8.2—Engagement and Persistence
Children purposefully choose and persist in experiences and activities.
Children in Ms. Carlat’s class…persist in…activities…
During group time, Ms. Carlat’s class makes a graph of preferred activities. Each child has an opportunity to place a block on the graph indicating his or her preferred activity to do with a friend. The children remain engaged throughout the multi-step process of creating the graph.
11.1—Comparison and Number
Children understand amount, including use of numbers and counting.
Ms. Carlat’s class shows recognition and naming of numerals… counts objects, matching numbers one-to-one with objects… and…uses language such as more or less to compare quantities.
When the children in Ms. Carlat’s class finish voting for which of four activities is their favorite, Ms. Carlat asks different children to count the number of blocks (used for voting) corresponding to each activity. Then Ms. Carlat asks another child to write the number of blocks in each row. Ms. Carlat engages the children in making comparisons and data analysis when she asks children what the class likes to do the most, and which two activities the class likes the least.
Children understand comparisons and measurement.
Ms. Carlat’s class makes comparisons among several objects based on one or more attributes…such as…length…
The children in Ms. Carlat’s class have placed their blocks on a graph to indicate their preferred activity to do with a friend. Ms. Carlat asks the children to think about how they can tell which activity is the most preferred by looking at the graph. When the children tell her which activity is the most preferred, she affirms their answer by pointing out that the longest line on the graph indicates the preferred activity.