Hi I'm due a lesson observation in the near future and would really appreciate some ideas. I work in Nursery and have a group of 16 very easily exciteable children !!! The only way to keep them engaged is to keep a very fast pace.I cant help worrying that the normal nerves of an observation will get the better of me.They are a mixed ability group one of which SEN and predominantly boys !!! Was thinking of introducing 2d shapes then moving onto a feelybag game.Follow up activity on a shape search outdoors. This is where i come stuck. Do i let them look at the environment e.g bricks and various other shapes in equipment or place shapes around ? or both ? only problem is these shapes such as large construction are actually 3D Or do an indoor search? this way it would be easy to fix cut out shapes to walls around school. Would do this with a smaller group maybe 8 and tell the rest of the children it is there job to find shapes around the class. Would also love to name the children shape searchers maybe give them shape hats or badges.This could be a phsical activity earlier in the week leading upto observation. Really need to get this right as its my 1st observation as early years practitioner. And feel i need to prove to myself and others that i am more than up for this job. All ideas most welcome . HELP !!!!!!!!!!!!!!