My Tools As you move around the campus, activity forms are provided for you to document yourobservations. It is advised that you read the entire worksheet before proceeding to the school site.A good understanding of the activities and tasks to be accomplished in the activity sheets willyield better learning results. SCHOOL FACILITIES CHECKLISTFamiliarize yourself with the different areas and facilities of the school. Check the columnto indicate their availability. Give a brief description of those that are available on the lastcolumn. Facilities Available Not Description availableOffice of the Principal The principal office is located in the center of the SPED center, in between 2 section the gold and silver. The principal office is nice, computer unit is available, conference table, and display cabinet is also present.Library The library is located beside the principal’s office. They called it a resource center. General information books and supplementary reading books are also available inside. The study area is also conducive for learning inside the resource center.Counseling Room They don’t have a counseling room in Naval SPED Center; if there is a need of counseling they used the principal’s office.Canteen/Cafeteria Canteen is also located where the pupils can easily get in there to take their snacks.Medical Clinic Unavailable/closedAudio Visual/Media Center They called it as the NSC ICT Center. Where ICT equipments’ are also present for the pupils to use.Reading Center The reading center of NSC is also the reading area of their Resource Room or the Library. It’s also conducive for
reading, because the materials that the pupils need to read are available.Speech Laboratory They don’t have any speech laboratory, but they use their classroom for this purpose.Science Laboratory They don’t have any speech laboratory, but they use their classroom for this purpose.Gymnasium They don’t have gymnasium but they are using their stage with grounds for their activities and other purpose that they might need this.Auditorium Also they are using their classroom for this purpose,Home Economics Room They called it as the SILID-PANTAHAN; equip also with materials and equipment for home economics subjects.Industrial Workshop Room They are also using their classroom for this purpose.PTA office They don’t have a PTA office, but they use their classroom when they have PTA meetings.Comfort Rooms for Boys Available in the school, not that clean, but every classroom has available comfort room.Comfort Rooms for Girls Available in the school, not that clean, but every classroom has available comfort room.
An Observation Guide for the CLASSROOM VISITRead the following statements carefully. Then write your observation report on theprovided space. 1. Describe the community or neighborhood where the school is found. 2. Describe the school campus. What colors do you see? What is the condition of the buildings? 3. Pass by the offices. What impression do you have of these offices? 4. Walk through the school halls, the library, and the cafeteria. Look around and find out other facilities that the school has. Name of the School Observed: NAVAL SPED CENTER School Address: NAVAL BILIRAN Date of Visit: JANUARY 16, 2013 The Naval SPED Center is located at Naval, Biliran, with the same compound where Naval Central School is located. The community or neighborhoods of Naval SPED Center are private properties like residential houses, establishments and others. At the back of Naval SPED Center the only University in Biliran is Located, the Naval State University. The campus of the Naval SPED Center is beautiful; it has a wide campus for elementary pupils like them. The ground of the campus is green because of grasses, buildings are light yellow colors, and landscaping barriers are in color blue green. The condition of the buildings in their campus are still in good, I can say that its being maintain, and I believe the pupils here are safe when it come to the conditions of the buildings. As I pass through the office of the principal I can say that it was nice, the office is well arranged, the arrangement inside is well planned for any purposes, like for meeting purposes, or any other. As I walk through the lobby of the school, library is along the way to other classrooms, which is easy accessible by the pupils, the cafeteria is located at the end of the classrooms, it is also accessible by the pupils easily when they want to
go to the cafeteria. There is no other office aside from the basic office present in a school campus. An Observation Guide for the CLASSROOM VISIT Be guided by these tasks as you do your observation. Then accomplish the matrix torecord your data. 1. Look at the wall of the classroom. What are posted on the walls? What heroes, religious figures, lessons, visual aids, announcements, do you see posted? 2. Examine how the pieces of furniture are arranged. Where is the teacher’s table located? How are the tables and chairs/desks arranged? 3. What learning materials/equipments are present? 4. Observe the students. How many are occupying one room? 5. Is the room well-lighted and well-ventilated? CLASSROOM FACILITIES MATRIX Classroom Facilities Description (location, number, arrangement condition)1. Wall Displays Wall displays are all around the classroom and a number of displays are in the room, the arrangements of the displays are well planned,2. Teacher’s Table The teacher’s table is located at the back on the right side near the entrance door. The table’s is well arranged, at the side of the teacher table, a unit of computer is there, where the teacher can easily work.3. Learner’s Desks There are numbers of learners table inside the classroom, it was arranged by 5 lines with 3 tables and can accommodate 7 pupils. Learner’s tables are arranged to which the pupils can really see the teacher while discussing in front, the learner’s tables is well arranged.4. Blackboard Blackboard is located in front of the students, or I can say the normal place where this blackboard is really to be installed. During my visit in this Classroom there were visual aids present in the blackboard which the teacher used on his discussion.5. Learning Materials/Visual Aids The learning materials I saw in this classroom are usually visual aids, books and other. These are located where in can be easily utilize by the teacher as well by the students. These Learning
material I can say are new and still in good condition and usable by the teacher and the students as well.6. Comfort Room The classroom has its comfort room for the pupils not go out when they need to use. It is located on the left side of the classroom when you are facing to the black board.7. Book shelves There are book shelves inside the rooms, it is where learning materials used in teaching and these materials are arrange properly.Write your observation report here. Name of the School Observed: NAVAL SPED CENTER School Address: NAVAL BILIRAN Date of Visit: JANUARY 16, 2013 The displays in wall of the classroom are display boardsfor every subject, title of each board display are English onthe go, math on the go, and there are specific lesson in everyboard displays. On the wall also displays another board for theCore values of the grade level occupying this room. There are numbers of furniture present in the classroom,and these furniture are arrange to hoe this furniture is beingused; it is well arranged inside the classroom. The teacher’stable is located at the back on the right side near the entrancedoor. The table’s is well arranged, at the side of the teachertable, a unit of computer is there, where the teacher can easilywork. There are numbers of learners table inside the classroom,it was arranged by 5 lines with 3 tables and can accommodate 7pupils. Learner’s tables are arranged to which the pupils canreally see the teacher while discussing in front, the learner’stables is well arranged. The learning materials I saw in this classroom are usuallyvisual aids, books and other. These are located where in can beeasily utilize by the teacher as well by the students. TheseLearning material I can say are new and still in good conditionand usable by the teacher and the students as well. As I observe the students, they were on their Filipinosubject during my observation on this classroom, the students
are actively participating on the discussion, and the teacheruses the interactive teaching learning process. I think therewere like more or less 30 students on this class. Yes, the room is well lighted were all parts of the roomare visible, it is also well ventilated were in fact there areunits of air conditioner installed and a fans also are present.My AnalysisHow do the school campus and the classroom in particular impact on the learning of thestudents going to school? What are your conclusions? With this kind of campus and classrooms in Naval SPEDCenter, it really helps a big impact on the learning of thepupils. I can say that this is a conducive for learning in thebasic education or in elementary. Because the learners in thisschool are kids and the campus is good for their play time, andthe classroom is also conducive for learning. So this kind ofcondition of a school will contribute a lot to the learning ofthe students.How does this relate to your knowledge of child adolescent development/ how does thisrelate to your knowledge of facilitating learning? This kind of campus and classrooms that Naval SPED Centerhas, relates a lot in my knowledge on child and adolescentdevelopment like in constructing a campus and structuring aclassrooms should consider the level of ability of the learner,like if you are structuring classrooms for first grader, yourdisplays should be level on their age, the choices of color, anddisplays to be posted. This is also related to my knowledge in my facilitatinglearning subject, were in learning environment is one of theimportant thing to consider in facilitating the learning of thestudents, because the environment also contribute to thelearning of the students.
My Reflection 1. Would you like to teach in the school environment you just observed? Why? Why not? Yes, because, aside from the environment which is very clean, it has the facilities which are very important for a school to have and I could really feel that the school is a child-friendly one. 2. What kind of school campus is conducive to learning? A school campus which is conducive for learning is, first and foremost, the environment is clean. It should also be a child-friendly school. It should have the complete school facilities such as library, speech laboratory, computer laboratory and other facilities that are also important or can help on the learning of the pupil. And lastly a conducive for learning campus is the people who are behind this campus; I mean the teachers, principal and others they should also be child-friendly people that the pupils will not be threatened by their presence. 3. What kind of classroom is conducive to learning? A classroom which is conducive for learning is well- lighted and well-ventilated and has the proper sanitation. It should also be a non-threatening classroom wherein the pupils feel that they are accepted, they are not alone and nothing is to fear about. And also, teacher should keep and promote a sound and viable intellectual climate. 4. In the future, how can you accomplish your answer in number 3?
As a future educator, I can accomplish those things by doing it into action and become a responsible teacher. I have to show love and care to my pupils in order for them to feel that they are important as an individual, for them to feel that they really need to learn from me and that studying is important. I make sure that what I have learned in my preparatory study well be shared to them properly for them to learn also.5. Write your Additional learning and insights here. During my visit my observation at Naval SPED Center, I really observed that pupils are really naughty “pasaway” though the discussion is ongoing, though some of them are interacting the discussion not seriously, with this king of attitudes they show, as a teacher you only have to be very patient, this the only thing that you can do in order to please this pupils.
My PortfolioMy Personal Illustration of an Effective School Environment Though not my personal illustration, but for me this is the best illustration of an effective School Environment, where everything is just in one building, also to consider the safety of the learners which is mostly kids. Facilities; like library, laboratories and classrooms are just in there much accessible by the learner.
Documentation During the interview of the resource teacher and signing of the FS document. Mrs. Jocelyn C. Linao