Monday, May 20, 2013

Narrative Summary

 Wednesday of last week we met with James and Audrey’s teacher for a few minutes before school so we could sign off on some papers, ask any questions we had, address any issues she had and get her written report of the their progress through out the year. When she gave me the papers I didn’t pay any attention to them; don’t ask questions. I myself am not sure as to why I do some of the things I do. Any way, I was cleaning up the weekend mess in the play room this morning and ran across the papers. I stopped to read it to see what it was and had to seriously hold back the tears. HOW HAD I MISSED THIS?????!!!!!

Audrey Grace:
1. Personal and Social Development
  *Audrey is such a sweet and special little girl. She has so much self confidence and self direction. Audrey has a desire to always learn more. She is not afraid to ask for help and always gets along well with the other children. Audrey si a big part of our class and is very caring of others.

2. Language and Literacy
 *Audrey listens well and can follow two and three step directions. She demonstrates knowledge of phonological awareness. Audrey speaks well and always uses expanded vocabulary when talking. She loves to read books and understands the concepts of print. She knows all her letters and can identify them when reading and with in the enviornment. Audrey has very nice handwriting and can write her name as well as other words. She enjoys the writing center.

3. Mathematical Thinking
 *Audrey is beginning to use simple strategies to solve mathematical problems. She knows all her numbers and can count. Audrey knows how to sort and make her own patterns. She knows her shapes and can recognize them within the environment. Audrey knows how to place objects in order and always participates in class measuring activities.

4. Scientific Thinking
 *Audrey is always asking questions and always using her senses for observing and exploring. She plays in the science center often and uses the science tools for investigating within the classroom. Audrey is now able to look at objects and make comparisons.

5. Social Studies
 *Audrey knows that people are different and can identify those differences. She understands about her family and the role everyone has. Audrey can tell about community helpers and can describe what is required of them. She does not pick the computer or ipad much at center time but does have knowledge about technology. Audrey knows why we have rules and demonstrates great examples of being a leader. She can look at and tell about things within the environment.

6. The Arts
 *Audrey always participates in group music, creative movement, and dances. She is such a joy to watch. She also enjoys art and likes to use a variety of material when creating. She has become very observant of the work of others and will make comments about it.

7. Physical Development and Health
 *Audrey has great gross motor skills. She can run, jump, and climb with ease. She also has great fine motor skills. She has hand strength to perform tasks. She has control of all writing, drawing, and art tools. Audrey can perform most self help skills and follow basic health and safety rules.

James Bryant:
1. Personal and Social Development
 *James is such a joy to have in our class. He has lots of self confidence and self direction. He follows class rules and is always eager to learn something new. He is a great leader and role model for some of our other students. James is not afraid to ask for help and always gets along well with other students. He is always participating in our class discussions and class activites. Our school day is never boring!!

2. Language and Literacy
 * James listens well and always follows instructions/ He can follow two and three step directions and knows and understands about phonological awareness. James speaks well and uses expanded vocabulary often. He looks at books often and comprehends and responds to stories that are read aloud. He knows his letters and can recognize them within the environment. I am so proud that he goes to the writing center more. He writes his name and can write words. He gets his S right when he takes his time and thinks about what he is doing :)

3. Mathematical Thinking
 *James knows his numbers and can count people and objects. He understands how to sort and can make and recognize patterns. James knows his shapes and can describe them. James can place items in order according to size and always participates in measuring activities. 

4. Scientific Thinking
 *James plays in the science center often and uses his senses to observe and explore inside and outside. he uses science tools for investigating and can make comparisons among objects.

5. Social Studies
 *James knows and understands about his family. He can describe others jobs and tell what is required of them to perform. He loves to play on the computer and and ipads and does understand about technology. James knows why we have rules and is a leader in the classroom. He is very observant and does know about where things are within the environment.

6. The Arts
 *James always participates in class music and dance. We look to James for some moves. He is very creative. He has become very interested in art and enjoys using different materials when creating something. He is such a sweet boy and is very observant of the work of others and will comment on it.

7. Physical Development and Health
 *James has great gross motor skills. He can run and jump with ease. He also has great fine motor skills.  James can hold pencils and crayons correctly and can write and color with control. James can perform most self help skills and follows most health and safety rules. 

I was brought to the brink of tears many times while reading their reports. What amazing children I have!! I am so proud of them and so thankful that the Lord has blessed them both with kind and caring spirits, a thirst for knowledge, and self confidence. I’ve missed my darlings and am very excited about the Summer and getting to spend some much needed quality down time with them. They have changed and grown so much over the course of the last 10 months. It will be good to have all my little chicks (including their father!!) under the same roof through out the course of our summer days!!








4 comments:

Heather said...

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Becky said...

That made me cry. I'm not at all surprised about ANY of it, but it sure is nice to hear such things about your children from someone besides a family member. The one that really got me was James's physical development/health. Reading it reminded me of how I felt the first time someone told me Sydney had beautiful eyes (after her surgery). It's those things you feared you may never hear that you'll never forget.

Sam and Nelda said...

Wow! So glad you stopped to read their reports..

These children are blessed with parents that have taken the time to mold and build them into what they are today!

My heart soars when I read about James' ability to have the motor skills that he does. (going back to the little one walking on his knees)

What a treasure! What a breakdown of James and Audrey... it covers all the aspects!Precious, precious chillins!


Thankful! Nonie

Sam and Nelda said...

What a great report from their teacher! So much to be thankful for. They are a gift from God. How he watched over them from the first day in the hospital in Macon. God is so good. And God has blessed these children with such loving and caring children. All children need to feel loved, safe and significant. And you all have been able to provide this for your children. Dad