Monday, July 23, 2012


I know we're are all on Summer Break...but I am trying to keep myself from going stir-crazy. (broken ankle=couch potatoe). I have been looking for resources to make implementing the Math and Language Arts Common Core a little easier. One resource that I stumbled upon is called "Teachers Pay Teachers". This is an online teacher store where teachers can sell lesson plans, posters, games, and activities that they have made. many of these teachers are highly skilled educators, not to mention, way more creative than I could ever be. One item that I purchased was a Common Core Planning Pack. It has a Beach theme. (there are lots of other themes that you can find). In the planning pack is a set of posters that are "I CAN..." statements for each of the Common Core Standards for both Math and Language Arts. These statements are also provided in a check-off list form. I paid $6.00 for the pack. I also purchased a couple of sets of Task Cards, ($2.00 each). They can be printed and laminated, then used in centers, or for whole/small group games. What a timesaver for me! So if you are interested in taking a look at some of these resources go to You can wander through the site or you can search....use the terms common core, common core math, common core language arts; or you can search for my current favorite contributors: Rachel Lynette, or Charity Preston. Don't forget to check out thinkcentral...that is the GO MATH online resource. Lots of amazing stuff there to help with your lesson planning!

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Ready.... Set.......

Well, not exactly, but the technology part is close. We all have our new computers. Thanks to John Mealey each of our individual printers are functional. We can also find printers and add them... For those of us who like to print to the Labs. Be aware that some of the lab printers are out of ink, so you will need to wait until Paula gets back. I plan to go in today to test out how things work with our Document Cameras. I don't foresee any problems. Core Academy next week!

Monday, July 2, 2012

Kleinspiration is having an absolutely MASSIVE giveaway for achieving 1000 followers. It's not enough that this blog is amazing in sharing lessons, ideas and activities. Now others who are just as amazing are giving away some of their best stuff. As an added bonus.... All of my favorite bloggers are here in one place, so you can check them out and follow some amazing educators. Kleinspiration.