Attempting to maintain some degree of sanity, I am doing the best I can with the materials I have. Fourth grade has the ELA, math, and science state tests. The talented, sweet Laura from Love to Teach has these amazing task cards to review for the science state exam. I can't wait to print these out and use them for much need science review as the test gets closer.
I also have been dissecting the math CCSS and trying my best to cover where our textbook is lacking. If I had the time, I would create my own worksheets and homework every day but I do not have the time...which is why an updated textbook would be nice to at least refer to and use for lessons, guided practice, homework, etc...
One area that our Saxon curriculum lacks in is line plots. We use line plots with whole numbers but the CCSS states:
Make a line plot to display a data set of measurements in fractions of a unit (1/2, 1/4 1/8). Solve problems involving addition and subtraction of fractions by using information presented in line plots.
I wanted a fun math center activity using line plots and fractions and could not find what I was looking for. So, I made a center over the past couple days and posted it to TPT today:)
I love the adorable pizza graphics by KPM Doodles and they worked perfectly for this center (can you say pizza party)!
Thanks for listening to me vent! I feel better already:)