Personal Narrative: My Day At Media Elementary School

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On Tuesday, October 20, 2015, I spent the day at Media Elementary School in the Rose Tree Media School District assisting 4th-grade teacher Mrs. Williamson. Mrs. Williamson is a teacher with 23 years of experience and she spent most her career with Media Elementary School. The school day for the students begins at 9:00 am and ends at 3:30 pm. I was supposed to report at 8:45 am as the teacher began preparing for the class few minutes before the students entered the classroom. I reached there at 8:30 and after finishing my Visitor card formalities, I was with the teacher right in time. There was also a student teacher, Emily, in the classroom when I reached there. She is there all day, every day during her fall semester. There were 19 students in the class, 10 boys and 9 girls. This was an average classroom, so 3 students leave for advance Math and 4 students come there to join this class for Math. Rest of the day, this is a regular classroom. During my stay in the classroom, I assisted the teacher during Math and reading class.
My day started with understanding the schedule of the day and I helped the teacher to arrange the room for the day. The room had a traditional seating arrangement with three rows facing the
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I learned how an actual classroom functions. What are the challenges that a teacher faces each day and what techniques and strategies teachers apply to a classroom. I was very pleased to have the practical experience of what we are studying in class and I enjoyed working with children and glad to see them learning new things. The time in the classroom just flies and all I saw was productive time, utilized perfectly to students’ benefits. This experience motivated me to work more towards my education. I can’t wait to finish my degree and get started to work with children and make use of my learning for

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