Sunday, 12 December 2010

The end of the school year for the toddler & report card

Friday was the last day of the school year for this year. It feels longer, because most children were already on “holiday” two weeks earlier. They just went to fetch their report cards on Friday. A logistic nightmare for working parents, of course...

The day care also closed for the year. The toddler has completed a whole year in her class.

The toddler got her report card:
  • She listens to her teacher.
  • Creative activities: She does finger pant; building with blocks; play with dolls.
  • Cleaning in class: She tries her best.  (Is there a child who eagerly helps with cleaning up?)
  • She has adapted very well in class.
  • Eating: Very well. She begins to eat on her own.
  • Friends: She prefers playing on her own.
  • Sharing of toys: She struggles with sharing of her toys. (This is especially hard for singletons. I know from previous experience with the teen...)
  • She knows all the parts of her body.
  • Extra commentary: "She is a very good little girl and loving towards her teachers. But she bites her friends when she does not get her own way. She loves playing in the sand pit. It is a pleasure to have her in class. She loves listening to stories"
The biting is a big concern. She does not bite us at home. I hope that enough positive reinforcement of good behaviour and a bit lot of pep talk will take care of this.

Things to focus on/learn for the New Year:
  • Sharing.
  • Not acting in a negative way (hitting and biting) when not getting her own way.
The biting issue rears its ugly head every now and again. *Sigh*

Related post:
Day care woes and first report card

1 comment:

  1. Thats alot of good comments there :)

    And really WHO likes to share anyway :-p


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