Preschool Teacher Observation

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This semester, I observed in a preschool classroom. I have learned that patience is a virtue. All the students in my class were four years old. Considering they are at such a young age, my preschoolers need constant reminders, one after the other. Mrs. Lamplugh, their teacher, would tell them to be quiet. Not even five seconds later they are talking again. They are supposed to sit “crisscross-applesauce” on the rug. Give it a few minutes and they will be sitting on their knees or in a different position. Nap time is a time the students either love, or hate. A preschool teacher needs a lot of patience when this hour of the day rolls around. The students will either lay on their mat or fall right to sleep, or they will fidget for the entire …show more content…
The students in my classroom were four years old. I enjoyed working with the little ones. Every day was a new adventure. As a preschool teacher, you get to teach these students, their “firsts.” Numbers, letters, colors, and days of the week are just some of the things you get to teach. Watching the faces of these four year olds as they’re trying to grasp a concept is something I would happily get to see every day. An even bigger reward, it watching their faces when they master the concept. There is nothing like watching a room of four year olds sing the ABC’s. Not only do you teach them things that are in the curriculum, but you begin to teach them life skills. I’ve helped zipper a handful of coats and I’ve also helped tie a handful of shoes, while just merely observing in my classroom. I have also helped a number of students learn to color inside the lines, and help write their name the proper way. Considering they are four years old, and it may be their first year in school, they have the possible tendency to struggle. As a teacher, it is super rewarding knowing that you can make a difference in a child’s …show more content…
Ever since I can remember, I’ve wanted to teach the 2nd grade. When my advisor, Ms. Clayton, told me I had to reserve time to observe in a preschool this semester, I wasn’t too happy at first. I wanted to jump in head first into the second grade. When I started at Penn State, I had this image that I would always be in a second grade classroom and when I graduated, I would again, end up teaching in a second grade classroom. I realized this semester, that is not how any of this works. I will have to be put in different grade levels to see which ones I like and do not like. However, I have learned that being a preschool teacher may be a very good fit for

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