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Published on April 20, 2017 under Art

I have a love/ hate relationship with assessments.   A developmental assessment is required of all children enrolled in an ABC program within 45 days of enrollment.  I do another assessment at the end of the year because what good is the assessment without something to compare it to ?   So , I hate taking the time for assessments and honestly, some of the questions are dumb, but I love seeing how much the children have grown over the year  I am always amazed.  We do these assessments to prove to legislators that your money ( tax payers money ) is well spent.

I do mix the WAY I perform assessments up a little.  We do parts of the assessment outside, with different materials or as part of a game.

Today we hopped , skipped  and jumped. They told me when their birthday was and  what their full name is.  Interesting fact : Simon Calvert is Simon Donkey Kong.  It was about this time a few years ago that his brother decided he wanted to be called Duck TY Rainbow.  Those Calverts – always keeping me on my toes.

This is math – one to one correspondence.

And then there is the learning that takes place that you don’t plan.  Shadows…. Do you remember when we did a couple days on shadows ?  Being able to recall information is actually a great indictor or cognitive development.

We are also still working toward our end of the year art show. Today we did a little circle collaborative art.  🙂   If you have more circles at home that have flat bottoms, please send them to school.

We danced in the rain too.

I think that offset those yucky assessments that had to be done.

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