Children's Relationship with Classmates: a Comprehensive Analysis of Friendship Nominations and Liking

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Children 's Relationship with Classmates: A Comprehensive Analysis of Friendship Nominations and Liking
Psychological Profile: Subject is young male 7 years old (my nephew), will be 8 years old January 1st, 2006. Height is approximately 4ft 1 inches and weight is roughly 58lbs. Olive toned skin complexion, brown short hair, and big brown eyes, with a devilish smile.
The subject has a personality that constantly changes based on the people in his surroundings. More playful and rough with children of his own age group, and seems to act more shy and tranquil around an older age group of adults.
The subject is currently in the middle of his second grade school year. He The subject is doing very well with his A B C 's and is also
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I thought it would be a nice gesture to buy a box of munchkins for the 2nd grade students and a coffee for the teacher to show appreciation and thanks for allowing me to interrupt their daily routine. We drove the elementary school and checked in, then continued up to the classroom where the subject sat. His desk was located on the far right front of the classroom. As the subject 's mother and I walked in, all the students in the classroom got stirred up and eager to ask their teacher questions faster then she/he could answer. We sat aside and waited for the teacher to approach us at her convenience. A school bell rang and the students all quickly ran out for their recess time. This is when the subjects ' mother and I stood at the window, which overlooks the parking lot area where recess was held. But even before we observed the subject at play we noticed the seating arrangements in class. The subjects ' class was assigned seating chart so when the bell rang, the subject immediately ran to his closest friend which was another boy 2 rows over to the left of him.
They got their jackets from their cubbies on the wall and ran outside together. Subject 's mother, the teacher, and I went to windows that were closest to the parking lot and observed the subject interacting with his classmates. During recess I noticed that
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