Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Sara's Evaluation

Sara had her preschool evaluation yesterday, and she did great!  At the beginning of the school year, they give a super basic test to each child attending the school just to see what level their at.  It only took about 10 min, but Sara had a great time doing it. 

Some of the things Sara can do include...
1.  Put blocks in order according to color
2.  Copy a simple pattern with blocks
3.  Draw a circle
4.  Draw an X
5.  Place objects in relation to another objects using propositions (AKA: She can put the block behind the box, in front of the box, under the box, etc. when asked.)

Some of the things that she has yet to learn include...
1.  Writing her name
2.  Drawing a square
3.  Work on answering "When" questions

There was some motor parts to the test, but obviously she didn't complete the lower body portion.  But I'm happy to say that her upper body coordination is great!  Sara is right at a level that is appropriate for her age group.  It is not expected for 3 year olds to be able to write their name, but we hope by the end of the school year she will be able to do it. 

I can't wait for this school year to start.  Sara's excited to get back to see her "old" friends.  That would be in comparison to her "new" friends at the daycare...which she will also attend in the afternoon.  She will get back to doing her PT since she receives that at school as well.  I expect she'll excel this year with the appropriate support, both cognitively and physically.

Tonight I'm taking her on our very first trip to buy school supplies!  She has to have just a couple simple things, like some markers and random items.  Should be fun!!


  1. Sounds awesome!!! I'm so looking forward to October when we have a parent/teacher conference! I LOVE to hear things that they know/learned/should learn! It's so fun to see them progress!

    Sounds like Sara is doing wonderful!

  2. O wow! School supply shopping! How exciting!! I'm so happy Sara did so well (not that there was EVER any doubt)! I know my booga's gonna blow 'em out of the water this year! I can't wait to come home and see all her progress! I love you both!

  3. Congrats on such a great testing day - I'm sure it was probably a bit nerve wracking on you, huh? :)

    Thanks for the follow, I'm also following along here and eager to learn all I can from mommies with experience! I'm not too proud to say I need all the help I can get!

    Congrats to Sara and you too Julie - she's going to be such a superstar in school.

  4. Congrats to both of you!!! What a great feeling to see her accomplishments and what she can do! :)