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Title: Building an Appetite for Project Work
Url: https://illinoisearlylearning.org/blogs/perspectives/building-appetite/
Languages: English
Spanish Version: Cómo despertar interés en el trabajo en proyectos
https://illinoisearlylearning.org/es/blogs/perspectives/building-appetite-sp/
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
Curiosity/Initiative
Project Approach
Science
Social Science
Age Levels:
(the age of the children to whom the article applies).
Preschoolers (Age 3 Through Age 5)
Learning Areas: LANGUAGE ARTS
MATHEMATICS
SCIENCE
SOCIAL STUDIES
PROJECT APPROACH
Goals: 1. Demonstrate increasing competence in oral communication (listening and speaking).
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.
16. Develop an awareness of the self and his or her uniqueness and individuality.
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.
10.A. Generate questions and processes for answering them.
11.A. Develop beginning skills in the use of science and engineering practices, such as observing, asking questions, solving problems, and drawing conclusions.
16.A. Explore his or her self and personal history.
Benchmarks: 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.
10.A.ECa. With teacher assistance, come up with meaningful questions that can be answered through gathering information.
10.A.ECb. Gather data about themselves and their surroundings to answer meaningful questions.
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.
16.A.ECa. Recall information about the immediate past.