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Wendy Garcia

ECE 250-3001
Professor Jennifer Kalas
Monday, November 30, 2015

Circle one age group/grade: 3-4

Section 1. Physical Environment (this section may include pictures)
Documentation/examples (15 points)
A. Equipment (general listing of large items)
1. indoors

2. outdoors
B. Room arrangement (drawing of room arrangement)

C. Centers (include type of each center and materials available to

children within that center)
All of the art supplies are located under the teachers sink.
*D. EVALUATION (15 points)
1. Page 151- Inappropriate
Children spend most of the day in whole group time. Doing
workbooks, or in non-interactive small groups.
2. Page 157- Inappropriate
Teachers speech is mostly one-way. Much more often telling
children things than conversing with or listening to them.
3. Page 153- Appropriate
Teachers organize that daily schedule to allow for periods of
alternating active and quiet time, nutrition, and naptime.
Section 2. Curriculum (make appointment with teacher for interview)
Documentation/Examples (15 points)
A. Philosophy
1. Teacher's philosophy (interview of teacher)
Every Child learns in a different way. It is important to understand this,
in order to provide the right development for that child.
2. Center/School philosophy (copy of statement)
Discovery Academy partners with families to embrace a life-long learning
endeavor for children. With the assistance of the parents we are able to
develop a well-rounded child both at home and school. Discovery Academy
understands the importance of a cohesive environment for your child. We
work with every family to ensure each childs academic, social, and
emotional success throughout their schooling experience.
B. Goals (What children are expected to learn)

1. Program goals (should be found in parent handbook)

Discovery Academy was founded on the principle that
every child has the right to a high quality education. Our
goal is to create an exciting environment that will inspire
children to love learning. Interactive lessons are taught by
highly trained educators. Pre- selected programs and
materials create consistent results in each of our
classrooms. Children leave feeling empowered to overcome
obstacles they meet.
2. Classroom goals (interview of teacher)
It is very important for children to increase their academic
potential. I focused on helping children learn and connect
letters with sounds instead of memorizing. This helps
facilitate the ability for a child to learn to read at a young
C. Lesson Plans (A copy of at least one weeks plans)
D. Individualization (interview of teacher concerning planning for
individual children's needs/learning styles/etc.)
We provide a variety of ways for a child to grasp a concept. Instead of just
showing flashcards, we incorporate music even dancing. I provide
sensory activities to let children experience with a hands on.
*E. EVALUATION (15 points)
1. Page 154- Inappropriate
Teachers interactions with children typically do not go beyond giving
directions, responding to request for help.
2. Page 157- Appropriate
Teachers use wide ranging vocabulary in their talk to, and with
preschoolers, including many words that are unfamiliar to children.
3. page 162- Inappropriate
connected learning is not a priority in the curriculum.

Section 3. Guidance (3 specific objective observations for each)

Documentation/Examples (15 points)
A. Routines (specific objective observations of routines being
carried out)
1.Discovering the say, phonics, math, science, and art are
implemented every day in that order.

2. after eating lunch children are send to put their stuff away, go
to the bathroom, get their blanket, watch a story, and lay down.

B. Classroom rules (specific objective observations of posted rules

as and/or how children are reminded of rules)
1. There were no rules posted anywhere in the classroom.

2. Teacher kept interrupting when they wanted to speak by saying

its my turn to speak, when you talk over me, my friends can not hear

C. Teacher Interactions (Specific objective observations of how

teacher interacts with children during regular activities/lessons)
1. Teacher walked around assiting everyone that needed help on
holding a pencil. She mention pinchy fingers. At all times.

2. During discovering the day, every time she does roll call, she
encourages children to stand in front of everyone and say their name and
something they like.
D. Guidance Techniques (Specific objective observations of the
teacher utilizing guidance)
1.She explain the children how to wash their hands and help
each individual child.

2. When children needed help changing their pull up, she guide
them through the process of taking their shows, socks, and clothes off by

Page 178- appropriate
1. Assessment is done for planning and adapting curriculum to meet each
childs developmental and learning needs.
2. Page 176- inappropriate
Teachers introduce only a few art media and methods.
3. page 171- Inappropriate
Much time is spent correcting childrens behavior.