On their way out, 5 or 6 children wave to me and one little boy comes up and gives me a hug. They play outside on the playground for about 10 minutes, at which point it starts to rain; Miss Charlotte rings a bell on the playground and everybody heads back inside. Everyone forms a circle on the floor again; while everyone is getting adjusted they sing “Where is Thumbkin?” After the song, Miss Charlotte and the other two teachers put their fingers to their lips to get everyone quiet and the students follow suit. 2 One of the teachers (Miss Judy?) looks at a spiral of colored paper and says it’s Ryan’s turn to lead this morning.
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.
I remember being in kindergarten, there was this one kid that took out his torn blanket during nap time. Everybody use to laugh at him, which probably caused a large amount of self-consciousness. Next, the social class of a child can affect the way they interact with fellow classmates and teachers. At times, kids would act out in front of the whole class for attention. This is sometimes cause by the child being ignore by a sibling or parent.
The observation took place at Children’s Learning World in Niles, IL on Monday, August 29th 2011 at 10:05 in the morning. I was observing a group of 15 children, ages 3 to 6 years old during the open work time. Children were playing in different classroom areas. Children’s interests, type of play they were involved in: Children were divided into small groups and involved in different types of activities. One group was painting and coloring; second group was playing with instruments and singing; third group of children was playing with manipulatives; fourth group was building with blocks; a girl was doing puzzles; one boy was reading a book; two children were eating apples and two more children were waiting for their turn to eat apples, they were sitting in “waiting chairs”.
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.
Child one tried to get up and ramble without a definite purpose around the room which he had difficulty doing because his gross motor skills seem to not yet be fully developed. Child ones mother grabbed him and said to him “no baby I need to keep an eye on you’ and sat him back down where he began. The child began to scream inaudibly “AHH!” Child two came out of his room, not knowing that anyone was there and slowly came near or nearer to the small group in his house and immediately moved with haste to where the other child was. Child two said “Ty, play trucks with me! This is your truck.
Toddlers are wandering around the classroom without real direction, a care giver yells across the room for a child to come get his dirty diaper changed, the child looks up but continues to play with whatever he is interested in. The noise level seems extremely loud and there seems to be a great deal of crying. Chaos is the only word that can be used to describe this environment. This type of environment does not the kind of stimulation that infants and toddlers need to truly develop. Though the past decade or so researchers have shown so much evidence on the brain development of babies.
His arrival each morning is very stressful and he experiences difficulty separating from his mother. His floppy teddy bear (cuddly) is used as a transition object for settling into the centre as well as at rest time. Carla the caregiver, has noticed that both Max and Jesse have not formed a strong friendship with any other children, and as they are neighbours and know each other she fosters a relationship between them. Max and Jesse seem to hit it off and both enjoy playing active games which involve running, jumping and climbing both inside and outside. Whilst they enjoy rough and tumble play they limit their interactions to each other and make little attempt to include others in the play.
For example if parents are fighting the second their child comes into the room they change the subject and put on a smile as if nothing were wrong. They don’t understand why some children have the luxury to have a whole room full of toys and others not. Some children don’t have the luxury of ignorance when they’re young and are exposed to all the different hardships of society: being homeless, hungry, not having a family.... As you grow older, you start to read newspaper and watch the news; you become aware of current events, wars, economic problems. You realize how hard it is to sustain a family, make money-- survive. You gain a new respect for your parents, family and anyone who has a career because now you know how hard it is to juggle everything; a career, a family...
Firstly the dialogue used in this film conveys Rita O’Grady’s character by how she interacts with people in the film. In the scene when Rita was so upset when she found out that the teacher had hit her son she showed heaps of courage by how she spoke to her son saying, ‘I’ll deal with it.’ She made sure that her son was not worried about anything, she goes directly to the teacher and says ‘you hit my son.....I don’t want you doing it.’ This part of the quote conveys to us that Rita is ready to take risks because she confronts the teacher. When he is rude to her and implies that she is not a good mother, a close up shows Rita angry and embarrassed but unable to speak. This shows how humiliated she is. At this point Rita does not have the confidence or skills to say what she wants to.