Rob and I went to Nicholas's school today for his first ever parent/teacher conference. I was dying to hear what the teacher had to say. I wasn't nervous about going, just curious about what she had to say.
Well, we weren't the least bit surprised by what she had to say.
- He knows his birthday, address, phone number
- He can identify different feelings
- He can recall 5 out of 5 objects when removed from his view
- He understands the meanings of inside, under, over, etc.
- He understands the difference between more/less, large/small, etc.
- He can describe a picture using sentences
- He knows shape recognition and can draw his shapes
- He knows all of his numbers and letters
- He knows all the parts of his body, but gets confused with his shoulder and ankle
- He knows the functions of body parts
- He has good large motor development (but has trouble hopping on one foot for a long time)
- He has great fine motor development and personal and social development
- He shows an interest in learning
I know, it sounds like I'm bragging ... I'm just so proud of him.
The one thing he does need to work on is participating in group discussions without having to be asked. I was kind of like this in school too - I would know the answers, but was sometimes afraid to raise my hand.
And speaking of Nicholas, I think he is getting a little tired of me trying to take a picture of him for my 365-day project. Here he is on two occasions trying to avoid the camera.
And now for my Friday Fill-Ins ...
1. I'd really like to be a little warmer right now.
2. Damn it (or one just a little worse) is the word you'd most often hear me say if I stubbed my toe.
3. What a hottie, that Captain Jack Sparrow.
4. Marshmallows and fire go together like film and a camera.
5. I can go on and on.
6. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to a night at home, tomorrow my plans include cleaning and Sunday, I want to win in the Super Bowl pool I'm in (shh)!
Enjoy your weekend everyone -- and may the best team win the Super Bowl!