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Title: Learning About a Stethoscope
Languages: English
Spanish Version: Aprendamos sobre el estetoscopio
Source of Publisher: Illinois Early Learning Project
Length of article: Short
Setting for which the article is intended: Family Child Care
Child Care Center
Preschool Program
Intended Audience: Teachers/Caregivers
Keywords: Classroom Activities
Language Arts
Social Science
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).
2. Demonstrate understanding and enjoyment of literature.
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.
13. Understand important connections and understandings in science and engineering.
15. Explore economic systems and human interdependence.
22. Understand principles of health promotion and the prevention and treatment of illness and injury.
31. Use social-awareness and interpersonal skills to establish and maintain positive relationships.
Learning Standards: 1.A. Demonstrate understanding through age-appropriate responses.
1.C. Use language to convey information and ideas.
1.E. Use increasingly complex phrases, sentences, and vocabulary.
2.C. Recognize concepts of books.
5.A. Demonstrate growing interest and abilities in writing.
5.B. Use writing to represent ideas 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.A. Understand that living things grow and change.
13.B. Use tools and technology to assist with science and engineering investigations.
15.A. Explore roles in the economic system and workforce.
22.A. Explain the basic principles of health promotion, illness prevention, treatment, and safety.
31.A. Develop positive relationships with peers and adults.
31.B. Use communication and social skills to interact effectively with others.
31.C. Demonstrate an ability to prevent, manage, and resolve interpersonal conflicts in constructive ways.
Benchmarks: 1.A.ECa. Follow simple one-, two- and three-step directions.
1.C.ECa. Describe familiar people, places, things, and events and, with teacher assistance, provide additional detail.
1.E.ECc. With teacher assistance, use new words acquired through conversations and book-sharing experiences.
2.C.ECa. Interact with a variety of types of texts (e.g., storybooks, poems, rhymes, songs).
5.A.ECb. Use scribbles, letterlike forms, or letters/words to represent written language.
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.
11.A.ECf. Make meaning from experience and information by describing, talking, and thinking about what happened during an investigation.
12.A.ECb. Show an awareness of changes that occur in oneself and the environment.
13.B.ECb. Become familiar with technological tools that can aid in scientific inquiry.
15.A.ECa. Describe some common jobs and what is needed to perform those jobs.
22.A.ECa. Identify simple practices that promote healthy living and prevent illness.
31.A.ECc. Interact easily with familiar adults.
31.B.ECc. Use socially appropriate behavior with peers and adults, such as helping, sharing, and taking turns.
31.C.ECa. Begin to share materials and experiences and take turns.