Oh my goodness time is in that full-speed-ahead mode that it goes into during the last few days of summer break.
I’ve been working to try and get ahead a bit on common core. Our district isn’t changing over until next school year, but I’ve been making the shift on our 1st grade things a little bit at a time so we are completely ready.
I revamped our writing rubrics so they are more fully aligned with common core. I really like using rubrics like this because it makes grading writing so much easier. I think writing is by far the most difficult thing to grade.
The rubrics are half-sheets (prints two to a page) so they can be easily attached to the top of the student’s writing while allowing their writing to peak through if necessary.
If you’d like the lists, click the picture below. The .pdf contains the page I put on the back of the homework folder and the individual lists for each trimester. I use these to assess the kids one-on-one.
Have you started planning yet? Please make sure you check out The Curriculum Year Planner and The Ultimate Weekly Planner. Every little bit we can do to make things easier and more organized is always a HUGE plus. Being able to customize things to suit your needs while using your own fabulous fonts and colors you love is just plain icing on the cake! 😀
I worked in my classroom again today. I am going to try not to go back again until our first official work day on Thursday. A lot of what I have left to do I can do at home, so I should be able to pull it off. We get 2 paid days to get ready for class for the school year? How many do you get? How many do you NEED? Can you get it all done in 2 days?