Tuesday, January 15, 2013

A Common Core Must Have!

Friends~I am going to let you in on a little secret.  It really isn't my secret.  My old Teamie Mrs. Mccumbee showed it to me when I went down to present Smartboard Bootcamp at her school!  It is the Common Core Standards and Strategies Flip Chart.  It totally ROCKS!  It is at my side all day long.



I have the 2nd grade one and I love how easy it is to use and flip through.  I can find all of my standards and more.  It comes with quick ideas to teach standards or create lessons based on their suggestions.  The vocabulary chart allows me to easily make sure that I am using the terms that my students need to be successful with a unit.


I did take a sharpie and added more specific codes so that I could get to the standards a bit faster.  

I went in and also wrote in the "Pacing Guide" the district gave us so that I can be sure I am on track. 

You have to check these out!  Your school and grade level NEED these flip charts:)  

Now on to what I have been up to!

My kiddos have taken their benchmarks and we have been working on specific standards from the Common Core that they struggled with.  One of which was Literacy. L 2.2 A and B
Basically, capitalizing proper nouns and using commas in letters.  

I have busted out the Letter Writing Center for writing and we watched this fun video.  They love when I use an accent! 


I also have been having my students practice writing leads into stories using journal prompts.  This gives them great practice at using their Voice in writing as well as practicing their capitals and punctuation.
I like that they are short and sweet!  I can quickly walk around and read their work.  I then use a Smelly Marker that we now call Smarkers to write comments.  
I also have been adding comments and reminders to the desks of my repeat offenders.  
They think it is cool when they get a comment but really it is a great reminder for when they write next time!  
Check out some of their leads below!


   
I am so proud at how they have progressed with this standard.  I just know they are going to do an amazing job on their next benchmark!



I also wanted to thank everyone that participated in the Bloggin Buddies Flash Dive Give Away!  To say thank you I am joining in with my buddy Hilary over at Rocking Teacher Materials and giving away a $5 or under product from my TPT Store to anyone that emails me! So head over and check out some of my fun products like: My World Around Me  or Roll a Story
This giveaway will end on: 
January 15, at 11:59 pm, EST 
Once you find one of my products that you like- just shoot me an email at schroederpage@gmail.com with WINNER in the subject line and I will send it to you!
Again...Thank YOU!

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