When Ashley’s Nana was drumming on the toy drum Ashley imitated her and drummed back after her. Mom placed the plush lady bug underneath the toy drum and Ashley went over and pulled the drum up to retrieve the plush lady bug, this is an example of object permanence. When Ashley was walking around the living room with the spoon in her hand she was trying to pick up the cheerio on the red plate with the spoon. Her mom placed a plastic to-go Chef Boyardee soup on the floor, Ashley had associated the soup with the spoon and she was tapping the spoon on the lid and trying to open the soup. Ashley was forming sounds to try and communicate with her mother and nana.
Observation Journal: Entry 5 Observer: Allison Conces Date of Observation: March 9, 2005 Setting/Context: Tomorrow’s Promise Montessori School classroom Huntsville, TX Children/Adolescents Observed: 40 boys and girls, ages 3-5 Observation Notes: I come in and take a seat at one of the child-sized tables in one half of the room. On the other side of the room, the children and teachers are seated in a circle on the carpet. They are getting ready to go play outside for a little while because it looks like rain. The children line up and go outside. On their way out, 5 or 6 children wave to me and one little boy comes up and gives me a hug.
I spotted my kitchen set in the next room. I wanted to play with it too. My mom was in the kitchen baking something that smelled much more appealing than reading. She must have been looking at me through the pass-through window, as she caught me in my daydream and reminded me that I was supposed to be reading my book. The cat ran away from the man.
Silvia said “Mrs.Price it’s for Rachel!!! !”Although it wasn’t. Rachel tried saying something but all she can do was say it in a whisper voice. Mrs.Price still thought it was Rachel’s, during class, Mrs.Price saw Rachel put the sweater at the tip of the desk so she forced Rachel to put it on, when Rachel did put it on, she bursted into tears. Then the airhead named Phyllis Lopez came when it was time for lunch and claimed the sweater from Rachel.
The infants were observe from a distance. I observed them from my desk while they were playing in the room with their caregivers and professor Matheson and also with each other. Professor Matheson knows Jesse’s mothers from her neighborhood and Jason’s aunt is our classmate. Professor Matheson placed baby and toddler toys on the mat floor, such as a ball, a doll with baby bottle and blanket, phone, shapes, stack cups and rings, blocks, a choo choo train, squeaky duck toy, elmo’s music toy and two children books. At first was just Jesse in the classroom but after 20 minutes the other toddler arrive with his caregiver.
Preschool Observation and Developmental Analysis I have chosen to observe Merha, a female approximately 4 years, 7 months old, a preschooler at the Children’s Center. Merha catches my eye as she places both her hands in a butterfly hand puppet. She has a smile on her face as she uses her hands in the butterfly wings to flutter around the room. She flutters to other students but the students are engaged in their tasks and they do not acknowledge her. She moves on and stops at a table as a boy is dictating his story to the teacher.
Date of Report: September 21, 2011 Childs Name: Maryah Age: 5 Gender: Female Date of Observation: September 14, 2011 Description of observation site or location: Wildwood Elementary School located in Federal Way, Washington. My observation was of Ms. Richardson’s Kindergarten class for about 30 minutes of classroom time and for 25 minutes of lunch and recess. The main focus of my observation was the lunch and recess timeframe, from 11:55 a.m. to 12:20 p.m. I observed Maryah in the lunchroom and the playground area. She sat at the long lunchroom table with her entire kindergarten class.
Chirag Arora CHD*001*12300 OBSERVATION 2 The name of the site visited was Child Development Center of Associated Students, San Jose State University on November 7h, 2011 at 10:00am. The child I observed was a girl of 4 years and I will call her Jenny. Physical development: Average 4-year-olds gain the ability to cut straight lines and cut out shapes with scissors. They usually have a noticeable preference for the right or left hand. They are able to participate more in self care by brushing their own teeth and, for the most part, dressing and undressing themselves.
Kathleen M. Porter Infant’s Name: Baby T Age in Months/Sex of Child: 5 months – Female Childcare Center or Home: Guilford Technical Community College – Children’s Center Date of Observation: November 3, 2011 – (2:55 pm – 4:50 pm) I had the opportunity to carefully observe an infant, “Baby T”, for about one and one half hours in the infant classroom at the Guilford Technical Community College – Children’s Center. The environment in this classroom provides infants with opportunities for safe and stimulating exploration. The infants are surrounded by different textures and a multitude of brilliant colors. Pictures on the walls feature objects and people the children find interesting and are displayed at their eye level. Developmentally
Each aspect is important and all have impact on each other. To better explain the sequence and rate of each aspect of development, the development will be divided into age groups: ZERO TO SIX MONTHS BABY Physical Development: • From the birth each month we can see the changes in the weight of the baby and the growth of the body parts • It will be able to turn its head to sound and movement • Watch the parent’s face while feeding • Smile at familiar faces and voices • stretches to reach its feet while lying down • tries to reach for and grab objects • keeps things in its mouth independently. Social and emotional development: • A six month old baby will respond to their mother’s face, smile. • Needs comfort and cuddles from their parents. Language development: • A six month old baby will be able to make a variety of happy sounds.