The Many Adventures of Keira!

This is our page to document our family's adoption journey- starting from when we first started planning for our little one, to when we brought her home. We're also going to keep this updated with all of the things that Keira has been up to since she's been home with us here in the U.S!

Monday, June 8, 2009

Parent/Teacher Conference

Last week, I had my first Parent/Teacher Conference with Ms. Aurora for Keira's preschool. There were lots of things that we discussed. Since Keira is still fairly new to being in a preschool, she rated 'satisfactory' for most topics. She still has alot to learn with most of it being adjustments to being in a more structured environment throughout the day. There are definitely some 'areas of improvement' that we spent most of the time discussing. We'll be working on Keira's issue with controlling her body. What does that mean? She can't keep still!!! They have circle time in the morning for about 15 minutes and Keira is completely antsy by the time around 10 minutes rolls around. She starts fidgeting, tapping her legs, getting up on her knees, getting up and running around. UGH... Other issues that she has are all related to the problem with her staying still and being so antsy, I think those will resolve once we are able to get a handle on the antsy-ness. How DO you work on that with a 3 year old? Any help and tips are appreciated!!!

On the other hand, she got rave reviews for being so advanced with her letter recognition and pronunciation. She knows all of her letters and can pronounce the sounds that each of them make, so she is just steps away from reading..which is wonderful. Alot of that, I credit to the Letter Factory DVDs that belonged to Max. Gigi gave me them when Keira was still little and it really helps with recognizing sounds that the letters make. Gigi swears by it for helping Max to read as well as he does. I highly recommend it for any parents with little ones to get them geared up for reading.

Wish us luck and like I said, any tips on how to work with kids that are antsy is greatly appreciated! :)

1 comment:

Stephe said...

You know, I cannot believe how much our girls look alike!!! G is a GUANGDONG girl though! Stephe