Dallas was out today . Randy did an excellent job. When he is in charge up stairs it is always a little louder so I decided why not ? Why not go ahead and get some of my gross motor assessments out of the way.
We are required to assess once a year within 45 days of enrollment. I see no benefit in doing that if I don’t also do an end of the year for comparison. It is always encouraging for me to see the progress we make all without the use of rote teaching or flashcards . We rarely even do a circle time now. We walk around and join the kids play and teach where they are. We usually have a game of some sort for small groups but the kids don’t realize it is a ” teaching moment.”
Today we stacked blocks. We cut . I listened to the children sing their abc’s , skip ( or gallop in a lot of cases ) , count to 20, tell me their full name and their birthday and how old they are. We used blocks to assess colors and position words. We call them games.