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Title: Mila Paints the Fence
Languages: English
Spanish Version: Mila pinta la cerca
Source of Publisher: Illinois Early Learning Project
Length of article: Short
Setting for which the article is intended: Preschool Program
Intended Audience: Teachers/Caregivers
Keywords: Art
Outdoor Activities
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).
9. Explore concepts of geometry and spatial relations.
19. Acquire movement skills and understand concepts needed to explore the environment, support learning, and engage in health-enhancing physical activity.
25. Gain exposure to and explore the arts.
30. Develop self-management skills to achieve school and life success and develop positive relationships with others.
Learning Standards: 1.A. Demonstrate understanding through age-appropriate responses.
1.B. Communicate effectively using language appropriate to the situation and audience.
9.B. Demonstrate an understanding of location and ordinal position, using appropriate vocabulary.
19.A. Demonstrate physical competency and control of large and small muscles.
19.B. Demonstrate awareness and coordination of body movements.
25.A. Investigate, begin to appreciate, and participate in the arts.
30.A. Identify and manage one’s emotions and behavior.
30.C. Demonstrate skills related to successful personal and school outcomes.
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.ECc. Continue a conversation through two or more exchanges.
9.B.ECa. Show understanding of location and ordinal position.
9.B.ECb. Use appropriate vocabulary for identifying location and ordinal position.
19.A.ECa. Engage in active play using gross- and fine-motor skills.
19.B.ECa. Coordinate movements to perform complex tasks.
25.A.ECd. Visual Arts: Investigate and participate in activities using visual arts materials.
30.A.ECb. Use appropriate communication skills when expressing needs, wants, and feelings.
30.A.ECc. Express feelings that are appropriate to the situation.
30.A.ECf. Begin to understand the consequences of his or her behavior.
30.C.ECc. Show some initiative, self-direction, and independence in actions.