It was ok.” (1) vs. Life-changing Epiphany (10) =6

    Total Score: 41

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific): Same as first class but we actually finished Jeapordy with literally 1 minute to spare. It was unmodified, and therefore a bit challenging but I know this group appreciates the challenge. They also had a blast; we laughed hard a lot! Heather came in to chat with the group and it was decided collectively that we all like the idea of 12 week sessions with a 2 week break in between. So I think this is a pretty solid plan for at least the rest of 2017 :)

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