If I am correct, you are required to use and report certain skills through assessments each month. If this is the case, I would hope that you are not restricted to using JUST Everyday Math for support. So, for example, if you have to teach adding/subtracting unlike fractions are you allowed to bring in additional resources that would enrich your students' understandings?
I am assuming you do, but in case you don't...My last school required we followed a prescribed skill of the week for reading (using-GASP- the basal). I made my argument that a skill shouldn't be limited to one resource, and that it should be easily transferred to other texts. I also addressed the one size does not fit all argument (skill and level of book). I partially won out and was allowed some freedom in this department. I had to stay on track with the skill and I read the basal as a read-aloud (I honestly had 90% of the stories in our library). You might need to talk to administration to see if you can stay on the skill but use alternative resources to help. And I would start with the resources I suggested above. I really think they are high quality and hands-on.
I hope that helps!
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