I chose to go to Kidz place childcare to do my classroom observation. The staff was very friendly when I walked in and the children was already comfortable. I sat in the back of the classroom and every now and then the children would have a conversation with me while they was active and they included me in their group time sing along. They were not too distracted by me being there, they interacted with me but they were still focused on their activities. They did many activities from group time, to art, math, music, science, individual play and free play. They were respectful to one another and very smart. I observed the preschool aged classroom, I was around 9:38-9:40 when I went and I stayed until they have free play. There was a schedule …show more content…
Number Sense and Counting was used as the children held up three fingers and counted. It was also used when Michael used building blocks and separated them by color and counted how many was in each group. When Ms. Sunshine had asked him to add the blue with the red and tell her how many he counted each one aloud and stopped at seven. He said “Hmm, seven.” Ms. Sunshine then asked him to hold up seven and he did not know so they counted as a class together to get seven on their fingers. Some children missed a number but got to ten and some did not get past five. After saying it three times the children was able to say it together but some was still holding up the wrong amount on their hands but had a peer help correct it. This was a naturalistic experience for the class because they may have knew the number but held up the wrong number so the teacher helped them count.
During free time the children grabbed blocks (action figures) shaped as people, named them and played together. They decided who was going to be the sister and brother and who the mother was. This was considered as comparing. Amy took the firefighter outfit and went to the play kitchen to put out a fire that she said James and Sarah created while baking a cake. They laughed after and took turns being a firefighter. This was noted as Logic and classifying in social
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In an early years setting their a variety of different children that have certain needs that need to be met in order for them to be healthy, safe, secure and welcomed into the setting. Therefore if a child had a problem which led to them being in need of a wheelchair constantly while in the setting. Then their needs would have to be met in a variety of ways for example someone needing to push the child to get around the nursery correctly, having support to complete tasks, someone holding the doors open to allow the child to join in outdoor activities and finally helping the child to get ready into the correct wear for example if they need a coat on to go outside. Although when doing activities for example outdoor play and learning how to catch and throw the ball over the parachute.
All five of the activities were chosen in order to encourage children’s numeracy skills. The activities were based around the development of the four fundamental skills of numeracy learning. These are the ability to name and draw basic shapes and colours, able to count up to ten, begin to understand time and start to recognise patterns and routines. Monday’s activity, the Shape Art Mural, was chosen to allow four year olds to further their development for the milestone of naming and drawing basic shapes and colours. By incorporating both shapes and colours it allows for the activity to be more interesting for the kids.
Working with Mrs. Horsley and her first graders made realize that little kids are not that bad. Normally, I shy away from loud crowds of people. These kids were something else. The first graders were loud, but they were a good loud. They were happy.
They held it really well with the children 's. The children’s carburetor with the adults well. so , they made me wait till they had all the children 's back in the building and settle down. The class i choose to observe was preschool. I wanted to see older kids behave with other childs. The stages are different from toddler to be preschool.
Part Three: Reflection D. Explain how the tool from part C will enhance student learning during the lesson. The math tool playing cards will enhance student learning by providing a physical tool to manipulate with easy to read numbers. Cards have numbers and sets of objects to represent the number, to help students count. Using the playing cards students will easily create addition and subtraction problems then solve. E. Explain how your lesson plan incorporates each of the following components: 1.
Make sure that the quiet areas are together and the louder ones next to each other. Make sure that you have enough learning items for all the children. I would make sure to read with the children and maybe pick a different child every week to help me read a book. I would also play in the different interest areas with the children so that I could be on that level with
Two children were flying ships pretending to be pirates. The children were pretending to pick apples. The children in the block area were pretending to have moustaches using a block. The objects used are: Blocks, fake apples, baskets and the artifact is a paper flag. The activity’s that they used in Culture, diversity and values/ global connections/ anthropology were: When the children were building a house it didn’t want to stay up, but one child found a block that would keep it steady.
After completing my junior research paper last school year I began thinking about what I would want to focus on for my senior project. I had written my paper on becoming an elementary school teacher, so I knew for my project I wanted to do something that gave me the opportunity to give back to my community. With the desires of some day becoming an elementary teacher, I decided to base my project around early education. After being informed about The Discovery Corner in Phoenix Oregon by my former English teacher, I applied and soon met my mentor Lynn DeHaven. The Discovery Corner is a daycare/ preschool which serves for children starting at 10 months all the way to 6 years old.
I started doing my field Experience in Lime Kiln Elementary school where I shadowed Mr. Mikalov, a fifth grade teacher, When I first walked into his classroom it was so colorful and full of artworks, student works and inspirational quotes I felt happy walking into his classroom so I would imagine what a fifth grader would feel like. Mr.Mikalov was very generous in showing me around the classroom where they have their group work, reading area on the rug. He showed me the schedule they follow every week, they do math every day from 12:13 to 12:55 and have lunch every day at 11:26- 12:08 and off course I took a picture of it to know when and what they are doing that time. Mr.Mikalov introduced me to the principal who is very nice and welcomed
The classroom that I will be observing is a Preschool classroom at KinderCare Learning Center in Bartlett, Illinois. The teacher I will be observing over the next period of time is Laura Sturgulewski. She has worked at KinderCare for 8 years, mostly in the 2 year-old room until fall of 2013, when she took the lead teaching position of the Preschool classroom. Her classroom mainly has 3 year-olds, but on occasion has a mix of 4 year-olds and transitioning 2 year-olds. The number of students in her class depends on the day, because they are a child care center some students have a part time schedule, unlike an elementary school where children attend every day.
In the future I will work on this and try to be more confident and get to know them better. Some of the children took a while to get used to me and this hindered their learning. When they got to know me, they took part in the activities willingly. I also felt I was not confident reading stories to the children as a result of this my voice was low. This is something I will work on in the future, I will practise reading out loud at home and try and project my voice.
C. Analysis In this chapter, I will make critical analysis on the results of the classroom observation with my opinion. 1. Teacher’s Classroom Management a. Managing students to pay attention to the lesson According to Warfield (2016) mentioned that classroom surrounding very affects to student performance.
Each lesson was different and had different instructions, but the material was the same. On the first day that I observed the students had to complete a short worksheet. Half of the piece of paper was a short story called, “Sam the Snowmen”, and the other half was questions the child had to complete about the story. The teacher made them read the story three times, and to keep track of that number, the students filled in a star after each time they read it.