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Title: Counting Crackers
Languages: English
Spanish Version: Contar galletas
Source of Publisher: Illinois Early Learning Project
Length of article: Short
Setting for which the article is intended: Preschool Program
Intended Audience: Teachers/Caregivers
Keywords: Mathematics
Peer Relationships
Social Development
Age Levels:
(the age of the children to whom the article applies).
Preschoolers (Age 3 Through Age 5)
Learning Areas: LANGUAGE ARTS
Goals: 2. Demonstrate understanding and enjoyment of literature.
4. Demonstrate increasing awareness of and competence in emergent reading skills and abilities.
6. Demonstrate and apply a knowledge and sense of numbers, including numeration and operations.
30. Develop self-management skills to achieve school and life success and develop positive relationships with others.
Learning Standards: 2.C. Recognize concepts of books.
4.D. Demonstrate emergent phonics and word-analysis skills.
6.A. Demonstrate beginning understanding of numbers, number names, and numerals.
30.C. Demonstrate skills related to successful personal and school outcomes.
Benchmarks: 2.C.ECa. Interact with a variety of types of texts (e.g., storybooks, poems, rhymes, songs).
4.D.ECa. Recognize own name and common signs and labels in the environment.
6.A.ECa. Count with understanding and recognize “how many” in small sets up to 5.
6.A.ECd. Connect numbers to quantities they represent using physical models and informal representations.
30.C.ECc. Show some initiative, self-direction, and independence in actions.