I'm smiling for two reasons this week..... school starts Wednesday and I've finally finished my Common Core math unit. We have been preparing for CC all summer and I have been working on this unit for three weeks. It's one of those things you are happy to complete and then take a nice deep breath because it was intense. (you know what I mean :) Anyway, after looking and learning the core standards, I see that the rigor is in plus mode. I want my kids to have a firm foundation in their number sense so that all these standards can be mastered easily by the end of the year. I have put together a CC aligned math unit for teaching the first 4 weeks of math. It includes lots of meaty stuff y'all.

-Activities for whole group learning then to move into math workshop

-plans

-homework

-a class book

- 2 student made books for making 5 and 10

- 2 performance assessments

and lots more 69 pages of intense learning :)

Sneak a peek on TPT

I can't wait to start it this week. The best part is that lots of the activities are work mat style so I just ran them on cardstock, slipped them in a page protector so they are good for a few years. Ok so you know this has to be given out to celebrate...

here is what you do.... leave a comment about

-when you start school

- thoughts on CC

I will reveal my lucky number winner Monday night!