Yesterday I posted my goals for June and one of my goals was to plan as much as humanly possible for the new common core standards and gifted cluster model. Well, I am on my way! I sat down today with printouts of all our districts curriculum frameworks.
Our first framework for ELA is titled “Collaborate and Communicate.” Score one for me! I already have a whole unit to help get my kiddos on their way to mastering the third grade speaking and listening standards which is what this first framework hits hard! So, I pulled out my “Table Talk,” unit, gave it a little facelift and it’s good to go!
I am excited to kick of the year with this unit. What a great way to set a foundation for a skill that will be utilized all year and in so many content areas.
Then, I was checking in on all of the blogs I stalk and I found this gem by the amazing Amanda at One Extra Degree. Depth and Complexity Icons are a great tool to use with gifted kiddos and this will blend perfectly with our Table Talk learning conversations!
You can click on the picture above to check out this amazing product in Amanda’s store!
Now I just need to pick some text to get all of this started with and the hard part of unit 1 planning is done!
I love feeling like I have been super productive today! Now. to keep up with the productivity I am off to make a yummy dinner that comes from another one of my blogger favorites, Cara Carroll at the First Grade Parade!
Have a great night everyone!