Friday, May 31, 2019
Child Observation Report Essay -- Adolescent Behavior
Confidential Material Detailed report of five observations. The names used in this posting Report are fictitious. This is absolutely necessary to protect the privacy of the children being observed. Observation 1 Ron and aggression Date and time Wednesday April 16, 2014 1125-1250 cathode-ray oscilloscope Playground for 1st/2nd grade rift 1125-1150, 3rd/4th grade 1155-1220, Kindergarten recess 1225-1250 Activities observed Children climb across the climbing rings, watching children pretend play at the tire mountain and under the large wooden play structure with the blue charge card slide. My interaction with the children I spent a lot of time answering questions about my name and where I am from for the children. Example A There was wizard child named Ron on the first recess who was racing across the rings with a nonher child, lost th e race and fell to the ground. He then started to call out and called himself a loser. I pulled him aside to try to talk to him to find out what was wrong. He kept telling me that he was a loser because he didnt take in the race and he never wins, and that all my friends think I am a loser because I cry all the time. They make fun of me because I cry. They beat me up. I am a loser. I tried to reassure him and tell him I did not think he was a loser. I explained how I thought one of the reasons he lost the race was because he had been climbing across the rings for most of recess was tired from racing. He continued to cry even after his friends came everyplace and tried to get him to play. He just sat in the sand sobbing, so I tried to tell him that his friends came over and asked him to play so it did not appear that they think he is a loser. He said they would beat him up. I tried to get him to go and agree if they would play initially, he refused to interact with his friends bu t then he got up and tried to find his friends. He searched for a few minutes and when he could not find them he started crying again and walked away from me. Date and time Monday, April 21, 2014 1125-1250 Setting Playground for 1st/2nd grade recess 1125-1150, 3rd/4th grade 1155-1220, Kindergarten recess 1225-1250 Activities observed Chi... ...g & Homer, Bruce. (1999). Children as folk psychologists The developing understanding of the mind. In A. slater & D. Muir (Eds.), The Blackwell reader in victimisational psychology (pp. 228-252). Oxford, England Blackwell Publishers. Pepler, Debra, Craig, Wendy M., & OConnell, Paul. (1999). Understanding bullying from a dynamics systems perspective. In A. Slater & D. Muir (Eds.), The Blackwell reader in Developmental Psychology (pp. 440-451). Oxford, England Blackwell Publishers. Putallaz, Martha, & Wasserman, Aviva. (1990). Childrens entry behavior. In S.R. Asher & J. D. Coie (Eds.), Peer rejection in childhood (pp. 60-76). Cambridge, Eng land Cambridge University Press. Rubin, Kenneth H., Burgess, Kim B., Coplan, Robert, J. (2002). Social withdrawal and shyness. In P. K. Smith & C.H. Hart (Eds.). Blackwell Handbook of Childhood Social Development (pp. 329-352). Oxford, England Blackwell Publishers. Seifert, Kelvin L., Hoffnung, Robert J., & Hoffnung, Michele. (1997). Play. In Lifespan Development (pp. 221-228). Boston Houghton Mifflin. Shaffer, David R. (2000). Social & Personality Development (4th ed.). Belmont, CA Wadsworth Thomas Learning.