We are starting week three in my classroom. And let me say that I have a great group of kiddos!. I have some kids with BIG hearts this year. LOVE!
I'm curious if there are any Texas bloggers out there that are having to follow the TEKS Resource System Year at a Glance? We are this year and it has been a
For those of you who don't have a clue what I am talking about, it is a vertically aligned document (K-12) that is a map of the entire year's instructional plan and a pacing guide for units of study. It puts our TEKS (standards) in a particular order to be taught throughout the year. Here is a snapshot of the first two six weeks of math:
There is a point to this conversation. I want to share some things I have recently purchased on TpT that are saving my life right now.
One of my favorites is Reagan Tunstall's Guided Math First Grade Units 1-9 Bundle. Her product has all the TEKS (and common core if use that) right on each activity. Her product is not aligned exactly with the YAG we are using, but it has been super easy to grab exactly what I need out of it to match up with what I am teaching.
Since our school uses Go Math, I haven't used many of the whole group lessons, but I am eating up her small group lessons. They are fantastic. Here are a few pictures of us in action.
Another product I am loving is Miss Giraffe's Short Vowels. When I do literacy groups, I have one group working with me, one group at centers and one group at seat work. Her short vowel sheets are PERFECT for seat work and cover many ELA TEKS. Sorry I didn't get a picture of us doing this. :(
One of my go-to people on TpT for science and social studies is Robin at Class of Kinders. It is easy for me to go to her store and grab whatever activity I need to meet a TEK. We used her Mapping My Classroom Pop-Up Activity and here are a couple of my student's completed maps of our classroom.
You can grab a copy of any of the products I mentioned by clicking on the names of their products.