Essay Classroom Observation Report

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Classroom Observation When I arrived at Casey Elementary School I was sure that kindergarten was the grade I wanted to teach. After my observation was done I knew that a higher grade was more appropriate for me. Working with such young kids at a close proximity had given me a better perspective of what grade and age I would be most beneficial and more comfortable teaching. Observing in the classroom has given me a larger standpoint about myself and my capabilities in the classroom.

Observing at Casey Elementary I received the opportunity to sit in two different
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Soon she began to ask the children what types of stories they could write about. Before Ms. Buchanan could even finish her story the children started shouting and yelling out different types of answers. Some of the examples the children gave were, driving in the car to Wal-Mart, Mc Donald’s, Chuck E Cheese, and riding on an airplane to Disney World. These different types of answers demonstrated symbolic function. “Symbolic function is the ability to use a mental symbol, a word, or an object to represent something that is not physically present” (Feldman, 2007 .p. 235). Ms. Buchanan loudly said “catch a bubble in your mouth”, all of the children quickly opened the mouths and closed them puffing out their cheeks as much as possible. After everyone was quiet Ms.Buchanan finished giving the children their instructions and told them it was time to go to the gym to practice for the Christmas play. As the children sat on the gym floor for approximately 15 minutes while the teachers talked about the play, they got very wrestles. All of the children were climbing on one another, lying on their backs, turning circles, spinning and touching everything in sight. The teachers began to choose one child at a time to stand behind a wooden Christmas tree that had two steps behind it. They were looking for one child taller than the tree. One of the girls who went

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