Last night at Joey’s parent-teacher conference, Joey’s teacher gave me a sheet from Joey (with her help) with an update of everything he’s doing at school. ——————————————————-
These are things I like and I am good at in the classroom setting: -Attending and participating during circle (w/ a smile on his face) -Imitating teacher movements/ gestures for poems and songs -Signing action songs/ poems -Referencing peers to model their movements during circle -Eating snack independently with adult guidance as needed (especially chocolate pudding and apple sauce) -Joey is highly motivated by his peers during during music & movement activities -High level of innate mastery of motivation for self initiated activities -Persistant exploration of the environment and engagement in familiar and routine activities and material use.
These are things I am getting better at in the classroom setting: -Participating in table top actitivies with adult facilitation ie.. gluing, painting, markers -Following one step directions in the classroom with adult facilitation -Pointing to photos/ visual cues to express desired activity -Transitioning within the daily schedule using a simple visual schedule board -Increased comfort levels improve overall performance in most areas of the daily cirriculum -Parallel playing near peers while engaged in familiar and preferred activities ie.. trains, cars, bean table, water table, simple 1-2 step play schemes with dolls/ food/ puzzles -Transitioning to least preferred activities with adult support -Increased symbolic play with adult/ peer modeling -Increased attention span with familiar and highly preferred materials -Emerging trial and error problem solving skills with materials of interest ie… puzzles, bean table, trains/tracks, legos, instruments
These are things I need help with: -Toileting, washing hands, caring for personal belongings, transitioning from one activity to another when he is not interested or in the mood to engage. -Safety awareness concerns require constant adult supervision/ facilitation in the classroom and outdoors -Increasing attention span with activities/ materials that are unfamiliar/ least preferred