A couple of weeks ago, I had a parent-teacher conference with Abigail's preschool teachers. I knew it would probably be entertaining to hear about what actually goes on after I drop her off at school, but I didn't anticipate just how entertaining it would be...
The teachers had a folder with several different assessments to share. One was just their observations over time. Another one was a very detailed one-on-one assessment of many different skills. The assessment began with the teacher showing Abigail her name written on a paper. Abby was then asked if she knew what it said. Abigail passed that one with flying colors. Then the teacher asked her if she knew what her last name was. Abby looked at her teacher and responded, "If you don't know that, you must be having a really bad day!" The teacher, trying not to laugh, told Abby that she DID know her last name, but wanted to know if ABBY could say her last name.
That was just the beginning. The assessment continued with several other comical responses from our precocious four year old. The poor teacher was trying to write down everything Abby said because it was just so funny. She said at one point that she was worried that her pen was going to run out of ink because of how much she was trying to write. I guess next time she should just record Abby talking and then transcribe it. Part of the reason the teacher wanted to write everything down was that she wasn't sure which stories were true and what was Abby's imagination!
Some of you may remember Abby's conversation with my friend Kathy when Abby was three years old. Kathy was coloring with Abby at church and said, "Look, this crayon is green like your dress." Abby's response? "My dress is chartreuse!"
At that point, Coley and I commented that Abby's Kindergarten teacher would have her hands full. After Abigail's parent-teacher conference a couple of weeks ago, we are even more sure of that. Prepare yourself future Kinder teacher of Abby....she is on her way!