Observation Logs

 

Child

 

Day & Date

Content: Strengths & Weaknesses

Additional Thoughts

Child 1

9/7/17

Thursday

Math- During the student’s first math activity, they learned how to count on to solve addition problems.  The students were given counters and worksheets from the math book that had illustrated word problems to help them.  This student was struggling with how to count on at first.  She was counting the first number in the problem as one of the hops forward, so she kept getting incorrect answers.  Once she was corrected, she was able to correctly complete the last 3 problems on the paper with her counters.

 

Child 2

9/7/17

Thursday

Math- During the student’s first math activity, they learned how to count on to solve addition problems.  The students were given counters and worksheets from the math book that had illustrated word problems to help them. This student did well with 2+3 and 1+4, but was unable to correctly count past 6, so he struggled with higher sums.

 

Child 2

9/11/17

Monday

Language Arts- writing words about superheroes, child struggled writing “M” and “W” correctly and started writing at the left side of the paper

 

Math- while practicing counting using manipulatives, child pointed at each manipulative and counted “1,2,3,4,8”

 

  • Stared at his L.A. paper until teacher came over and gave him individual help

Child 1

9/14/17

Thursday

Language Arts- while practicing handwriting, the child wrote the letters of her name backwards and in the wrong order

 

Child 2

9/18/17

Monday

Language Arts-

Child correctly identified that a wolf was a character in the story the teacher read.

 

Child 1

9/21/17

Thursday

Language Arts- child was unable to define setting and characters by labeling beneath pictures

  • After a think pair share about setting and characters the child was unable to share what they had discussed

Child 2

9/21/17

Thursday

Language Arts-  child was able to define setting and characters by labeling beneath pictures

 

Child 1

9/25/17

Monday

Math- When adding 6+3, students were supposed to be drawing circles and using them to count.  Child 1 drew 4 circles instead of 6, so she counted and said 6+3=7.

  • Writes most numbers backwards

Child 2

9/25/17

Monday

Math- When adding 6+3, students were supposed to be drawing circles and using them to count.  Child 2 drew 7 circles instead of 6, and 4 circles instead of 3.  After counting, he said that 6+3=7.

 

Child 2

9/26/17

Tuesday

LA- Child 2 was able to draw faces to show the traits of a character from a book the teacher read to the class.  He drew faces to show that the character was happy, shy, and shocked.

  • Needed lines drawn on his paper to show him where to write each letter of his name

Child 1

9/28/17

Thursday

LA- Students are each assigned a page from the class book to illustrate a picture for.  Child 1 had a page about the playground and coordinated her picture to the words by drawing pictures of swings and slides.

 

Child 2

10/3/17

Tuesday

LA- Students are working in small groups.  They are assigned a specific event from the story in the book read during class.  They are to draw a picture and write a sentence that explains the event.  Child 2 draws a picture that coordinates well.  He also writes a sentence that explains the event and does a good job spells his words phonetically.  But, he did not put any spaces between his words or any punctuation at the end of his sentence.

 

Child 1

10/5/17

Thursday

LA- Students are completing “at” word family books by tracing words and cutting and pasting the letters on the page to spell the same word they traced.  This student spelled “bat”, “rat”, and “sat” correctly.  However, she glued letters upside down in the words “cat”, “mat”, and “hat”.

  • This student often writes her letters and numbers backwards or upside down, so it makes sense that she was confused while gluing the letters as well.

Child 1

10/9/17

Monday

Math- Students were given a paper with 40 boxes to write numbers 1-40 in.  This child was able to write numbers 1-13.  She wrote numbers 2, 3, 4, 7, 9 backwards.

 

Child 2

10/9/17

Monday

Math- Students were given a paper with 40 boxes to write numbers 1-40 in.  This student was able to write numbers 1-16.

 

Child 1

10/10/17

Tuesday

LA- When asked to verbally identify the main topic of a nonfiction book about sharks, this student was unable.  Later on in the day, she was able to circle the main topic on an exit slip.

 

Child 2

10/10/17

Tuesday

LA- This child was able to circle the main topic of a nonfiction text on an exit slip.

 

Child 1

10/12/17

Thursday

LA- This child was able to verbally retell a key  detail about shrimp from a nonfiction text read in class.  He shared with the class that “shrimp use pinchers to pick up food”.

 

Child 2

10/17/17

Tuesday

LA- When asked to write down his name and the number of syllables in it, he struggled until the teacher came around and assisted him.

 

Child 1

10/17/17

Tuesday

LA- When asked to write down her name and the number of syllables in it, she struggled until the teacher came around and assisted her with clapping it out.  She was then able to write down the correct number of syllables.

 

Child 1

10/23/17

Monday

Math- During a lesson introducing subtraction, the students went to different stations with various manipulatives to practice counting back.  Child 1 struggled counting back because she was counting the first number twice.  She was corrected and then improved.

  • Child 1 also made the mistake of counting the first number twice when they learned to count on in addition.

Child 2

10/23/17

Monday

Math- During a lesson introducing subtraction, the students went to different stations with various manipulatives to practice counting back.  Child 2 struggled with remembering to count backward instead of forward.  The students have been working on counting on with addition for so long that it was hard for him to switch.  With assistance and reminders, he was able to count back and get the correct answer eventually.

 

Child 1

10/24/17

Tuesday

LA- The students are learning to make connections.  For this lesson, students were assigned a partner and asked to draw a picture of themselves and their partner and write three connections they have with one another.  Child 1 did not talk with her partner about what connections they might have until the teacher came over to facilitate.  After some prompting, she drew pictures and wrote that she and her partner are both 6 years old, have the same teacher, and are friends.

 

Child 2

10/24/17

Tuesday

LA- The students are learning to make connections.  For this lesson, students were assigned a partner and asked to draw a picture of themselves and their partner and write three connections they have with one another.   Child 2 drew pictures and wrote that he and his partner are in the same class, have the same color hair, and are both boys.