Post by namastebiotches on May 16, 2017 10:51:35 GMT -5
It's supposed to be in the 80s today & it was P day aka pajama day. I put DS in soft shorts & a play shirt. All of his pjs are long. I hope he doesn't get mad if a lot of kids are in actual pjs but his classroom gets hot, I don't need him overheating but when I was driving away from the school, I saw some of his class lining up that were outside & most of the line were in shorts so seems like majority of parents went with checking the temperature instead + today is gym. He's in lounge clothes, same difference.
Post by namastebiotches on May 16, 2017 11:53:02 GMT -5
It's therapy night & then we totally forgot we have to do both of the cars' registration. Damn. Hoping we'll be able to squeeze it in during DS' therapy sessions since there's a location a few minutes away from the center vs going on DH's b-day tomorrow. The two pieces we are waiting for on the playground should be in today as well. Hopefully they are the right freaking ones. FX!
Post by namastebiotches on May 16, 2017 13:20:16 GMT -5
@misspeansmama if it gives you any solace, DS still doesn't know how to skip & cannot balance on one leg. I really don't think it's a big deal for kindergarten. When DS had his screening, they ended up doing it one day while he was in school (while he was in preschool) so I don't even know exactly what they did. I was pushing for OT because of his clumsiness & some fine/gross motor skill issues but they had their OT observe him & they didn't feel as though he qualified for services in the school setting but because he's already doing private speech we had him evaluated per his dev pedi & he qualified there for OT so he started it last year. As far as scissor skills, DS seriously came so far within the school year. I truly feel like they need just school for that. He was a hot mess in the beginning of the school year/before school started & now it's really impressive how far he has come with how tiny he can cut pieces. He could barely hold the damn thing last year. A lot of this has to do with these kids just developing. Truly.
Post by skategirl128 on May 16, 2017 16:27:24 GMT -5
@misspeansmama a lot of the fine motor skills are all about strengthening her muscles in her hands. Playing with a stress ball, play dough, using a clothespin to pick up cotton balls, and just cutting anything out all helps. Coloring and just "drawing" together helps too. The kiddos at school love trying to draw what I do- and often criticize what I draw and say they can do "better" when I do something not so well (on purpose of course). Often, it's giving the kiddos the strength their hands need to do the tasks that makes the difference.
Gross motor can almost all be helped just by going to the playground. The more she climbs, swings, hangs, etc the more her muscles will strengthen. Skipping isn't really taught- it's something she will learn on her own. I help the kids at school first by galloping and then encouraging them to pick up on knee and "hop" to teach the reciprocal action, but it's more for fun than actually teaching to skip. It usually starts around kindy and is actually an indicator of when they're ready to read. It's a strange correlation, but I've seen it hold true in the 15 (omg!) years I've been in the classroom.
Kindergarten certainly isn't what it used to be- preschool isn't either! I know that just in 15 years it's incredible what we're expecting of 5 year olds. I can gather more things for you too- it's what I do just let me know!
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