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HFM BOCES Common Core Fair

In the Classroom: How Common Core is changing what children are learning - Monday, Nov. 4, 2013

Click on image to download flierHFM BOCES' Common Core “Fair” (6:30-8 p.m., Monday, Nov. 4, 2013) offered parents, teachers, students and community members an opportunity to learn more about how new Common Core Learning Standards are changing what children are learning in the classroom.

Led by teachers, principals and superintendents from HFM BOCES component school districts, the “fair” answered parents’ most important question: How can I help my child succeed at school?

Many print resources were made available to participants, providing context and explanation for the shifts in classroom instruction that go along with the new Common Core Learning Standards.

These materials are available for download here:

Common Core Frequently Asked Questions (from engageny.org) (pdf)

Parents' Backpack Guide to Common Core State Standards (from engageny.org) (pdf)

Parents' Guide to Student Success
National PTA® created these guides for grades K-8 and two for grades 9-12 (one for English language arts/literacy and one for mathematics).
The guides includes:

• Key items that children should be learning in English language arts and mathematics in each grade, once the standards are fully implemented.

• Activities that parents can do at home to support their child's learning.

• Methods for helping parents build stronger relationships with their child's teacher.

• Tips for planning for college and career (high school only).

Parents' Guide
to Student Success

Guía Para Padres
Para Fomentar El Éxito Escolar

Kindergarten Kindergarten - En español
1st Grade 1er Grado
2nd Grade 2do Grado
3rd Grade 3er Grado
4th Grade 4to Grado
5th Grade 5to Grado
6th Grade 6to Grado
7th Grade 7mo Grado
8th Grade 8vo Grado
High School English Inglés En La Escuela Preparatoria
High School Math Matemática En La Escuela Preparatoria

EngagedVoices, a blog from engageny.org, is a chance to share perspectives from the field- the successes, challenges, ideas and struggles- so that we all can learn from each other and together, we can help every student succeed.

Engagedvoices 10/21/2013 reprint - Engaged in Learning (pdf)
Engagedvoices 10/24/2013 reprint - Find the math (pdf)

No More Blank Faces: Common Core In My Classroom (from Eduwonk.com) (pdf)

Common Core in Action: Narrative Writing (from Edutopia) (pdf)

Calming 'Core' anxiety of stressed out students (pdf)
(from Parent Today - Partnering with parents to achieve student success)

How parents can help kids shift their learning to the Common Core (from Parent Today - Partnering with parents to achieve student success) (pdf)

Recommended Reading Lists - Grades K-12 (from Common Core Standards Appendix B) (pdf)

If parents have more questions about how Common Core is being used in their child's classroom, they are encouraged to make an appointment to talk with the classroom teacher. He or she is best equipped to show you the ways learning is being improved by Common Core Learning Standards.

Learn more about the Common Core
(The Basics • Debunking the myths • Roadmaps to Understanding)

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