We had our first parent-teacher conference last week. Aidan’s preschool teachers like to meet with the parents in the spring and talk about your child’s development.
We were so pleased at our meeting. They said he keeps up well physically with all the other kids and is always willing to try new things. He interacts with all of the other children and is having one on one play with many of them. He is really good about coming to the teacher and specifically asking for help when he needs help with something. They say he is relaxed and has a good time while he is there.
They also commented that they feel he knows a lot about a lot of different subjects and feel that cognitively he is among the brightest. They also said he is starting to ask questions in earnest and he seems right on track in terms of that milestone.
Some areas they are working on with him are taking turns better, expressing frustration better, and sharing. They noted they are working with almost all of the kids on this. We did talk a bit about attention issues since I am concerned about those. They feel it is too early at age 3 to decipher what is truly attentional and what is a busy 3 year old boy but they are keeping an eye out for me since they know it is a concern.
I had wondered if it was wise to keep him back and have him repeat the “3’s” year next year since he only will have completed half of it and using his adjusted age he wouldn’t have been eligible to even be there this year. But both teachers felt like Aidan right now is thriving off of being the youngest and having the older kids to emulate. So they are recommending sending him off the 4’s class this fall. All in all, a great report for a kid that is younger than everybody else in his class and is a preemie who had to be a bit socially isolated in his first couple of years for health reasons.
Following are a lot of cute pictures taken over the last week.
Evidence of Aidan’s first “girlfriend” at preschool.
Some shots of Aidan with Catherine’s dog, Bela. So sweet!
And some outdoor shots of some our first spring park outings. He was so exhausted from a morning at preschool and an afternoon at the park that he fell asleep on the way home. But he wouldn’t let go of the two pinecones he picked up.
Oh, and he now not only wants to do EVERYTHING by himself, he wants to do things for us too. Check him out brushing Daddy’s teeth.