It was 10 years ago when we first decided to have students document monthly baby observations. That year the baby was Lane. This year the baby is Sophie. Every month she comes to visit and students in our classes meet to observe her growth and development. Students prepare by reviewing previous monthly records and drafting questions for the current month’s visit. Last month Emma brought in a developmental checklist and we noted that she’s probably above average. At the conclusion of each visit, we lay her down on the long roll of butcher paper, stretch her out, and graph her height.
Yes, the most popular achievement to date is seeing Sophie point to an object and exclaim, “Hazzat?” Translation: “What’s that?” It’s sure to bring a smile to all.
(Photos by Emma Gibbs, aka Sophie’s mom)