CLASSROOM OBSERVATIO SUMMARY 3
At Mrs. Mack
enzie’s table there were four c
olored bins, each bin had different student names.These bins were split up by reading groups and reading levels. Each student had their ownbag of books to read during reading groups. Mrs. Mackenzie would call up reading teams towork as a group. In the back of the room, a pretend microwave and kitchen set for
“housearea” and a sand box for the “science station.”
’s classroom also had
arestroom that accommodates boys and girls, so the students do not have to leave theclassroom when needing to go to the restroom. On the walls and even on the ceiling wereseveral words, letters, and numbers. My favorite part of the room was a
board of “ReallyRibbiting work!” This is the wall that the children are very proud of because it contains
all of their own work.Mrs. Mackenzie had a white rocking chair that was in front of the mat. She sat in thisduring read aloud or explaining a lesson to the students. During the observation I observedMrs. Mackenzie sitting in the chair teaching the students math and calendar. When thestudents transitioned to from the mat to their tables, they did so quietly and waited for theirnext direction. The children reviewed their math goals and the rubric and practiced theirgoals in pairs. While Mrs. Mackenzie reviewed goals, another teacher came into to get astudent for Title 1 reading.During math I noticed that each goal had there set of goals that they were working on.
Many of them were goals such as count to 100, count by 10’s or count by 5’s. Although
many met their goals at this point in time, others have not. They continue to work on theirgoals until they become successful. At all times the students seemed to be interested in thework and listened very well when Mrs. Mackenzie spoke. This indicates to me that thestudents are engaged in learning and truly enjoy having her as their teacher.