Making a Telescope

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A girl seeks help with a challenging project.

NAEYC

NAEYC: 

Curriculum: Essential Characteristics

2.A.08- In Ms. Carlat's room materials and equipment used to implement the curriculum: encourage exploration, experimentation, and discovery... and...are organized to support independent use...

A girl making a telescope in Ms. Carlat's class has everything she needs to complete the project. The paper, tape, and scissors used for the project are all easily accessible. She discovers that keeping her rolled paper from unrolling and taping it at the same time are challenging, so she seeks help from a student teacher.

Areas of Development: Physical Development

2.C.03- In Ms. Carlat's class children are provided varied opportunities and materials that support fine motor development.

During center time a girl makes a telescope by rolling a piece of paper into a tube. She uses masking tape to hold the telescope together and scissors to cut the tape. All parts of this project support the girl's fine motor development.

Designing Enriched Learning Environments

3.A.04- Ms. Carlat organizes space and selects materials...to stimulate exploration...and...discovery...

When a girl in Ms. Carlat's class makes a telescope by rolling a piece of paper into a tube, she discovers that it is difficult to keep the tube of paper rolled while taping it. She makes a few attempts to secure the tube with tape and then enlists the help of a student teacher. The children are allowed to explore different and creative ways to make use of the materials in their classroom.

IELS

IELS: 

7.4-Fine Motor Development

Children develop fine motor skills.

A girl uses hand-eye coordination to perform...fine-motor tasks with a variety of manipulative materials... and...shows increased skills in using scissors and writing tools for various learning activities.

A girl decides to make a telescope by rolling up a piece of paper. She has a piece of tape ready to hold the telescope together, but runs into some challenges manipulating the tape while keeping the paper rolled for the telescope. The girl asks a student teacher to hold the rolled paper while she cuts pieces of tape with a pair of scissors to secure the rolled paper. This self-selected activity provides multiple opportunities to practice fine motor skills.

8.2-Engagement and Persistence

Children purposefully choose and persist in experiences and activities.

A girl in Ms. Carlat's class persists in and completes...projects...

A girl in Ms. Carlat's class wants to make a telescope by rolling up a piece of paper. She sticks a piece of tape on the edge of the table before she rolls the paper. She decides to re-roll the paper and then picks up the tape to secure the rolled paper. The tape sticks to her fingers in ways she does not anticipate and while she works with the tape, her paper unrolls itself. Eventually she enlists the help of a student teacher who holds the roll while the girl cuts pieces of tape to secure it. She demonstrates persistence throughout this activity as she deals with unexpected challenges.

9.3-Relationships with Caregivers

Children relate positively to caregivers who work with them.

A girl in Ms. Carlat's class interacts comfortably with a range of familiar caregivers... accepts guidance, comfort, and directions from a range of familiar caregivers...and...shows trust in familiar caregivers

When a girl runs into difficulty while making a telescope by rolling a piece of paper, she seeks help from a student teacher. She asks the student teacher to hold her telescope so she can cut pieces of tape and secure the telescope without it unrolling.

IQPPS

IQPPS: 

Curriculum: Essential Characteristics

2.8- In Ms. Carlat's room materials and equipment used to implement the curriculum: encourage exploration, experimentation, and discovery... and...are organized to support independent use...

A girl making a telescope in Ms. Carlat's class has everything she needs to complete the project. The paper, tape, and scissors used for the project are all easily accessible. She discovers that keeping her rolled paper from unrolling and taping it at the same time are challenging, so she seeks help from a student teacher.

Areas of Development: Physical Development

2.13- In Ms. Carlat's class children are provided varied opportunities and materials that support fine motor development.

During center time a girl makes a telescope by rolling a piece of paper into a tube. She uses masking tape to hold the telescope together and scissors to cut the tape. All parts of this project support the girl's fine motor development.

Designing Enriched Learning Environments

3.1- Ms. Carlat organizes space and selects materials...to stimulate exploration...and...discovery...

When a girl in Ms. Carlat's class makes a telescope by rolling a piece of paper into a tube, she discovers that it is difficult to keep the tube of paper rolled while taping it. She makes a few attempts to secure the tube with tape and then enlists the help of a student teacher. The children are allowed to explore different and creative ways to make use of the materials in their classroom.

HSPS

HSPS: 

1304.21(a)(4)(ii) - The structure of the daily classroom schedule ensures opportunities for creative self-expression through activities such as art…and dialogue.

Children in Ms. Carlat’s classroom are allowed to be independent during center time, choosing the space in the room in which to work and what to work on at the center. A girl chooses to make a telescope while at the art center. 

1304.21(a)(5)(ii) - Ms. Carlat has created an environment which encourages children to explore materials by providing appropriate time, space, equipment, materials and adult guidance for the development of fine motor skills according to each child’s developmental level.

A girl decides to make a telescope by rolling up a piece of paper. She has a piece of tape ready to hold the telescope together, but runs into some challenges manipulating the tape while keeping the paper rolled for the telescope. The girl asks a student teacher to hold the rolled paper while she cuts pieces of tape with a pair of scissors to secure the rolled paper. This self-selected activity provides multiple opportunities to practice fine motor skills.

HSCOF

HSCOF: 

Social and Emotional Development

Social Relationships

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

 

Approaches to Learning

Engagement and Persistence

  • Grows in abilities to persist in and complete a variety of tasks, activities, projects and experiences
  • Shows growing capacity to maintain concentration over time on a task, question, set of directions or interactions, despite distractions and interruptions.

 

Physical Health and Development

Fine Motor Skills

  • Grows in hand eye coordination in building with blocks, putting together puzzles, reproducing shapes and patterns, stringing beads and using scissors.