Child Observation Report Essay

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Confidential Material Detailed report of five observations. The names used in this Observation Report are fictitious. This is absolutely necessary to protect the privacy of the children being observed. Observation #1: Ron and aggression Date and time: Wednesday April 16, 2014; 11:25-12:50 Setting: Playground for 1st/2nd grade recess 11:25-11:50, 3rd/4th grade 11:55-12:20, Kindergarten recess 12:25-12:50 Activities observed: Children climbing across the climbing rings, watching children pretend play at the tire mountain and under the large wooden play structure with the blue…show more content…
Example B: I spent a lot of time lifting the short children onto the climbing rings during (first and second grade recess) so they could race with one another. Ron was having fun and encouraging the other children as they crossed until a different boy was almost across the rings. Ron walked underneath him and pulled on his legs until he fell off the rings. After that the boy grabbed Ron’s shirt because he was mad that Ron pulled him off of the rings. He asked Ron “why did you do that?” Ron did not answer, so the boy pulled on his shirt and hit him in the arm. Ron began crying at that point and started yelling, “He hit me! He hit me!” I diffused the fight by pulling the boys apart from each other, and tried to get both of the boys to talk to me. The boy that hit Ron just walked away and did not want to listen. So, I helped Ron stand up and asked him why he thought the other boy might have hit him. He said he did not know why the boy would be angry with him. I asked him what he had just done to the boy to provoke such a reaction. He told me that he all he did was pull the other child off of the rings. He did not appear to understand that his actions might have been the reason that the

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