Child Observation Paper

1802 WordsJun 20, 20128 Pages
When I arrived, Athena was finishing her morning snack/breakfast. After a few minutes, she got up and stood in line to wash her hands. (gross motor skills) While waiting, she was standing very close to the other child in front of her. With the assistance of a teacher, Athena washed her hands and pulled out a paper towel from the dispenser. When she was done drying her hands, she walked over to an area with a lot of toys. She grabbed a stuffed animal. She then started crawling around the floor as she looked at the other toys. She found a pet carrier and proceeded to put the stuffed animal into the carrier. When she finished putting the stuffed animal in the carrier, she placed the carrier on a chair. She then looked around the toy…show more content…
She was able to dip the paintbrush into the container and apply the liquid to her fish. Athena then grabbed small pieces of tissue paper and began putting them on her fish. (fine motor skills) Every time she glued a piece of tissue paper, she would look at what the other children were doing with their fishes. She continued to glue tissue paper on her fish. She told the teacher, “My fish is pretty.” (Self-esteem) The teacher told her fish was beautiful and Athena smiled at the teacher. (extrinsic motivation) After a few minutes, Athena once again dipped her paintbrush into the container and flailed the brush. The teacher asked her to stop and Athena announced, “I’m done with my fishy”. The teacher asked her to take her fish to the dry rack and to wash her hands. Athena carefully picked up her paper and was having difficulties balancing her art work with her walking. She proceeded to walk very slowly to the dry rack. On the way, she bumped into a few students. A nearby teacher told her to say “Excuse me” but Athena did not say anything. She had her gaze on the dry rack. When she reached the dry rack, she placed her artwork in an empty slot. She then turned around and waved her hands at a teacher and said, “Look, my dirty hands!” Athena went to the sink and washed her hands with a teacher’s help. Athena stood by the sink and looked around the classroom. She walked over to a group of children that were playing. She grabbed a pillow that was
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