Introduction. I Observed Two Of Mrs. Colorful First Grade

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Introduction I observed two of Mrs. Colorful first grade English/Reading class at Cowboys Elementary School on February 14, 2017 from 9:00 A.M. to 11:00 A.M. CST. I named the school Cowboys Elementary School because my favorite football team is the Dallas Cowboys. The first thing that happened to me when I got there was meeting Principal Garrison. She introduced herself and then walked me down the hall to the class I was observing, where I met Mrs. Colorful. I called her Mrs. Colorful since, she had such an exciting attitude. While observing the class, I could see most of the students were Caucasian and the second largest were Hispanic students. If I estimated the percentage, I would say 55% of the class was Caucasian, 25% were Hispanic, …show more content…

The students were very excited that none of them messed up on sounding it out. Then after all that was done, they did another circle and sounded out diagraphs and trigraphs. Mrs. Colorful seemed to know all about these and how to teach them to the students. The students were very knowledgeable about diagraphs and trigraphs they seemed to think it’s simple. Afterward, the student went to their seat and grabbed a textbook from their desk and opened it to a little short story. Then the teacher picked out a random student and they read out loud. When they first started the school year, I was told that they started with four pages to read. It has been about half a year and now they are reading about 12 pages together. This tactic seemed to work for the children, since they all seem to read somewhat fluently. Therefore, Mrs. Colorful was teaching very effectively and looked like she understood the state content and performance standard for TEKS (Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills). Observing this content could help me with teach elementary students because of Mrs. Colorful’s great ideas in instructing her students on what to do. For instance, the things she taught in the circle was an amazing way for students to learn in an interactive way. Environment of respect and rapport As I walked in the class, I was looking for positive examples of the environment, interactions by the teacher, classroom climate, and the teachers respect for diversity. I immediately felt a

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