Did you know that your local Home Depot store can help you document Common Core standards? I didn't either until Jennie Potter, one of my followers, gave me the tip. In my Common Core Documentation kit, I give you ideas for documenting the C.C. standards which includes asking your parents for 3 composition books. Jenn told me that Home Depot will cut the books in half for you. Isn't that great! I went to my local Home Depot today and they were more than happy to help. Here's a picture of the end result:
Click HERE to read about my first post about documenting CCSS.
In my original plan, I told you that the magazine organizer (on the left) that I bought at Target dollar spot would hold 10 books. If you cut your books in half you can fit 25 of them in a basket (on the right). I think I bought this basket at Wal-Mart a couple of years ago.
Here's a revised parent note, which is included with the kit, asking for 2 books instead of 3.
The Documenting Common Core Standards kit is available in grades K-5. Click below to go to my store if you would like to purchase a kit:
Once you click on my store there is a search option that you can use to find the grade level you want.
On March 28, I began a series called "3 Cheers". Please read that post before you read the next part of this post.
Today I would like to introduce you to the dynamic duo of our V.R. (virtual reality) faculty. Although this duo is new to our "staff" they can be counted on to add fun and merriment to our group. Have you met Stevi and Tamara of 2 Crazy Texas Teachers? When I asked for their favorite unit. Tamara said, "I love teaching the farm unit to my kids because it's just so much fun and has endless possibilities." I personally lived and taught for 13 years in south Texas, and I can tell you from first hand experience, Texans enjoy having fun which shows in their lessons. Their farm unit is so large they had to divide it into two units. Click here to visit their store: TPT.
Professionally speaking, one of the most well-traveled members of our "faculty" is Arlene of LMN Tree. Arlene is a military wife so she is well-versed in being the new kid on the block. She has taught in Virginia, Massachusetts, Hawaii, Pennsylvania, New York, and Alaska. She is your "go to" person if you need tips . In Alaska, she was honored by being named the State Teacher of the year. Her travels and experience in teaching in a wide variety of states enrich the lessons that she writes. Her current best seller are: How will I know when it's Spring? and The Three Frogs.