Date of observation : October 18, 2012
Time of observation : 9:05-9:35
Setting : Observation took place in a classroom of Richmond Preschool . There were 18 children who are 4 years old, 3 ECE teachers and 1 volunteer during this observation.
Child's name : Tom Child's age : 4 years old
Tom spins his jacket into the air and drops it on the floor. He picks up and hangs on the hook under his name tag. He asks his mom to take out his indoor shoes from the shoes rack. When his mom answers him to do himself, he walks to the rack and take out his indoor shoes from the basket that has his name on. After he sits down on the floor and changes the shoes, he put his outdoor shoes under his jacket nicely. He runs to the washroom to wash his hands quickly and returns the classroom.
While walking slowly, he looks around what other children are doing and joins other boys who are playing with wooden blocks and cars on the carpet at the corner of the classroom. He sits down on the carpet and picks up one wood block from the plastic container. He stacks up a few blocks one by one very carefully. After stacking 7 blocks up high, he knocks them over with his hand with a little smile on his face. He looks around and stares at the boy who is playing with moving animals for a while. He moves across from that boy on his knees . His eyes follows the movement of the moving dog. When the dog stops moving, he looks at that boy and giggles softly. He lifts it up with two fingers, put it down on the floor to let go toward the boy across back. When it bumps his leg on the way back to him, he mumbles, "Ouch!" quietly. He lowers his upper body all the way down to the carpet and tries to blow it couple of times with his lips. He uses his hands to switch a direction toward the other guy. They send it back and forth to each other couple of time more. Tom searches around and spots other moving animals on the floor. He picks up a...