In an effort to make myself more comfortable with these new standards I had typed up the 'I Can' statements for third grade to fit into a little pocket chart back in May. My thought had been to become more fluent in these standards AND to serve as a reminder to myself on the end of the year goal. When we came back to school our principal announced that she would like us to post the "I Can" statements our class is working on in our classroom as a means to help the students become aware of our standards...DONE-ZO!
So, here they hang on my little $1 pocket from Target. They're not the cutest things in the world, but I wanted my font to be as large as I could make it. I printed the math "I Can" statements on green and the ELA statements in pink to serve as some sort of visual organization. I WOULD share them with you, but the wording is not mine...and I just don't feel right about it.
I CAN tell you that I also added an "I Can" section to my weekly classroom newsletter to help familiarize parents with the new standards as well.
Has your school started the transition to CCSS yet? What sorts of things are you doing to help ease you and your students' prepare for 'THE CHANGE'??