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.
Jesus is a slightly above average statured 4 year old Hispanic male, with dark brown skin, short spikey black hair and brown eyes. Spanish is Jesus primary language at home but is encouraged to speak English at school. Mya, Toby, and Jesus all appear to be right handed and in good physical heath. Description of Setting: The observation session began on Tuesday May 7, 2013, at approximately 10:00 AM in Gerber, California; the preschool has 2 adults and 8-10 kids. All the children were in line waiting to exit out the back door to the playground.
Observation of Early Childhood PSY 2237 Online Developmental Lifespan April 1st, 2014 Introduction This observation case study took place at Timber Ridge Lodge in Lake Geneva Wisconsin. This is a children’s waterpark and hotel. I am observing a 6 year old boy, and his interaction with mother inside of the waterpark. When I entered the waterpark I sat at a table with a large group of people from our church. I did not initially interact with the child or mother.
Charlie must pass by the Wonka chocolate factory every day on his way to and from school. Each day as he walks by the factory’s colossal iron gates, Charlie prays that someday he will get to venture inside the factory. Every night after dinner, Charlie goes into his grandparents’ room. Just the sight of Charlie enlivens his grandparents. Grandpa Joe tells stories to amuse Charlie.
Observation #1 (toddler): Name: WillAge: 2Gender: Male General Description: Will is a two year old white male with blonde hair and blue eyes.He is small for his age and he lives with his father and mother. Where Observation Took Place:The observation took place at will’s house. When Observation Took Place:The observation took place on October 11th at about 3:30. Others Present:His father and mother where both present. 1)Physical Development 1.If toddler or preschooler, list examples of child’s movements.Will likes to run around and throw his balls.He can’t sit still for a long time.He has to be constantly moving.
At 9 in the morning, it was our duty to prepare children for breakfast, this consisted of helping them to clear away their toys, attach bibs to them and sit them around a table. After breakfast had ended, I then had to wipe their faces and get toys out for them to play with. While the children were playing, I had to make sure that all breakfast items were took down stairs and put away. For a while i would play with the children until 10.30 when the music man came. When the music man came, I had to make sure that all toys were cleared away and that the children were sat in a circle and ready.
I obereved Russell in an older infant room where half of infants were sleeping and the older half were up playing. Myself and Jackie(the other infant teacher) was in the room also. There were a lot of quite toys like hard and soft book, rubber jaxs, plavtic shapesand stuffed animals. They was no scheduled art activity, just free play. Jackie was sitting on the floor writing on a daily sheet.
After we filled our bellies, we started our normal Saturday routine. Like clockwork there was a knock at the door. The neighborhood children, eager to add to their numbers, were at the door asking if my children could come. I answered, “Yes, give them a few minutes to get ready.” As I started to close the door, I noticed a folded white paper clipped to the outside door panel. I retrieved it and returned inside.
As this didn’t seem to work the key person put child A next to the toys, and started shaking a shaker, after 10 seconds child A stopped crying and started playing with the shaker, while smiling and looking at the key person and her mother. The key person goes up to the mother and has a small conversation, before the mother left the nursery, saying goodbye to child A. When child A is collected from the nursery: It is 4:25 in the afternoon, on a Thursday, child A is playing with the bricks, trying to stack them together, while the key person is sitting next to them, after a minute later their mother enters the gates. The key person notices, grabs child A and holds them in her arms, while walking towards the gates. At first child A appears to be distressed, as they appear to still want to play with the bricks, but when the key person says “look its mummy”, they look towards the gates making a few cooing noises.
Infant Perception Why do babies love to stare at me? Having worked at a daycare for many months, and being a person that loves to play with and be around small children, I have spent hours and hours around infants, toddlers, and older children. While I do love playing with the older kids, I especially love when I am at work and I am assigned to the “baby room.” What could be more fun than hanging out with infants ages 6 weeks to 18 months—especially when these infants seem to be completely and entirely fascinated with me! The baby room is filled with lots of toys designed specifically for infants. One wall of the room is lined entirely with mirrors, which babies tend to love to look at, even though most of them do not recognize that the image in the mirror is a reflection of them.