My preschool observation was completed at Chula Vista Presbyterian Preschool located at 940 Hilltop Drive, Chula Vista, Ca 91911. The classroom consisted of eight children between the ages of three and five. When I walked into the preschool classroom the children had just arrive at school. The student we’re hanging up their bags, saying goodbye to their parent and finding activity to play with before the day would officially begin. Some of the children we’re putting puzzles together, cutting fun shapes on the small table for Halloween and two cute little girls are playing bubbles in a tub near the cubbies with a rug underneath. The classroom environment seemed to stimulate learning due to the abundance of activities available to the children’s. During the morning playtime the children were given the opportunity to explore many different things, like the Dramatic play area – grocery set up, the Art area where children can paint, draw and colors, and putting puzzles together. The physical classroom environment had artwork done by the children on the walls as decoration. There were also fence with pumpkin and scarecrow decoration on the wall to brighten up the wall. The decoration did not appear to be too distracting, which promotes and enables a stimulating learning environment. The classroom is pretty much large that we’re arrange in sectional areas; next to the cubbies is the Reading corner, the area is carpeted where 6 small pillows, two small rocking chair and one regular chair are arranged facing a chair for teaching. There is a book stand where children can pick books. The Math area consist of pictures numbers and puzzle games and shapes. There is also the Letter corner where pictures and corresponding letter shows. Dramatic play which is set up as grocery where boxes of cereals’, eggs, canned good items were on display. There is also a cash register and shopping baskets available. The Children’s corner shows pictures and name of students, calendars, schedules and announcement and also the star student. All tables and chairs have the size fit to small children, shelves was arranged to separate sectional areas from the other. There is a long table by the cubbies that served as dining table for the children. Half of the ceiling has some colorful little pumpkin decoration. The bathroom is located to the other classroom adjacent to the room I observed. there is a small paper towel dispenser and trash can near the cubbies. The teacher kept to herself for the most part while the children busy playing at the beginning of the day. Because of the small class size she was able to see what everyone was doing without walking around the room. The assistant teacher is on the table helping two children glued the scare crow on the big paper for decoration. There were no disciplinary action needed because the children were well behaved except for occasional reminders of the use of classroom voice when the kids got too excited singing along with the music being played. After forty five minutes of children’s own playtime, the teacher rang the bill for circle time. But before that, she asks all the children to clean up and keep an eye for everybody if they do their task. I noticed that all children we’re doing their part, even if they don’t play on the grocery area they put away all the scattered items, which makes me believe that the teachers values the space she is given and wants her students to know that cleaning up toys and other activities when they are done playing is important. During the circle time, children we’re sitting crisscross on a carpeted section, the teacher start singing a happy song where the children sing too when the teacher mentioned the name of the child the child will stand and dance. It’s like doing the attendance in a fun way where all children participated. After the song, teacher and children’s prayed together. They say thanks for that day being together with friends...
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