Writing/W.PK.MA.2: Use a combination of dictating and drawing to explain information about a topic.
MA Draft STE Standards
Physical Sciences/Matter and Its Interactions/PS4.A: Investigate different sounds made by different objects and different materials and reason about what is making the sounds.
Head Start Outcomes:
Social Emotional Development/Self-Concept and Self-Efficacy: Identifies personal characteristics, preferences, thoughts, and feelings.
Literacy Knowledge/Early Writing: Uses scribbles, shapes, pictures, and letters to represent objects, stories, experiences, or ideas.
PreK Learning Guidelines:
English Language Arts/Composition 16: Use their own words or illustrations to describe their experiences, tell imaginative stories, or communicate information about a topic of interest.
Draw and Write Together: What Made That Sound?
STEM Key Concepts: Sounds have a source; Different objects make different sounds
ELA Focus Skills: Listening and Speaking
Display the drawing materials.
- Ask children to recall a sound they heard during the day.
- Have them describe the sound. Ask, What object do you think made that sound?
- Ask them to draw a picture of the source of the sound, that is, the object that makes the sound.
Reflect and Share Together
Have children gather in a circle. Ask each child to share his or her drawing and describe the source of the sound they heard.
Take It Further: You may wish to gather students’ drawings, label them with the names of the objects and sounds children said they drew, and hang the drawings on a bulletin board. Or, you may wish to collate the pages and create a class "Sound" book for browsing in the Library Center. Have the book authors sign the title page.