Monday, July 22, 2013

Monday Made It - I Can! (Freebie)

Where, oh, where has this last month gone?  It has been a blur of wedding planning, family vacations (I met a ton of my fiancé's cousins that he hasn't seen since he was little or had never met), and general relaxing. 

I feel like I've hit school count down mode now - one month from today is the first day back with the kiddos!  Yikes!

I know I won't get everything done that I had hoped to this summer, but I've got a few things that I still really want to get done:

  1. Organizing master copies (hard copies and digital files) - I know this will make my life easier.  Plus, I have two friends who are switching from kinder and first to 4th this year, plus two teammates new to 4th grade, and I want to be able to help them!
  2. Map out Language Arts - I kind of hodge-podged language arts together last year.  With switching to common core, I don't think I can do that this year!  I need more structure.
  3. Make behavior chart clips - see my post here
  4. Make "I Can" objective statements for all four subject areas.
Yay! One thing crossed off of the To-Do list.  I'm linking up with 4th Grade Frolics for her Monday Made It to share these with you!

I typed out all of the CA Common Core Language Arts, CA Common Core Math, CA Social Studies, and CA Science standards as "I can," "I know," or "I understand" (I tried to avoid these last two as much as possible because they aren't actions students can show, but the way some of the standards are written, I couldn't figure out how to get around it).  

As I read each standard, I tried to picture teaching it and what baby steps we'd have to take to get there. I put those on separate cards.

Once I can get back into my school, I am going to back each one with colored construction paper, laminate, and put a magnet on each one.  I'm not quite sure where I will display these, but it will most likely be on  the whiteboard.


Do you want to use them too? Click on each subject you want:  ELA, Math, Social Studies, Science

Typing all of these up really helped me realize how much we teach in a year! Wow!

Where/how do you post standards/objectives?  How do you/students interact with them?  I'm going to try to post and use them much more this year than I have before, so I'd love your tips!

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