Today was Rachel’s first parent teacher conference. In it I got Rachel’s first progress report. Rachel, unsurprisingly, is doing very well in school. She really enjoys it a lot, and is making good progress. The two categories of the score were “usually” and “working on.” The “usually” category sounds weird, but it makes sense after you read the progress report.
Our first few weeks . . .Social/Emotional DevelopmentShares things usuallyInitiates play with others usuallyIs considerate of others usuallyShows respect usuallyAsks for help when needed usuallyAdjusts easily to transition times usuallySelf AwarenessKnows first and last name usuallyIs able to tell own age usuallyCan go to the bathroom alone usuallyReadinessMatches shapes usuallyRecognizes and names shapes usuallyRecognizes numbers 1 to 10 working onCounts objects 1 to 10 usuallyCan identify size differences usuallyRecognizes and names colors usuallyRecognizes alphabet letters usually (MTZFA – those are the letters they’ve learned so far.)Learning is lots of fun!Fine Motor SkillsHolds crayon correctly working onCuts well with scissors working on (I don’t let her use scissors at home much because she’s cut her hair 3 times. Fool me once, shame on you, fool me twice shame on me, fool me three times, I don’t know, but that’s really bad!)Coloring usuallyPuzzle assembly usuallygluing or pasting usuallyWork Habits in Group TimeParticipates in discussions usuallyEnjoys books and story time usuallyListens attentively usually (could have fooled me!)Completes tasks usuallyParticipates in art usuallyEnjoys gym and outside time usuallyFollows classroom rules usuallyWork Habits – Independent SkillsCares for tools and possessions usuallyResponds to directions promptly usuallyRelaxes during quiet times usuallyIs independent in routine usuallyWorks/plays well alone usually
My day started at 5:00 this morning. I had to get up early because I was on TV this morning. A small group of people from my barbershop chorus were invited to sing on a show to highlight our upcoming competition, as well as our upcoming guest night. The show wasn’t until 9:00, but we were supposed to be there by 7:00 so we could pre-record some Christmas music that they will use in the future.
Here is a link to our segment from this morning. (I hope this works!)