Focal Children: Child A, Child M, & Child P
Child M and the other preschoolers were doing some physical activities today such as crab walk. He was able to do it, but when he got tired, I noticed that he was dragging his bottom. He also tried avoiding to bump the other children.
Developmental Domain: Physical
Developmental Significance: Child M was demonstrating some balancing and traveling skills.
Information tells me: Child M needs to see curriculum that encourages physical activities to enhance the strength of his upper and lower body.
Child A and Child P:
Child A and Child P were playing with another child at the block area. After talking to each other about what they wanted to do with the blocks, they decided that they wanted to build a castle. They shared the responsibilities of building the castle.
Developmental Domain: Social-Emotional
Developmental Significance: Child A and Child P were establishing and sustaining relationships by interacting with each other and making friends. They were also using appropriate conversational and other communication skills such as engaging in conversations.
Information tells me: Both children need to see curriculum that encourages group activities to enhance their interaction and communication skills.
For the lacing project, Child A made a crown. She followed the instruction of lacing “straw-heart-straw.” She also used her thumb and index fingers in lacing.
Developmental Domain: Physical (uses fingers and hands), Language (follows directions), Cognitive (attends and engages), & Mathematics (knowledge of patterns)
Developmental Significance: Child M demonstrated fine motor strength and coordination by using her fingers and hands; demonstrated skills in listening and understanding complex language; demonstrated positive approaches to learning; and demonstrated knowledge of patterns.
Information tells me: Child A needs to see curriculum that will enhance her fine motor strength, listening and understanding to complex language, positive approach to learning, and knowledge of patterns.
Engaged and showed interest about the “Opposites” during circle time. Child P said, “Teacher Michael you’re heavy and Connor is lighter.”
Developmental Domain: Language and Cognitive
Developmental Significance: Used language to express thoughts by speaking clearly and using conventional grammar. Child P also used appropriate conversational and other communication skills by engaging in a conversation with the teacher. Lastly, child P demonstrated positive approaches to learning by conversing and showing interest about the “Opposites.”
Information tells me: Child P needs to see curriculum to help develop her communication skills further.
Child M was using the four fingers grasp when he practiced writing his name.
Developmental Domain: Physical
Developmental Significance: Demonstrated fine-motor strength and coordination by using his fingers and hands.
Information tells me: Child M needs to see curriculum that will level up his four fingers grasp to a tripod grasp.