For this essay, I observed a third grade classroom of nine children at Theills Elementary School on May 2, 2006. Of these children, seven were boys, and two were girls. They varied between the ages of eight and nine, with most being eight. Each child showed varying degrees of development, although all were near expectations for grade level. These children were Anthony, Conner, Dhruv, Eric, Jarrett, Jason, Lori, Richard, and Vee.
Anthony was a very quiet child, who tended to choose one activity and remain focused on it for extended periods of time. He did not tend to interact with other children, was not interested in trying new activities, which I found very frustrating. While...