Anecdotal Records III

Focal Children: Child A, Child M, & Child P

Child A

Child A held a crayon by using a 3-point grip with her right hand.

Developmental Domain: Physical (Fine Motor)

Developmental Significance: Child A demonstrated fine-motor strength and coordination by using a  three-point grip and efficient hand placement when drawing with a crayon.

Information tells me: Child A needs to see curriculum that will support to continue using three-point grip and efficient hand placement when drawing.

Child M

Child M participated in the egg floating experiment in saltwater. Together with the group, we made predictions whether the the egg will sink or not sink in the water with 6 tbsp. of salt. Before dropping the egg into the glass, he predicted that it would sink.  After dropping the egg into the glass and he saw that the egg floated he asked the question “Why did the egg float?”

Developmental Domain: Language, Cognitive, & Science and Technology

Developmental Significance: Child M used appropriate conversational and other communication skills such as engaging in conversations of at least three exchanges; demonstrated positive approaches to learning by attending and engaging, and showing curiosity and motivation; and used scientific inquiry skills and demonstrated knowledge of the physical properties of objects and materials.

Information tells me: Child M needs to see curriculum that will continue to support language and cognitive developments, and continue to encourage science content activities or topics.

Child P

Child P jumped off a stone bleacher (about 33 cm high)  and was able to land on two feet.

Developmental Domain: Physical

Developmental Significance: Child P sustained balanced during the complex movement experience.

Information tells me: Child P needs to see curriculum that will continue to support and enhance balancing skills during complex movement experiences.

Child A

Child A pretended to be an Entomologist (a person who studies bugs). She used a magnifying glass and a tweezer to study a certain bug such as the “grasshopper.” She stayed in this activity for 5 to 10 minutes. During our circle time, she also shared some characteristics that she knows about bugs such as how bugs use their wings to fly.

Developmental Domain: Physical, Cognitive, & Science and Technology

Developmental Significance: Child A demonstrated fine-motor strength and coordination by using refined wrist and finger movements; demonstrated positive approaches to learning by attending and engaging, and showing flexibility and inventiveness; used symbols and images to represent something not present by engaging in sociodramatic play; and demonstrated knowledge of the characteristics of living things.

Information tells me: Child A needs to see curriculum that will continue support and enhance (to level up) refined wrist and finger movements. A curriculum that will also support her to continue attending and engaging in learning, showing flexibility and inventiveness, engaging in sociodramatic play, and incorporating activities that will help her expand her knowledge in describing characteristics of living things.

Child P

Child P identified and named letters O, G, W, Z, M, N, and X when the teacher pulled out random letters from a bag.

Developmental Domain: Literacy

Developmental Significance: Child P demonstrated knowledge of the Alphabet by identifying and naming the letters when pulled out randomly.

Information tells me: Child P needs to see curriculum that will support continue learning the Alphabet to help identify and name most of the upper case and lower case letters.

 

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