I had Kenny’s parent/teacher conference today. It went really well, not to mention fast. I have this horrible, gross cold so they said we could do our conference extra fast so I could get out of there. They said Kenny is a great kid. He makes friends easily, his skills are highly developed and he’s the whole package (their words, not mine). I love hearing all good things.
The rest of this will only be interesting to the grandparents. This is the first time his teachers have done this type of feedback sheet. I think I liked the old ones better b/c it had more of the teachers’ thoughts as opposed to examples. Read over this and see if anything sound familiar? You’ll notice a lot of references to Sam, J.T. and block area.
Initiative: Kenny indicates desired activity place of activity, materials, or playmates with a short sentence. 9/12 When asked about his work plan, Kenny said, “Block area.”
Kenny joins with others in carrying out complex and varied sequences of activities. 10/13 In the block area, Kenny played with J.T. using Legos. Kenny said to J.T., “Your turn. When you’re finished making the pen (for the pigs), can I have a turn?”
Social Relations: Kenny sustains interactions with other children. 9/15 Kenny played with grass seed at the discovery table with Sam. Kenny said to Sam, “Hey, watch this!”
Kenny appears to receive social support from a friend and shows loyalty to the friend. 10/24 Kenny said to classmates, “Hey, don’t fight. J.T. was doing that.”
Creative Representation: Kenny uses materials to make or build things with at least 3 details represented. 10/24 In the block area, Kenny said, “We’re making a big bridge with a digger and now we need a ramp for the horse.”
Kenny explores drawing and painting materials. 9/5 Kenny used markers and stickers to decorate sign.
Kenny draws or paints representations with a few details. 9/12 Kenny used markers to create a self-portrait.
Music and Movement: Kenny performs precise actions involving opposing hand movements. 9/8 In small group, Kenny used paper punches, tape, scissors, markers and glue.
Kenny responds to the beat of songs or instrumental music with more complex movements. 9/8 Kenny played musical instruments and marched in a parade with his classmates during work time.
Language and Literacy: Kenny uses sentences that include 2 or more ideas with descriptive details. 10/13 In the block area, Kenny said to J.T., “Your turn! May I have some of your pumpkins to put in the pen I made for the animals and pumpkins?”
Kenny shows interest when stories are read. 9/8 At circle, we read the book, “The Kissing Hand.”
Logic and Mathematics: In sorting, Kenny groups objects together that are the same in some way and occasionally describes what has been done. 9/22 In small group, Kenny sorted all of the blue, plastic bugs.
Kenny correctly counts four to ten objects. 9/3 Kenny stacked five similar dessert dishes and counted correctly.
Kenny correctly counts over ten objects. 9/26 Kenny counted plastic bugs up to 13.