Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Common Core and Math

I know that this year we are going to be focusing more on the common core State Standards in our instruction at my school.  I have put together a chart of the first couple of standards and some websites that the children can use to practice those objectives.  
My plan is to come up with some websites/online activities for the children to use in the computer lab for each of the reading and math objectives.
Hopefully this will be helpful to you :) 

Websites to support K.CC

Thursday, July 19, 2012

I long to be "Clutter-free"

The "Clutter-free Classroom" is a fabulous blog!  I started following Jodi last Spring when I stumbled across her blog in an effort to organize my classroom (and my "real life").  She has great organization ideas and tips that are easy to implement NOW.  This summer she has been putting on two series (I am in awe)--one called Classroom 360 which shows how she is decorating/organizing her classroom for the upcoming year (!) and the other is Teacher Tips in which she provides tips and FREE (for a limited time) printables to get organized.  Love it!!  Be sure to visit her blog and be inspired.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

New Year's Resolutions

As a teacher, I always think of September as the start of a new year rather than January.  I have been following a lot of blogs this summer and I am resolving to do a better job of keeping my blog updated.  Hopefully I will do better with this resolution than with my exercise and diet resolutions!!