It was a very sunny afternoon in the ‘stargazers’ classroom. My observation took place on a Friday morning. I was there to observe Andrew in his natural classroom setting. Andrew looked to be four years old. He was about 3 feet tall and was on the thin side. He was wearing blue jeans and a sweatshirt. I did not want to be noticed and cause any distractions, so I sat outside the block area in a small brown chair. My view was unobstructed and I had a clear vantage point into the dramatic play area. The classroom was on the second floor of a brick building and the classroom was quite large. There were very long windows on each wall, and the sun was brightly shining through. The classroom had very distinct areas that were all separated out away from each other. The focal point of the large room was a bright colored round carpet that was placed directly in the center of the room. There were also two very big rocking chairs placed close to the far wall.
The classroom was quite busy as the two teachers; Miss Sarah and Miss Clara were getting the table set for snack time. The teachers were walking around the long picnic table at the far end of the classroom. They were covering the table with white paper and each seat was getting a plate and small cup. There were eight additional children scattered in different areas of the classroom. Emma and Madison were at the sensory table in the far left corner of the classroom. Luke and Jack were in the large block area which was next to the dramatic play area. Claire and Trinity were near the windows on the two computers. Finally, Zack and Michael were coloring at the small desks next to the guinea pig cage. Andrew was playing in the dramatic play corner of the classroom with Matthew. The dramatic play area was a small square area that was surrounded by low shelves with a small wood door opening. The door was
About at Andrew’s waist. The two boys...