Friday, February 15, 2013

Common Core & a Giveaway

The Common Core Standards have been adopted by almost every state now.  Many districts require teachers to post the standards.  Although I am not required to post the standards I'm currently teaching, I do now.  This is all thanks to Carson-Dellosa.  They asked me to try out their newest product, The Common Core Standards Kit.  I love it!  The first day I put it up, one of my sweet K-dkids asked what it was for.  I explained to my class that there is a long list of things kindergartners need to know how to do before going to first grade.  I then read them a few of the cards that were posted.  I keep the cards on the side with the "kid friendly" terms which Carson-Dellosa refer to as "I Can".  My kids loved that they could already do some of the items I had listed.  I was working on creating my own, but why- when it has already been done for me.

Why I Like This Kit 

  • The kits are available for grades K-5
  • It is organized in a box with divider tabs and color coded.
  • It has the Common Core language on one side and Kid Friendly language on the other.  
  • There is a blank template on-line to create your own.
  • Carson-Dellosa had a pocket chart designed to fit the cards.
  • It is a visual reminder of what I'm working on.
  • Great price $19.99

Whenever I have few minutes that I need to fill- you know those minutes when everyone's ready to go to lunch, but you still have five minutes, I refer to the chart to do a quick activity with my whole class.

Would you like one of these kits for your classroom, just enter below for your chance to win.  You have until Sunday at 6PM Pacific Time to enter.
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10 comments:

Rachel said...

Hoping to be the lucky winner!

Rae said...

Oooh! I REALLY love this and totally want to win it :)

Rae
Mindful Rambles

krissy hutten said...

I love winning…I hope it's me. :)

Krissy
Ms. Hutten’s Buttons

Georgia Grown Kinders said...

I love this idea! I hope that I win, my obsessive organization side would love you if I won! Thanks for sharing!

katieneu said...

WOULD LOVE LOVE THIS!!!!
katie.neustadter@gmail.com

katieneu said...

this is a wonderful tool to use in the classroom! hope to win!!!
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AKA1688 said...

I teach Pre K but this will serve me well in providing experiences to develop the prerequisite knowledge needed to master the requirements for Kindergarten.

Tiffanie Helterbrand said...

This is amazing. I teach K and I have struggled writing the I can statements in kid friendly language. I would love to have this.

Tonya said...

This would be so nice to have in the room as a visual for students and teacher!

Earl claycomb said...

I'd love to win this. Thank you

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