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Monday, August 13, 2012

Tool for Common Core and More!

Monday, the 13th of August, yes it is here!  I had to type that to try to wrap my internal clock around the fact that we are almost half way through August!  YIKES!!!!
Well last week I found out I will be teaching Multi-age (1st and 2nd grade) all day!  Previously, I was only going to teach Multi-age in the morning!  I AM EXCITED,  EAGER, ANXIOUS, and furiously searching through 1st Grade materials, Blogs, and resources! ( I want to find out as much as I can about my typical Youngers' skill levels and interests).   I have also meet with a Multi-age teacher and she shared with me her insight, wisdom, and "hints" about her experiences with Multi-age teaching!  She was helpful and full of Multi-age passion and love!  I hope at the end of this school year I can share with other prospective Multi-age teachers her sound understanding of Multi-age teaching!
2nd Grade Flip Book
Our principal did give all teachers a resource that is close to being one of BFF's!!!  It is called the Common Core Standards Flip Chart and it is by Mentoring Minds.  I received one for 1st and 2nd Grade!!!  Hooray, all the standards for math and ELA in a flip chart!  The chart breaks down each standard and highlights activities that teachers could do to meet the standards!   Additionally, the flip chart has intervention tips, the Dolch Sight word lists, vocabulary strategies and interventions, and assessment strategies!  Have you seen these?
My room is still under "construction," but I hope to post pictures soon!!

1st Grade ELA Standards and activities

1st Grade Accommodation Strategies



Second Grade Chatter said...

I love the Common Core flip chart!! I will be looking for one of those!! Good luck with your multi-age class! I am your newest follower. Stop by and check out my blog!

Lisa Parnello said...

Don't worry, you'll get used to the multi-age class. I've been doing it for 3 years now (K-2) and it has it's advantages. I love being able to mix the groups. It makes it so much easier for your high 1st graders, or low 2nd graders to participate in work at their level without being singled out. The kids get used to working in different groups for different activities. When school starts in 2 weeks (yikes!) I'll start posting more ideas about how I make it work in my room with 3 grade levels.

The Lower Elementary Cottage

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Teacher and Life Long Learner said...

THANK YOU, Ladies!

Miss Nelson said...

thanks for stopping by! I'm your newest follower and can't wait to read some of your posts.