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Title: The Horse Project
Url: https://illinoisearlylearning.org/pa/projects/horse-project/
Languages: English
Spanish Version: El proyecto de caballos
https://illinoisearlylearning.org/es/pa/projects/horse-project-sp/
Source of Publisher: Illinois Early Learning Project
Length of article: Medium
Setting for which the article is intended: Family Child Care
Child Care Center
Preschool Program
Intended Audience: Teachers/Caregivers
Keywords: Project Approach
Science
Age Levels:
(the age of the children to whom the article applies).
Preschoolers (Age 3 Through Age 5)
Learning Areas: LANGUAGE ARTS
SCIENCE
SOCIAL/EMOTIONAL DEVELOPMENT
PROJECT APPROACH
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.
30. Develop self-management skills to achieve school and life success and develop positive relationships with others.
31. Use social-awareness and interpersonal skills to establish and maintain positive relationships.
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.
2.C. Recognize concepts of books.
2.D. Establish personal connections with books.
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.B. Understand that living things rely on the environment and/or others to live and grow.
30.C. Demonstrate skills related to successful personal and school outcomes.
31.A. Develop positive relationships with peers and adults.
31.B. Use communication and social skills to interact effectively with others.
Benchmarks: 1.A.ECb. Respond appropriately to questions from others.
1.A.ECc. Provide comments relevant to the context.
1.B.ECa. Use language for a variety of purposes.
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.C.ECa. Describe familiar people, places, things, and events and, with teacher assistance, provide additional detail.
2.C.ECa. Interact with a variety of types of texts (e.g., storybooks, poems, rhymes, songs).
2.D.ECa. With teacher assistance, discuss illustrations in books and make personal connections to the pictures and story.
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.ECa. Express wonder and curiosity about their world by asking questions, solving problems, and designing things.
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.B.ECa. Describe and compare basic needs of living things.
12.B.ECb. Show respect for living things.
30.C.ECa. Exhibit eagerness and curiosity as a learner.
30.C.ECd. Demonstrate engagement and sustained attention in activities.
31.A.ECc. Interact easily with familiar adults.
31.B.ECa. Interact verbally and nonverbally with other children.
31.B.ECc. Use socially appropriate behavior with peers and adults, such as helping, sharing, and taking turns.