Has anyone else had meetings over the common core standards?
They are soooo boring! yucky. HOWEVER they drilled into our heads that we need to have our students become better writers. I must admit teaching writing is my hardest subject- kids either LOVE it or hate it. It is so hard to create good writers. I am making this my goal to create good writers this year.. Their first sugguestion was to have students write sentences or exit slips everyday! Today we wrote what our favorite math center was. Tomorrow will be something totally different. Punctuation and grammar had to be perfect but spelling could slide. The kids liked it. How tough is it to write one sentence? In a few weeks... dun dun dunnnn we move on to at least two:)