Special Day Observation

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After observing the 4th and 5th grade Special Day Class, I asked the principal Mr. Valencia if there was a possibility to observe a 4th or 5th grade General Education class. He set up my observation in Mr. Garcia’s class. It was a pleasure to be there since he was recognized as the Teacher of the Year, a few years ago. The observation was conducted during the whole school day on October 20, 2017 from 8:00 am to 2:00 pm. This is a big class with 14 boys and 15 girls, a total of 29 students. The classroom has a neat environment with a couple of boards displaying the class assignments. One of the boards had banners of different universities and a short composition about it. The other board exhibited web maps of Charlotte’s Web the book they had been …show more content…
The teacher then explained to me that at the end of the month the table with the highest number of points gets a prize (stickers, pencils, erasers). During my observation I was able to see how the class work most of the time independently and how the teacher lectured the whole class. He explained the activities and went to the back of the classroom where there is a desk with a couple of chairs one for the teacher and one for a child. He uses this area to review homework and works with students who have questions. Mr. Garcia was covering almost the same topics than in the special education classroom, but more complex and independently. The class is learning the time tables too, but they are already working with the time table number 12, while in special education the class was working in different tables according to the children capability. Mr. Garcia’s class is dynamic full of energy. The class is counting money to but using word problems. There is a lot of critical thinking in this class. The children must use their own words to retell a story. They are using brain storm ideas, web maps, and prewriting to create a

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