|Title:||Magnets and Cars|
|Spanish Version:||Explorar los imanes y los coches
|Source of Publisher:||Illinois Early Learning Project
|Length of article:||Short
|Setting for which the article is intended:||● Preschool Program
|Intended Audience:||● Teachers/Caregivers
|Keywords:||● Classroom Activities
● Language Arts
● Problem Solving
● Project Approach
(the age of the children to whom the article applies).
|● Preschoolers (Age 3 Through Age 5)
|Learning Areas:||● LANGUAGE ARTS
● SOCIAL/EMOTIONAL DEVELOPMENT
● PROJECT APPROACH
|Goals:||1. Demonstrate increasing competence in oral communication (listening and speaking).
2. Demonstrate understanding and enjoyment of literature.
4. Demonstrate increasing awareness of and competence in emergent reading skills and abilities.
5. Demonstrate increasing awareness of and competence in emergent writing skills and abilities.
8. Identify and describe common attributes, patterns, and relationships in objects.
10. Begin to make predictions and collect data information.
11. Demonstrate curiosity about the world and begin to use the practices of science and engineering to answer questions and solve problems.
12. Explore concepts and information about the physical, earth, and life sciences.
13. Understand important connections and understandings in science and engineering.
30. Develop self-management skills to achieve school and life success and develop positive relationships with others.
|Learning Standards:||1.A. Demonstrate understanding through age-appropriate responses.
1.B. Communicate effectively using language appropriate to the situation and audience.
1.C. Use language to convey information and ideas.
1.D. Speak using conventions of Standard English.
2.C. Recognize concepts of books.
4.A. Demonstrate understanding of the organization and basic features of print.
5.A. Demonstrate growing interest and abilities in writing.
5.B. Use writing to represent ideas and information.
5.C. Use writing to research and share knowledge.
8.A. Explore objects and patterns.
10.A. Generate questions and processes for answering them.
10.B. Organize and describe data and information.
11.A. Develop beginning skills in the use of science and engineering practices, such as observing, asking questions, solving problems, and drawing conclusions.
12.C. Explore the physical properties of objects.
12.D. Explore concepts of force and motion.
13.B. Use tools and technology to assist with science and engineering investigations.
30.A. Identify and manage one’s emotions and behavior.
30.C. Demonstrate skills related to successful personal and school outcomes.
|Benchmarks:||1.A.ECa. Follow simple one-, two- and three-step directions.
1.A.ECb. Respond appropriately to questions from others.
1.A.ECc. Provide comments relevant to the context.
1.B.ECa. Use language for a variety of purposes.
1.B.ECb. With teacher assistance, participate in collaborative conversations with diverse partners (e.g., peers and adults in both small and large groups) about age-appropriate topics and texts.
1.B.ECc. Continue a conversation through two or more exchanges.
1.C.ECa. Describe familiar people, places, things, and events and, with teacher assistance, provide additional detail.
1.D.ECc. Understand and use question words in speaking.
2.C.ECa. Interact with a variety of types of texts (e.g., storybooks, poems, rhymes, songs).
4.A.ECc. Recognize the one-to-one relationship between spoken and written words.
5.A.ECb. Use scribbles, letterlike forms, or letters/words to represent written language.
5.B.ECa. With teacher assistance, use a combination of drawing, dictating, or writing to express an opinion about a book or topic.
5.B.ECb. With teacher assistance, use a combination of drawing, dictating, or writing to compose informative/explanatory texts in which they name what they are writing about and supply some information about the topic.
5.B.ECc. With teacher assistance, use a combination of drawing, dictating, or writing to narrate a single event and provide a reaction to what happened.
5.C.ECa. Participate in group projects or units of study designed to learn about a topic of interest.
5.C.ECb. With teacher assistance, recall factual information and share that information through drawing, dictation, or writing.
8.A.ECa. Sort, order, compare, and describe objects according to characteristics or attribute(s).
10.A.ECb. Gather data about themselves and their surroundings to answer meaningful questions.
10.B.ECa. Organize, represent, and analyze information using concrete objects, pictures, and graphs, with teacher support.
10.B.ECb. Make predictions about the outcome prior to collecting information, with teacher support and multiple experiences over time.
11.A.ECa. Express wonder and curiosity about their world by asking questions, solving problems, and designing things.
11.A.ECc. Plan and carry out simple investigations.
11.A.ECd. Collect, describe, compare, and record information from observations and investigations.
12.C.ECa. Identify, describe, and compare the physical properties of objects.
12.D.ECa. Describe the effects of forces in nature.
13.B.ECa. Use nonstandard and standard scientific tools for investigation.
13.B.ECb. Become familiar with technological tools that can aid in scientific inquiry.
30.A.ECe. Use materials with purpose, safety, and respect.
30.C.ECa. Exhibit eagerness and curiosity as a learner.
30.C.ECb. Demonstrate persistence and creativity in seeking solutions to problems.
30.C.ECc. Show some initiative, self-direction, and independence in actions.