I had my conference with Mattea's preschool teacher this past Wednesday. We sat down and reviewed her testing scores, her strengths and weaknesses, and of course kindergarten prep. I chuckled to myself as we breezed through all of the academic "stuff." Mattea scored well and her teacher had no doubts she'll be successful in kindergarten. And then......
we addressed this:
When asked to draw a picture of herself, Mattea drew this. What the heck is this I asked? Her sweet 70 year old teacher said she was a bit thrown by the fact that Mattea had totally forgotten to include a body or arms to her self portrait but made sure to put eyelashes on her person. She checked the "lacking detail" box on her assessment but then did mention to me that she hasn't had many students (if any) include eye lashes in their self portrait. I'd say that is good detail huh?