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Title: The Music Project
Url: https://illinoisearlylearning.org/pa/projects/music-project/
Languages: English
Spanish Version: El proyecto de música
https://illinoisearlylearning.org/es/pa/projects/music-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: Classroom Activities
Music
Project Approach
Age Levels:
(the age of the children to whom the article applies).
Preschoolers (Age 3 Through Age 5)
Learning Areas: LANGUAGE ARTS
THE ARTS
SOCIAL/EMOTIONAL DEVELOPMENT
PROJECT APPROACH
Goals: 1. Demonstrate increasing competence in oral communication (listening and speaking).
5. Demonstrate increasing awareness of and competence in emergent writing skills and abilities.
25. Gain exposure to and explore the arts.
26. Understand that the arts can be used to communicate ideas and emotions.
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.
1.E. Use increasingly complex phrases, sentences, and vocabulary.
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.
25.A. Investigate, begin to appreciate, and participate in the arts.
25.B. Display an awareness of some distinct characteristics of the arts.
26.A. Understand processes, traditional tools, and modern technologies used in the arts.
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.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.
1.E.ECb. Exhibit curiosity and interest in learning new words heard in conversations and books.
5.A.ECb. Use scribbles, letterlike forms, or letters/words to represent written language.
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.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.
25.A.ECc. Music: Begin to appreciate and participate in music activities.
25.B.ECa. Describe or respond to their creative work or the creative work of others.
31.A.ECa. Show empathy, sympathy, and caring for others.
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.
31.C.ECa. Begin to share materials and experiences and take turns.