Monday, June 18, 2012

Common Core Short and Sweet (Freebies)

If you're not becoming good friends with Common Core yet, don't worry.  Sooner or later you're bound to meet up.  I think one of the biggest challenges is simply becoming familiar and comfortable with it.  So far I've seen it in several different formats.  They're all useful in their own right.  Amanda from Teaching Maddeness shared another format that I thought would be handy as well.  She created a document with only her 2nd grade standards for each strand.  It's short and sweet and easy to keep in her lesson plan binder for quick reference.  There will be times when more information is nice to have, but I can see the benefit of something like this as well.  I was so inspired that I whipped  them up for first grade too.  (Okay, so it took more than a little whipping.)  Please help yourself to them.  Click on each picture for your own copy.  I apologize for the small font, but I wanted to keep it to as few pages as possible.  (My 40 year-old eyes aren't complaining...yet.)
  
ELA: Literature, Informational Text,  Foundational Skills

ELA: Writing, Speaking & Listening, Language

Math: Operations & Algebraic Thinking, Numbers & Operations, Measurement & Data, Geometry


Thanks Amanda for the inspiration!  If you teach 2nd, she'd love to share her documents with you.  She has also included some additional organizational guides she keeps with her lesson plans that you might be interested in as well.  Head on over and see.

(If you're interested in reading my "deep" thoughts about learning and living with something new like Common Core, go here.)


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47 comments:

  1. These are awesome!!! :)
    Thanks! I just printed and bound my standards but these are wayyyy handier {if that's a word!}!!!
    ❤ Sandra
    Sweet Times in First
    sweettimesinfirst@gmail.com

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    1. Sandra, I'm glad they will be handier! :)

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  2. Thanks for the shout out, Tammy!! Looks like I know how you spent your weekend (lol). They look great! I hope you find this "at a glance" format as helpful as I do!

    Amanda
    Teaching Maddeness
    Check out my 100 Follower Giveaway!

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    1. Amanda, thanks again for letting me be inspired. I hope you got some visitors today.

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  3. These are great! Thanks for sharing!
    ❤Mrs. McKown
    Little Literacy Learners

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    1. Mrs. McKown, I'm glad you found them helpful. Thanks for the comment.

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  4. Thanks Tammy, my district isn't starting Common Core until 2013-2014, but these will hewlp me get prepared.

    Kelly @ I'm Not Your Grandpa, I'm Your Teacher

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    1. Kelly, thanks for the comment. I sure do hope this helps you get more comfortable with the Common Core!

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  5. Thanks Tammy super cool.
    Tammy

    First Grade @ Klinger Cafe
    dtklinger@gmail.com

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    1. Tammy, thanks! I'm glad you think these are super cool. I would hope they're super cool after all the time I worked on them. :)

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  6. Thank you for doing this! Very helpful- you just saved me a lot of time. I appreciate you taking so much time to do all this!
    Lori
    Conversations in Literacy

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    1. Lori, you are very welcome. I do hope they are useful!

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  7. Thank you very much, Tammy. In my state, the common core standards have been broken down even more and are called Targets. I'm going to use your charts to help me to do the same thing with our Targets. Thanks!

    Dee
    First Impressions

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    1. Dee, I'm so glad these will be helpful for you. Thanks for coming by.

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  8. Thanks for sharing these with all of us, Tammy! I appreciate your time in putting them together.
    Connie:)
    welcome to first grade room 5

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    1. Thanks Connie. I'm glad others will find them useful too!

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  9. These are great!! I loving having these all broken down onto one sheet to stick into the front of my lesson plan binder. Thanks so much for sharing!

    ❤- Stephanie
    Falling Into First

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    1. Stephanie, you are very welcome. I''m glad that they'll come in handy for you!

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  10. Thanks! :). I am going to teach 1st grade this year and this will be a handy reference for me.

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    1. Cher, I'm glad to hear this will come in handy. Good luck with 1st. It's a great grade to teach.

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  11. Thanks for providing a great resource! I am preparing to set up a binder to sort many of the great ideas I find on blogs and I figured that I should organize it by the CCSS. This chart will be an excellent reference sheet for the beginning of my binder.

    Kristy
    http://firstgradebubblesandtails.blogspot.com/

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    1. Kristy, I'm glad that this will come in handy!

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    1. Thanks for coming by Greg. I so appreciate every new friend.

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  13. Thanks Tammy, they look great!! Thanks so much for sharing. I love your blog, I ma your newest follower.
    Barbara
    happyteachingfirst.blogspot.com

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    1. Barbara, I'm glad you found these useful. Thanks for following. I appreciate all my new friends here.

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  14. Hi Tammy,

    Your CC documents for 1st grade look great. I'm going to share them with the first grade teachers at my school. Do you happen to know anyone who has done the CC documents for kindergarten they way you did? I teach kindergarten and I would love to have the CC standards organized the way you do for first grade. I just found your blog...I love it!

    Thanks so much!

    Jeanne

    kidzkidzkidz8.2@gmail.com

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    1. Jeanne, I'm glad that you'll be able to share this with your first grade team. Unfortunately I don't know of anyone who has done this with kindergarten. I'll keep an eye out for you though.

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  15. Thank you so much for sharing your hard work!!!

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    1. You're very welcome Mandie! I'm glad it will be a useful too.

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  16. These common core 'cheat' sheets are awesome. Thank for sharing them! :)

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    1. You're very welcome. I'm glad they'll be useful for you.

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  17. I have to say, I've come back to your Common Core "cheat sheets" over and over again. It is, by far, the easiest way for me to keep them handy for reference during planning. I've shared them with my team members, too! Thank you so much for putting them together and sharing them.

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    1. Laura, that makes my day. Thank you for letting me know that they've served their purpose well!

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  18. OMG! I just spent forever trying to find exactly this! You have just made me the happiest teacher in the world. I have tried using Planbook this year and it just isn't working for me. I know I will love having these in my hot little hands.

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    1. Lisa, I'm glad to have helped you out. Enjoy!

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  19. Tammy thank you so much for the short and sweet CCS! Love them! Will use them! What a great resource!

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    1. You're very welcome Jane. I'm glad you'll be able to use them.

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  20. Thank you for the idea. I will do this for 5th grade.

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    1. Felicitas, I'm glad I inspired you. I was inspired by someone else to make these. :)

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  21. Wow! Love these! Thanks so much! This will give me some more space in my binder because my current sheets took up many pages! I appreciate all your work and your blog.
    Em
    Curious Firsties

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    1. Em, I'm glad to hear these will be so helpful!

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  22. Exactly what I was looking for! Thank you from a new-to-homeschooling mom of a 1st grader! -Kim in Oregon

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    1. Kim, I'm glad this document will come in handy. Good luck!

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  23. Thanks for posting this. BTW, I love the title of the your blog "Forever In First". Feeling jealous.

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    1. Apurva, you're welcome. I'm glad you enjoy my blog title. It fits me pretty much (most days). :)

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