Thursday, July 28, 2011

New Common Core Blog

CCSS Links is a blog dedicated to the first grade Common Core Standards. It is a place to submit lessons or browse for lessons.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

All Things Dice!

Check out Little Miss Kindergarten's blog.  She is hosting a linky party all about dice.  I like her ideas for organization.

Friday, July 15, 2011

Great Ideas About Equal Signs and Flashcards

Check out Heidi Samuelson's blog Swamp Frog First Graders.  She has posted a YouTube video of ideas she has learned from Dr. Copley's Workshop.  You will find two excellent activities.  One demonstrates the importance of teaching students that the = sign means "the same as" instead of the sign that comes before the answer.  The other idea is how to make flashcards that can be used for addition and subtraction.

Guided Math Structure

The blog The Creative Apple has a great explanation of how to set up guided math in your classroom.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Math Scavengar Hunt-Differentiation

This link is from a site called Minds-In-Bloom.  We all have  students who need their math work differentiated.  Some of these problems would offer those children an interesting challenge.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Friday, July 8, 2011

First Grade Common Core Standards

Here is the pacing for the Common Core Standards for first grade that we aligned with our District Objectives.

Online Games

The blog First Grade in the Desert recently posted a link to the Investigations online math game site.  There you will find games for counting/numbers, addition/subtraction, geometry, data, and patterns.

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Common Core Crosswalks

Here is a LiveBinder site that has all of the Common Core Crosswalks for the states that have adopted the standards.