Essay on My Observation Of Paul Dunbar Middle School

1009 Words Sep 22nd, 2015 null Page
Wednesday, September 16th, 2015 I did my observation of Paul Dunbar Middle School. Some of the first things I noticed when I entered the school was how enormous the school’s population is and how the school was mostly Hispanic and African American students. I arrived at the front desk and was asked by the assistant principal what was my preference of classroom. She then proceeded to take me the section of the school where the ESE classes are held. ESE stands for exceptional student education classes. When entering the room I found the classroom to be full of colors and labels. I then was introduced to Mrs. Wehrle who was one of the ESE teachers. She sat down and explained to me how the ESE students were split into three groups, A, B, and C, based on their different levels. Mrs. Wehrle then introduced me to her intern who happened to be a Florida Gulf Coast University student doing her senior internship. After the great introductions the rest of the day turned into a great adventure.
I took a seat in the classroom as Group A entered and took their seats. It was explained to me that these students are students that take alternative assessments and are excused from test like the FSA. They spent the class period doing matching and memorization activities. For example, I helped one of the students with an activity that involved a box split into four sections by color. Then, he had to take a mixed pile of colored popsicle sticks and place them into the correct sections of the bin.…

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