This post is going to be jam-packed! I have been working very hard since yesterday's snow day on my newest product. I have been inspired by all the posts about Common Core Standards, and got the idea to make my own organization and teaching easier to manage. In an effort to make it easier to keep track of all the standards, I am creating Common Core Standards checklists for teachers. I have so far completed a K-2 Math Checklist packet, and am currently looking for editors! If you are interested in proof reading this product, please contact me via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. I am looking for up to 3 editors for this product.Your help is much appreciated, and to show my appreciation, I will be sending you this product when it is all edited :)
Any insight into this matter is HIGHLY appreciated, as I would love to offer this to others, but would like to know if I am infringing upon anyone's rights by doing so. I suppose I should figure this out first, before I begin offering my product out for others to edit, huh?
In other, less confusing news...I have linked up with Fifth in the Middle's Blog By State Linky! I am a proud Massachusetts Blogger, and I have the badge to prove it
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I love finding other bloggers in my neck of the woods! Meet up some day perhaps?
I am also linking up with The Lower Elementary Cottage for her new Successful Saturday Linky! Check out the link for more information!
My success of the week: a make-shift, spontaneous addition lesson. I left my formal lesson plan write up with my materials in the teacher's resource room down the hall, and didn't have time to go grab it before my small group lesson started. My teaching assistant was out of the room, so she wasn't able to grab it for me, so while we waited, I decided to create a quick activity using the concept of dominoes for addition.
The students were asked to create dominoes creating an addition problem, and do it's reversal (or commutative property of addition) using stickers.
Here are the pictures for that mini-lesson addition review:
|She is creating the Domino Number sentence 3 + 1 = 4 and 1 + 3 = 4|
|We are reiterating that the "order" of the addends does not matter in addition.|
I want to shout out a great post I read from What I Have Learned's blog. I have been trying to figure out how to incorporate more poetry instruction, while still meeting the other standards I need to focus on. Well, this post nailed it! I needed this post! I am already thinking of ways to make my future poetry instruction similar to this. Check out the great post here.
I also would like to shout out a couple of great giveaways:
Ideas by Jivey is hosting a great 200 follower giveaway! Check it out and congratulate her :)
Want to win some wonderful math resources? Head over to The Lamppost in First Grade Math for a set of Math Versatiles!
Until next time...