• Kelli Francis

Kate’s Preschool Adventures 10.29.18 – 11.02.18

In Kate’s classroom every Monday morning, the children talk about their weekends in a structured exercise. Kate’s facilitator has been using the weekend recaps I provide to create visual illustrations and give Kate something to point to, to indicate what she wants to tell the class. This is huge for a child whose expressive language is limited. I am also grateful for the work that’s being done with Kate on gross motor imitation, which is an area of her development that we’re working on continually.


Below are a few highlights of Kate’s week, October 29 – November 2, 2018, taken from her facilitator’s daily note:

Thanks for sharing about Kate's weekend. It's been really helpful for me to give Kate visual choices for her weekend news by drawing pictures for her representing the activities she's done.


We had a bit of an impromptu morning today as we had a practice fire drill today. This happened right before the class was preparing to make choices for small group time. Kate did very well during the drill, handling the commotion in the halls as well as the loud noises.


With just a gentle touch on the top of her hand, Kate has been clapping along with the songs during morning meeting. Also, with a light touch on the shoulder, she will bend her knees to the rhythm of the song. She truly loves music.


This morning Kate and Hannah worked together at the mail table. Kate chose to make mail for Mary Elliott today. Hannah helped Kate choose colors to make a picture for Mary Elliott. She also gave her some sticker choices to use on the picture. Kate gets great fine motor practice when peeling the backs off of the stickers.

She also worked with Titus using wooden curves and sticks to form letters. They worked in the building area together.


Kate is getting really good at bending her knees (especially to the rhythm of a song).


This morning Kate sketched a picture of herself using the camera image of her, in costume, from the Halloween parade last week. We have been working on drawing shapes, especially circles, so it was great practice for her in making a circle shape for her face and eyes.


During small groups today, Kate played a game with Alexander, Hannah, and Reese. It was a great opportunity to focus on colors and also turn taking.


At snack, we had lots of great opportunities to practice some of Kate's signs, "eat" and "more."

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