I did my observation at Horace Mann Elementary school 3nd grade classroom. When I entered the classroom, I felt very welcomed, Mrs. burns had all the students welcome me. It was a very colorful classroom covered with the children’s art work. The children seemed to feel very comfortable around each other; they all appeared to be communicating well. The goals of the children in the class room are to actively participate and understand the information taught. As I observed part of her math class, they were learning money.
She gave them a worksheet to work on after she taught the lesson. As they were completing the worksheet she walked around to answer any questions and to make sure they were on task. Ten minutes later, children need to take a break on the underground,so Mrs. burns asked them to keep quiet and stand a line leave the classroom,in order to let them keep quiet,she got a idea,she took a rose and give it to who are being quiet ,then she asked that person pass this rose to another person which u think being quite,but at this time I found an interesting thing.
A girl ,she didn’t pass the rose to a quiet person,she just passed it to her best friend,at first I didn’t know it ,but then there are some students began to complain about that,so I know she didn’t do it as teacher said,actually it correspond this age’s behaver,they are care more about friendship , the children are starting to not be as bossy and domineering. They do not like critism, and wishes to please others.
They are sensitive about others feelings. However, they may be critical of themselves and become more of a perfectionist. The children are more cautious and withdrawn during this age. I asked Mrs. burns how she went about communicating with her students families and she told me she uses phone calls, email, and parents will sometimes send a note if he/she has any concerns. She gave me advice to always call from work and to never call from home.
She said last year she had a bad experience where she used her house phone to call a parent, and after that the parent was constantly calling her house. Her curriculum was based on the California Standards. She showed me form, which was made from the CA Standards it gives you a weekly plan, and different activities to do Monday-Friday. A few of the activities included target skills of the week, like phonics, comprehension skills, and comprehension strategies.
Courtney from Study Moose
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