If you are like me, you purchased Deanna Jump’s Common Core Standards Posters…and love them. But there is that pesky problem of how to store them..do I file them with specific lessons?…or do I keep them in a folders?…or in baggies?
Well, I decided to tackle the problem with a photo box (perfect size- no trimming necessary!) I had some boxes left over from when we had a jungle theme…the one I have just so happens to be zebra print (bought it at Michael’s).
Anyway, I first organized all the standards strips by topic and subject…attached the velcro to the back so that I could copy Deanna’s ribbon display idea (love it).
Next, I took the photo card dividers and put one between each topic…Between the subject areas I cut a piece of colored cardstock to separate math from reading from science, etc. Each subject area then has the photo dividers with tabs I bought at Walmart labeled with the topic name- I tried to color code those with the cardstock that divides the subject areas. So like Math has a blue cardstock paper divider and then all the photo card dividers have a blue tab with the standard topic name…
Perhaps pictures would help for all you visual learners (like me) out there:
Let me know if you have any questions =)
My version of Ms Jump’s Standards Ribbon Display:
I have also been working with my students on graphing, data, and an ongoing lesson of expressing numbers in a variety of ways… for example, we did this the other day about our favorite sport after we read, Soccer Song:
The balls are ‘post it’ notes from the Dollar Store.
Volunteers came up and wrote different ways to make or show the number:
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