Classroom Observation Paper

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The first field study that I attended was at Eastside Elementary and I observed a Kindergarten classroom, the teachers name was Whitney Graves. When I walked into the front office, I noticed that everyone was speaking Spanish. The front desk clerk was trying to control all of the Spanish-speaking guests in the lobby. I found my classroom and walked in to find a very happy classroom. There were about 16 students present that day but I saw 18 desks so a few students may have been absent. The classroom was mostly of the Hispanic race. You could tell that there were a lot of ELL students in that class. The classroom was set up very nicely for a kindergarten classroom. The desks were long tables and most of them were in groups of four. Others only had one or two students.
The classroom had a lot of fun bulletin boards that had to do with reading. On the white board there was a word wall. At the front of the classroom was a big carpet, this is where they did there out loud reading. I really enjoyed the classroom set up but the classroom library did not look very big and there was not a lot of reading individually. When I walked in, the students were eating their breakfast and watching a kids
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