The ability to effectively integrate all disciplines in student learning, while recognizing developmental milestones, is complex. Use this field experience to observe and collaborate with your mentor regarding the many facets to teaching in a K-3 classroom. Observe an inclusive K-3 early childhood or elementary site, focusing on ELA, social studies, and art lessons, and paying close attention to the relationship between reading and writing. Discuss with the mentor teacher how he or she purposefully integrates reading and writing into lessons. Using any remaining field experience hours, assist the teacher in providing instruction and support to the class. In 250-500 words, summarize and reflect upon your observations, discussion, and instructional support. Include the following: -How did your field experience teacher integrate reading and writing? -What was done for reading? What was done for writing? How were they connected to each other during instruction? -What was done for social studies and art? Were they integrated into other curriculum? If they were not observed, how could you incorporate social studies and art into the lesson? -What support and/or accommodations did you observe for children with exceptionalities?
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