It looks as thought you've come up with some really creative, teacher-generated ways to align your teaching with the Common Core. Unfortunately I hear more horror stories about young kindergartners being limited in their free, unstructured play-time, a lot of worksheet curriculum, and far too many assessments. This in my opinion is the downfall of pushing standards down a grade. There is a danger to drive the love of learning out of children, especially if they are not developmentally ready to process the information. I also fear for the high energy kids, who are usually boys, that have a hard time sitting for a long time for formal learning. Again, it seems that your projects are geared to be fun and hide the learning, but I fear that a lot of teachers might be so overwhelmed with teacher evaluations, and new mandates coming at them so quickly, that they will be unable to do as you have done.
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