I already feel like I can "see" where I am going each week by using the cards. The colors help me know which standards I need to focus on during different parts of the day. I REALLY like using the academic vocabulary with the kids, but also like how the I Can Statements use language that is a bit more kid-friendly.
I made matching colored dividers for each strand so that I can find the cards I need easily. Each card has the original standard; the ELA standards also include the College and Career Readiness Standard and strands. This helps me to see how the more basic foundational skills I am teaching directly correspond to student learning and understanding all the way through high school.
My plan is to eventually attach magnets to the cards so that I can put them down the side of my whiteboard and write vocabulary words beside each standard. I saw a post where a teacher used clipboards for vocabulary. What a great idea! I just need something a bit more simple since I don't have a lot of space.
The pack includes blank cards that you can run through your printer to include additional or supplemental standards you may teach in your county or state.
Visit my TpT store if you are interested in these Common Core "I Can" Statments and standards. Now...I've got to get started on my county's science and social studies Essential Standards. My index card file box will soon be quite full!