I will be moving my classroom and purging. I went from 9 file cabinets of worksheets to a 2 drawer file cabinet, which only hold my students folders for their records. I found ALL of them on line... with the new Common Core.. worksheets are a waste of time.. for me.. and for my students.. they DO NOT prepare my students for College and Career Readiness. I threw away ALL store bought items that go on walls. My students now create them... ownership of their poster and classroom. I have a regular size student desk for MY desk... who has time to sit. I am now revisiting all my units of study for Reader's workshop, Writer's workshop, Critical Literacy, Math, Science, and History to see how I can change my lessons to be common core based. I'm reading about Close Reading too.
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