Report on Lesson Plan

Report on Lesson Plan

Introduction

For this report, a kindergarten classroom was chosen. The school is placed in a relatively affluent neighbourhood. The school is well stocked with teaching aids, toys and play areas for the children to develop their skills and grow. 

Interview

The teacher is young and recently trained. She is up-to-date on the most recent techniques for teaching kindergarten students. She states that she mainly plans and records anything related to the class on her tablet. She mainly uses the Illumine application to arrange her lesson plans. Her daily plans for the subject to teach are planned. However, depending on the day and the general mood of the students, the plans are also subject to change (Lekwa, et al., 2019). So, sudden rain can disrupt an outdoor game session, but this opportunity gets used to teach the children about water, or the importance of not handling electricity when wet. At the beginning of each year, she spends three days for full structured or unstructured play, with a single exception in a story session at the beginning of the day, to understand the behaviour of each child in her class. She aims to know the attention span and the learning methods of each student in her class so that she can tailor her approach to each of them.
When beginning a lesson for the day, she likes to start in a way the child can relate to, or otherwise catch their attention. Once she has their attention on the subject, she builds up yet more intrigue before launching into the actual lesson. This remains the modus operandi for all of her lessons. A math class is taught with counting toffee as an example, or a reading lesson is conducted with the student reading aloud their text in the form of a play. The exact activity for each lesson depends on the lesson and the general mood of the class. At the end of the class, the lesson is either reviewed or otherwise practically implemented to check that they have learned. A similar review is given about a week later, to check the retention. 
The teacher finds the review of the lessons quite insightful to the learning process and interests of the students (Aguirre?Muñoz & Pantoya, 2016). The review is well recorded and evaluated for each student, and in case a particular method seems to not work for a student, the method is changed for the next lesson.

Observations

The subjects chosen for the day observed are reading and math. The day begins with a story session before the classes officially begin for the day. Then, the class is moved to the playroom for the teaching aid toys, in the form of blocks and abacus sets (Moedt & Holmes, 2020). The children spend an hour in individual instructed play as they learn to count the blocks to build specific structures (Schmitt, et al., 2018). After this, they eat lunch, followed by a session of group indoor play due to bad weather. Then, they move to the reading lessons, wherein a simple story is read by each child as they try to turn it into a play (Moedt & Holmes, 2020). The entire day is well structured and planned, right down to the props required for the day. While the teacher tells them the subject they will be working on before starting with it, the exact objective is not told. Each child is given individual attention in both the groups and the individual lessons, and their issues are addressed (Gregory & Korth, 2016). The teacher did not use any technology tools for the day except her planner, but this may have been the result of the subjects chosen.

Impression

The students are enthusiastic throughout the lessons, as a mark of the skills of the teacher. Her assessments were built into the learning activities, as she took careful note of the strengths and weaknesses of each student. When a child got overwhelmed during the lessons, she was spoken to with great care and allowed space until he felt like joining the group again.
Overall, the children were excited and interested enough in the lessons that several were still playing with blocks and building measured and planned structures even in uninstructed play. Overall, I feel that the lesson plans were extremely successful for the day, and met the requirements of the group of children well.