I Observed Miss. Hooker 's First Grade Classroom Essay

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I observed Miss. Hooker’s first grade classroom in Towner ND. Miss hooker starts the students off with morning work as soon as they get into the room. This morning work is a worksheet that covers all subject areas, it relates to what the students are going to be working on throughout the day. Miss. Hooker said it has been a great tool to get the students’ minds thinking. Another thing I thought was interesting about Miss. Hooker’s class was the way she keeps the students active. She has a website that is a mini Zumba for her students. Whenever they are starting to get a little rowdy, she plays a three minute Zumba video that the students dance too, and then returns to lecture. The students react in a very positive way, after some of their energy is used up they are much more capable of sitting still and listening to the lesson.
She is a big believer in movement and keeping the kids entertained. During spelling lessons, she would see that her students were board of just writing the words repeatedly and often would start day dreaming. She introduced the students to body spelling, they go through all of their words and figure out where they go on the writing road. If it the letter goes above the middle line, the student will “reach for the sky”. If the letter stay on the middle line, they place their hand on their hips, and finally if it dips below the bottom line (like a y would) they reach “down to the ground”. I have never seen this done before, but it had the students…

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