Classroom Observation Report
Length: 646 words (1.8 double-spaced pages)
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The school that I visited was new. It was the first year of the school opening. The school board had combined two schools into one, so the students had to adjust to their new environments and new individuals. They seemed to be getting along well with each other. Since the school is new the teacher has to adjust to new problems that araise. Times for the subjects and times for using the computer labs change. So the teacher must always be fixable for anything. In this observation of this classroom I learned about the enjoyment of teaching. How you have to adapt to each of the students.
The teacher was happy and cheerful to all the students. She never had to yell at the students for doing wrong or doing badly on work. She gave praise to the students for doing well. Even when the students got off track from the question she ask. She would just say that was interesting and go back to the question she started with. All the students were exited to answer question with their hands swing in the air. When I first got to the classroom the desks were in groups and later were moved into rows. To cut down on some of the talking between the students. All eyes were on the teacher when she talked waiting in anticipation. The class was well organized and everything was in placed. The students had their own lockers in the classroom. They had time before class started and before lunch to get out what they might need for the day. The teacher keeps control of the classroom. They also had a set time for the subjects everyday. The main emphases of the classroom were on reading, writing, and math. All homework assignments were written on the board for all the students know what is do the next day. Students had homework folders to take home, so their parents know how their child was doing in school and had to sign the folder and return it.
When I first got to the classroom the students were doing a listening exercise and had to answer same question the teacher wrote on the board. At a certain time they all were allowed to go to the bathroom. Each student was given a responsibility in the classroom.
Some were bathroom monitors, some passing papers out, and others organizers. If there was trouble in the bathroom the teacher ask the students to be honest. Tell her the truth about what had happen. If the students did not finish their homework they would have to stay in for recess.
One of the days that I did my observation the school had a dedication ceremony. Which had the mayor, senators, school board members, and parents there attending. The students were happier to see the mayor than anyone else. More than eighty percent of the class was involved with the choir. After the dedication ceremony the students were a back to their listening lesson.
Each day was a new experience for me. I don’t know how I would react to the children in the class or how open they would be to me. I found that the whole class was open and asking for my help. I ethereally enjoyed each and every one of them. I was able to interact with students by reading to them, helping with work, and sitting with them for lunch. There were three of the students that were always around me. Asking me question and asking for help. There was a Hispanic girl that had a difficult time with English. I could relate to her, because I know little English when I first got here. It didn’t stop her in any of her work. Which she did great work on. I saw myself when I was her age.