Pacing and planning the Common Core has been a focus of our Kindergarten team. We meet weekly to discuss the CC and how it affects our teaching practices. Our goal is to ensure that our students are taught and master the Common Core standards. It is a large task especially if you do not have "a district" that provides you with a curriculum map, pacing guides, or "chunking" of the standards. Actually, it is a blessing in disguise. It has led us to have some great discussions about the meaning behind the standards.
Common Core Standards Kit made by Carson Dellosa. This is a fantastic resource! The kit comes with both the math and reading standards all in one box. The cards fit perfectly into a small pocket chart like this one.
My favorite part about these cards are the "I can" statements. I love them because it makes understanding the standards comprehensible.
Here are some examples.
Now, read the Friendly Common Core Standards on the reverse. Isn't it much clearer?
I like how this version can be shared with children and parents. It will make understanding the standards easier for us all.
Would you like to have a set of your own? Currently, Carson-Dellosa has these kits available from k-5. Enter below.
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To read more about planning for the Common Core, go here.