Illinois Early Learning Project

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Title: Sara Measures
Languages: English
Spanish Version: Sara mide
Source of Publisher: Illinois Early Learning Project
Length of article: Short
Setting for which the article is intended: Child Care Center
Preschool Program
Intended Audience: Teachers/Caregivers
Keywords: Classroom Activities
Problem Solving
Technology for Children
Age Levels:
(the age of the children to whom the article applies).
Preschoolers (Age 3 Through Age 5)
Learning Areas: LANGUAGE ARTS
Goals: 1. Demonstrate increasing competence in oral communication (listening and speaking).
7. Explore measurement of objects and quantities.
11. Demonstrate curiosity about the world and begin to use the practices of science and engineering to answer questions and solve problems.
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.B. Communicate effectively using language appropriate to the situation and audience.
1.E. Use increasingly complex phrases, sentences, and vocabulary.
7.A. Measure objects and quantities using direct comparison methods and nonstandard units.
7.C. Explore tools used for measurement.
11.A. Develop beginning skills in the use of science and engineering practices, such as observing, asking questions, solving problems, and drawing conclusions.
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.B.ECa. Use language for a variety of purposes.
1.E.ECa. With teacher assistance, begin to use increasingly complex sentences.
1.E.ECc. With teacher assistance, use new words acquired through conversations and book-sharing experiences.
7.A.ECb. Use nonstandard units to measure attributes such as length and capacity.
7.A.ECc. Use vocabulary that describes and compares length, height, weight, capacity, and size.
7.C.ECa. With teacher assistance, explore use of measuring tools that use standard units to measure objects and quantities that are meaningful to the child.
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.ECe. Use mathematical and computational thinking.
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.ECc. Show some initiative, self-direction, and independence in actions.
30.C.ECd. Demonstrate engagement and sustained attention in activities.