Food STEAMventures

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STEAMventures: Fueling Curiosity, Igniting Innovation.

Plant the seeds of discovery in STEAM curriculum for transitional and kindergarten students that takes young learners on an exciting two-part journey exploring farms and gardens. “Farms” provides insights into farm life, featuring animals, tractors, buildings and crops. In “Gardens,” students closely examine food, design greenhouses and plant their own mini gardens.

Along the way, the curriculum seamlessly integrates foundational math and English Language Arts through activities like counting, coloring and engaging art projects. With step-by-step lessons that blend fun, movement, hands-on experiences, creativity and problem-solving, Food STEAMventures is your blueprint for creating an enriching environment where young minds flourish.

Grades: TK-K
Students: Up to 30
Contact Hours: 12+

Subject Targets:

Life Science, Earth Science, Technology, Engineering Design, Art/STEAM, Math, English Language Arts

Reusability:

  • Refill Kit Available: This product offers affordable consumable refill kits. See the materials tab for details.
Settings & Tech Requirements

Recommended Settings:

  • Summer Camps
  • Before & After-School Programs
  • Classrooms

Tech Requirements:

  • None
Curriculum Topics

Each Lesson Includes:

  • Schedule
  • Opening & Closing Discussion 
  • Step-By-Step Activity Instructions
  • Topic Background Information & Vocabulary
  • Materials List

Curriculum Topics:

  1. Brick Sorting
  2. Alphabet Adventures
  3. Farms vs Gardens
  4. Brick Builds
  5. Parts of Plants
  6. Engineering Exploration
  7. Smart Farming
  8. What Am I Eating?
  9. Artistic Creations
  10. Mathematician's Challenge
  11. Career Exploration
  12. Let’s Go on an Outing!
  13. Greenhouse and Container Gardens
  14. Growing Kindness
Professional Development

Product Orientation:

  • Half-hour free webinar orientation for purchases of $500+
  • One-hour free webinar orientation for purchases of $1000+
  • Additional training available for purchase
Materials

Complete Program Includes:

  • Instructor Guide: 1
  • BrickLAB Fruit Charade Card Set: 5
  • Sets of Builds: 30
  • Sets of Consumable Student Pages: 30
  • Set of Reusable Student Pages: 1
  • Large Storage Bins with Lids: 2
  • Mesh Bag (for cleaning bricks): 1
  • Ziplock bags (100 ct.): 1
  • Sets of BrickLAB Bricks: 3
  • Brick Separator (for deconstructing builds): 1
  • Pipe Cleaners (45–50 pack): 2
  • Coffee Filters (100 ct.): 1
  • Clear, Round Containers (50 pack): 2
  • Small Storage Containers with Lids: 6
  • Cotton Balls (bag of 100): 3
  • Cotton Swabs (150+ ct.): 1
  • Crayons (24 pack): 20
  • Wiggly Eyes (500 pack): 1
  • Geometric Die Cut Shapes (25+ pack): 1
  • Glue Sticks: 30
  • Washable Markers, Broad Line (8 pack):15
  • White Copy Paper (500 pack):1
  • Construction Paper (assorted colors, 50 sheets): 1
  • Construction Paper (bright green, 50 sheets): 1
  • Construction Paper (brown, 50 sheets): 1
  • Construction Paper (red, 50 sheets): 1
  • Paper Plates: 200
  • Plant Pots (24 ct.): 2
  • Golf Pencils (50+ pack): 1
  • Scissors: 30
  • Wheatgrass Seeds for Lesson 15 (16 oz.): 1
  • Marigold Seeds for Lesson 24 (500 ct.): 1
  • Spoons: 50
  • Tangrams (set of 28): 3
  • Roll of Masking Tape: 1
  • Tempera Paint (16 oz., blue): 1
  • Tempera Paint (16 oz., red): 1
  • Tempera Paint (16 oz., yellow): 1
  • Access to Digital Resource Portal

Curriculum Only Includes:

  • Instructor Guide: 1
  • BrickLAB Fruit Charade Card Set: 5
  • Sets of Builds: 30
  • Sets of Consumable Student Pages: 30
  • Set of Reusable Student Pages: 1
  • Access to Digital Resource Portal

Refill Kit Available:

  • Ziplock bags (100 ct.): 1
  • Sets of BrickLAB Bricks: 3
  • Pipe Cleaners (45–50 pack): 2
  • Coffee Filters (100 ct.): 1
  • Cotton Balls (bag of 100): 3
  • Cotton Swabs (150+ ct.): 1
  • Crayons (24 pack): 20
  • Wiggly Eyes (500 pack): 1
  • Glue Sticks: 30
  • Washable Markers, Broad Line (8 pack):15
  • White Copy Paper (500 pack):1
  • Construction Paper (assorted colors, 50 sheets): 1
  • Construction Paper (bright green, 50 sheets): 1
  • Construction Paper (brown, 50 sheets): 1
  • Construction Paper (red, 50 sheets): 1
  • Paper Plates: 200
  • Plant Pots (24 ct.): 2
  • Golf Pencils (50+ pack): 1
  • Wheatgrass Seeds (16 oz.): 1
  • Marigold Seeds (500 ct.): 1
  • Roll of Masking Tape: 1
  • Tempera Paint (16 oz., blue): 1
  • Tempera Paint (16 oz., red): 1
  • Tempera Paint (16 oz., yellow): 1
Standards & Alignment

Habits of Mind:

16 thinking habits developed by Art Costa and Bena Kallick to empower students to succeed in a 21st-century learning environment.

  • Persisting
  • Managing Impulsivity
  • Listening with Understanding and Empathy
  • Thinking Flexibly
  • Thinking about Thinking (Metacognition)
  • Striving for Accuracy
  • Questioning and Posing Problems
  • Applying Past Knowledge to New Situations
  • Thinking and Communicating with Clarity and Precision
  • Gathering Data through All Senses
  • Creating, Imagining, Innovating
  • Responding with Wonderment and Awe
  • Taking Responsible Risks
  • Finding Humor
  • Thinking Interdependently
  • Remaining Open to Continuous Learning

21st Century Skills:

A set of widely-applicable abilities essential for success in the information age.

  • Creativity and Innovation
  • Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
  • Communication and Collaboration
  • Flexibility and Adaptability
  • Information, Media, and Technology Literacy
  • Social and Cross-Cultural Skills
  • Productivity and Accountability
  • Leadership and Responsibility
  • Initiative and Self Direction

© 2019 Battelle for Kids. battelleforkids.org. All Rights Reserved. Battelle for Kids was not involved in the production of this product and does not endorse it.

Next Generation Science Standards:*

  • NGSS K-2-ETS1-1: Engineering Design
  • NGSS K-2-ETS1-2: Engineering Design
  • NGSS K-ESS2-1: Weather and Climate
  • NGSS K-ESS3-1 Earth and Human Activity
  • NGSS K-LS1-1: Energy Flow in Organism

* Next Generation Science Standards and NGSS is a registered trademark of WestEd. Neither WestEd nor the lead states and partners that developed the Next Generation Science Standards were involved in the production of this product, and do not endorse it.

Common Core State Standards for Mathematics:

  • CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.K.CC.B.4: Understand the relationship between numbers and quantities; connect counting to cardinality.
  • CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.K.CC.B.5: Count to answer "how many?" questions about as many as 20 things arranged in a line, a rectangular array, or a circle, or as many as 10 things in a scattered configuration; given a number from 1-20, count out that many objects.
  • CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.K.CC.C.6: Identify whether the number of objects in one group is greater than, less than, or equal to the number of objects in another group, e.g., by using matching and counting strategies.
  • CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.K.G.A.1: Describe objects in the environment using names of shapes, and describe the relative positions of these objects using terms such as above, below, beside, in front of, behind, and next to.
  • CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.K.G.A.2: Correctly name shapes regardless of their orientations or overall size.
  • CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.K.G.B.4: Analyze and compare two- and three-dimensional shapes, in different sizes and orientations, using informal language to describe their similarities, differences, parts (e.g., number of sides and vertices/"corners") and other attributes (e.g., having sides of equal length).
  • CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.K.G.B.5: Model shapes in the world by building shapes from components (e.g., sticks and clay balls) and drawing shapes.
  • CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.K.G.B.6: Compose simple shapes to form larger shapes. For example, "Can you join these two triangles with full sides touching to make a rectangle?"
  • CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.K.MD.A.1: Describe measurable attributes of objects, such as length or weight. Describe several measurable attributes of a single object.
  • CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.K.MD.A.2: Directly compare two objects with a measurable attribute in common, to see which object has "more of"/"less of" the attribute, and describe the difference. For example, directly compare the heights of two children and describe one child as taller/shorter.
  • CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.K.MD.B.3: Classify objects into given categories; count the numbers of objects in each category and sort the categories by count.
  • CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.K.OA.A.1: Represent addition and subtraction with objects, fingers, mental images, drawings, sounds (e.g., claps), acting out situations, verbal explanations, expressions, or equations.
  • CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.K.OA.A.2: Solve addition and subtraction word problems, and add and subtract within 10, e.g., by using objects or drawings to represent the problem.
  • CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.K.OA.A.3: Decompose numbers less than or equal to 10 into pairs in more than one way, e.g., by using objects or drawings, and record each decomposition by a drawing or equation (e.g., 5 = 2 + 3 and 5 = 4 + 1).

© Copyright 2010. National Governors Association Center for Best Practices and Council of Chief State School Officers. All rights reserved.

Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts:

  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.K.4: Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases based on kindergarten reading and content.
  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.K.4.A: Identify new meanings for familiar words and apply them accurately (e.g., knowing duck is a bird and learning the verb to duck).
  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.K.5.A: Sort common objects into categories (e.g., shapes, foods) to gain a sense of the concepts the categories represent.
  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.K.5.C: Identify real-life connections between words and their use (e.g., note places at school that are colorful).
  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.K.6: Use words and phrases acquired through conversations, reading and being read to, and responding to texts.
  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RF.K.1.B: Recognize that spoken words are represented in written language by specific sequences of letters.
  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RF.K.4: Read emergent-reader texts with purpose and understanding.
  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.K.1: With prompting and support, ask and answer questions about key details in a text.
  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.K.1.A: Follow agreed-upon rules for discussions (e.g., listening to others and taking turns speaking about the topics and texts under discussion).
  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.K.1.B: Continue a conversation through multiple exchanges.
  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.K.2: Confirm understanding of a text read aloud or information presented orally or through other media by asking and answering questions about key details and requesting clarification if something is not understood.
  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.K.4: Describe familiar people, places, things, and events and, with prompting and support, provide additional detail.
  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.K.5: Add drawings or other visual displays to descriptions as desired to provide additional detail.
  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.K.6: Speak audibly and express thoughts, feelings, and ideas clearly.
  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.K.2: Use a combination of drawing, dictating, and writing to compose informative/explanatory texts in which they name what they are writing about and supply some information about the topic.
  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.K.8: With guidance and support from adults, recall information from experiences or gather information from provided sources to answer a question.

© Copyright 2010. National Governors Association Center for Best Practices and Council of Chief State School Officers. All rights reserved.

International Society for Technology in Education:

  • 1.1d Technology Operations: Students understand the fundamental concepts of technology operations; demonstrate the ability to choose, use and troubleshoot current technologies; and are able to transfer their knowledge to explore emerging technologies.
  • 1.3.c Curate Information: Students curate information from digital resources using a variety of tools and methods to create collections of artifacts that demonstrate meaningful connections or conclusions.
  • 1.3.d Explore Real-World Issues: Students build knowledge by actively exploring real-world issues and problems, developing ideas and theories, and pursuing answers and solutions.
  • 1.4 Innovative Designer: Students use a variety of technologies within a design process to identify and solve problems by creating new, useful or imaginative solutions.
  • 1.4.a Design Process: Students know and use a deliberate design process for generating ideas, testing theories, creating innovative artifacts or solving authentic problems.
  • 1.6.b Original and Remixed Works: Students create original works or responsibly repurpose or remix digital resources into new creations.
  • 1.7.a Global Connections: Students use digital tools to connect with learners from a variety of backgrounds and cultures, engaging with them in ways that broaden mutual understanding and learning.

ISTE Standards for Students, ©2016, ISTE® (International Society for Technology in Education), iste.org. All rights reserved. ISTE was not involved in the production of this product and does not endorse it.

National Core Arts Standards (NCAS):

  • VA:Cn10.1.PDa: Explore the world using descriptive and expressive words and art-making.
  • VA:Cn11.1.Ka: Identify a purpose of an artwork.
  • VA:Cn11.1.Pka: Recognize that people make art.
  • VA:Cr1.1.Ka: Engage in exploration and imaginative play with materials. 
  • VA:Cr1.2.PKa: Engage in self directed play with materials.
  • VA:Cr2.1.Ka: Through experimentation, build skills in various media and approaches to artmaking.
  • VA:Cr2.1.PKa: Use a variety of art making tools.
  • VA:Cr2.2.PKa: Share materials with others.
  • VA:Cr2.3.Ka: Create and tell about art that communicates a story about a familiar place or object. 
  • VA:Cr3.1.PKa: Share and talk about personal artwork. 
  • VA:Pr5.1.PKa: Identify places where art may be displayed or saved. 
  • VA:Re.7.2.Ka: Describe what an image represents
  • VA:Re.7.2.PDa: Distinguish between images and real objects.

National Core Arts Standards © 2015 National Coalition for Core Arts Standards. Rights administered by Young Audiences, Inc. New York, NY. https://www.nationalartsstandards.org

About the Author

Beth Schadd

Hailing from Wisconsin, Beth Schadd moved to Idaho in 2008 in search of adventure and a Master’s degree in Environmental Science and Education from the University of Idaho. As an educator, she has worked with children of all ages in the outdoors and the classroom, as well as coaching various sports. Beth has developed experiential curriculum for science centers, museums, day camps, and outdoor programs. In 2013, she traveled to China to lead outdoor and adventure camps. Prior to moving to Idaho, Beth worked in labs studying mosquitoes and environmental health, and managed clinical trials. Though she will always be a Cheese Head at heart, she has embraced the great outdoors of the West, enjoying snowshoeing, mountain biking and backpacking, and has become an avid stand up paddleboarder.

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Many products are assembled and packaged after an order is received. Typical order fulfillment time is approximately 2 weeks from your order date.

The products listed on our website contain materials that may be discontinued by our vendors without notice. Lead times to receive materials from our vendors may extend significantly due to a variety of factors. A sales representative will contact you within 48 hours if your order has been impacted by these issues or any other reason.

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Partial Fulfillment

PCS Edventures products are designed to be ready-to-use and accessible for any educator. This often requires some components to be sourced from third-party vendors. Occasionally, this may cause delays in order fulfillment.

In such cases, orders may be partially fulfilled to meet deadlines. A PCS Edventures representative will contact you if your order is subject to partial fulfillment. After the initial shipment, any delayed components will be shipped to you as soon as possible.

Return Policy

To return a product, you must first obtain a Return Merchandise Authorization ("RMA") number from PCS Edventures. To receive an RMA number, contact PCS Edventures at (800) 429-3110 within fifteen (15) business days of receipt of your product(s). Returned items must be received by PCS Edventures within thirty (30) calendar days after issuance of the RMA number or the return right will be forfeited and the RMA number becomes null and void.

All returned items must be returned postage prepaid and insured by you, in original packaging, in "as-shipped" condition, unopened and with all parts, accessories, and written materials included.

PCS Edventures may charge a restocking fee for returned items of up to thirty percent (30%), depending on circumstances. There may also be a product damage or missing-item fee in an amount determined by PCS Edventures for any product that is damaged, or is missing the original box, contents, accessories, and/or manuals (i.e., any product not in "as-shipped" condition).

These fees will apply unless the item was defective or damaged when shipped, you received the wrong item, or the fee is prohibited by law.

If you paid by credit card, you authorize PCS Edventures to debit your credit card for the amount of any fees required by PCS Edventures pursuant to this Return Policy.

PCS Edventures Warranty Information

1. LIMITED WARRANTY. PCS guarantees our products with a 30-day limited warranty against material or workmanship defects and will accept any defective item for refund or exchange. Unused or defective merchandise may be returned within 30 days after purchase for an exchange. THIS IS THE ONLY GUARANTEE OR WARRANTY BEING OFFERED BY PCS RELATING TO THE PRODUCTS AND SERVICES YOU PURCHASE OR RECEIVE FROM PCS. PCS MAKES NO OTHER, AND EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ALL, REPRESENTATIONS, WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS, WHETHER IN WRITING, IMPLIED, OR STATUTORY, INCLUDING ANY WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR ANY PARTICULAR PURPOSE, OR ANY WARRANTY ARISING FROM COURSE OF DEALING OR USAGE OF TRADE. EXCEPT AS OTHERWISE COVERED BY THE LIMITED WARRANTY, PRODUCTS AND SERVICES PROVIDED BY PCS ARE PROVIDED "AS IS" AND WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND BY PCS. Manufacturers of non-PCS branded products may provide other warranties. Warranty claims for non-PCS branded products will be handled by their respective manufacturers.

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3. Governing Law. The warranty terms are governed by the laws of the State of Idaho and the state courts of Idaho.

Food STEAMventures

Pricing Options:

  • Complete Program (Materials + Curriculum): 1,095.00 USD
  • Curriculum Print & Digital: 395.00 USD
  • Refill Kit: 590.00 USD

Recommended Settings:

  • Summer Camps
  • Before & After-School Programs
  • Classrooms

Tech Requirements:

  • None

Each Lesson Includes:

  • Schedule
  • Opening & Closing Discussion 
  • Step-By-Step Activity Instructions
  • Topic Background Information & Vocabulary
  • Materials List

Curriculum Topics:

  1. Brick Sorting
  2. Alphabet Adventures
  3. Farms vs Gardens
  4. Brick Builds
  5. Parts of Plants
  6. Engineering Exploration
  7. Smart Farming
  8. What Am I Eating?
  9. Artistic Creations
  10. Mathematician's Challenge
  11. Career Exploration
  12. Let’s Go on an Outing!
  13. Greenhouse and Container Gardens
  14. Growing Kindness

Product Orientation:

  • Half-hour free webinar orientation for purchases of $500+
  • One-hour free webinar orientation for purchases of $1000+
  • Additional training available for purchase

Complete Program Includes:

  • Instructor Guide: 1
  • BrickLAB Fruit Charade Card Set: 5
  • Sets of Builds: 30
  • Sets of Consumable Student Pages: 30
  • Set of Reusable Student Pages: 1
  • Large Storage Bins with Lids: 2
  • Mesh Bag (for cleaning bricks): 1
  • Ziplock bags (100 ct.): 1
  • Sets of BrickLAB Bricks: 3
  • Brick Separator (for deconstructing builds): 1
  • Pipe Cleaners (45–50 pack): 2
  • Coffee Filters (100 ct.): 1
  • Clear, Round Containers (50 pack): 2
  • Small Storage Containers with Lids: 6
  • Cotton Balls (bag of 100): 3
  • Cotton Swabs (150+ ct.): 1
  • Crayons (24 pack): 20
  • Wiggly Eyes (500 pack): 1
  • Geometric Die Cut Shapes (25+ pack): 1
  • Glue Sticks: 30
  • Washable Markers, Broad Line (8 pack):15
  • White Copy Paper (500 pack):1
  • Construction Paper (assorted colors, 50 sheets): 1
  • Construction Paper (bright green, 50 sheets): 1
  • Construction Paper (brown, 50 sheets): 1
  • Construction Paper (red, 50 sheets): 1
  • Paper Plates: 200
  • Plant Pots (24 ct.): 2
  • Golf Pencils (50+ pack): 1
  • Scissors: 30
  • Wheatgrass Seeds for Lesson 15 (16 oz.): 1
  • Marigold Seeds for Lesson 24 (500 ct.): 1
  • Spoons: 50
  • Tangrams (set of 28): 3
  • Roll of Masking Tape: 1
  • Tempera Paint (16 oz., blue): 1
  • Tempera Paint (16 oz., red): 1
  • Tempera Paint (16 oz., yellow): 1
  • Access to Digital Resource Portal

Curriculum Only Includes:

  • Instructor Guide: 1
  • BrickLAB Fruit Charade Card Set: 5
  • Sets of Builds: 30
  • Sets of Consumable Student Pages: 30
  • Set of Reusable Student Pages: 1
  • Access to Digital Resource Portal

Refill Kit Available:

  • Ziplock bags (100 ct.): 1
  • Sets of BrickLAB Bricks: 3
  • Pipe Cleaners (45–50 pack): 2
  • Coffee Filters (100 ct.): 1
  • Cotton Balls (bag of 100): 3
  • Cotton Swabs (150+ ct.): 1
  • Crayons (24 pack): 20
  • Wiggly Eyes (500 pack): 1
  • Glue Sticks: 30
  • Washable Markers, Broad Line (8 pack):15
  • White Copy Paper (500 pack):1
  • Construction Paper (assorted colors, 50 sheets): 1
  • Construction Paper (bright green, 50 sheets): 1
  • Construction Paper (brown, 50 sheets): 1
  • Construction Paper (red, 50 sheets): 1
  • Paper Plates: 200
  • Plant Pots (24 ct.): 2
  • Golf Pencils (50+ pack): 1
  • Wheatgrass Seeds (16 oz.): 1
  • Marigold Seeds (500 ct.): 1
  • Roll of Masking Tape: 1
  • Tempera Paint (16 oz., blue): 1
  • Tempera Paint (16 oz., red): 1
  • Tempera Paint (16 oz., yellow): 1

Habits of Mind:

16 thinking habits developed by Art Costa and Bena Kallick to empower students to succeed in a 21st-century learning environment.

  • Persisting
  • Managing Impulsivity
  • Listening with Understanding and Empathy
  • Thinking Flexibly
  • Thinking about Thinking (Metacognition)
  • Striving for Accuracy
  • Questioning and Posing Problems
  • Applying Past Knowledge to New Situations
  • Thinking and Communicating with Clarity and Precision
  • Gathering Data through All Senses
  • Creating, Imagining, Innovating
  • Responding with Wonderment and Awe
  • Taking Responsible Risks
  • Finding Humor
  • Thinking Interdependently
  • Remaining Open to Continuous Learning

21st Century Skills:

A set of widely-applicable abilities essential for success in the information age.

  • Creativity and Innovation
  • Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
  • Communication and Collaboration
  • Flexibility and Adaptability
  • Information, Media, and Technology Literacy
  • Social and Cross-Cultural Skills
  • Productivity and Accountability
  • Leadership and Responsibility
  • Initiative and Self Direction

© 2019 Battelle for Kids. battelleforkids.org. All Rights Reserved. Battelle for Kids was not involved in the production of this product and does not endorse it.

Next Generation Science Standards:*

  • NGSS K-2-ETS1-1: Engineering Design
  • NGSS K-2-ETS1-2: Engineering Design
  • NGSS K-ESS2-1: Weather and Climate
  • NGSS K-ESS3-1 Earth and Human Activity
  • NGSS K-LS1-1: Energy Flow in Organism

* Next Generation Science Standards and NGSS is a registered trademark of WestEd. Neither WestEd nor the lead states and partners that developed the Next Generation Science Standards were involved in the production of this product, and do not endorse it.

Common Core State Standards for Mathematics:

  • CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.K.CC.B.4: Understand the relationship between numbers and quantities; connect counting to cardinality.
  • CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.K.CC.B.5: Count to answer "how many?" questions about as many as 20 things arranged in a line, a rectangular array, or a circle, or as many as 10 things in a scattered configuration; given a number from 1-20, count out that many objects.
  • CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.K.CC.C.6: Identify whether the number of objects in one group is greater than, less than, or equal to the number of objects in another group, e.g., by using matching and counting strategies.
  • CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.K.G.A.1: Describe objects in the environment using names of shapes, and describe the relative positions of these objects using terms such as above, below, beside, in front of, behind, and next to.
  • CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.K.G.A.2: Correctly name shapes regardless of their orientations or overall size.
  • CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.K.G.B.4: Analyze and compare two- and three-dimensional shapes, in different sizes and orientations, using informal language to describe their similarities, differences, parts (e.g., number of sides and vertices/"corners") and other attributes (e.g., having sides of equal length).
  • CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.K.G.B.5: Model shapes in the world by building shapes from components (e.g., sticks and clay balls) and drawing shapes.
  • CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.K.G.B.6: Compose simple shapes to form larger shapes. For example, "Can you join these two triangles with full sides touching to make a rectangle?"
  • CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.K.MD.A.1: Describe measurable attributes of objects, such as length or weight. Describe several measurable attributes of a single object.
  • CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.K.MD.A.2: Directly compare two objects with a measurable attribute in common, to see which object has "more of"/"less of" the attribute, and describe the difference. For example, directly compare the heights of two children and describe one child as taller/shorter.
  • CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.K.MD.B.3: Classify objects into given categories; count the numbers of objects in each category and sort the categories by count.
  • CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.K.OA.A.1: Represent addition and subtraction with objects, fingers, mental images, drawings, sounds (e.g., claps), acting out situations, verbal explanations, expressions, or equations.
  • CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.K.OA.A.2: Solve addition and subtraction word problems, and add and subtract within 10, e.g., by using objects or drawings to represent the problem.
  • CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.K.OA.A.3: Decompose numbers less than or equal to 10 into pairs in more than one way, e.g., by using objects or drawings, and record each decomposition by a drawing or equation (e.g., 5 = 2 + 3 and 5 = 4 + 1).

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Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts:

  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.K.4: Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases based on kindergarten reading and content.
  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.K.4.A: Identify new meanings for familiar words and apply them accurately (e.g., knowing duck is a bird and learning the verb to duck).
  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.K.5.A: Sort common objects into categories (e.g., shapes, foods) to gain a sense of the concepts the categories represent.
  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.K.5.C: Identify real-life connections between words and their use (e.g., note places at school that are colorful).
  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.K.6: Use words and phrases acquired through conversations, reading and being read to, and responding to texts.
  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RF.K.1.B: Recognize that spoken words are represented in written language by specific sequences of letters.
  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RF.K.4: Read emergent-reader texts with purpose and understanding.
  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.K.1: With prompting and support, ask and answer questions about key details in a text.
  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.K.1.A: Follow agreed-upon rules for discussions (e.g., listening to others and taking turns speaking about the topics and texts under discussion).
  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.K.1.B: Continue a conversation through multiple exchanges.
  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.K.2: Confirm understanding of a text read aloud or information presented orally or through other media by asking and answering questions about key details and requesting clarification if something is not understood.
  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.K.4: Describe familiar people, places, things, and events and, with prompting and support, provide additional detail.
  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.K.5: Add drawings or other visual displays to descriptions as desired to provide additional detail.
  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.K.6: Speak audibly and express thoughts, feelings, and ideas clearly.
  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.K.2: Use a combination of drawing, dictating, and writing to compose informative/explanatory texts in which they name what they are writing about and supply some information about the topic.
  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.K.8: With guidance and support from adults, recall information from experiences or gather information from provided sources to answer a question.

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International Society for Technology in Education:

  • 1.1d Technology Operations: Students understand the fundamental concepts of technology operations; demonstrate the ability to choose, use and troubleshoot current technologies; and are able to transfer their knowledge to explore emerging technologies.
  • 1.3.c Curate Information: Students curate information from digital resources using a variety of tools and methods to create collections of artifacts that demonstrate meaningful connections or conclusions.
  • 1.3.d Explore Real-World Issues: Students build knowledge by actively exploring real-world issues and problems, developing ideas and theories, and pursuing answers and solutions.
  • 1.4 Innovative Designer: Students use a variety of technologies within a design process to identify and solve problems by creating new, useful or imaginative solutions.
  • 1.4.a Design Process: Students know and use a deliberate design process for generating ideas, testing theories, creating innovative artifacts or solving authentic problems.
  • 1.6.b Original and Remixed Works: Students create original works or responsibly repurpose or remix digital resources into new creations.
  • 1.7.a Global Connections: Students use digital tools to connect with learners from a variety of backgrounds and cultures, engaging with them in ways that broaden mutual understanding and learning.

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National Core Arts Standards (NCAS):

  • VA:Cn10.1.PDa: Explore the world using descriptive and expressive words and art-making.
  • VA:Cn11.1.Ka: Identify a purpose of an artwork.
  • VA:Cn11.1.Pka: Recognize that people make art.
  • VA:Cr1.1.Ka: Engage in exploration and imaginative play with materials. 
  • VA:Cr1.2.PKa: Engage in self directed play with materials.
  • VA:Cr2.1.Ka: Through experimentation, build skills in various media and approaches to artmaking.
  • VA:Cr2.1.PKa: Use a variety of art making tools.
  • VA:Cr2.2.PKa: Share materials with others.
  • VA:Cr2.3.Ka: Create and tell about art that communicates a story about a familiar place or object. 
  • VA:Cr3.1.PKa: Share and talk about personal artwork. 
  • VA:Pr5.1.PKa: Identify places where art may be displayed or saved. 
  • VA:Re.7.2.Ka: Describe what an image represents
  • VA:Re.7.2.PDa: Distinguish between images and real objects.

National Core Arts Standards © 2015 National Coalition for Core Arts Standards. Rights administered by Young Audiences, Inc. New York, NY. https://www.nationalartsstandards.org

Beth Schadd

Hailing from Wisconsin, Beth Schadd moved to Idaho in 2008 in search of adventure and a Master’s degree in Environmental Science and Education from the University of Idaho. As an educator, she has worked with children of all ages in the outdoors and the classroom, as well as coaching various sports. Beth has developed experiential curriculum for science centers, museums, day camps, and outdoor programs. In 2013, she traveled to China to lead outdoor and adventure camps. Prior to moving to Idaho, Beth worked in labs studying mosquitoes and environmental health, and managed clinical trials. Though she will always be a Cheese Head at heart, she has embraced the great outdoors of the West, enjoying snowshoeing, mountain biking and backpacking, and has become an avid stand up paddleboarder.

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