I also hope to learn some basic techniques for dealing with kids and teaching to students who are struggling. All these observations should really give me some insight on what it's really like in a classroom from the teacher's perspective. Working with the same students every week will allow me to form an understanding of their specific capabilities, and therefore enable me to help them with specific problems they're having. I'd like to have that kind of experience, where I feel like I actually made a lasting impact on some students by the end of my time observing there.
Hopefully all goes well this year!