Classroom Description Monday May 15, 2010 I observed a kindergarten class at L. The classroom consisted of different centers. There was a reading center, listening center, art center, math center, and writing center. The room was designed to accommodate children and adults for indoor and outdoor activities. There was a restroom/washing area located in the class. There was plenty of cabinet/shelves space up high and down low. The children were seated at tables. Both teachers’ desks were located at the front of the class on each side where they could view all the children. Description of Children The class had seventeen (17) students. They were very active and enthusiastic about my observing them. There was one whom suffered with a learning ADHD. They all appeared to have been acting as they do any other day. Information about Adults VW is the teacher. She has been a teacher for fifteen years. She has a Bachelor’s in Early Childhood Development. T S is the teacher assistant. She’s presently in college majoring in Early Childhood Development. Description of Activities Observed I observed the Kindergarten class for an hour during their early morning activities. Description of Behavior Upon observing the children I witnessed many characteristics. I was already in the class when most of the children made it to school. I was able to distinguish the ones that were shy from the ones that were boisterous. The boisterous ones were determined to find out why and what I was observing there class for. They were determined to know if I needed to know how to spell their names. They asked me many questions from who was my teacher to why was I still in school. The children enjoyed helping each other as well as the teacher. I paid very close attention to the student that has ADHD. The child was seated at the table that was closest to the teacher’s desk. The child sat with three other children. Those three students were shy and timid, but comfortable with their teachers and peers. The child with ADHD preferred to get help from the classmates rather than from the teachers. I at one point witnessed the child becoming aggravated. The teacher advised me that the child participates in oral activities enthusiastically, but gets very frustrated when he has to do the very exact activity as a written assignment. Though the children did exhibit some frustrating and aggravating moments they as a whole were still well mannered and behaved. Classroom Management Techniques The teachers used clothespins as their method to keep behavior under control. Each child was given five clothespins each morning. Whichever children had least three by recess were allowed to participate. By the end of the day if they had only one they would get only four the next day. By the end of the week, each child that had four or more by the end of each day received a small incentive on Friday. Classroom Description Friday May 22, 2010 I observed a Kindergarten class at Elementary. The classroom was designed like a maze. There was a teacher’s desk at the beginning and end of the maze. The room was very colorful. The artwork was strictly arts done by students, previous and present. There were restroom, laundry, and resting accommodations. There was plenty storage space. The room was large enough to have the learning space set away from the activities area. Information about Adults J F is the teacher. She has been a teacher for 10 years. She has a Bachelor’s in Elementary Education. J F is the assistant teacher. She has a Bachelor’s in Elementary
Early Childhood Education
School of Education
2009 - 2010
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Proposal to Combat Childhood Obesity in Schools
Childhood obesity is a very serious problem in the United States, and it is only getting worse. In the last thirty years childhood obesity has almost tripled, meaning that roughly 12.5 million children are currently classified as obese. How does this happen? As a country, how did we get so obese? How is it possible that 12.5 million of our children are extremely overweight? Increased availability of high-calorie…
Section A: Knowledge of the Developmental Milestones
During middle childhood, children’s play undergoes several changes, the most obvious of which is children engage in games with rules. These rule-oriented games include informally organized games as well as formally organized sports, such as little league, club or intramural sports. The former category may be variants on popular sports games, well-known childhood games such as red rover, and invented games that children develop on their…
Childhood obesity is one of the most prevalent issues that needs to be alleviated. Children have to comprehend that if they keep on consuming fattening foods, their chances of developing diseases such as Type 2 Diabetes increases significantly. I am proposing a solution to prevent childhood obesity. The proposal is to spread awareness of this epidemic by educating parents and their children about the dangers of obesity and how to prevent it. Every school should have a mandatory…
motor skills greatly improve in middle childhood due to increased muscle mass, strength and coordination (McDevitt and & Ormrod, 2010). These skills also improve with practice and repetition which can be provided by participation in the…
The Status Quo of Childhood Obesity
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USC Language Academy IPPAM Reading and Writing
Dr. Heather Robertson
December 4, 2013
The status quo of childhood obesity
Today, childhood obesity has become one of the most important health threats all over the world, especially in the United States. According to the CDC (Center for Disease Control and Prevention), the number of children obesity increases rapidly in the past 30 years (CDC…
Childhood obesity only blamed on the children alone or are the parents also blamed of this outcome? Childhood obesity can’t be blamed on children because the parents are to blame, the children need a proper diet, and they need to have a good timing of everything. Not only this but a lot of factors play a big role which leads to this problem. Childhood obesity is not a local problem, it is worldwide as well. We cannot overlook this problem…
policy that regulates the sale of competitive foods. In this study the problem that is being addressed and researched is childhood obesity. This study is very important for health care administrators to study because it effects the current population as well as the generations to come. Many patients that come into a hospital are overweight or obese, and knowing that it starts in childhood and how to stop it can save lives.
The study is done to see what kind of food is offered in public schools for the…
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