|Title:||Talking about Waterslide Models|
|Spanish Version:||Discusión sobre modelos de toboganes de agua
|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:||● Classroom Activities
(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.
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.
12. Explore concepts and information about the physical, earth, and life sciences.
|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.
7.A. Measure objects and quantities using direct comparison methods and nonstandard units.
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.
12.E. Explore concepts and information related to the Earth, including ways to take care of our planet.
|Benchmarks:||1.A.ECc. Provide comments relevant to the context.
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.
7.A.ECd. Begin to construct a sense of time through participation in daily activities.
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.
10.B.ECb. Make predictions about the outcome prior to collecting information, with teacher support and multiple experiences over time.
11.A.ECb. Develop and use models to represent their ideas, observations, and explanations through approaches such as drawing, building, or modeling with clay.
12.E.ECa. Observe and describe characteristics of earth, water, and air.