On Wednesday, September 30th I observed Mrs. Bangham’s three to six year old classroom. The observation was from 8:00 to 10:00, at Greensboro Montessori School. Since they combine different ages I focused more on the five and six year olds that would be in a normal Kindergarten class. I learned so much about Montessori schools and how they work in the two hours I observed.
Although, students were given lots of homework due the following day. I had Ashley Villagomes have a hard time getting her homework done. Ashely cultural background is Hispanic. When she came around math Ashely had a hard time adding numbers in her head and when it came to multiplication facts it was even harder. By just observing Ashley she did not enjoy school her writing was just scribbling, has a hard time following directions and didn’t care if she got in trouble.
Many of the students enrolled at Second Start Alternative High School are referred as a result of their low rates of attendance at their current schools. Due to this fact, Second Start enforces that students must be present eighty-five percent of the time in order to receive credit each quarter. The policy states that even if a student completes all of their coursework, they will not receive credit if their rate of attendance is below an eighty-five percent. However, students who are chronically absent, rarely complete all of their assignments. Students who have frequent absences find it difficult to complete quality work typically because they missed the associated instruction.
Several studies have found that teachers will often place their focus on teaching to those kids who are most likely to pass the tests disadvantaging those students who need it just as much, if not more than the other students. Children who are the primary focus are called “’bubble kids’ because they are on the bubble of passing the test or moving up to the next performance level” (Madaux, Russel 27). One teacher in Texas explains her bubble kids as, “The ones who miss by one or two points-they just need a little extra help to pass so we concentrate our attention on that group. The bubbles are the ones who can make it” (Madaus, Russel 27).
I observed the ELL class on Friday October 11th, 2015. The observation was done at Strawberry Point School in the Mill Valley District for 30 minutes with three English Learners from Kindergarten, which one child is Danish and two children are Koreans. I spoke with Monica who is the person responsible for the ELL program at this school.
Time management is important to have because it helps get work done more efficiently and is a way to manage your priorities. Priorities along with making commitments are also learned from participating in a extra activity. Students learn how to prioritize their work when in activities while also finding a balance of everything else going on in their life; commitment is also learned but showing that a student needs to be 100% involved to put in their best effort to whatever they choose to do and to be be successful doing it. “Various research studies have lined participation in student activities to higher math and english grades, improved grades and homework completion, better performance on math, reading and science test, and an increased likelihood of applying to college” (Annemarie Mannion).
During the observation portion of this assignment, I observed in a fifth grade ELL classroom. The teacher in charge of this class is Anissa Rose. She has been an ELL teacher for many years and teaches students in kindergarten through the 8th grade. This paper will discuss whether or not the students were aware of the class language and content objective, how the teacher instructed the content and language objectives, the type of group configurations, and how the teacher accommodated for different ELP levels.
The first observation was conducted on August 30th at 9:00 a.m., while the student was participating in the special education resource room. The observation took place for a total of 25 minutes. For the duration of the observation the student was seated at a small table working one-on-one with the special education teacher. Along with the student being observed and the special education teacher, two other students, as well as, two paraprofessionals were in the special education resource room during the observation time. One student and paraprofessional were working one-on-one at a small table, while the other student was sitting in a bean bag chair reading a book. The other paraprofessional seemed to be completing paperwork at small desk. The classroom atmosphere seemed to be warm and accepting with several seating options for students, along with
Classroom Observation: Dominic was observed during the morning in his third grade class. At the start of the observation, a selected group of students, including Dominic, were instructed to sit on a rug for an activity. Dominic sat on the rug for a couple of seconds before he got up and went to his desk to look for an item. Dominic could not find the item at his desk, so he headed to a shelf and grabbed a paper. He then headed back to the rug and took a seat.
As the days progress, there are always new adventures waiting each day. I constantly learn new skills, meet wonderful educators, volunteers, and most importantly, assist children who have the potential and enthusiasm to achieve different goals. My day started on a rainy, Monday morning, no different than any other Monday, so I thought. I traveled to Johns Island on this day; Angel Oak Elementary School happened to be my morning destination. When I arrived, I did not expect any additional duties, other than observing tutors and students throughout sessions.
An unannounced 10/20/2015 I was greeted by Marilyn Harrison the director at the door. I introduced myself and handed her a business card and discussed my purpose of the visit and what documentation I would needed. A walkthrough of the building and playground was conducted. There are three building in the operation. The main building had three classroom, all three classrooms are used at different parts of the day. The main building was not occupied at the inspection. The second building has one classroom used for the pre-k classroom at the time of inspection there was one caregiver Brittany Wiswall who was caring for 7 children 4-5 years old who were playing in centers. The last building has 4 classrooms that are occupied. The first classroom
I have been doing my student observation at Scobee Middle School with Coach David Ellis. He currently teaches 8th grade U.S. History. Coach Ellis has different approach for each child in his different classes. These approach help him keep the class in order and help keep the students on track.
Mrs. Cushman was leading a small group of first graders in a reading lesson as she does every day. The fourth and fifth graders were getting ready to go on a field trip to see educational but exciting things only an hour away. Mrs. Swisher and Mrs. Tucker were working with kids who came in their pajamas because they had earned a reward for meeting their reading goal, twice.
Introduction: I observed at Kindercare Daycare located at 800 S. Arlington Heights Rd. Elk Grove Village, IL 60007. I was observing the Preschool and kindergarten classroom. The children’s ages ranged from three to five years old. There was at the most twenty children in the room that I observed in, and one staff member per classroom.