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Student Observation Report Essay

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The names in this Observation Report have been changed to protect the privacy of the parents and the child.

Student’s Name : Calvin
Sex : Male
Place of Observation : Inside the classroom of County Preschool.
Time of Observation : In the morning, 10.30 a.m. and it was a sunny day.

General View :

• The classroom was pretty well organized ( clean, tidy and many facilities inside such as books, games, a computer and so on )
• It was a pretty large group in the class, 13 children were there and the teacher was present as well.
• It was an engaged class, where the students were actively engaged in learning. Activities Observed :

• Class discussion
• Individual seat work

Other
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Comment
Erikson tells us that for the children this age, it is a time for play not for formal education.

Aspect: Social / Emotional

Observation
The boy did not want to share controlling the
‘mouse‘ with his peer.

Comment
Erikson tells us children in the intuitive phase (4 to
7 years) like him has a tendency to focus attention on one aspect of object while ignoring others. Aspect: Cognitive

Observation
I tried to influence the boy so that he wants to share controlling the
‘mouse‘ with his peer.

Comment
Piaget tells us that the children in the preoperational stage (2 to 7 years) are unaware of another person’s perspective. They exhibit egocentric thought.

Aspect: Social / Emotional

Observation
The boy interacted with his peer about the letters.

Comment
The Kennedy Krieger
Institute tells us that the children this age enjoy friendships, but these are generally one way friendships. Aspect: Motor / Sensory Skill

The boy left the computer and moved to play puzzle. Comment
The Kennedy Krieger
Institute again tells us in its Developmental
Milestones that the children this age can put together multi piece

puzzles.

Aspect: Health / Physical

Observation I saw the boy losing some of his teeth.

Comment
According to The
Kennedy Krieger
Institute, the children 4 to
6 years old begin to loose their primary teeth and
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