Introduction – Background information This paper is about child observation. I observed a child, Daniel (coded name). He is four years and two months old. Daniel is 103 cm and 18 kg. He is studying in Nursery 2 with 10 others children and a form teacher.
With regular practice of the language in reading, writing, and verbal communication, children can be helped to retain their fluency in every language they have learned how to speak. Which foreign language should my child learn? An increasing number of parents are raising their children to speak two languages from a tender age. One of the reasons for this is that research has shown that young children learn languages naturally as their brains are still highly flexible and receptive to new languages. Children can acquire languages without any form of learning, and they are masters at imitating pronunciation.
I thought this would be a good opportunity because it would give me a chance to interact with youngsters in an academic setting. I cherish working with kids each chance that I can. While I was volunteering/judging, I learned numerous things from the children I worked with. I was truly amazed to see their genuine interest and desire to learn science at such a young age. Children learn rapidly, at a youthful age so I had an incredible chance to see that directly.
For about a year, I have been working at a tutoring center called Kumon. In Kumon I tutor young children ranging from the age of 3 to 13. I teach the young children how to write numbers/letter and read words. For the older children, I teach them how to add, multiply, divide and solve algebraic problems. This has been a wonderful experience and I sincerely enjoy it.
I understand that people may think that learning another language may seem to be a hard, frustrating and mostly daunting task. But in relation to English, NZSL is very similar and the signs are most often logical, hence why Sign Language is considered to be one of the easiest languages to learn. NZSL is enjoyable and progress is made quickly and easily. I feel that if Sign Language was offered at schools, students would participate eagerly because signing is a skill that can be used on a regular basis in and out of school, and students would easily recognise the progress they are making. Sign Language is not only for the deaf, it also comes in handy in everyday life - for example, if everyone knew Sign Language, people could easily communicate in situations where you cannot hear, such as when scuba diving, talking across the field and communicating while being silent at the same time.
There is a possibility that students would remember uncommon or incorrect English when ESL teachers use Audio Lingual method. Comprehension approach was not common at my Junior and Senior high school, but ALT at my Senior high school used this method. When we had conversation, he spoke in English and gave me comprehensible input even though he can speak in Japanese. I thought I would like to communicate with him fluently, and he always motivated me to study English. I created declarative memory through Junior high school and Senior high school.
My oldest daughter, Sofia, is doing very well adapting to social situations. As she becomes older, she continues to be doing much better interacting with children in her age group, which is a relief because when she was a toddler she took a while to warm up to new people. She is developing “best-friends” and I encourage play dates on a regular basis. At a kindergarten prep session, one of the teachers stated that Sofia got along with the other children well and was able to form a few new friendships at the session. More than a year later, Sofia’s first grade report card praised her for working well with peers in groups, respecting others, and demonstrating good social interaction.
The target child of this observation is Sofi. She attends full day childcare at The Little Skool-House International @ Tampines Junction. Sofi has been attending the preschool since she was two years old. She also has a younger sister who is currently two years old and attends the same preschool. Sofi is currently five years and three months old.
Comments: Nhat Minh can identify and remember almost all the vocabularies even the previous topics. He’s an eager learner and always participates in every activity we are doing. Exceptional retention skills considering he can remember nearly all the vocabularies that have been thought only once. He can count, identify, and write the numbers higher than 20. He is capable and has no trouble in recognizing, identifying, and writing the alphabets.
Dingess Elementary has been participating in Specific Personal Learning (SPL) since 2010 with the focus being the five components of reading: phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension. We also target writing skills, and math skills. The kindergarten students study phonemic awareness activities from Phonemic Awareness in Young Children. Students in grades 1st and 2nd are given a spelling inventory from Words Your Way and students are placed in groups according to the skills they lack. 3rd and 4th grade students are placed in groups to deal with their weakness on STAR 360 and the WV Summative Test.
He knows his basic math facts and uses previous learned knowledge when introduced to new concepts. Michael completes all homework assignments. In the beginning of the year, Micheal would pick and choose which assignments he wanted to complete. He would ask why he had to complete them and if he felt they were unfair, he would not do the work. This behavior has changed and Micheal completes all math assignments
Information was provided by Matthew’s mother, Lara Zylstra. Matthew lives with his parents and infant sister. English is the primary language spoken at home, although Matthew’s father, Dusan Golubovic, occasionally speaks in Serbian. Matthew joined Haledon Public School in mid-May 2015 when he was classified as a preschool child with a disability. He is in a pre-K inclusion setting in the morning for two and a half hours each day, where he has the benefit of both a general education teacher, a special education teacher, and a teacher aide.
He is doing very well at being able to sound out the vocabulary words at recognizing them. He will continue to be exposed to new vocabulary words and will shift into working with prefixes, suffixes and root words. As this will help him break, down the words and develop an understanding for more new words. Math
He showed eagerness in listening to her, and took to heart what she taught and said. Its amazing how the right adult supervision can turn a child onto a path of education and correct social skills. It was interesting to read Ruvy 's IEP and then to see the child in action. Ruvy is a wonderful child and has a lot to offer to others, the class and