Hi there! I'm on my last day of Spring Break (sigh). It's been fabulous to have such a relaxing week. It was so warm in Arizona last weekend and I loved being in Scottsdale.
It was 87 degrees and sunny and it's been below 70 here at home since Wednesday.
But we're going up to my mom's for the afternoon and she's going to help me cut out a large pile of laminating (cheer!).
And she's fixing a ham dinner (yum!). And I found out yesterday when I checked my school email that our principal and education consultant are not coming through our rooms tomorrow to check that we're all doing just curriculum and following our schedule to the minute (jumping for joy!). So I guess that it's my last day of break really isn't too bad. I do miss the kids a little bit and I know they'll have lots to talk about. Maybe instead of math first things we'll write about Spring Break. Otherwise we'll talk about it first thing and write about it in the afternoon. That doesn't really make sense. And I'm free to adjust my schedule a bit without having to worry about explaining it. Yay!
There's a great Common Core Standards App that you've probably seen but did you know there is an app for the California CCSS? I had downloaded an app with the California Common Core Standards (since ours are slightly different) on my ipad and when I went to look something up last night there was a message that there is now an app with the California CCSS that includes a search feature (nice!) and ELD Standards. Here's what it looks like
It includes the same things it did before but with ELD standards too.
And for each heading you click on there are three levels- emerging, expanding, and bridging. Have you heard those terms before? Maybe my district is behind, but they're new to me. Is it weird for me to be excited about exploring these? I sure hope they give me good direction in my planning. I feel like such a teacher nerd saying that, but I really like having all this info at my finger tips. But through blogging I've discovered that I'm not the only one who loves this kind of thing. And that's part of the reason I appreciate all you other teacher bloggers so much!
Wishing you a fabulous week ahead!