They did not stay for the entire day, but rather came for certain periods. During this time, they primarily worked on worksheets designed for the special education classroom as well as working on achieving their goals for accelerated reading. There were a few students who came in for an hour with work from their general education classroom and needed extra help completing their work. There were two students who had more severe disabilities, but they worked with paraprofessionals and did not do the same work as the rest of the class. One method of adjusting the work to meet the needs of the students that I noticed being used a lot in the classrooms I observed was cutting down the amount of work that they had to do.
Alfred Mercier once said, “What we learn with pleasure, we never forget.” Floyd County High School used to offer a four block schedule to all grades, allowing students to learn with pleasure. This year that has been changed. From an eighth grader’s point of view, there is not enough time in the eight-class-a-day schedule to retain what we are learning. With this schedule the homework load has been doubled. With merely forty five minutes in each class there simply isn 't enough time for teachers to deliver their materials.
Lynsie and I went to Washington Irving Elementary School every Thursday this semester from 8:45 until 9:45 in the mornings. While at the school, we worked with a first-grade student named Reid. The first two weeks at the school, we spent time getting to know Reid and testing him using the Informal Reading Inventory. We used this test to see what we needed to work on with him to help him master each area. After we tested Reid and analyzed the information, we created lesson plans that addressed his needs and we picked out books that were at the appropriate reading level for him.
He noted that Austin participates in class and that he completes all of his class work. It is reported that Austin has difficulty reading text fluently on a fifth-grade level and that he needs more work encoding and decoding skills to pronounce words that are unfamiliar to him. His teachers stated the Austin is capable of comprehending what he reads even if it takes him some
Another study shows kindergarten and first graders having an average of twenty-five to thirty minutes of homework each night (Dell’Antonia). The cause of this large load is simple. Many students have classes with multiple different teachers throughout their day, and when each of those teachers assigns what he thinks is the right amount of work for his own class, the child ends up with so much work that he cannot zip up his backpack. That much work bores children and results in cheating or copying answers from peers. Coordinating homework assignments within certain departments and teachers of the same class would result in a lessened homework load.
As I continue observing, Ethan was able to follow the instruction well, and the teacher gives him a good amount of time to process the information. When he answers the question correctly, he gets a round of applause as a positive reinforcement. I can relate this behavior with Piaget’s pre-operational reasoning stage, during this period children age two to seven years, can represent objects through drawing and language but cannot solve logical reasoning problems (Piaget, 1954). Ethan was able to draw the shape when he hears the sounds, using his favorite blue color crayon, he doesn’t always get it right, but most of the time he was able to draw correctly with the helps from his
I think it is good to show the kids the illustration while reading so the kids can use their imagination. Mrs. Wendy would stop during the story to ask the children and/or comment on the current page. In the Textbook it stats, “Most two- and three-year-old enjoy actively participating in story reading, but they can be very good listeners as well. Participation can include pointing, making noise, repeating dialogue, or performing imitative body actions. (79)” She would stop and ask the kids “what happened
Montessori also believes that active learning is the best for six to seven year olds. In the classroom, the teacher does many hands-on counting activities. In Jean Piaget’s Preoperational Period, he believes children develop a vocabulary of 200 to 2000 words. Each day before they start a lesson, the kids learn three new words each day. The next day, they recall yesterday’s words and learn three new ones.
One way is to be very organized. I learned every year how to be organized and I learned new techniques to improve. AVID helped me significantly to be organized. I feel like organization is a key to college because if I was not organized, it will be hard for me to find my assignments and I do not think I will do well. All my teachers love my binders because it is neat, organized, and easy for them to find assignments.
Now on, For example, the science teachers have enough time to run labs, have the students write the lab reports, and clean up the labs in one class period,” she says. Also, “In English class students can write a rough draft, revise, and write a final draft of essays in one or two days instead of taking a week. Next, because you have to do homework getting the extra day of so the student’s saying they should have four day school week are actually right because it is actually better because they have a extra homework day so they don 't fall behind in their work cause if they have the extra day they can add more study time to their schedule if there are four days of school they can add more projects in and they can do prodject’s if their
He was an excellent student in math, and strive to do as well in writing and reading. His teacher Ms. Lucas tutored him in English. Even while he was recovering from surgery she still came to tutor him. His reading level that year rose two letters from a B to a D. She has since then passed away, and he wish he got to know her better. Devin accredits Ms. Lucas for him wanting to pursue a career in education, and become a teacher.
Tell me how to spell it!” I announced with the utmost energy almost every two weeks. Day after day I would practice how to write certain words that we were assigned. Sometimes skipping play time with my friends to do “homework” that I made up myself. A couple weeks if not a month had passed and I had truly improved my
He knows his basic math facts and uses previous learned knowledge when introduced to new concepts. Michael completes all homework assignments. In the beginning of the year, Micheal would pick and choose which assignments he wanted to complete. He would ask why he had to complete them and if he felt they were unfair, he would not do the work. This behavior has changed and Micheal completes all math assignments