"Those pictures, yep, not common core. Must come down."
"That rug, definately not common core. Get rid of it."
"The toys, nah, don't think so. Have to go."
I nodded my head like a bobble head agreeing to everything they said. It was crazy!
Any other person would think I'm making this up, but you know I'm not because I bet you've had the common core dream too.
I know mine was brought on by my immersion into the beast as I made pacing guides and researched. Then when I found out first grade was going to be tested next year, that sealed it. I went to bed wondering how I was going to get my firsties ready for the test. I knew the vocabulary would get them before the information did. What was I going to do?
Thankfully, I stumbled upon a Common Core Word Wall by Anna Brantley (I love her stuff!). Click the picture below to check it out yourself.
It includes language arts and math of course, but what really got me excited was this little sentence:
"I will add the science and social studies vocabulary cards as soon as they are released."
How wonderful! I'm loving the idea of using this word wall this year.
So, how are you getting ready for Common Core? I would love to hear your thoughts!