The preschool is located behind the Little Church of the Desert, in the small town of Twentynine Palms, CA. The school has 5 classrooms; as you walk into the doors, there are two small fenced in playgrounds. The first one has a swing set, a sand area, a movable slide, as well as a few toys lying round. This playground is used by the children in Room 1, which are 30 months. Next to it, the second playground is a little bigger. It has absolutely no shaded areas; two swing sets, a playground structure, and a sand toy area, seesaw, as well as, a little basketball hoop. The floors in both playgrounds are covered in sand. I did not enter in every single classroom, however, the one I did get to observe, was small, and had two tables as you walked it. The
During the observations three children were observed, one infant of 4 months of age named “Desmond”, a 13-month-old named “Nathan”, and a 26-month-old named “Alexia”. The first part of the observation took place in the infant/young toddler room. In that room I began my observation with a 4-month-old baby named “Desmond”. Throughout the observation “Desmond” cried for most of the time. When “Desmond’s” caregiver was asked if “Desmond” often cries? The caregiver said that “Desmond” often cries when he is not being held. That he loves to be held and if he is not held he will cry until he gets what he wants, sometimes crying for as long as 30 minutes one time. Once “Desmond” is picked up and given the attention that he is wanting, “Desmond” calms
My first week at the Child Development and Family Studies Center went pretty well. I am in the four year olds room and my target child is Wyatt. Upon my arrival, Clarissa Doss (teacher) and Mrs. Sharon Fulgham (assistant teacher) were very open and friendly. I was introduced to class and the children introduced themselves. My first encounter with my target child, Wyatt, went great; I reintroduced myself to him and asked which area he would like to play in today and he quickly chose home living with his classmate Macy. While observing the two preschoolers, both had baby dolls and diaper bags; I asked both Wyatt and Macy ‘What are you going to do?” and “Does the baby need food?” .Both responded that they were taking their babies to the park and
Observations is needed in our profession because it helps us read children without hearing them. We understand what they’re going through by their facial expressions, body language or tone of voice. I feel that I have mastered this gift of reading what children and adults want because I have three children of my own. Each child is different and reacts to situations differently. Therefore, knowing what signs to look for helps tremendously when successfully guiding children. In my first observation, I had a wonderful time observing one of two three star In-Home daycare in my state. I came in the classroom close to 10:30am and began my observation. The children where freely playing moving around. They played together but wanted what the other
The idea of observation in children is very important, because that what children do they observe. To help think, sort or identity, kids use their eyes as well as the other senses. From their youngest moments children are attracted to shapes. Beaty stated “children need to observe the things they are interested in and to express their feelings in the graphic language of drawing”. The first shape they may be attracted to is oval, circular objects because that what they see first, they see their mother’s round, oval face. Children can draw from what they have seen. If one asks a child to look at a picture, or object, they will draw it how they can saw it. The ides of art are sometimes or if not often, seen as a way as express ones emotions with
Standing in front of about 20 beaming eyes staring at me I struggled to keep my composure. “You teach the class!” I was just a small child in the fifth grade. I was stuck inside a deep hole that I had no control over. “Well? What are learning?” At that moment tears started rolling down my cheeks and my head was in the dumps.
Teachers are aware of what they should do in the classroom when teaching young children. Teachers should provide opportunities to develop positive dispositions toward learning when working with young children to make sure they are using their knowledge and skills. Teaching young children, the skills that need to learn about is the big key of understanding what the information that you will need when you are assessing the young children. In this paper, the reader will read about observation and documentation as assessment and why is it important? The reader will also read about the difference between looking at and authentically or genuinely observing a child, the types of documentation, two types of documentation that relate how teachers use the documentation in the classroom and how documentations would be useful as assessments.
Evidently a 10 year old child trapped for 10 hours before being rescued would be cognitively and emotionally affected. According to his age, this child is classified in Piaget’s Concrete Operational stage which extends from seven year old to approximately eleven or twelve year old (Kronemyer, 2009). Generally, the fashion of viewing and perceiving situational occurrences at such a young age would be totally different from other individuals at that age range. Ten hours stranded in an unwanted milieu is a horrible experience for a 10 year old. The child perceptive cognition would be mentally disoriented; this child would leave the rest of his life with fears from frequenting places he has never been before. Fear would take a space in that child’s organism. The child’s future may be complicated and he might experience nightmares or sleepless night.
On my first couple of observations I observed was a visitation by a mom and her one year old little boy. I was briefed before I walked into the room which helped me understand everything that was going on. The case was originally a P1 which means an investigator has to respond within 24 hours. I was expecting to be with a CPS worker, but to my surprise I was with an older lady that is hired to watch the visitations. They do this because CPS workers are very busy. I was told the mother was very detached from her baby. That was correct because I observed the baby not wanting his mother’s attention. For example he wasn’t eager to see his mother when she showed up. It was odd even when she tried breastfeeding him he would push her away. The lady
For my Observation I visited my daughter’s school at Cuesta Children’s Center on the Cuesta campus. Yes, my daughter has been attending here for about a year, but I wanted to insure myself that I have chosen the best qualified school for my daughter. When I arrived at the classroom I was so impressed with all the different activities to engage the toddlers. With a inviting environment, physical, emotional/social, age appropriate toys, and the best risk taking play area outside/inside.
The name of the child I observed for my preschool observation is Ritesh who is 4 years 6 months old, was born on 30th April 2013. His height and weight were 37 inch’s tall and 34 lbs. weight. He is from Asian Indian family. He have black hair and dark brown color eyes. He live with his mother, father, and his baby sister who is six month old. My observation on the child were taken place in child home during play date with three more children.
On November 1, 2017, Reese, a female five-year-old child was observed in room CL 1309 for 40 minutes, starting at 9:00 am. She is the second child, with an older sister and younger brother. This observation consisted of questions asked by the professor and the answers provided by the child, in the form of the specific questions asked by the professor, or by demonstrations done by Reese. These questions went over the topics of the gross and fine motor skills, play, the preoperational thought, language development, attention, and self-understanding.
At 1:00 P.M. On November 8, 2017, I came in to the child study to do my observation. I found the experience very interesting and in a way, which I did not expect, kind of fun. The interaction between the kids, and observing their personalities between each other taught me a lot about the kids. To my surprise, I never saw any negative reactions or fights between the kids during my time spent there. At my daycare in my kid days, there were kids constantly having bad attitudes and fighting over toys.
I observed a male with a female child (approximately 2 years of age) walking around the store to buy some hot food to eat. The adult carries a basket in one hand and the other hand holds the child's hand. The child wants to hold the basket which it is full of fresh vegetables and frying sausages and sticky rice. The adult bends down and says, "You can't carry the basket because it's very heavy and you are still small to carry it. You may hurt yourself. Okay?" The child looks a little sad and replies, "Okay." The adult then continues as they both walking away, the adult says, "You can carry it when you get older like Daddy, ok?" The child replied with "okay!"