For the parent conferences it is optional three times a year this is to review the student’s progress within the classroom. She mentions how she sends home a note to the parents and is available when ever is best for the parents. The open house is only for Pre-K counts, but this year it is her goal to have an open house for this class. In the end she feels that she has great communication with her parents about her student’s progress.
A parent states on this one website that, “Each family should create their own schedule that meets the unique needs of their children” (simplehomeschool.net). That quote convinces that homeschool schedules vary depending on the parent. Homeschoolers, do not require for you to return home when done with schooling because they learn from there rather than in a building called a public school. Within a public school “there is an average of 180 days of school in a school year. Also, most Pennsylvania public schools start early in the morning at like 8:00pm and end 7.45 hours later on” In a public school a teacher teaches usually from August to June, with summers and holidays off.
Students that participation in a free or reduced lunch program is at 39% of the student body with 64% in the whole district; the national average is 51%. English Language Learners (ELL) is at or less than 2%. There are nine students in the self-contained classroom where I am student teaching. The age ranges from four years of age through seven years of age, placing these students within Kindergarten through the 2nd grade age level. This is a classroom where all students speak the English language every day.
Joshua, the youngest hearing impaired student at Northside, is mainstreamed into my regular first grade classroom. He is with my class for Reading, Math, Social Studies, Science, Health, lunch, recess, and special areas (Music, Art, Library, Physical Education, and Computer Lab). He is with the hearing impaired teacher for writing and spelling for approximately one hour per day. He is with the resource teacher for extra help in math and reading for an hour per day and with the speech teacher half an hour, three days a week. Joshua is the fourth hearing-impaired student I have had the opportunity to teach in seven years at Northside.
B. CLASSROOM EXPERIENCES “Children… come into our lives, leaving footprints in our hearts and we are never the same.” Being a pre-service teacher in Academia Progresiva De Manila gave me an opportunity to teach in three (3) classes in just one shift. I was able to observe and teach in Kinder, Nursery and Preparatory level. I am on the morning shift- eight o’clock in the morning up until 11:30 in the morning. My very first class was in Kinder-Joy which is the advisory class of Teacher Rox- who is my Cooperating Teacher that time. I can’t forget how adorable and enthusiastic my students were in this class.
This is new for me because I thought parents would enjoy perfectly put together projects because they would be able to identify what the children was making and learning. However, they need to be educated on opened ended art through a newsletter or pamphlet. Explaining that we are coming away from doing traditional art but child center art where children art work is original because they are using their own mi...
After, Ms. Estrada finished with her duties and she took me to her office. She introduced me to Ms. Abete, who is a part-time school counselor helping her at this time. She explained me her scheduled for today because she mentioned that it changes every week due to being the only full-time elementary school counselor for the school. She mentioned she has to make changes constantly to her schedule in order to meet her administration requirements and the children’s needs. Then, she proceeded by showing me her room around and the little stations she has for children to do activities depending her grade level.
I think that it is important for me to give all my students an equal opportunity to learn. I hope to promote better self-esteem in my students. I hope that my students see me as a person who really cares about them and about t... ... middle of paper ... ...believe. As for an overview of what I hope my classroom will look like, since I will be teaching in the lower grades, I would like my classroom to be visually entertaining (fun and colorful) so that my students will be eager to enter my classroom. I want my classroom to be visually entertaining; however, I do not want it so visually entertaining that it will distract my students from the learning process.
It has been my experience that every year as the new school year begins; we get the same teachers that are just there for the sake of a job and not to truly help educate the students. Teachers are supposed to be the pillars of the community and help be there for those very impressionable students who need guidance and help with understanding the things that can help us in the future. On average, public school student’s grades one through twelve spend nine months a year in a classroom, five days a week, about six hours a day; if a teacher isn’t the one instilling the knowledge we will need for the future than no one else will. Students are held accountable for passing their exams and achieving good grades. Therefore, to achieve this result a policy must be implemented in which all public school teachers are evaluated quarterly for their curriculum and performance in order to determine their pay.
She team-teaches one day a week with the remedial math teacher, and one day a week with the remedial reading teacher. Her children switch classes with one other class for social studies and science. In this interview, I covered her views on special education and security in today's schools. The first subject that I talked to her about was special education. She believes that special education students should be mainstreamed into the classrooms, with modifications if they were to get out of control.