Upon arrival to the center I presented the necessary documentation to the center administrator, MS. Ratcliff. MS. Ratcliff elects a mentor, Ms. Patterson. Ms. Patterson is the Director for Saint Mary Academy Inc. After which, I am to meet with my mentor, Ms. Patterson beginning June 9, 2015, @ 10:00 A.M. for the next few weeks.
Ms. Patterson introduces me to the staff. Each staff is assigned different departments throughout the center. I noticed, that the center admits, twelve weeks newborns and children up to the age13 years old. Ms. Patterson explained because this is considered the summer months, our center census will be very low.
Normally, we accept 45 children per day, but now we may see a total of 15 throughout the …show more content…
I had the pleasure to ask my group of children what would they like to me read to them. Each wanted something different. So, the mentor suggests, that I stick to the lesson plan. The lesson plan for the week consisted of getting the children ready for a field trip. This field trip had been a plan for quite some time.
The plan for the field trip is planned July 9, 2015. Teacher and staff, lesson plans are center around this event. My job was to Read the book Animals you can see at the Zoo, by Rolando Merino during circle time. Just as I attempt to read the book, I was stopped by my mentor. She explains before any book was read, the children asked, what are animals you may see at the zoo? She states this is an open discussion.
The children were all primarily thinking about animals they may see at the zoo. Some of the children delivered advance answers to this question, but many did not. Next, I gave direct instruction, Please listen to the story very carefully, and then you may find many of the animals at the zoo. After the story, an open floor discussion takes place on a flannel board. Here, the children apply what was read the story to recreate the …show more content…
This program is designed to help children from age 18 months through pre- school years. Each child set a computer in groups of three while stories are read to them using the head phone. The children listened as the story is being read very carefully. A picture of Animals that make the sound of the character appears and the children are to place the sound of animals with the pictures. This station is called the resource center. The teacher uses the grades at the end of the lesson to evaluate whether are not a child or children understands.
This week the children are expressive art. Here, they are to draw the animals that which to see at the zoo. The area is spacious, and the children appear to be having lots of fun. While the children are busy paint their portraits of animals. My mentor and I begin to design the bulletin boards. Here, each board is decorated, one with the children painting and the other rules they will enforce at the zoo.
My mentor states, this is an excellent way to keep the children focus on what they are to face on their upcoming field trip. She also states, each morning during circle time the teacher and the students will discuss for at least 20 min each day the rules to follow on the field trip. However, the plan for the trip is planned for July 9,