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!

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