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Title: The House Project
Url: https://illinoisearlylearning.org/pa/projects/house-project/
Languages: English
Spanish Version: El proyecto de casas
https://illinoisearlylearning.org/es/pa/projects/house-project-sp/
Length of article: Medium
Setting for which the article is intended: Family Child Care
Child Care Center
Preschool Program
Intended Audience: Teachers/Caregivers
Keywords: Classroom Activities
Project Approach
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
THE ARTS
PROJECT APPROACH
Goals: 2. Demonstrate understanding and enjoyment of literature.
4. Demonstrate increasing awareness of and competence in emergent reading skills and abilities.
5. Demonstrate increasing awareness of and competence in emergent writing skills and abilities.
6. Demonstrate and apply a knowledge and sense of numbers, including numeration and operations.
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.
17. Explore geography, the child’s environment, and where people live, work, and play.
25. Gain exposure to and explore the arts.
26. Understand that the arts can be used to communicate ideas and emotions.
Learning Standards: 2.A. Demonstrate interest in stories and books.
2.B. Recognize key ideas and details in stories.
2.D. Establish personal connections with books.
4.A. Demonstrate understanding of the organization and basic features of print.
4.D. Demonstrate emergent phonics and word-analysis skills.
5.A. Demonstrate growing interest and abilities in writing.
5.B. Use writing to represent ideas and information.
5.C. Use writing to research and share knowledge.
6.A. Demonstrate beginning understanding of numbers, number names, and numerals.
10.A. Generate questions and processes for answering them.
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.
17.A. Explore environments and where people live.
26.B. Understand ways to express meaning through the arts.
Benchmarks: 2.A.ECa. Engage in book-sharing experiences with purpose and understanding.
2.B.ECb. With teacher assistance, retell familiar stories with three or more key events.
2.B.ECc. With teacher assistance, identify main character(s) of the story.
2.D.ECa. With teacher assistance, discuss illustrations in books and make personal connections to the pictures and story.
4.D.ECa. Recognize own name and common signs and labels in the environment.
4.D.ECc. With teacher assistance, begin to use knowledge of letters and sounds to spell words phonetically.
5.A.ECa. Experiment with writing tools and materials.
5.A.ECb. Use scribbles, letterlike forms, or letters/words to represent written language.
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.ECb. With teacher assistance, use a combination of drawing, dictating, or writing to compose informative/explanatory texts in which they name what they are writing about and supply some information about the 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.
5.C.ECa. Participate in group projects or units of study designed to learn about a topic of interest.
6.A.ECd. Connect numbers to quantities they represent using physical models and informal representations.
10.A.ECb. Gather data about themselves and their surroundings to answer meaningful questions.
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.
11.A.ECd. Collect, describe, compare, and record information from observations and investigations.
17.A.ECa. Locate objects and places in familiar environments.
17.A.ECb. Express beginning geographic thinking.
26.B.ECa. Use creative arts as an avenue for self-expression.