Sherwin Williams – Winter 2016

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  • #7038
    WebMaestrex
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    Lesson Title:
    Date of Class:
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    Module:
    How Many Learners:
    Materials Status (loyalty cards, alphabet sheets, etc):

    Self Evaluation

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

    Total Score:

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific):

    #7054
    Brooke Stady
    Spectator

    Lesson Title: She’s as American as apple pie
    Date of Class: 1/6/15
    Day of Class: Wednesday
    Time of Class: 2:30-4
    MC:Brooke
    DJ:
    Assistants:
    Module: Culture
    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) =6
    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: 38

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific): Well it wasn’t the best first day back to a class. Zero learners came to the first session (which is why there isn’t a report for that class), and 2 to the second. It’s hard to not take personally but I’m doing my best! I know there are specific things that it could be, and also, for the 12:30 class, learners have to come to work early which I know is why in general the attendance is lower. Who wants to come to work early?! haha. Anyways, we’ll see what happens next week.

    For the class that I did have, it went pretty well. I did feel a little rusty after a few weeks off but the last half was great after we were all warmed up. Teaching about American culture is hard! Mostly because there is SO much you can do with it, I had a hard time focusing on one theme. But since it’s still so close to New Years Day, I decided to work with a cloze activity realted to New Year resolutions, and we explored that topic quite a bit. I think it was a little challenging for the 2 who were there but they did good. I got some things off the internet which I don’t really do but it seemed fair to me in that the materials used were ‘PPT friendly’. They really liked the word scramble and although we only got to 2/10 sentence scrambles, they both told me they really liked that activity. I think I found something else to add to my tool box, and I’m really hoping the rest will be back next week!

    #7066
    Brooke Stady
    Spectator

    Lesson Title: She’s as American as apple pie
    Date of Class: 1/6/15
    Day of Class: Wednesday
    Time of Class: 12:20-2
    MC:Brooke
    DJ:
    Assistants:
    Module: Culture
    How Many Learners: 0
    Materials Status (loyalty cards, alphabet sheets, etc):

    Self Evaluation

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

    Total Score: I guess I get a 0 here since there was no class to teach! I mean I could give myself a score for prep but that’s it. So, 7 is my total if there needs to be a score here.

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific): Nothing happened, there were no learners today :(

    #7072
    Brooke Stady
    Spectator

    Lesson Title:
    Date of Class: 1/13/16
    Day of Class: Wednesday
    Time of Class: 12:30-2
    MC: Brooke
    DJ:
    Assistants:
    Module: US Culture
    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) =8
    Technique: Completely Incompetent (1) vs. Flawless Delivery (10) =7
    Engagement: Snoring Loudly (1) vs. Absolutely Riveted (10) =8
    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: 43

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific): IT was great to have at least one learner today given that there were none last week! Since her level is pretty low, and I wasn’t sure what the group might be, I came prepared (overly) with 3 different plans. Two of them were lessons I’ve used in the past and 1 was something I came up with recently. Anyways, it was centered around Portland culture, outdoor activity specifically. We ended up looking at some action images of people swimming, biking, hiking, kayaking,etc.. and I introduced her to Sauvie Island via a cloze activity. It was fun and relevant since she has children. I hope she and at least one or 2 others come back next week!

    #7073
    Brooke Stady
    Spectator

    Lesson Title: Living the American Dream
    Date of Class: 1/13/16
    Day of Class: Wednesday
    Time of Class: 2:30-4
    MC: Brooke
    DJ:
    Assistants:
    Module: US Culture
    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) =8
    Technique: Completely Incompetent (1) vs. Flawless Delivery (10) =7
    Engagement: Snoring Loudly (1) vs. Absolutely Riveted (10) =8
    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

    What happened: Class started a few minutes late due to a meeting we had. Patrik joined us for the first half hour of class or so.. how nice it was to have him there! (and someone to do a dialogue with) It’s the one main downfall of teaching solo.. he did great with not taking over, but being super helpful where needed ;)
    We began with the title of todays lesson and I gave them a sentence as an example. We didn’t spend too much time there but I think it was good to start with, especially since we’re talking about US culture. We talked about (dictated, choral repetition) New Years resolutions then finished with a cloze activity about Martin Luther King Jr. Day, as well as a sentence scramble to go along with the document. Pretty good overall! Oh, and one of my learners brought me a beautiful scarf from Thailand! Very sweet :)

    #7114
    Brooke Stady
    Spectator

    Lesson Title:
    Date of Class: 1/20/16
    Day of Class: Wednesday
    Time of Class: 12:30-2
    MC: Brooke
    DJ:
    Assistants:
    Module: Culture
    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) =6
    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) =5
    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): Well, it was kind of a ‘meh’ class. Only 1 leaner who hasnt been there in a while. It’s weird, I used to never be able to understand her when she spoke- her English is actually pretty good but her pronunciation is not. Somehow we ended up talking for the first 10 minutes or so, well she talked and I listened, and I understood almost everything she dais. Not sure what happened there- I wish I could say it was due to her coming to English classes but I don’t think that’s it. Since she arrived late and they always leave early, and I wasn’t expecting her, I totally didn’t use my plan at all and we just did an MLK cloze activity and then a Q&A dictation related to that article. That was it- not a horrible class by any means, just kind of mediocre.

    #7115
    Brooke Stady
    Spectator

    Lesson Title: I have a Dream
    Date of Class: 1/20/16
    Day of Class: Wednesday
    Time of Class: 2:30-4
    MC: Brooke
    DJ:
    Assistants:
    Module: Culture
    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) =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) =7
    Poise: Charlie Brown (1) vs. Prince (10) =7
    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): Much better class, much better energy with 5 learners versus 1. We went over their HW (apparently, they all love doing HW!) and then did ‘title of todays lesson’ with an example. We talked a little about MLK and what his hopes/dreams were, etc.. Then we looked at a timeline and did a Q&A dictation with that (fun!). We ended with a listening/dictation of the ‘I have a dream’ speech. Of course we only got through a few very short paragraphs, and it was pretty hard for them but with some modifications, they did pretty well! Rick came in because he heard the speech on the speakers and was delighted to see that they were ‘learning’ the speech :)

    #7140
    Brooke Stady
    Spectator

    Lesson Title:
    Date of Class: 1/27/16
    Day of Class: Wednesday
    Time of Class: 12:30-2
    MC:Brooke
    DJ:
    Assistants:
    Module: Maps/Addresses
    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) =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) =6
    Poise: Charlie Brown (1) vs. Prince (10) =6
    Reflection: “It was ok.” (1) vs. Life-changing Epiphany (10) =6

    Total Score:35

    What happened:

    Only 1 leaner again today, she arrived late again, too. 12:45 seems to be the start time of this class even if learners try to get here on time, it seems to be difficult for most. Anyways, I have planned so much for this group over the past many weeks that I haven’t gotten to so I just decided to pull from a previous lesson plan and knowing that most learners can always practice with ordinal numbers, I figured this would be a good one. It was! We did review of ordinals 1st-12th, then a listening activity with several higher random numbers. Next was dictation of addresses around Portland and then practice with an actual map. This learner was informed that there would be a change in teachers starting February 17th. She seemed fine with this news ☺

    #7141
    Brooke Stady
    Spectator

    Lesson Title: In the Doghouse
    Date of Class: 1/27/16
    Day of Class: Wednesday
    Time of Class: 2:30-4
    MC:Brooke
    DJ:
    Assistants:
    Module: Pets in the U.S
    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) =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) =6
    Reflection: “It was ok.” (1) vs. Life-changing Epiphany (10) =6

    Total Score: 39

    What happened: Pretty decent class, some good writing and speaking practice related to pets. We asked eachother ‘do you have any pets?’ and for the one learner that said yes, I had eveyone come up with 1 question to ask her about her pet. Lots of writing things down, choral repetition, then individual practice during this activity. Then we did a cloze activity about how Americans love their pets and I brought in a family photo that we did for Christmas this year that of course included our dog, luna! They loved it. I also informed this group of the change in teachers and they also seemed totally fine with it. One of them even commented that it’ll be good for them to hear a different voice. But they did say they’ll miss me and hope I come back :)

    #7164
    Brooke Stady
    Spectator

    Lesson Title: We’re toast!
    Date of Class: 2/3/16
    Day of Class: Wednesday
    Time of Class: 12:3-2
    MC:Brooke
    DJ:Joshua
    Assistants:
    Module: Earthquake Prep
    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) =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) =6
    Reflection: “It was ok.” (1) vs. Life-changing Epiphany (10) =6

    Total Score:39

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific): We just 1 learner today and we only got through half the plan but the time we did have was spent well. We did the title of todays lesson, some vocab dictation, and a dialogue…It was nice having Joshua there to practice the dialogue with! I wish I would have shortened it but at the same time this learner definitely needed the writing practice so ultimately I think it was a good choice. I look forward to the next class with this module, it’s a good one to work with!

    #7165
    Brooke Stady
    Spectator

    Lesson Title: The Oregon coast is toast when the big earthquake hits!
    Date of Class: 2/3/16
    Day of Class: Wednesday
    Time of Class: 2:30-4
    MC:Brooke
    DJ:Joshua
    Assistants:
    Module: Earthquake Prep
    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) =7
    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: 39

    What happened: Pretty great class! Again, it was really great to have Joshua there and I think he was very well received :) We changed the lesson title a bit and though it was still a bit confusing to the learners, we had fun with it. We also did the same dialogue, just a tad shorter. It was long but again, good practice for all. After they practiced in pairs a few times, we did a document search with an ‘Earthquake Prep kit’ list and then ended with passing around some actual items from the list via the ‘this is an apple’ activity. They really enjoy this activity, as most do ! Again, will look forward to further exploring this topic next week.

    #7186
    Brooke Stady
    Spectator

    Lesson Title: It’s better to be safe than sorry
    Date of Class: 2/10/16
    Day of Class: Wednesday
    Time of Class: 12:3-2
    MC:Brooke
    DJ:Krysie
    Assistants:
    Module: Earthquake Prep
    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) =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) =6
    Reflection: “It was ok.” (1) vs. Life-changing Epiphany (10) =6

    Total Score:39

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific): Just 1 learner again today but she arrived almost on time which was good. Krysie was introduced and well received. We did the title of todays lesson, a dialogue and then ‘This is an apple’ activity using items in an emergency preperation kit. Overall, a pretty good class!

    #7187
    Brooke Stady
    Spectator

    Lesson Title: It’s better to be safe than sorry
    Date of Class: 2/10/16
    Day of Class: Wednesday
    Time of Class: 2:30-4
    MC:Brooke
    DJ:Krysie
    Assistants:
    Module: Earthquake Prep
    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) =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) =6
    Reflection: “It was ok.” (1) vs. Life-changing Epiphany (10) =6

    Total Score: 39

    What happened: Pretty great class, these ladies are just such a fun group to work with! Again, Krysie was introduced and well received. We started off with title of todays lesson and then did the same dialogue that we used with the first group. I could tell energy was a tad low (and I was starting to realy fade) so I had everyone stand up and just kind of shake around and stretch a bit. I decided to go right into ‘this is an apple’ as I know that usually raises the energy. And it did! We practiced a lot with ‘this vs. these’ and they wanted to know why we use ‘a’ in front of flashlight but not duct tape. We went into a little explanation but not too much since it’s grammar heavy. But Krysie may bring in some good examples next week to help them better understand. We went back to the dialogue and practiced that in different ways and then ended with a document search with a ‘how to stay safe in an earthquake’ guide. we didn’t have much time to work with this so we just practiced some pronunciation and vocabulary building. One of the learners brought us roses, it was very sweet! I’ll miss them while I’m gone but I know they are in good hands :)

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    #7209
    Qrysi
    Spectator

    Lesson Title: I’m shaking in my boots
    Date of Class: 2/17/2016
    Day of Class: Wednesday
    Time of Class: 12:30-2
    MC: Krysie
    DJ: N/A
    Assistants: N/A
    Module: Emergency Preparedness
    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) =5
    Technique: Completely Incompetent (1) vs. Flawless Delivery (10) =5
    Engagement: Snoring Loudly (1) vs. Absolutely Riveted (10) =8
    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) =5

    Total Score: 35

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific):There was laughing and she barely noticed that I ran out of activities and had to make up an extra one. I had her write a lot and read what she wrote. I added some round robin questions which she was able to expand on and led into a short discussion- like explaining what a fire extinguisher is, and why a fire fighter would ask how many people live in your house.

    #7212
    Qrysi
    Spectator

    Lesson Title: I’m shaking in my boots
    Date of Class: 2/17/2016
    Day of Class: Wednesday
    Time of Class: 2:30-4pm
    MC: Krysie
    DJ: N/A
    Assistants: N/A
    Module: Emergency Preparedness
    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) =5
    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) =8
    Poise: Charlie Brown (1) vs. Prince (10) =6
    Reflection: “It was ok.” (1) vs. Life-changing Epiphany (10) =5

    Total Score: 36

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific): The learners were really connected and there was a lot of laughing. The class was focused on pronunciation so we did a lot of choral response and a few round robin questions.

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