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Title: The Cow Project
Url: https://illinoisearlylearning.org/pa/projects/cow-project/
Languages: English
Spanish Version: El proyecto de vacas
https://illinoisearlylearning.org/es/pa/projects/cow-project-sp/
Source of Publisher: Illinois Early Learning Project
Length of article: Long
Setting for which the article is intended: Preschool Program
Intended Audience: Teachers/Caregivers
Keywords: Classroom Activities
Parent/Family Involvement
Project Approach
Age Levels:
(the age of the children to whom the article applies).
Preschoolers (Age 3 Through Age 5)
Learning Areas: LANGUAGE ARTS
SCIENCE
SOCIAL STUDIES
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.
12. Explore concepts and information about the physical, earth, and life sciences.
15. Explore economic systems and human interdependence.
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.E. Use increasingly complex phrases, sentences, and vocabulary.
5.B. Use writing to represent ideas and information.
5.C. Use writing to research and share knowledge.
12.A. Understand that living things grow and change.
12.B. Understand that living things rely on the environment and/or others to live and grow.
15.A. Explore roles in the economic system and workforce.
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.
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.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.B.ECc. Continue a conversation through two or more exchanges.
1.E.ECb. Exhibit curiosity and interest in learning new words heard in conversations and books.
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.
5.C.ECb. With teacher assistance, recall factual information and share that information through drawing, dictation, or writing.
12.A.ECa. Observe, investigate, describe, and categorize living things.
12.B.ECa. Describe and compare basic needs of living things.
15.A.ECa. Describe some common jobs and what is needed to perform those jobs.
15.A.ECb. Discuss why people work.
30.C.ECa. Exhibit eagerness and curiosity as a learner.
30.C.ECb. Demonstrate persistence and creativity in seeking solutions to problems.
30.C.ECc. Show some initiative, self-direction, and independence in actions.
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.