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Title: Outdoor Field Trips with Preschoolers: Preparing with the Children
Languages: English
Spanish Version: Excursiones al aire libre con niños preescolares. La preparación de los niños
Polish Version: Wycieczki na świeżym powietrzu z przedszkolakami: Przygotowywanie dzieci
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: Classroom Activities
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).
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.
21. Develop team-building skills by working with others through physical activity.
24. Promote and enhance health and well-being through the use of effective communication and decision-making skills.
Learning Standards: 1.A. Demonstrate understanding through age-appropriate responses.
1.D. Speak using conventions of Standard English.
5.B. Use writing to represent ideas and information.
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.
21.A. Demonstrate individual responsibility during group physical activities.
24.C. Demonstrate skills essential to enhancing health and avoiding dangerous situations.
Benchmarks: 1.A.ECa. Follow simple one-, two- and three-step directions.
1.D.ECc. Understand and use question words in speaking.
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.
11.A.ECa. Express wonder and curiosity about their world by asking questions, solving problems, and designing things.
11.A.ECd. Collect, describe, compare, and record information from observations and investigations.
11.A.ECe. Use mathematical and computational thinking.
21.A.ECb. Follow directions, with occasional adult reminders, during group activities.
24.C.ECa. Participate in activities to learn to avoid dangerous situations.