|Title:||Natural Illinois: Leaves Are All Around|
|Spanish Version:||La naturaleza en Illinois. Las hojas nos rodean
|Polish Version:||Środowisko naturalne w Stanie Illinois: Liście w naszym otoczeniu
|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
● Outdoor Activities
(the age of the children to whom the article applies).
|● Preschoolers (Age 3 Through Age 5)
|Learning Areas:||● LANGUAGE ARTS
● THE ARTS
|Goals:||1. Demonstrate increasing competence in oral communication (listening and speaking).
5. Demonstrate increasing awareness of and competence in emergent writing skills and abilities.
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.
25. Gain exposure to and explore the arts.
26. Understand that the arts can be used to communicate ideas and emotions.
|Learning Standards:||1.E. Use increasingly complex phrases, sentences, and vocabulary.
5.C. Use writing to research and share knowledge.
11.A. Develop beginning skills in the use of science and engineering practices, such as observing, asking questions, solving problems, and drawing conclusions.
12.A. Understand that living things grow and change.
12.B. Understand that living things rely on the environment and/or others to live and grow.
12.C. Explore the physical properties of objects.
25.B. Display an awareness of some distinct characteristics of the arts.
26.B. Understand ways to express meaning through the arts.
|Benchmarks:||1.E.ECc. With teacher assistance, use new words acquired through conversations and book-sharing experiences.
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.
11.A.ECd. Collect, describe, compare, and record information from observations and investigations.
12.A.ECa. Observe, investigate, describe, and categorize living things.
12.B.ECa. Describe and compare basic needs of living things.
12.C.ECa. Identify, describe, and compare the physical properties of objects.
25.B.ECa. Describe or respond to their creative work or the creative work of others.
26.B.ECa. Use creative arts as an avenue for self-expression.