9.5—Awareness of Community
Children have an increasing awareness of belonging to a family, community, culture, and program.
Garrett shows that he values others within the classroom and shows responsibility as a member of a community.
Garrett takes responsibility for doing his job by helping Ms. Romig count the number of children at preschool. He values others in the classroom by noticing who is not at preschool and telling Ms. Romig the names of those children.
Children engage in early writing experiences.
Garrett attempts to communicate with others using scribbles, shapes, pictures, and/or letters to write.
Garrett copies the numbers that Ms. Romig writes on the board, signifying the number of children at preschool. Ms. Romig then writes a “2” signifying the number of children absent. Garrett’s attempt to write “2” on the board is acknowledged by Ms. Romig.
11.1—Comparison and Number
Children understand amount, including use of numbers and counting.
Garrett counts objects, matching numbers one-to-one with objects.
Garrett counts children in his class by placing his hand on his own chest and counting “1”. He then places his hand on the head of each child as he counts, solidifying the one-to-one correspondence.