Candidates should arrange to complete this observation outside of Ellensburg.
Thank you for your input. Duplicate set of common household items coins or Legos work great, as long as there are at least two of each item Cloth large enough to cover items Timer Paper and pen or pencil What You Do: Arrange five related items on a table.
For example, one penny, one nickel, one dime, and two quarters. Set the timer for 30 seconds and have your child study the arrangement of coins during that time.
He may not write anything down to help him remember. At the end of the 30 seconds, cover the coins with the cloth. Give your student the duplicate set of items another penny, nickel, dime, and two quarters in this case and have him arrange the items in the same pattern as the ones under the cloth.
When he is satisfied with his arrangement, remove the cloth and compare the patterns. Award 1 point for each coin that matches the pattern, being as specific as possible — is the coin facing head or tails up, is it turned in the same direction?
Use the paper and pen to keep track of the points. Now your child gets to set the pattern for you. Take your turn and tally the score. Continue play by rearranging the items and adding one more item each round for a total of five rounds.
In addition, up the challenge by decreasing the time allowed for observation each round by five seconds. Keep track of each of your scores for each round. At the end of five rounds, tally the score for each player and crown the champion of observation!Steadfast Head Start Teacher committed to creating an atmosphere that’s conducive to learning through astute observation and comprehensive planning.
Adept at identifying the needs of students. Specialize in implementing programs fostering the development of early childhood skills.
University of Wisconsin- Whitewater Early Childhood Education – College of Education Evaluation of Head Start Observation & Reflection 1 Dear cooperating teacher.
The Preschool Observation Checklist and Evaluation Tool (POCET™) was created to assist early childhood educators in organizing and maintaining an assessment system to monitor each child's development and to guide instructional practices. The Crane Center for Early Childhood Research and Policy is a multidisciplinary research center dedicated to conducting high-quality research that improves children’s learning and development at home, in school and in the community.
The Center on the Social and Emotional Foundations for Early Learning (CSEFEL) is focused on promoting the social emotional development and school readiness of young children birth to age 5. CSEFEL is a national resource center funded by the Office of Head Start and Child Care Bureau for disseminating research and evidence-based practices to early childhood programs across the country.
Observation of a Head Start Classroom In June, , I had the opportunity to observe a partial-day of instructor-student interaction in a Head Start classroom, Delaware County, PA. In this facility, the teacher (a female with over 4 years of teaching experience), created and provided multiple environments in which her students could flourish.