a. The teachers have pictures of the children in multiple places in the classroom. I have found them on the door when they first walk in the classroom, on their cubbies where they keep their coats/book bags, next to some of the children’s art work, and on the classroom “Family Tree.”
b. The teachers value the work of the children because they display it proudly. There are at least 5 different projects hanging up that the children completed. They have recently run out of space to hang things, so they allowed the children to pick the projects they wanted to take home to put the new projects up (or they could take the new ones home). They have their art work, and projects they did as a class for the topic of the week. More 3 dimensional art work …show more content…
The different centers in the classroom communicate the interest of the children in the classroom. The sensory contained hundreds of caps and lids to various different containers. The art center always appeals to the kids. Many of them like to paint, make collages, and play with slime or playdough. These materials are only available one at a time, but each day is a different activity. The puzzle/table toy center is very popular with a few of the children that love to build with the different table toys that are in the classroom. Usually the children have to option to choose what toys/materials they get to play …show more content…
The classroom environment promotes relationship building among the children because there are two chairs that allow the teachers to sit comfortably but still be on the children’s level. This encourages the relationships to be built with the teachers because the children can come and talk to the teachers and the teacher can easily hear/see them. The children are also able to give the teachers hugs at this level. This is evidence that relationships have been formed because I have observed the children doing the things mentioned above. The environment lacks in the promotion building of relationships between teachers and parents because there are not many pieces of furniture that is comfortable for adults. They are welcome to stay and play with their child, but they have to stand, kneel on the floor, or sit in the child sized furniture. To help promote this is may be beneficial to have more than just 3 adult sized chairs in the classroom. There is a comfy couch and a chair in the library for the children, but they are not big enough for adults. There is a cuddle corner in the classroom that the children can go to when they are upset. There is also a cubby for each child to play their work to take home to share with their
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After spending the day observing a fourth grade inclusive class and attending a fourth grade PLC meeting focused on testing, I began my community service at the after school program. I was quite curious to see what the after school program is like as I work as a supervisor at an after school program in Sussex County. At dismissal, all the students came to the cafeteria and began their homework. They were very talkative and sitting in close proximity as there were only a few tables left down for the students. Once everyone had arrived, the teachers called out that all students were to quietly work on homework.
To create and work on positive relationships in schools, you need to show and role model effective communication in conversations with other adults and the way you approach other adults
In the society, people interact and express their behaviors differently. Sometimes the personality of a person can be identified by different factors such as body language or facial expression. This field work observation report will give more details about individuals’ behavior. There were 10 people being observed from this field work. The first case was a woman who was on the conversation on the phone while sitting. It was 6:20 AM on Monday, Nov 7 in the ticket office of Lansdale train station. I was sitting in front of her. The woman looked around constantly during the conversation. In addition, whenever the door open, she always looked who is walking in. Sometimes she took a short breath, fondled her hair, and lifted her toes. The second
Schools and childcare establishments need to have establish a suitable environment that will support the social and emotional development of a child. A positive social setting is created by a variety of factors which could stem from something as simple as in inclusion of parenting support to the policies and procedures in regards to discipline of children. Some factors that should be taken into consideration when evaluating a suitable social environment might be, the teaching methods, polices on grading and the principles or directors leadership style. It can be said that the major determining factor for a child’s social development is the quality of the relationships held between students and their peers, and the relationship between teachers and students. Children must be constantly encouraged to work together with their peers as the relationships/friendships they form are detrimental to developing their social skills. This can be encouraged by creating games and opportunities for children to engage in large group, small group and one-on-one
There are numerous events and ideas out there that lead to art. One of my favorite art quotes, “The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance”. (Aristotle) I plan to attend this Art Institute to complete my thirst of art to say. I absolutely love art. I would like to indicate one of the Art Institute programs to excel in knowledge and something I intend on exceeding in and desire. The Art Institute is full of interesting programs that I could not even imagine doing. With a degree from the Art institute I can actually go places and become recognized for my excellence in my specific art area. There are respectable jobs and even life long careers out there in the world today. Provided, money
For most of us in our daily lives, there are many relationships in force, often simultaneously, as this is a natural consequence of human interaction. In a school environment, relationships are formed at many different levels - between children and their peers, between children and adults in the setting, and also between the adults themselves. It is only when good (positive) relationships are enabled in a school setting between everyone involved, can benefits then be derived for everyone involved,
The purpose of this observational is to examine the effects of stress on college students during a college assignment. By taking six public speaking students and observing anxiety and stress related effects taking place on the student’s body at the time of preparing for a speech. Observing nervous tensions while standing in front of a large crowd, along with gestures exhibited while preparing for initial talk. Also, information was collected after the presentation was finished by asking how they felt, was the stress too much, and how do they feel now that’s it’s over. The data returned proved that in times of stress, there are also increase levels of anxiety in the participants. Also, when the presentation was over the scholars seemed to be
The type of classroom environment that a teacher creates and encourages affects a student's ability to learn and feel comfortable as a member of the class. Such an atmosphere is one in which all students feel enthusiastic, comfortable, included, valued, and respected. Implementing a few strategies can help teachers to develop a strong sense of community in their students and encourage positive interaction. For this, they need to broadly focus on two areas:
Each classroom has age appropriate centers that are available for the children at any time. All of materials are reachable for the children as the children are capable of making independent decisions. Classrooms are divided into following centers, reading area/group time area, art/meal area, writing center, light/science area, block area (hollow and unit block), sensory area (water table), manipulative/math/reasoning center, and dramatic play area.
In my classroom, I plan to use The Creative Curriculum. This curriculum aligns with my personal philosophy and values as a teacher by providing a child centered, hands on environment. The Creative Curriculum includes developmentally appropriate goals and objectives for children within four main categories of interest: social/emotional, physical, cognitive and language (Marquette University, 2015). The curriculum focuses on the teacher’s role in the classroom as well as the classroom layout. Some characteristics of a Creative Curriculum classroom include providing materials on low shelves, in containers so children can get them independently and put them away when they are finished, having picture and word labels on containers and shelves so children know where materials belong and learn to use print, having distinct interest areas such as blocks, dramatic play, toys and games, art, discovery, library, sand and water, music and movement, and computers with a variety of learning materials is in each area so children know what choices are available and can make decisions (Marquette University, 2015).
When I was little, one of my favorite things to draw was my house. I don’t know why I loved it so much, but I loved drawing my yard and how big my house was. Something about drawing my home was special to me. As I looked through the website, there were many well drawn and colored pictures but two stuck out the most to me. These two students that drew these pictures where asked to draw a picture of where they live. The pictures are similar in many ways as well as different in many ways.
Art center serves as a great for a child creativity for kids to help express their emotions and ideas. Fine motor skill development and improved hand-eye coordination are other ways an art center. In construction center, children can improve their motor skills, practice problem solving, and learn to work with their classmates when playing in construction center. A block center will teach children about basic skills that will have engineering and architecture concepts. A literacy center is a place to practice the students reading, writing, and comprehension skills. Science center brings the outdoors indoors and gives children opportunities to explore nature and science concepts. Music center in my preschool classroom encourages children to be physically active and gives them opportunities to experiment with sound and music. A math center can help children develop their fine motor skills and better understand of math concepts. I make sure the room is laid out in a way that noise level is balance and the cozy corner is away from loud centers. At my center we have to follow Early Childhood Environment Rating Scale.
across all the classrooms was the rapport that has been developed in each classroom between not only the teacher and students but the students with each other. It was evident that students are comfortable working in groups and helping each other learn. Students spoke to each other in respectful ways and offered help to each other. The teachers communicated with students in positive and respectful ways that encouraged students’ participation. Another pattern I noticed was that the students were involved in their own learning. There were not teachers giving lectures at the front of the room and students just sitting in desks taking it in. The teachers of this school understand the value of letting the students explore, create, and discover for themselves. There was evidence in each room that the students were taking an active part in their own learning through small group work, independent work, discussion, creating things and using technology. These walk-throughs gave me a view of the school that this is a positive learning environment where students’ best interest is at the forefront.
“The classroom is a critical locus for student interpersonal and educational development” (Hudgins et al, 37, 1994). When a student walks into a classroom their first impression is the physical classroom environment. A student either sees the classroom as a positive place to learn or a negative space they are forced to attend every day. Research has shown that students subject matter, achievement and attitudes improve when the teacher creates a physical classroom environment that is more conducive to learning. (Hudgins et al, 37, 1994).
In the classroom that I observed the layout is conducive to student learning and interactions because in the classroom the teachers and the children were able to interact with each other. In the classroom, there was an area for students to learn