Common Core Organization & State Testing


Today is just one of those days... one of those days when I wish I could join Alexander and skip out on this terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day.  {Having to retype this post, even after I saved it due to a blogger glitch...grr.}

Glitches with state testing, no-shows for meetings, schedules being toppled, and all sorts of fun things like that have made today oh so wonderful.

But, enough of the pitty party.

I'm linking up with Manic Monday {boy, isn't that the truth!} and my first Monday Made It to share a few things I've been up to... bad day and all!


One of the things I love most about blogging are the incredible ideas out there, and the people behind them. One such idea comes from Ashley Pennell, another first year teacher, from That's So Second Grade: Common Core Organization with labels!!

You can read about what she did here. Here are a couple of pictures from her revamped filing cabinets. 
Source: That's So Second Grade

Source: That's So Second Grade

A couple of weeks ago, during a workday, I revamped my room. I tackled the organized chaos mountains of resources from the first three quarters of the school year. All of the extra resources and printables are now neatly placed in binders on one of my bookshelves. I have a slight aversion to filing cabinets, so this system works for me. Now, with these labels I can slap a few on the front and binding of the binder and know exactly what I've got, by standard whoot!



Did I remember to take a picture of my actual labels at school? A tape/paper version shown for a visual.
I love this idea. Love it. Love it. Love it. Since I work with several fourth graders I've altered her ideas for this grade level.  If you would like to download, just click on the links below!


I've seen this test taking strategies poster floating around Pinterest, and being a 1-1 iPad school I had to replicate it.




Whew! The internet has been bizzerk here tonight. I'm stopping while this post will still save. Here's hoping the rest of the week gets better and it goes quick (spring break next week!)


10 comments

  1. Love the Standards stickers...this will be really helpful!
    Hunter's Tales from Teaching

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    1. Thank you! I'm glad you find it helpful! :)

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  2. I know it's nearly two years later, but the link is not working and I would really like to view the ideas for common core organization and activities. Got another link???

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    1. That's so second grade is now a first grade teacher and changed blogs... here is the new link ...
      http://thatssoelementaryteacher.blogspot.com/2013/03/common-core-organization.html

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  3. I agree with pjsagaltchr2, I wish there was another link to view those CCSS activities. If it has been relocated, it would be so appreciated if you could point me in the right direction. Thank you!! :)

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    1. That's so second grade is now a first grade teacher and changed blogs... here is the new link ...
      http://thatssoelementaryteacher.blogspot.com/2013/03/common-core-organization.html

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  5. The link is saying that it no longer exists is there a more updated link?

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  6. Its absolutely fabulous as well as helpful for someone who is thinking to point out the perfect action in setting the standard in projecting the books or anything in proper manner. In order to find out the best part in storing the proper documents in proper pace. This is the best innovation one could set for the others. we can get help writing an essay for college from online.

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