I had the privilege of observing a teacher at my church pre-k classroom on Wednesday the 6th of December 2017. Ms. Janet is a teacher at Shiloh Elementary and she always have her lesson for her classroom ready and presented in a well manner. I introduced myself to her and her classroom and was greeted and given a sit by the corner of the classroom. She gets her students up for physical warm up, they all went to stand on their assigned spot for their daily routine.
Ms. Janet play “Ants in my Pants CD” for her students, it was an action Cd, whereby they will follow as the musical song in going on. She has a whistle blower in her mouth, she blows it whenever she wants the student to start or stop what they are doing. The warm lasted for 30 minutes and they all went to their table to sit.
Ms. Janet distributed a plain sheet of paper for all the student and put a bowl of pencils and crayons on each table. Has she walked round each table, I had the awareness of the students changing their sit and peering up with their group. The students respond to her very well and they get along with her. Listen to her during activity time and work together with their group without any disturbance. Before the activity begins, she showed the students what she is expecting from them at the end of the activity. She was very calm and use different methods of teaching her students.
I noticed, she was moving around each table to ask them if they need any help for her, and ask one or two questions on
The rooms were inviting, and the students were engaged in learning. I quickly noticed that having a positive, and inviting classroom environment is of upmost importance for successful student learning. As the students walked through the second grade classroom they were greeted with a hug. When the students’ finished their morning work, the chimes signaled the students to line up, and transition to their first class of the day which is Science. This is where I was able to observe both Mrs. Stanford, and Mrs. Taylor
Santoro classroom. Ms. Santoro’s class was behaved when I walked in the room because they were doing their work for the lesson she was teaching. Before the math lesson, Mr. Santoro gave out their math journals, to do a worksheet on the lesson she was teaching them today. During math, she was very good at making sure all the students were involved in answering questions. She made sure that all the students had a chance to answer. Most of these problems only have one way to answer them correctly, but some students insisted that they had a different way to do it. She used a computer and a SMART board to teach her student division. She did go over the math worksheet with the class. There was also one specific problem that the students were having trouble with. She used the SMART board to do the problems step by step to show the students how the problem was done. Next lesson was English; Ms. Santoro gave the students laptops to do their essay they were working on the last class. I walked around and saw how they use the Microsoft Word and how they type. Some of the students sat in their desk or by the window to work on the laptop. The teacher gave students individual attention if they needed it. She made sure each student understood what they were typing about for
I observed the kindergarten classroom of Sarah House. During my observation, Ms. House completed a language arts lesson with her students. Ms. House used both whole class instruction and one on one instruction during her lesson. I felt that she did an amazing job with classroom management and created lessons that were not only engaging, but fun for the students.
When the children walked into the classroom, they all seemed excited and eager to start their day. Miss Suzy greeted each student with respect and a smile on her face. Every child seemed to know where
Today was my first day in my elementary education field placement, which was in Kindergarten. I did not know what to expect in the Kindergarten classroom, so I went with my knowledge learned from my textbooks. The classroom was a warm and inviting room that made you feel happy and comfortable. The classroom was filled with brightly colored posters that pertained to many different academic content such as a number line, an alphabet, a calendar, different vin diagram charts, how to make words by letters chart, math procedures, ways to read, need to know words, how to sound out words, and a behavior chart. The room was like a magic learning palace.
PS. 45 is a school in in Staten Island New York, serving 900 students, 61% of the students are economically disadvantaged. This is a diverse school where 5% of students are Asian, 17% Black, 48% Hispanic and 27% White. They have a population of English Language Learners that take up 6% and 23% of the school's population have disabilities. I am observing a 4th grade classroom at P.S. 45. This class is a general education class with 26 students, two of these students are English language learners and two others struggle with focusing. There are also a number of students in the class that need extra support.
She then had the teacher shadow another pre-K3 class for three days and take notes. She was hoping that they would both find their role and work together. She then gave her two weeks to implement what she observed. At the end of two weeks still no success. The student’s behavior was not improving and the teachers were not speaking to each other.
I am volunteering at Pine Meadow Elementary School. I volunteer from 8:30 – 9:50 in the morning every Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday. I am in Ms. Wurzbergers room and she teaches kindergarten class that consists of children ages 5-6. There are 20 children in the classroom with one teacher. One of the kids has a special teacher he walks around with all the time but they are not usually in the classroom. The classroom is set up with 4 tables spread around the room with 5 chairs at each table. There is a separate table away from the student’s tables where you can do one on one work with the kids. The room has one window, a sink near the door and posters hung up around the room. The posters have thing like the alphabet and numbers on
I observed Mrs.Delks classroom and right away I noticed that she and her classroom was very welcoming. Her classroom was very organized every day and you could tell the students really respected her. The children never back talked her and even at times when they did have time that they got in trouble for something she never had to yell or made them feel unfordable. You could tell that there was some type of love/trust relationship she had with her children. During the days that I was able to visit her classroom she had a student teacher at the time. She was very upfront with me and she told me that having help from her student teacher helped her out a lot. She said it was very hard to do everything on her own every day.
Walking into a classroom for first time as teacher rather than a student, was a a very exciting yet anxious moment for me. I had the pleasure to work with the voluntary pre-kindergarten students at Sheehy Elementary in Tampa, Florida. The students were very welcoming and opened up to me fairly quickly. Although it was an early Monday morning and I was dreading getting up earlier than usual, seeing the students and them being excited to see me as well turned my Monday blues right around; it truly was a one of a kind feeling. Once I got settled into the classroom, I noticed the principal came around to visit the classrooms and she stayed to spend some time with the children.
Ms. Leah is the lead teacher. Her role is to manage behavior, plan activities for the students, and lead the activities. Ms. Leah’s assistant is Ms. Katie. Ms. Katie works behind the scenes to ensure that the classroom runs smoothly. Ms. Katie sets up breakfast, and lunch while Ms. Leah is doing circle time with the kids. Ms. Katie also places cots down, while the students are eating lunch. If there are behavior problems during whole group time, Ms. Katie will pull a kid to the side to talk to
She had a drawer on her desk for substitutes. Posters with things like the scientific method, main idea, clocks, schedules, alphabet with words that start with each letter, and the current spelling words were all on the walls. The teacher would have the students “take pictures” of things on the board to remember for test. For oral discussions students would clap when other students got the correct answer. For reading there were three groups going at a time. The group at the table with the teacher, a group listening and following along, and a group reading to each other while timing the reading to improve speed. When the other class of students came in she continued the work because her class and the other class follow the same lessons. The students from the other class were very respectful toward her and her to them.
Classroom observation is a main approach of teaching research. Scholars or researchers use video to record the real whole class and observe the teachers and students’ actions, words and the efficiency in the class. Though the observation, they analyze what approach is more suitable. This paper will select video 5 and video 3 as the material to do the classroom observation. Different aspects such as teachers’ responds, questions, instructions notes and students’ behavior will be addressed to analyze the efficacy of this class.
The following data was gathered while fulfilling duties as a principal intern at Theresa Bunker Elementary School. The data was observed during five to seven minutes of classroom observation as part of a walk-through in the spring of the current school year. My cooperating supervisor for my internship was able to go on these walk-throughs with me in order to have a productive reflection meeting afterwards. This elementary school has two of each grade level from Kindergarten to sixth grade. Since it was more feasible in this small school setting, I actually was able to do a walkthrough in eight classes. Here I will report my observations from five of those walk-throughs. As I went in to each room I was looking for four
I chose to observe Mrs. Tijerina for my classroom observation. There are many reasons why I decided to observe Mrs. Tijerina. I elected to observe Mrs. Tijerina so I could see another teacher’s perspective on teaching Spanish, as she and Mrs. Fiechter are the only Spanish teachers in the school. Furthermore, I never had Mrs. Tijerina for Spanish 2, as the teacher I had left Adams Central. Additionally within the hour I was observing, there were many sophomore students that I knew personally so I was able to ask them on their options of the class. Finally, Mrs. Tijerina’s goal was to teach in a similar way to Mrs. Fiechter’s teaching, and by observing her I was able to compare and contrast the two