Gas Station

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Number awareness and dramatic play during outdoor large motor time.

NAEYC

NAEYC: 

Curriculum Content Areas for Cognitive Development: Creative Expression and Appreciation for the Arts

2.J.06— Children are provided many and varied open-ended opportunities and materials to express themselves creatively through…drama…

The children that come to the gas station being attended by a classroom associate have the opportunity to decide how much gas they want. One boy, when asked where the gas tank is on his car, decides that it is in the front of the car. The children then have the opportunity to “pay” the associate for the gas.

Curriculum Content Areas for Cognitive Development: Social Studies

2.L.04— Children are provided opportunities and materials to explore social roles in the family and workplace through play.

The children coming to the gas station explore different societal roles. They observe how someone working in a service industry responds to customers. They also learn about the responsibilities associated with being a consumer, such as paying for products and services. They explore the role of a person who needs gas so the car will be able to transport them to the places they need to go.

IELS

IELS: 

11.1—Comparison and Number

Children understand amount, including use of numbers and counting.

Children show recognition and naming of numerals… and…matching numbers one-to-one…

A girl pulls her car into a gas station being staffed by a classroom associate. When the associate asks the girl how many dollars worth of gas she wants, the girl replies, “Fifteen, sixteen, seventeen!” The associate asks the girl to count with her and as the associate turns a crank on the toy gas pump, they count each turn of the crank (which rings a bell).

A boy comes to the gas station next and says he wants ten dollars of gas. The associate repeats the same procedure and encourages the boy to count with her as she turns the crank.

12.3—Dramatic Play

Children engage in dramatic play experiences.

Children show creativity and imagination to use materials and assume different roles in dramatic play situations…and …interact…in dramatic play activities that become more extended and complex.

Children playing with tricycles and cars they move with their own legs begin to line up at a gas pump where a classroom associate offers to fill up their vehicles with gas. The associate asks how many dollars of gas each child would like and then counts to the number the child says. The associate then asks for payment for the gas. The first girl starts to leave without paying and the associate says that she’ll put the bill on the girl’s credit card. The boy that comes to the pump next tells the associate that the gas tank on his car is in the front and pays the associate for the gas when his tank is full.

 

IQPPS

IQPPS: 

Curriculum Content Areas for Cognitive Development: Creative Expression and Appreciation for the Arts

2.32— Children are provided many and varied open-ended opportunities and materials to express themselves creatively through…drama

The children that come to the gas station being attended by a classroom associate have the opportunity to decide how much gas they want. One boy, when asked where the gas tank is on his car, decides that it is in the front of the car. The children then have the opportunity to “pay” the associate for the gas.

Curriculum Content Areas for Cognitive Development: Social Studies

2.39— Children are provided opportunities and materials to explore social roles in the family and workplace through play.

The children coming to the gas station explore different societal roles. They observe how someone working in a service industry responds to customers. They also learn about the responsibilities associated with being a consumer, such as paying for products and services. They explore the role of a person who needs gas so the car will be able to transport them to the places they need to go.

 

HSPS

HSPS: 

1304.21(a)(4)(iv) - The associate supports emerging…numeracy development through materials and activities according to the developmental level of each child by encouraging the children to count with her as she turns the crank on a toy gas pump.

A girl pulls her car into a gas station being staffed by a classroom associate. When the associate asks the girl how many dollars worth of gas she wants, the girl replies, “Fifteen, sixteen, seventeen!” The associate asks the girl to count with her and as the associate turns a crank on the toy gas pump, they count each turn of the crank (which rings a bell).

A boy comes to the gas station next and says he wants ten dollars of gas. The associate repeats the same procedure and encourages the boy to count with her as she turns the crank.

1304.21(a)(5)(i) - The associate promotes each child’s physical development by providing sufficient time,…outdoor space, equipment, materials and adult guidance for active play and movement that support the development of gross motor skills.

Ms. Hand has provided opportunities for the children in her classroom to engage in active play by reserving a time in the daily schedule for gross motor activities.

1304.21(c)(1)(vii) - The associate plays the role of gas station attendant providing individual and small group experiences both indoors and outdoors.

This associate teacher engages with individual children in a dramatic play scenario as she offers to fill up the children’s vehicles with gas.

HSCOF

HSCOF: 

Language Development

Listening and Understanding

  • Demonstrates increasing ability to attend to and understand conversations, stories, songs and poems.

Speaking and Communicating

  • Develops increasing abilities to understand and use langague to communicate information, expriences, ideas, feelings, opinions, needs, questions, and for other varied purposes.
  • Progresses in clarity of pronunciation and towards speaking in sentences of increasing length and grammatical complexity.

 

Mathematics

Number and Operations

  • Demonstrates increasing interest and awareness of numbers and counting as a means for solving problems and determining quality.
  • Begins to associate number concepts, vocabulary, quantities and written numerals in meaningful ways.
  • Develops increasing ability to count in sequence to 10 and beyond

 

Social and Emotional Development

Self Control

  • Demonstrates increasing capacity to follow rules and routines and use materials purposefully, safely, and respectfully.

Cooperation

  • Increases abilities to sustain interactions with peers by helping, sharing and discussion.
  • Develops increasing abilities to give and take in interactions; to take turns in games or using materials; and to interact without being overly submissive or directive.

 

Physical Health and Development

Gross Motor

  • Shows increasing levels of proficiency, control and balance in walking, climbing, running, jumping, hopping, skipping, marching, and galloping

Health Status and Practices

  • Shows growing independence in hygiene, nutrition and personal care when eating, dressing, washing hands, brushing teeth, and toileting.