Friday, December 19, 2014

Allie's Parent-Teacher Conference

Allie jumping from a 1 foot tall stool during PT.
This was really hard for her to land just a couple months ago.

We had our semi-annual meeting with Allie's teachers a couple weeks ago.  Here is her summary.

Social-emotional:  Allison seems to enjoy her classroom, classmates, and teachers.  She does well following the classroom routine/rules and helpfully reminds others of the rules.  Allison seems to enjoy playing alone but sometimes during visiting time (right before nap time) enjoys reading stories with her friends.

Physical:  Allison is still gaining an understanding of balancing while walking or running.  She has been doing well stopping herself completely while running.  She enjoys running, jumping, and climbing activities.  She is also learning to ride a tricycle.  She has been doing well using her right hand to support tasks that she is completing with her left hand.

For example:
- Using her right hand to hold a string while she laces beads with her left hand.
- Holding a food bowl with her right hand while scooping with her left hand.
- Using her right hand to hold her cot while she uses her left hand to pull on her cot sheet.
- Most recently, she has been using her right hand to manipulate table utensils while eating snack or lunch.

She has been doing well using her right hand without reminders or prompting, in addition to stretching out her right hand when she is not engaged in an activity.

Language: Allison's language has greatly developed since the beginning of the school year.  She is able to express her wants, needs, and ideas.  She is able to directly answer questions that she is being asked.  She also enjoys asking questions and initiating conversations with reachers.

Cognitive:  Allison happily participates in all of the activities that are offered daily.   She is not easily distracted when engaged in an activity and sustains an appropriate attention span.  She can also make connections about experiences that occur at home/school and can recall experiences that she has at home.

Literacy:  Allison has begun to show an interest in rhyming words and letter sounds.  She is able to identify her name, the names of others, and letters.  Allison enjoys listening to stories and pretending to read stories to her friends.  She eagerly participates in conversations about stories that we read at school.  She is also able to create a picture and provide a description of the drawing.

Math:  Allison is able to identify numbers and complete number correspondence activities.  She also has a great understanding of positional words and can identify shapes.

Social Studies: Allison is aware that she has a mother, father, and brother.  She is also aware of the state that she lives in.  She understands that people live in different places, eat different foods, and wear different clothing.

1 comment:

  1. And she's a great singer and helps look after her little brother! That makes her just about perfect!