What I Attended May Valley Elementary For Two Hours Each And On Two Different Days

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I attended May Valley Elementary for two hours each and on two different days. During these visits I observed two different groups of students in a resource classroom. The students were mostly being taught reading material, but would do some math toward the end of class. The first group of students had a total of five students with one female and four males. These students were all white children and all had IEPs. The second group of children had a total of seven students with five females and two males. The second group of children was all white children and all had IEPs. The students in this resource class had learning or behavioral disorders including: ADD, ADHD, or intellectual disabilities. By observing the students, I noticed most seemed anxious, rested or impatient. I think these characteristics related to them having an attention disorder. Students were impatient while waiting to answer questions or easily disrupted the class with a random thought. Some students had trouble staying focused and would look around the room. The teacher would have to say let’s stay focused or pay attention throughout the lesson. When a student would be disruptive or too loud, it made other students lose focus and want to be disruptive too. There was one student who was constantly disruptive and would not listen or follow along with the lesson. He was isolated from the round table, but continued to cause problems. He got his name wrote on the board, but he continued to misbehave. The

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