Importance Of Getting To Know The Classroom

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Getting To Know the Classrooms Going in to observe teachers, classrooms, students, and the school as a whole is always fun for me because I always learn so much it is a great learning experience. I’ve done observations before at my previous school, but this time around of observations and field hours where serious for me because I’ve been on the border line of changing my major. I always ask how do you know this is for you? At what point did you really realize this is the job for you? After some time of observing and putting my thoughts together for my life career I realized that I have the potential to be a great teacher. But there are so many potentially great teachers, you have to put the work forward and the have the mind set of being …show more content…
Elizabeth Paul’s class. She taught a kindergarten class with nineteen students. The class contained mostly Caucasian children, there was one African American boy, and three of Hispanic Origin and one multiracial female, the rest were Caucasian. I noticed the classroom was well label and remembering back to when I was this age they had the typical ABC chart and word wall chart hanging through out the room. I walked into the classroom the teacher was welcoming and told me I could jump right in, they were in the middle of making an educational word leaves game because fall break was approaching and they still needed to practice over break. They had students from the 5th grade helping the kindergarteners, they were paired up. I thought this was great because the smaller children look up to the older students and it also is a great learning experience for both the fifth graders and the kindergarteners. I went up to a student who happened to act shy when I began to interact with him and ask about the game he was making. After a while he kind of warmed up to me and started to talk more and respond to the things I was asking. I even got a chance to play the leaves game with …show more content…
Some of the things that would have bothered me that the children were doing, didn’t bother her. I asked her when we had a conversation how she did it she responded “it comes with time, you’ll learn to not let certain things bother you or even catch your attention.” One of the negative things I saw in the classroom was during some of the story telling sessions a few of the children where in their own world. She should have told reminded some of the children to sit up and get back on track. Another, things is missing class, I don’t think the children get as much accomplished in a school day when there is a

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