By Cameron Pipkin
For those of you who haven’t checked out a blog called “Pitner’s Potpourri” yet, I’d highly recommend a visit. As far as I can tell, the blog is kept by Mary, a second or a third grade teacher who posts an array of lesson ideas for the early elementary classroom.
Of course, there are a host of blogs just like Pitner’s Potpourri. What interests me, and will likely interest you, is the focus that Pitner takes on the Common Core Standards. The author has prepared a number of in-depth second and third grade Common Core Standards lesson plans, replete with instructions and worksheet templates. Many of the blog’s commenters seem to enjoy the aesthetic of the lesson plans that the author prepares, and I tend to agree. This stuff has a fun look and feel that I have to imagine (never having taught elementary school) adds to effectiveness of the lessons.
Here’s a list of her most recent second and third grade Common Core Standards lesson plans:
Mary has posted recently, and appears to be popping out second and third grade Common Core Standards lesson plans with some frequency, so this is worth taking a look at once or twice a week, especially if you teach early elementary grades.
Give this blog a read and let me know what you think. As always, I’ll be on the lookout for more Common Core related resources.