Monday, March 3, 2014
Friday, February 28, 2014
Engage NY Math is quickly becoming a hot topic across the country. NY Department of Education developed curriculum to support Common Core and published it online for free. Our district has adopted the math portion. I would like to play devil's advocate and see what everyone thinks about Engage.
~It is free online
~It dives deep into numbers, both composing and decomposing and makes our kiddos think differently
~It is only available online which means everything must be printed, no materials can be purchased pre-made
~ Each lesson is an hour long of direct instruction
~ The first grade lessons include a lot of papers, typically three double sided pages each day if you do the homework
~ Does it say anywhere that it is research based?
~ Why hasn't a publishing company picked it up?
Post your thoughts in the comments.
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
Sunday, February 23, 2014
Conclude the week by dictating two sentences on Friday following the pattern and using the sight words provided. Students are graded in three areas including: handwriting, spelling, and capitalization/punctuation. A grading sheet has been provided to make your life easier.
Lesson plans are included along with student pages for all 36 weeks! Check out the thumbnails and the download the preview to make sure you understand how in-depth this program is. Please message me if you have any questions!
Sunday, February 16, 2014
I want to make it very clear that the books that are in this are not mine, will never be mine, and I have no intention of claiming them as mine. This also applies to a TPT product or two. I took everything we use for our unit and put it one place. The PowerPoint is mine, the things in the PowerPoint are not all mine! ;-)