Anyway, now that I've gotten that off of my chest, I do want to let you know that I created an ELA Common Core correlated Focus Wall for third grade. It took me forever!!! Last year, I tried to use a Focus Wall for the first time, and I'm still in the process of refining it and adding to it. I figured that it would make the most sense if I matched it up with the new standards, because I don't want to have to redo it again. :) Basically ever. Ha! All of the standards are written as I-Can statements, and a few standards have been broken into more than one to make them easier to display and use with kiddos. The standards are typed in a corner on each card too, and I've also tried to include some additional support for my students in the form of examples or clarifying statements. Okay, and because I am a little on the OCD side, everything is color-coded. :) I am so excited to use this! In fact, I am really excited to pull in sweet Ginger's Common Core ELA Vocabulary Cards. They look so cute and fabulous, and I am a big fan of anything that saves me time and energy! Yay!
This 86 page file is on sale through tomorrow for 20% off! Here's a little sneak peek:
In other news, if you're interested in jumping into the Daily 5 this year, you'll definitely want to check out my friends over at What the Teacher Wants! Rachelle is sharing LOTS of ideas from her own classroom and others... and there's FREEBIES involved. Click the picture below to check it out!
You'll also want to check out my girl Michelle's Creative Teaching Press giveaway if you teach the little ones! You can win a HUGE set of Dr. Jean songs! Head on over... and play to win! :)