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Courtney Barnes Carmen Wakefield Introduction To Education 2 April, 2017 Observing A Second Grade Classroom When I first walked into Mrs. Engel’s second grade classroom, I observed just the typical second grade classroom: rows of desks facing the Smart Board and white boards at the front of the room, educational posters hanging on the wall, book shelves circling the room, and a large desk in which Mrs. Engel sat at, surrounded by multiple chairs. As I watched and observed the daily routine of the classroom, I realized the desk sitting at the back of the room was much more important than my first impression of it. In almost every classroom, regardless of the grade level, the instructor or teacher has a desk. However, Mrs. Engel’s desk was structured much differently than most others I have seen. To her and her students, the desk was a “home base” or the place the students visited when they had questions, or simply just needed their teachers assistance with whatever that may of been. As well as the desk, the structure and placement of the book shelves
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