Subject: A Dewey Based Pre-School
Grade Level: Kindergarten
Period: 10:35am- 01:30pm Observer: Levon Tovmasian
Chronology of Events:
We went to a field trip to LAFS to observe kindergarten children with our teacher Piper Rooney. The school starts every day at 8am until 4pm, except Saturday and Sunday. We got a limited observation time from 10.30am to 1.30pm.
At 10:30am our class entered the school and emerged into a big playing yard. It was a nice and big playground planned for children to feel them comfortable and have fun. The teacher divided us into groups of four people. The purpose of small groups was not to scare the children, also to provide better observation of each class. The school had several different classrooms for different age children.
10:40am- Garden and Treehaouse.
First we went to classroom on the right side of the general playing yard, which was intended for two and three year old children. There were two classrooms together. The classroom for two years old was called Garden and the classroom for three years old was called Treehouse. First we entered the small backyard were both groups were playing together. In that small backyard there were diverse age children doing various things. The backyard was pretty nice and had a lot of toys and entertainment for the children. There were three teachers for both classes together and they all had different obligations. One of them was responsible for indoor class, the other one for outside, and the third one was responsible for their hygiene. Some of the children were eating snacks and some of them were playing with teacher. In the backyard they had sand box, tree house and variety of toys. I was confused about their behavior and asked some questions to one of the teachers. The information I received helped me to understand the behavior of children and concept of teaching. All children bring their lunch...
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