Obviously this is just 3 year old preschool, for a grand total of 5 hours weekly lol...so she wasn't expected to leave knowing algebra or anything. The "academic" benchmarks they tested on were:
*identifies written name
*can tell first and last name
*rote count to 7
*Tells use of common objects
*Names all colors
*Identifies all body parts
*Understands in, on, under
Raya scored "consistent" on all of these---good job Raya! That is the highest rating. They said she can actually rote count to 100 (sometimes needing a reminder of what the next "tens" is). They also said that she has gotten very good at writing her name, which isn't even something they expect.
Then there were all kinds of motor skill type things (use scissors, string beads, balances on one foot, dresses self, etc.) and she also scored "consistent" for those as well.
For all of the social things (including accepting change in routin, following directions, cooperative play, pretend play, listening to stories, etc.) she also scored "consistent" :-)
The ONLY thing she scored "emerging" on was "begins and finishes tasks" ....they said that for instance sometimes she'll be doing something at the art table and then might get up to go play at the dollhouse before putting her art project away.
In conversation with the teacher she also said that Raya plays well with others, but is cautious. If another child comes over to play with her then she happily plays along...but she is more hesitant to walk up to a child who is already playing and try to join in. The teacher said they have many students in class who will run right off the "cliff" without even looking, another group who will look and then jump, and then Miss Rayana who would cautiously walk to the edge of the cliff and then stand there ;-) Overall a very typical first born! They also said she enjoys talking to and hanging out with the adults if given the choice, and she likes to stand on the sidelines and watch when the boys are reprimanded haha. They said she's not a big tattle tale, but definitely a goodie 2 shoes type personality who stands wide-eyed in horror when other kids dare to misbehave. Definitely sounds like the Raya I know!
And lastly (for baby book purposes!) here is what the teacher wrote about her:
"It has been our pleasure to have Rayana in our preschool class this year. She smiles as she enters the classroom and continues smiling throughout the day. Rayana always chooses to be at the art table. She loves working with Mrs. Cannon for speech. She plays nicely with peers and is very respectful of preschool materials. We are continuing to encourage Rayana to finish projects that she starts. She has great listening skills during group time and is helpful at clean up time when she is assigned a task. Very polite at snack time and a good role model."
|We're very proud of you Miss Raya!|
I can't wait until Brielle starts preschool to hear what her first parent/teacher conference is like. She's a whole different breed of kid! ;-)
|How cute is this outfit? Matching apple hair clippies for her piggy tails too :-P|
That's all i have for today....and now I'm going to sign off for a few days because I have packing to do and then we leave for our Omaha Zoo birthday trip! The weather is supposed to be GORGEOUS while we are at the zoo---like 70degrees and sunny. My ideal weather :-) Fingers crossed it stays that way and that no one suddenly gets sick!
And when we return from our trip Lee has quite the "honey do" project to complete....
This bad boy is waiting to be put together...happy Mother's Day to me! :-) The girls are so excited and I can't wait to relax on my deck and watch them play. (That's the gift to *me* part hehe)
Enjoy the rest of your week everyone!