Western Branch Primary School Observation Report

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Western Branch Primary is located in Chesapeake, Virginia. It serves students in grades preschool to second grade. The mission of the Western Branch Primary School is to provide the community of diverse learners with a strong academic and social foundation through challenging curricula, high standards, and meaningful experiences which are the collective responsibility of students, parents, staff, and community in a safe, nurturing environment. Western Branch Primary is an accredited school with approximately 685 students located in a quaint suburban section of Chesapeake Virginia. The Principal is Gayle Bartlett, and the Assistant Principal is Kimberly Saunders. The school hours of operation are 8:15 a.m. - 2:44 p.m. however, the Kindergartens are divided into the am or pm group because they attend for half a day. AM Kindergarten is 8:15-11:30 and the PM Kindergartners are from 11:30a.m. to 2:44 p.m. The primary school reporting system is non-graded and uses a marking key instead of the use of letter grades. The (O) stand for outstanding …show more content…
I realized how much I enjoyed working with the younger students. Also, the cooperating teacher and the administrative staff were very supportive. The cooperating teacher was a pleasure to work with because she welcomed me on day one and she introduced me to the students in a way to show the students that I was also the teacher in the room. The cooperating teacher’s personality and experienced is to be admired, because I never heard her yelling at the children. She reiterated the rules, followed by positive re-enforcement and she carried out the consequences. Also, the camaraderie with the grade level teachers were a positive impact on my experience as well. For instance, they all worked together and had fun while planning the curriculum map for the upcoming units. They have shared their ideas by helping one another and gave advice on techniques that works well in their

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