Page 1 Introduction Lacy is a 7-year-old girl with an intellectual disability in first grade. According to her teacher Mr. L, Lacy often engages in off task behaviour throughout the school day. Lacy is not able to complete assignments for school because she avoids her teacher when the directions are being given to the class. She is interested in coloring, drawing, working on the computer, and listening to stories. When Mr. L asked Lacy that why she colors and draws instead of working on class work, she responded that she does not like to do the other class work because she find it hard for her.
As children prepare to attend preschool, they obtain a number of different skills in which that help them create friendships in school. What helps this process in the preschool setting is that the age group is starting to get a firm grasp of language and communicating (pg. 27). This age group can use their new communication skills in order to, “participate in play activities” and “share ideas for play,” (pg. 27).
The plan-do-review process is the most important segment of the daily routine in which children make choices about what they will do, carry out their ideas and plans while playing in the different areas of the classroom, and reflect upon their activities and experiences with adults and other children. This cycle aims to help play become meaningful. The plan-do-review process fosters children’s development of initiative, reflection, problem solving, responsibility, and they can see themselves as individuals who can act on decisions. Children experience the power of independence and are conscious of their intentions which support the development of purpose and confidence. At planning time, teachers create opportunities for children to choose activities, materials and people whom to interact with, adults and other children.
It needs to be stimulating, welcoming and comfort. A positive setting will set the tone for successful learning experiences. The environment should use materials and equipment that are age appropriate and reflect opportunities for hands on learning. As a teacher, a daily schedule will give the children great learning opportunities. They will have a planned schedule to build the children’s growth and development.
They are also referred as ‘wow’ moments. It can used to plan further learning experiences for the children. Learning journeys are shared with the parents and they can add their own observations. Learning journeys can support for planning activities based on the observations and ‘wow’
Part of the play and art therapy sessions would consist of drawings, clay works and playing with toys to determine the cause of disturbed behaviours. Parent- child bonding would also be encourage during sessions this is to improve family communication and to allow parents to understand why children exhibits behavioural issues. It is also important to that during sessions parents discuss their thoughts that they see in their children to understand the importance of play in children and parents to be able to spend quality time with their children. In order for successful communication to be present within the family, one must be able to share
Comparing her to modern day little actresses she had a lot more personality and fun both in her normal and acting life. She saw her work as entertaining and saw it as a window of opportunity to meet new people. Many girls today are concerned about their appearance, who they are with, and how much money they are receiving. Shirley Temple’s care-free spirit gave her something to look forward to everyday and she entered every day with positive energy, something many people long to have. Shirley Temple loved her life and she brought hope and happiness into the lives all across America.
Current Understandings: Oestara has demonstrated a significant amount of growth in many areas at school. Her creativity, kindness, and positive attitude make her a valued friend to her peers. She is always willing to lend a helping hand to her peers and teachers. Oestara has developed an eagerness to try new things, actively participate in learning activities and persist and overcome things that may challenge her. Oestara has gained lots of confidence in making new friends and being an active participant in group learning activities.
In addition, basic skills such as asking a question, apologizing, learning to listen, and introducing yourself to others can be such as small skill that has a huge impact on helping children have success interpersonally. When teaching children social skills, a variety of teaching methods can be used such as direct instruction, modeling, rehearsal techniques, prompting, and reinforcement practices can be used (Kavale and Mostert, 2004). Another successful way to teach social skills is through peer-mediated instruction (Prater, Serna, and Nakamura, 1999) This gives children the change to work one on one with each other and cooperate together teaching them life skills as well as