Observation Observations For Preschool

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It’s a cool brisk sunny day as I approach Bruning Elementary School in Wilmington, IL. Today I will be observing Mrs. W’s preschool class. I arrive before the students so as to get a good seat where I can see all their faces and watch two children without any obstacles.
Observation 1: The children come in with their winter coats on, one little girl looks right at me, smiles and states “I got a boo-boo” and sticks up her finger to me then goes to put away her coat. She comes back out of the coat area and shows me her pink shirt with a big smile on her face. She then walks to the two tables sits by a boy then gets up moves to the other table and begins tracing her name with a blue marker. “Look at my name” as she shows me her name
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“My leg got hurt”, he shows the teacher as he sits at the table and traces his name.
“Bye, ” he says to classmate leaving the classroom.
Goes to schedule then back t the table. Grabs a container of playdough, opens it and starts playing with it. Flattens it, cuts with a plastic knife, rolls it, flattens it, and rolls into worm shape.
He watches as the para pro speaks to another student. He is quiet while playing with the playdough in the tube. Goes to other table for a “pusher” puts the playdough in tube and states, “Look I made a circle” and shows the teacher. He then looks at other students to see what they are doing with their playdough. He then yells, “Hey I want to play with my playground!” Falls to floor, bangs head. Teacher says “Oh, that must have hurt.” The boy gets up and goes to circle time.
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In both observations it was just interesting to watch their faces, the girl was smiling a lot, and the boy had a straight face until he spoke. The body language of the little girl was she was “ready to go” where the little boy seemed tired when they both first got to class when it was circle time they were both at the same activity level. I find that most of the children were on the quieter side but all were smiling at their friends as they played with the

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