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Title: Roland Draws a Garden
Languages: English
Spanish Version: Roland dibuja un jardín
Source of Publisher: Illinois Early Learning Project
Length of article: Short
Setting for which the article is intended: Home
Family Child Care
Child Care Center
Preschool Program
Intended Audience: Parents/Family
Keywords: Art
Family Activities
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).
5. Demonstrate increasing awareness of and competence in emergent writing skills and abilities.
7. Explore measurement of objects and quantities.
9. Explore concepts of geometry and spatial relations.
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.
17. Explore geography, the child’s environment, and where people live, work, and play.
19. Acquire movement skills and understand concepts needed to explore the environment, support learning, and engage in health-enhancing physical activity.
25. Gain exposure to and explore the arts.
Learning Standards: 1.B. Communicate effectively using language appropriate to the situation and audience.
1.C. Use language to convey information and ideas.
5.B. Use writing to represent ideas and information.
7.A. Measure objects and quantities using direct comparison methods and nonstandard units.
9.A. Recognize, name, and match common shapes.
9.B. Demonstrate an understanding of location and ordinal position, using appropriate vocabulary.
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.
16.A. Explore his or her self and personal history.
17.A. Explore environments and where people live.
19.A. Demonstrate physical competency and control of large and small muscles.
25.A. Investigate, begin to appreciate, and participate in the arts.
Benchmarks: 1.B.ECa. Use language for a variety of purposes.
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.
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.ECc. With teacher assistance, use a combination of drawing, dictating, or writing to narrate a single event and provide a reaction to what happened.
7.A.ECc. Use vocabulary that describes and compares length, height, weight, capacity, and size.
9.A.ECa. Recognize and name common two- and three-dimensional shapes and describe some of their attributes (e.g., number of sides, straight or curved lines).
9.B.ECa. Show understanding of location and ordinal position.
9.B.ECb. Use appropriate vocabulary for identifying location and ordinal position.
10.B.ECa. Organize, represent, and analyze information using concrete objects, pictures, and graphs, with teacher support.
11.A.ECb. Develop and use models to represent their ideas, observations, and explanations through approaches such as drawing, building, or modeling with clay.
16.A.ECa. Recall information about the immediate past.
17.A.ECa. Locate objects and places in familiar environments.
17.A.ECb. Express beginning geographic thinking.
19.A.ECd. Use eye-hand coordination to perform tasks.
19.A.ECe. Use writing and drawing tools with some control.
25.A.ECd. Visual Arts: Investigate and participate in activities using visual arts materials.