If You See a Snake

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Stories about encounters with snakes facilitate interpersonal relationship development.

NAEYC

NAEYC: 

Areas of Development: Social-Emotional

2.B.01- Children have varied opportunities to engage throughout the day with teaching staff who are attentive and responsive to them, and facilitate their social competence and their ability to learn through interacting with others.

Ava and her friend Paige talk with Ms. Nitchais-Reierson about experiences their friends and families have had when encountering snakes. By engaging in the conversation with Ms. Nitchais-Reierson, Ava and Paige have the opportunity to practice conversation skills as well as learn from the stories they share.

Areas of Development: Language Development

2.D.03- Children have varied opportunities to develop competence in verbal and nonverbal communication by responding to questions; communicating needs, thoughts and experiences; and describing things and events.

Ava and Paige describe encounters with snakes and how the people reacted during those encounters. The girls share their thoughts with Ms. Nitchais-Reierson about those experiences.

IELS

IELS: 

7.1-Healthy and Safe Living

Children understand healthy and safe living practices.

Ava demonstrates safe behaviors regarding environment...

Ms. Nitchais-Reierson tells some children about a time when she saw a snake in a park and ran away from it. Ava tells Ms. Nitchais-Reierson that she should have stood still so she didn't scare the snake while it was moving away from her because it might want to bite her.

9.3-Relationships with Caregivers

Children relate positively to caregivers who work with them.

Ava interacts comfortably with...familiar caregivers.

Ava has no reservations about telling Ms. Nitchais-Reierson that she should stand still when she sees a snake. Ava feels free to share her ideas with Ms. Nitchais-Reierson in a very candid way.

10.1-Language Understanding and Use

Children understand and use communication and language for a variety of purposes.

Ava...listens, and responds appropriately in conversations with peers and caregivers.

When Ms. Nitchais-Reierson relates a story about seeing a snake in a park, Ava waits until she is finished with her thought to share her own ideas. She suggests a different way Ms. Nitchais-Reierson could have handled the situation. When another girl tells a similar story, Ava listens to what her friend has to say.

IQPPS

IQPPS: 

Areas of Development: Social-Emotional

2.12- Children have varied opportunities to engage throughout the day with teaching staff who are attentive and responsive to them, and facilitate their social competence and their ability to learn through interacting with others.

Ava and her friend Paige talk with Ms. Nitchais-Reierson about experiences their friends and families have had when encountering snakes. By engaging in the conversation with Ms. Nitchais-Reierson, Ava and Paige have the opportunity to practice conversation skills as well as learn from the stories they share.

Areas of Development: Language Development

2.15- Children have varied opportunities to develop competence in verbal and nonverbal communication by responding to questions; communicating needs, thoughts and experiences; and describing things and events.

Ava and Paige describe encounters with snakes and how the people reacted during those encounters. The girls share their thoughts with Ms. Nitchais-Reierson about those experiences.

HSPS

HSPS: 

1304.21(a)(4)(ii) - The children are provided opportunities for creative self-expression through activities such as…dialogue.

Ava and Paige describe encounters with snakes and how the people reacted during those encounters. The girls share their thoughts with Ms. Nitchais-Reierson about those experiences. Ava even gives Ms. Nitchais-Reierson direction about what she should do if she sees a snake again.

1304.21(a)(4)(iii) - Ms. Nitchais-Reierson promotes interaction and language use among children and between children and adults by visiting with the children during center time.

Ava and her friend Paige talk with Ms. Nitchais-Reierson about experiences their friends and families have had when encountering snakes. By engaging in the conversation with Ms. Nitchais-Reierson, Ava and Paige have the opportunity to practice conversation skills as well as learn from the stories they share.

HSCOF

HSCOF: 

Language Development

Listening and Understanding

  • Demonstrates increasing ability to attend to and understand conversations, stories, songs, and poems.
  • Understands an increasingly complex and varied vocabulary.

Speaking and Communicating

  • Develops increasing abilities to understand and use language to communicate information, experiences, ideas, feelings, opinions, needs, questions, and for other varied purposes
  • Progresses in abilities to initiate and respond appropriately in conversation and discussions with peers and adults.
  • Uses an increasingly complex and varied spoken vocabulary.

 

Science

Scientific Knowledge

  • Expands knowledge of and abilities to observe, describe and discuss the natural world, materials, living things and natural processes.

 

Social and Emotional Development

Social Relationships

  • Demonstrates increasing comfort in talking with and accepting guidance and directions from a range of familiar adults

 

Physical Health and Development

Health Status and Practices

  • Builds awareness and ability to follow basic health and safety rules such as fire safety, traffic and pedestrian safety, and responding appropriately to potentially harmful objects, substances and activities.