Use 3 practicum hours to observe and focus on classroom schedules, academic play, and transitions. Use the following questions to guide your observations.
- Is there a classroom schedule visible in the classroom? Who is the intended audience of the posted schedule? Is it written in child-friendly language?
- What types of transitions were observed? Were they structured? How did students behave during the transitions?
- What types of academic play did the students engage in? Are there centers created separately for academics and for play?
In 500-750 words, summarize your observations and provide examples.
Complete the “Weekly Planner” relevant to your practicum classroom. Include a schedule with academic play and transitions that support positive behavior and are standard based. Indicate what elements you used from your observations and why.
Use 2-3 academic resources.
Prepare this assignment according to the APA guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not required.
This assignment uses a rubric. Review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.
Class observation: 4th and 5th grade English Languague Arts Classroom