Classroom Observation

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Classroom Observation For this math assignment I chose to study a first grade classroom. Mrs. Cooper a first grade teacher told me that she would be honored to have me observe her instruction for as many days as I needed to complete my assignment. When I first stepped into her classroom, Mrs. Cooper told me that I could look around and one of the first things that I saw was a series of posters to help children in mathematics. The posters had the following message: · Numbers: This poster displayed the numerals 1 through 10, and next to each number there were color cartoon animals representing that number. Example, next to the number 3 there were three yellow ducks. · Animals: This poster displayed animals and numbers as well. But…show more content…
Furthermore, she explained to me that whenever you introduce a manipulative as part of a lesson plan to let the children play with it first. After the children had settled in she introduced/reviewed with them the terms less than, equal to, and greater than. Once the terms were clear to the students she explained to them that they would be using their flash cards that had addition and subtraction problems on them to solve them with the use of buttons. Once they have solved their problem they were to compare their answer to those of the other children in the group and determine if there total was less than, equal to, or greater than. Each child in the group would get a chance to do this. The students completed this several times, and then Mrs. Cooper traded their flash cards for some more challenging flash cards, she also had a little excitement to the lesson by announcing that it would become a competition to see which group could solve their two problems quickly and with the correct answer. If the group got the answer correct, one student was to go to the board and explain the answer to the rest of the classroom. So there was no hard feeling Mrs. Cooper called on each group one time, and everyone got a fair chance. Overall the lesson was fun for the children, however, I feel that it could have been a little more challenging. Mrs. Cooper is a wonderful teacher and I appreciate her for letting me observe

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