Today was Jacks preschool screening....I have to admit, I was soooooo nervous about this. Jack is a very quiet, shy kid when he's around other people, especially people he doesn't know. All I could picture was him clinging to my leg and not talking at all to the teachers. BOY DID HE PROVE ME WRONG!! :)
He sat right next to one of the teachers, and she started asking him some basic questions. He answered them all, without any prodding from me! He did pretty good on the 'stacking the blocks the same way as the teacher' test. It didn't turn out quite like the teachers, but very close. He looked at his when he was done and said, "Mine doesn't look exactly like yours, but it's pretty close!" I thought that was pretty funny!
Next test was finding all of the blue little plastic teddy bears out of about 30 multi-colored bears and putting them in a basket. PERFECT! At one point, he questioned weather a purple one was blue, asking the teacher, "is this one blue? or is it purple....hmmm....I think it's purple, so it doesn't belong in the basket." Nice job Jack! I even questioned it...it was very close to the blue color!
The last thing Jack had to do is color a picture of anything he wanted....when the teacher asked what it was, he said, "A monster!". She asked where he lived, and he answered, "Africa!". That's my boy! (He is at least enjoying learning about other countries through our postcrossing project!)
I think he did a great job and definitely showed his personality!! I wish more people could see that part of him...usually he's too shy!