It's Fabulous Finds Friday, and we have a couple finds to share!
I found some fun staplers at Old Navy, of all places! I will be putting these cute little staplers in my writing center area. Priced right at $2 each!
Putting the Practices Into Action
This summer I blogged about how I was revisiting some of my professional resource books for math, and I shared a Now I Get It by Susan O'Connell. At the time, I had just discovered a brand-new resource---Putting the Practices Into Action: Implementing the Common Core Standards for Mathematical Practice (K-8) by Susan O'Connell and John SanGiovanni. I had just ordered the resources from Heinemann, but I had not yet received it... Well, it was a fabulous find!
About the Book: It's important when thinking about the Common Core Standards that there are two important parts--the CCSS Content Standards and the eight CCSS Standards for Mathematical Practice. There is a huge difference between the two. The content standards provide just that, content--they are not intended to tell a teacher HOW to teach. On the other hand, the practice standards are intended to guide a teacher in developing ways of teaching that take students far beyond proficiency in a particular content area but rather help them develop as thinkers. Each of the eight Standards for Mathematical Practice are thoroughly and thoughtfully addressed in a way that helps the reader first understand the standard. Then the authors help the reader understand "how they can get there" by providing ideas/strategies as well as student samples.
This professional resource does not disappoint! Take a peek by visiting Heinemann's website.
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