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.)