Grandma S Elevator Essay

Submitted By Alesha-Norris
Words: 1239
Pages: 5

Observation (describe child’s behaviors, words and questions):
Andrew says that we are building this, note that there is a stack of blocks on the ground built up like a tower. Andrew knocks over some blocks. Andrew says that the blocks are an elevator, going to grandma’s house. Edward agrees and says that grandma’s house is on a hill. Edward begins to point out where blocks need to go to be grandma’s house. Edward makes blocks stack like a house. Edward continues to make block structures and tell the Andrew and the viewer what they are. Andrew also is making structures with blocks but is less vocal.

Domain Analysis (use the Overview of Developmental domains as a guide. List each domain, the elements of development that were demonstrated and the evidence provided in your observation that supports your analysis):

Physical: 1. Gross Motor (Large Motor)
a. Demonstrates basic locomotor skills (running, jumping, hopping, galloping)
This statement is not applicable.
b. Demonstrates balancing skills
This statement is not applicable.
c. Climbs up and down
This statement is not applicable.
d. Pedals and steers a wheeled vehicle
This statement is not applicable.
e. Demonstrates throwing, kicking, catching skills
Both children demonstrate their catching of the blocks when they fell, but not catching of smaller objects.
2. Fine Motor
a. Coordinates small muscles in hands
Both children demonstrate this by putting the blocks on one another.
b. Demonstrates eye-hand coordination
Both children display this when they are balancing the blocks.
c. Uses writing and drawing tools
This statement is not applicable.

Cognitive:
1. Demonstrates positive approaches to learning
a. Attends and engages
Both children show this by engaging in the play about Grandma’s Elevator.
b. Persists
Edward shows persisting the most by knowing what each thing is and telling the viewer and Andrew.
c. Solves problems
This statement is not applicable.
d. Shows curiosity and motivation
Both children show curiosity and motivation by asking each other what things are and continuing to build even when the blocks fall over multiple times.
e. Shows flexibility and inventiveness in thinking
Both children show this by inventing this block system that is grandma’s elevator and knowing what each thing is in the block.
f. Explores cause and effect
This statement is not applicable.
2. Remembers and connects experiences
a. Recognizes and recalls
Both children show this throughout the video by connecting each block with a different part of grandma’s house, like the house itself, the bridge, grandma and grandpa.
b. Makes connections
Both children show this throughout the video by connecting each block with a different part of grandma’s house, like the house itself, the bridge, grandma and grandpa.
c. Applies knowledge or experience to a new context
They both apply that knowledge by making a block a new thing.
3. Logical thinking
a. Classifies objects
They both classify objects as certain things.
b. Compares/measures
This statement is not applicable.
c. Arranges objects in a series
This statement is not applicable.
d. Recognizes and repeats patterns
This statement is not applicable.
e. Awareness of time concepts and sequence
This statement is not applicable.
f. Understands spatial relationships (over, under, next to, etc.)
They do understand under and over and next to, they show this by making the bridge and making the house.
g. Understands one-to-one correspondence
This statement is not applicable.
h. Uses numbers and counting
This statement is not applicable.
4. Representation and Symbolic Thinking
a. Takes on pretend roles and situations
They don’t take on pretend roles themselves, but they do make the blocks into elevators.
b. Makes believe with objects
They play make believe with the objects with the blocks and pretend that they are different objects at grandma’s house.
c. Makes and interprets representations
They also show this by saying that each block is a different part of…