Scope-on-a-Rope in the Elementary Classroom LA Benchmarks

Subject Area
Lens
Applicable Benchmarks
Benchmark concepts
SOAR Activitiess
English
1x
ELA-1-E1, E2, 2-E5, 3-E1, E2, E5 4-E1, E2, E6, E7
convention of print, writing legibly, speaking legibly, giving and following directions, responding to various media, group discussions
Viewing pages as a class, creative writing ideas (alien landscapes), reviewing handwriting techniques
Art
1x, 30x
CE-1VA-E1, E2, E3, E5, AP-2VA-E1, E5, HP-3VA-E1, CA-4VA-E2
Exploring imagery, techniques and technologies, communicating the language of art, working productively in a group, critiquing artwork, “What is art?”, recognizing artworks, identifying art symbols in other core curricula
Viewing works of art from books or originals, compare colors and patterns
Social Studies
1x, 30x
G-1A-E1, E2, E-1A-E11
Identifying geographic representations, locating geographic features, currency and stamps
Viewing maps, comparing currency from around the world, exploring US currency for anti-counterfeiting measures, exploring postage stamps as anintroduction to places and historic events
Math
30x, 200x
M-1-E thru M-4-E, D-1-E
All measurement concepts (area and linear), collection and organization of data
Measurement of distance and area on a small scale
Science
1x, 30x, 200x
SI-E-A2 thru A6

Planning, communicating & conducting scientific investigations

Any microscopic investigation
     B2 thru B6 Making proper choices in order to conduct and understand scientific experimentation Set up an experiment, then conduct it
LS-E-A2 thru A4 Comparing living and nonliving things Viewing any touchable surface
     B1 thru B4 Exploring plants and animals  
     C1 thru C3 Habitats  
ESS-E-A1 thru A7 Rocks and minerals  
PS-E-A1, A2    
     B1, B3 Observing and describing the positions and motions of objects relative to others Chart the motion of insects, paramecia, or flatworms across a Petri dish
Pre-K
1x, 30x
   
   
   
Language
   
PK-LL-R1, R2
Engage in reading experiences, and understand print concepts
Use SOAR to show reading material to class
     W2, W3 Writing activities and print environments Show various forms of letters
Art
   
PK-VA-VA1,VA2
Observe and share various forms of art
Use art history textbooks or other material to show examples to entire class
Social Studies
   
PK-CSS-E1
Awareness of money
Show engraving and mint marks
     G1 Use of maps Highlight map details
Math
   

PK-CM-M3, M4
     D2

Using math language, measuring, collecting data and making a simple graph
Measure grains of sand or letters on a page, make a table and graph the results
Science
   
PK-CS-P3, L1,L2, L4
Exploring the physical world, observing and describing living and non-living things, exploring plant and animal life cycles
Insects, seeds and seedlings, leaves and flowers

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