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Kindergarten Learning Objectives for “Beneath the Soil”

Kindergarten Learning Objectives for “Beneath the Soil”

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English Language Arts

General Learning Objective

1. Students will listen, speak, read, write, view and represent to explore thoughts, ideas, feelings and experiences.

Specific Learning Objectives

1.1 Discover and explore

Express ideas and develop understanding

  • Share personal experiences prompted by oral, print and other media texts
  • Talk about ideas, experiences and familiar events

Experiment with language and forms

  • Talk and represent to explore, express and share stories, ideas and experiences

1.2 Clarify and Extend

Consider the ideas of others

  • Listen to experiences and feelings shared by others
  • Combine Ideas
  • Connect related ideas and information

Extent Understanding

  • Express interest in new ideas and experiences

General Learning Objective

2. Students will listen, speak, read, write, view and represent to comprehend and respond personally and critically to oral, print and other media texts.

Specific Learning Objectives

2.1 Use Strategies and Cues

Use prior knowledge

  • Connect oral language with print and pictures
  • Understand that stories, information and personal experiences can be recorded in pictures and print and can be listened to, read or viewed
  • Expect print and pictures to have meaning and to be related to each other in print and other media texts

Use comprehension strategies

  • Ask questions and make comments during listening and reading activities
  • Recall events and characters in familiar stories read aloud by others

2.2 Respond to Text

Experience various texts

  • Participate in shared listening, reading and viewing experiences, using oral, print and other media texts from a variety of cultural traditions and genres, such as picture books, fairy tales, rhymes, stories, photographs, illustrations and video programs
  • Listen and view attentively

Construct meaning from texts

  • Relate aspects of oral, print and other media texts to personal feelings and experiences
  • Talk about and represent the actions of characters portrayed in oral, print and other media texts
  • Talk about experiences similar or related to those in oral, print and other media texts

2.3 Understand Forms, Elements and Techniques

Understand forms and genres

  • Experience a variety of oral, print and other media texts

Understand techniques and elements

  • Develop a sense of story through reading, listening and viewing experiences
  • Identify the main characters in a variety of oral, print and other media texts

General Learning Objective

3. Students will listen, speak, read, write, view and represent to manage ideas and information.

Specific Learning Objectives

3.1 – Plan and Focus

Focus Attention

  • Attend to oral, print and other media texts on topics of interest
  • Make statements about topics under discussion

3.3 Organize, Record and Evaluate

Evaluate information

  • Share new learnings with others

3.4 Share and Review

Share ideas and information

  • Share ideas and information about topics of interest

Review research process

  • Share information-gathering experiences

General Learning Objective

4. Students will listen, speak, read, write, view and represent to enhance the clarity and artistry of communication.

Specific Learning Objectives

4.3 Present and Share

Demonstrate attentive listening and viewing

  • Make comments that relate to the topic being discussed

Science

Topic: Environment and Community Awareness

General Learning Objective

The child demonstrates curiosity, interest and a willingness to learn about the environment and community.

Specific Learning Objectives
  • Becomes aware of the five senses and how they are used to explore, investigate and describe the world
  • Explores and investigates objects and events in the environment
  • Shows awareness of similarities and differences in living things, objects and materials
  • Demonstrates awareness of the properties of objects and events in the environment, by: − describing some properties − sorting objects according to common properties; e.g., colour, size, shape and texture − arranging objects or events in logical order − matching objects or events as being the same as or going together − distinguishing between similar objects, based on one or more characteristics
  • Becomes aware of the relationship between cause and effect
  • Generates ideas to make personal sense of objects, events and relationships.

Topic: Environment and Community Awareness

General Learning Objective

The child uses materials in the environment and community and becomes aware of how others use materials.

Specific Learning Objectives
  • Uses sand, water, blocks and other manipulatives to explore scientific and aesthetic concepts 
  • Uses simple tools in a safe and appropriate manner
  • Becomes aware of the importance of protecting the environment.

Topic: Environment and Community Awareness

General Learning Objective

The child explores familiar places and things in the environment and community

Specific Learning Objectives
  • Recognizes changes in weather and some ways people and animals adapt to the seasons; e.g., different clothes and migration
  • Describes a variety of homes; e.g., for people, animals, birds