Science!

Patterson had their annual science fair this week. Carter’s first project was an attempt to grow mold but the mold never came. I think our storage area was a bit too cold. Plan B was to melt ice which turned out to be a fun little project. We were surprised to find that the hot sauce does not melt anything! Carter did such a great job writing everything up and explaining it to the judges.

First Day at Preschool

Another big week for our little man. Carter started preschool this week at Goddard. He was moved into the “big kid” room across the hall and now gets to do cool things like play on the big kid playground, play with big kid toys, and most importantly learn a ton more about everything. As you can see from the picture he was super pumped to go class on Monday. He talked about it all weekend and continues to talk about it every day!

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Carter’s status report from school (written on 1/15/11)

We got a very nice status report from Carter’s school today. Miss Pat and Miss Adalys wrote:

Language And Literacy: Carter is a very quiet and observant child but is very responsive to his care givers when spoken to. He tends to respond with loud laughter or a big smile. Carter also enjoys being read to and is able to focus for long periods of time. He has started to recognize pictures of familiar objects and people. Carter has a favorite game he likes to play at feeding time, which is peek-a-boo. This is when we tend to hear him coo and vocalize different pitches of sounds.

Wellness: Carter has become quite mobile since the end of December. He is now able to roll both directions as well as pushing himself upwards with this hands. This enables him to move around and explore the environment. Carter is also able to move backwards as well as forward. The forward movement is more of a challenge for Carter. These are the gross motor skills we have observed. Through Carter’s mobility, he is able to reach and grab toys, take objects out of a container and hold objects with both hands. Through these, Carter is strengthening his fine motor skills.

The World And Me: Carter can play and amuse himself for short periods of time without our direction. He enjoys other children playing nearby and seems to like watching them, sometimes even trying to interact with them.