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					Classroom Observation Project

         Lauren Baron
         Michelle Stein
         Tiffany Ward
      EDUC 200 Spring 2006
        Schools Observed
• L.B Weemes Elementary
• Norwood Elementary
• Valentine Elementary
L.B. Weemes Ethnic Breakdown
                                      Latino
Population:   70
1554          60                      African
students                              American
              50                      Asian
              40
                                      White
              30

              20                      Pacific
                                      Islander
              10                      Filipino
              0
                                      American
                   Weemes   CA avg.
                                      Indian
   Norwood Elementary Ethnic
         Breakdown
                                            Latino
Population: 991   100
  students         90
                                            African
                   80                       American
                   70                       Asian
                   60
                   50                       White
                   40
                   30                       Pacific
                                            Islander
                   20
                                            Filipino
                   10
                    0
                                            American
                        Norwood   CA avg.
                                            Indian
   Valentine Elementary Ethnic
           Breakdown
Population:      60
                                        Latino

  677 students                          African
                 50
                                        American
                 40                     Asian

                 30                     White

                 20                     Pacific
                                        Islander
                 10                     Filipino
                 0
                                        American
                  Valentine   CA avg.
                                        Indian
 Lenicia B. Weemes Elementary
• Los Angeles      8
                               Class Breakdown
  Unified School 7
                   6
  District
• Public, K-5      5
                                                 African
                                                 American
• Mr. Beach’s 2 nd 4
                                                 Latino/Latina
                   3
  grade class
                   2
• 17 students
                   1
• TA 3 days a week 0
                       Girls   Boys
        Norwood Elementary
• Los Angeles Unified    8
                                     Class Breakdown
  School District        7

• Public, K-5            6
                                                       African
                         5
• Mrs. Forsetter’s 3rd                                 American
                         4
  grade class            3
                                                       Latino/Latin
                                                       a
• 19 students            2
                         1
                         0
                             Girls      Boys
       Valentine Elementary
• Los Angeles County   7
                                          White
  School System        6

• San Marino           5
                                          Asian
• Public, K-5          4
                       3
• Mrs. Kuhlman’s 2nd                      Latino
                       2
  grade class
                       1
• 20 students          0
                                          African
                                          America
                           Girls   Boys
                                          n
    Evidence of Frameworks and
      Standards in Classroom
• Valentine Elem.                  • L.B Weemes Elem.
  – Framework- list of               – Standards visible
    vocabulary on the board to         throughout the room.
    go over in the lesson.
  – Standards are not posted- it     – Framework in the
    is not required in this            form of a schedule,
    district.                          erased as completed
  – Lesson plan went along           – Lesson plans reflected
    with state standards
                                       standards.
                                        • Ex. Abbreviations
Evidence of Frameworks and
  Standards in Classroom
                       • Norwood
                         Elementary
                         – No lesson plan
                           implemented that day
                         – No standards posted
                         – Math lesson evidenced
                           state frameworks and
                           standards.
Mrs. Forsetter’s 3rd
grade classroom at
work.
  Technology in the Classroom
• Valentine Elem:
  – Two computers.
  – Homework that encourages students to use technology and make
    graphs

• L.B Weemes Elem:
  – 3 computers, 1 printer, overhead projector, boom box, internet.
  – Class trips to the computer lab incorporated into schedule

• Norwood Elem:
  – 4 Apple Computers
Teacher Accomodations of ESL
      and Special Needs
• L.B Weemes                 • Valentine
  – Track students fluency      – Students with special
  – Seating arrangements          needs were separated
  – Time with T.A.                from other students
                                  during the reading and
• Norwood                         writing activities.
  – Some ESL students        • Similarity
  – No special needs            – E.L.D
    students
                                – Resource Center
     Rewards and Punishments
• L.B Weemes                    • Norwood
   – Table & Homework              – Openly addressed problem
     Points/Learning Store           students
   – Stop Light System for         – Take a walk/isolation
     negative behavior             – Taking away privileges
• Valentine                     • Similarities
   – Cards that showed             – Positive Reinforcement
     behavior. Good behavior           • Ex. Clapping, praise
     earns participation in a
     game.
      Helpful Displays to Aid
       Children’s Learning
• L.B. Weemes                • Valentine
  – Word Bank                  – Colorful posters all
  – Phonics                      around the room.
  – Writing/Proofreading       – Picture books
    Processes                • Norwood
  – Unit specific displays     – Educational posters
  – Children referred to          • “How do I look?”
    them often                 – Artwork
                               – Graphs
     Classroom Environments
• Atmosphere

• Student to Student Interactions

• Teacher to Student Interactions

				
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