Second Class Classroom Observation

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I have been observing a second grade classroom with a 5th year teacher. I have been able to observe three times. The first day I went to observe was October 3rd from 8:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. The second day I was able to observe was October 4th from noon to 3:00. My third observation was October 11th from noon to 3:00. I like that I was able to observe both the morning and the afternoon exposing me to both their morning and classroom routines and events. When I went into the classroom from 8:00-9:30, I experienced many different events. As students enter the classroom, they are to begin working on their drops in the bucket. Once finished with that, they then start reading an Accelerated Reader book. The teacher gives ample time for every student …show more content…
This was all I got to observe before I had to leave for my 10:00 class. When I went into the classroom during the afternoon, I observed different events. The students came in after their activity time and they know to come in quietly and start reading. They read for 15 minutes and then the teacher passes out a proofreading activity. The students and teacher do the proofreading together and then the teacher gave them a test. After proofreading, the teacher then introduces the science lesson. She introduces what they will do that day and how it ties into what they did the day before. The class did a science activity on the board in groups. Once they were finished with this activity, it was time for the bell. The event that was significant to me was the science lesson that the teacher taught and the activity that the students performed. The teacher re-introduced the topic of erosion by showing pictures on the smart board of different types of erosion, different places that have been affected by erosion, and different objects that had been affected. The teacher …show more content…
The teacher had a bunk bed reading nook for students to sit in during read to self time. The walls were also covered with posters with positive and encouraging quotes with brightly colored text to lift the spirits of the students. The classroom environment did not seem boring or disruptive. Every component of the classroom seemed to promote student learning and engagement. Apart from the physical environment, the fact that the teacher seemed to be incredibly supportive of all her students really added to the psychological environment of the classroom. I could tell that the students felt safe and respected within the classroom and that allowed them to be themselves. By feeling safe and respected, the students were able to stay on task. The overall classroom environment impacts students’ learning and behavior in a positive way and promotes continued growth throughout the school

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