Focal Children: Child A, Child M, & Child P
Child A, together with two more children played “Simon Says.” Before they started playing the game, they were having an argument of who was going to be Simon. With a teacher’s guidance/help, they solved the problem by taking turns of who was going to be Simon.
Developmental Domain: Social Emotional
Developmental Significance: Child A was establishing positive relationships with the two children by interacting and making friends. Child A also participated cooperatively and constructively in a group situation to solve their problem of who was going to be Simon.
Information tells me: Child A needs to see curriculum that encourages more group and problem-solving activities to enhance, and learn more problem-solving skills and to establish and sustain a longer positive relationships with the peers.
Counted the numbers 1-24 on the the calendar and was able to recognized number “42”
Developmental Domain: Mathematics
Developmental Significance: Child M used number concepts and operations by counting.
Information tells me: Child A needs to see curriculum that encourages Math activities to help him learn, recognize, and count bigger numbers.
Child P used a three-point grip with her right hand. She had a good grip and good control of holding the crayon while coloring a bug picture.
Developmental Domain: Physical (Fine-motor)
Developmental Significance: Child P demonstrated fine-motor strength and coordination by using a three-point grip with her right hand and manipulating the crayon (using a refined wrist and good control movements).
Information tells me: Child P needs to see curriculum that will level up fine-motor strength and coordination skills in order to develop better control and refined wrist movements.
Child M defined the unfamiliar word “camouflage.” He said ” Camouflage means blending in.” He pronounced the unfamiliar word correctly.
Developmental Domain: Language
Developmental Significance: Child A was using an expanding expressive vocabulary and conventional grammar by defining an unfamiliar word and using a complete sentence.
Information tells me: Child M needs to see curriculum that would help further develop his language skills such as his usage of grammar and learning more new vocabulary words.
Penelope copied words such is OIL and ITALIAN on her word book. Before she wrote the word OIL, she asked Michael “What is this word O-I-L?” After Michael answered her question, she asked him another question about what he was doing (cutting bread and adding oil on the bread).
Developmental Domain: Language and Literacy
Developmental Significance: Child P was using language to express thoughts by using conventional grammar; and using appropriate conversational and other communication skills by engaging in conversations with Michael. Child P was also demonstrating knowledge of the alphabet by identifying and naming letters.
Information tells me: Child M needs to see curriculum that encourages language and literacy developments in order further her communication skills and to help her learn more letter in the Alphabet.