Am I crazy to say I am thankful for the Colorado State Standards? Maybe. Here is why I am thankful.
give me a teaching blue print.
2. The grade level expected outcomes state clearly what skills my students need to work on and master.
3. The grade level expected outcomes enable me to spiral my lessons from kindergarten to 5th grade with clearly defined next steps.
O.K. enough already about the grade level expected outcomes! But in all seriousness, today we started gymnastic skills. I was able to share with each class what they were supposed to master this year and then what their goal was for next year.