So, that's my excuses!
But...Common Core doesn't seem to have weather related days off. And SAT 10 will be administered the end of April. AND...my state uses test scores as 35% of our evaluations. So, on to the race...to...
cram teach as much as possible in a short amount of time.
I actually like Common Core. (gasp). I like the fact that there aren't 956 standards (I just estimated on that one) to teach.
The help I have gotten came from a talented lady. She made some great, fantastic, true common core activities. Most of them are for reading responses and close reading. Reading a "cold text" and looking for evidence or comprehension skills.
Sarah Paul has created these and it is so strong in helping first graders understand and use the skills that we are teaching.
I do hope that she comes up with a "spring" one soon! I am ready for Spring.
And a little look at some of our latest happenings:
Valentine compound words.
First grade program: An opera of the Three Little Pigs. (no, we aren't pigs in real life!)
And I moustache you a question....