Big Horn Elementary
Throughout the semester, I spent my time observing the 2nd, 3rd, and 5th grades, at Big Horn Elementary, in Big Horn, Wyoming. Big Horn, a small town with a population of 490 residents, is located at the base of the Big Horn Mountains. The socioeconomic status leans towards middle to upper working class and the common ethnicity was Caucasian. However, there were other ethnicities such as, Latino, Asian, and African American students in the elementary school. It seemed that the community, though small, was very supportive of their school system.
Mr. Demchok’s 5th Grade
Mr. Demchok, a 5th grade teacher, mainly taught Social Studies and Math, while his partner teacher taught the remaining subjects. Mr. Demchok’s classroom was simple; there was not much for decorations or student’s artwork on the walls. The student’s desks were arranged in groups of three or four and formed a square that was filled in. Mr. Demchok’s room was equipped with technology such as, SMART boards, computers, and a few iPads, that were all put to good use. Other resources such as, Paraprofessionals, were present in the room throughout the day, but I was never had the opportunity to experience parent/ volunteer involvement.
Mr. Demchok’s rules and procedures,…