While observing outside, I interacted with the students while they played amongst one another. I also acted as a mediator and helped the teachers with various responsibilities regarding looking after the students. Observations of Students With and Without Special Needs: During my first visit to the classroom, I found it more difficult to distinguish the special needs children from the children that did not have special needs. As I spent more time in the classroom however, and got to know the kids on a more personal level, it became more apparent which kids did and did not have special needs. During circle time for example, the teacher has all the students sitting around her while she goes over the morning activities.
This observation took place at the beginning of the day. This 3rd grade class appeared to abide by its daily norms/routines. A student volunteer collects lunch information from their classmates, and everybody else knows that once their belongings are hung up and put away that they are to find their assigned seats, get out yesterday’s homework and begin the “bell ringer” activity. Classroom rules are clearly posted on the walls within the classroom. During this observation period, this writer observed the beginning classroom routine as well as the bell ringer activity.
The children follow along. As a group they begin to sing “Good Morning, Good Morning.” They mention each child’s name after saying “Good Morning, Good Morning.” At about 10am one of the caregivers begins to prepare the children’s breakfast. As she prepares their breakfast the other caregiver allows the children to look outside a window that is located at the end of the classroom facing a busy street. She then asks the children “ what do you see outside today?” The children each talk over one another “a rabbit, the park, a blue car, a bus.“ The children then form a line to eat their breakfast. After breakfast the children have free play.
Range Proof of observation – Recording time Evidenced Discuss the security arrangements when children arrive at the setting. (1.2) All the children from Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 wait on the Infant playground with their parent/main carer until the bell goes at 8.55am. It is usually the Head Teacher that rings the bell or, in her absence, the Deputy Head Teacher. The children are then escorted to the main door of their classroom by their parent/main carer where they are greeted by a member of staff, usually their class teacher. The children have daily routines of hanging up their coats and putting their book bags and lunch boxes away.
The program serves healthy balanced foods/special diets (breakfast, lunch and a snack) and play indoors and outdoors in a healthy setting. The program also helps children with different disabilities and special needs, wheelchair accessibility is available at the center. Certain activities and materials used in classrooms are designed to meet the needs of many children with or without disabilities. The programs policy for absence due to illness is to notify the child’s teacher especially if that child is out for more than 3 consecutive days. Parents must call and report when their child will be returning back to
*Sharing assembly-For the children to shoe what their have been learning. *Open door morning-So parents can let teacher know any thing about the child e.g. may have had a full the day before. 4. Know the laws and codes of practice that affect work in schools.
Observation Journal: Entry 5 Observer: Allison Conces Date of Observation: March 9, 2005 Setting/Context: Tomorrow’s Promise Montessori School classroom Huntsville, TX Children/Adolescents Observed: 40 boys and girls, ages 3-5 Observation Notes: I come in and take a seat at one of the child-sized tables in one half of the room. On the other side of the room, the children and teachers are seated in a circle on the carpet. They are getting ready to go play outside for a little while because it looks like rain. The children line up and go outside. On their way out, 5 or 6 children wave to me and one little boy comes up and gives me a hug.
At 9 in the morning, it was our duty to prepare children for breakfast, this consisted of helping them to clear away their toys, attach bibs to them and sit them around a table. After breakfast had ended, I then had to wipe their faces and get toys out for them to play with. While the children were playing, I had to make sure that all breakfast items were took down stairs and put away. For a while i would play with the children until 10.30 when the music man came. When the music man came, I had to make sure that all toys were cleared away and that the children were sat in a circle and ready.
My main duties and responsibilities are to: * Prepare tables for lunch * Serve meals * Prepare special meals (e.g. Liquidising food, gastro-enteral feeds) * Reheating meals in microwaves * Preparing specialised eating equipment * Giving a child their lunch (e.g. physically disabled child) * Supervising children at tables * Clean/wipe down tables after lunch * Following self-help programmes (e.g. teeth cleaning, face washing) * Changing incontinent children * Preparing areas for leisure activities * Supervising children in playground/classrooms In my role as a supply teaching assistant I am expected to work under the direction of the class teacher and to fulfil the general job description of a teaching assistant. My main roles and responsibilities are: * To carry out individual and group teaching programmes.
I like her managment techniques in the classroom, she tells the kids what the assignment is. If the kids get of track then she stopped and tapped them on their shoulders and told them to get back to work, and after that if the child didn't listen she would wait a second and then go back to the child and tell them to go sit on the stop sign because they can't listen to directions. Ms.Kayla asked the kids what the weather was like, what month we were in , what day was it. She sounded out the letters when the kids had to guess what day it was. Ms. Kayla has a printed out sheet for each week that she goes by, she does certain things at certain times.