SEPTA at Altamonte Elementary _ Teachers In Action
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  • SEPTA at Altamonte Elementary Gabriela Morris [email_address] April 8, 2010 EEX 4242
  • SEPTA- Special Education PTA Of Seminole County
    • An organization of parents and teachers advocating exceptional children.
    • Recognizing the special needs of exceptional children, academically, behaviorally, emotionally and physically.
  • Setting
    • Altamonte Elementary School
    • Using a Pre-Kindergarten classroom
    • None of the children actually went to the Altamonte Elementary School.
  • Demographics
    • Within the Observation:
    • The children were all Caucasian
    • Mental Disabilities
    • Ages: 2-8
  • The Children
    • There were 15 students signed up, but on average about 10 showed up.
    • Their were mostly boys who enjoyed playing around the room and being creative with their games.
    • The girls were of the same age but never played together, Briana, 2, was very independent and Megan, 2, cried most of the time missing her parents.
  • What I Did?
    • Planned an art activity where the children decorated picture frames.
    • The other girls and I planned a dance activity.
    • Did activates involving playdoh.
    • Played games of Simon says and human pin-ball.
  • My Own Experiences
    • I had worked with children with disabilities before and felt comfortable playing and planning activities.
    • Though I was not sure what to expect at first, I learned a lot about patience and positive reinforcement.
    • I really enjoyed the children and the experience.
  • Reflection
    • This experience has helped me understand the patience needed to care and teach children with disabilities. These children have so much energy and keeping up with them became difficult.
    • Jacob was a 7 year old boy who really challenged everyone, he had a big impact on me because it showed me how quickly a child can go from being calm to becoming a challenge. This is especially difficult when there were other children in the room.
    • This experience had made me see that every child is very different and need specific attention, but it is very difficult in a classroom environment with other children.
  • Reflection
    • With this experience I will know as a future teacher that every child is very different and every disability is different depending on the child.
    • As a teacher an important factor, learned from this experience, would be research. Understanding the disability a child has will help in learning how to teach them.
    • An approach that I will use as a teacher will be to incorporate arts and physical education to many of my lessons. I noticed that the children got distracted of activities quickly and keeping them engaged in either an art project or a physical activity relevant to the lesson can help them avoid getting distracted.