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Hanging Out at the Circus

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Rosemarie Miller
EDU-210 Foundations of Education
March 23, 2014
Woody Mason

Hanging out at the Circus For my observation I went to a circus that the Middle and High Scholars hosted to kick off their spring play Barnum. I would have to say it was a mini circus. They had plenty of cotton candy, candy apples as well as popcorn for the young boys and girls. There were bouncing houses and fun mirrors and lots of clowns walking around. A few of the things I got to see was a breaded woman, tallest man, and smallest woman. Below are a few other observations I had while at the Circus. Upon walking around there were several clicks that consisted of boys and girls, just girls and all boys. Each group had their own communication styles. The groups with just boys or girls had good eye contact however the coed groups had very little eye to eye contact. Each group had lots of hand movements and head motions. Several of the kids were chatting on their phones and most of the girls were constantly texting the whole time. The boys did not have many facial expressions but the girls smiled and laughed a lot while constantly putting their fingers through their hair. A few social behaviors and attitudes displayed would have been when majority of the kids spoke at once continuously interrupting each other. In the group with all girls they displayed some snobbish behavior by ignoring a younger girl that tried to join in.

Most of the junior high girls were sharing fries and drinks while the boys had their own. A few of the boys exhibited good manors by opening the doors for ladies. When walking through the crowd neither the boys nor the girls moved out of the way I was expected to walk around them. While roaming around I noticed all type of clothing, piercing and hair styles. Some of the African American boys had initials or symbols carved in their hair. All the girls I saw had at least one earring in their ear a few had earrings going all the way up the ear lope. Only one girl had a nose ring and I think she had her tongue pierced but I could not tell for sure. When she spoke I thought I saw a pink stud. She was showing off her belling button earring by wearing a short tank top. Majority of the kids were wearing jeans with shirts. While most of the kids were dressed nice the groups still consisted of those that wore name brand and those that did not. I did notice a few exceptions within the group of boys. I could defiantly distinguish the social classes by the brand of clothing and shoes. The girls and boys had positive attitudes but relatively low meaning conversations with interesting verbiage. There was an excessive amount of laughing and giggling from the girls mainly. In the groups with boys and girls there was some flirting? Two of the girls were seating in the boys laps. A good many of the kids were holding hands and a few of the boys had their hands wrapped around the girls. There was not much kissing but one couple did give a quick peak. Within a group of boys I heard a joke that went something like this. “Pick any Two Types of Service Cheap, Fast or Good. He continues to say Cheap and Good ant goanna be Fast, Fast and Good ant goanna be Cheap, Fast and Cheap ant goanna be Good.” All the boys laughed as if it was hilarious asking him to repeat it. The girls were talking about shopping for prom dresses. Some expressing they wanted lots of “Bling Bling”, while others were looking for “Sheik”. The coed group talked about what they saw on Face book. One of their classmates had posted pictures of marijuana paraphernalia and bragged of smoking which caused him to lose his position as Drum Major. I will end my day at the Circus with some of the phrases the kids used. “Whatcha been up to Homie”, “Why she gotta always be all up in my Kool-Aid” and lastly “Yall wantta Chillax at my place and watch a movie”. I will have to say observing pre-teens and teenagers was just as interesting as watching the circus.…...

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