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Jaclyn Boyd
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School Committee Meeting Public Comment Dec 15
This fall Eduction Commisioner Rier formed a panel to review the rigor and clarity of the Maine Learning Results which were adopted from the Common Core State Standards in 2011.  The Panel was scheduled to work for 24 hours, but finished their charge in a t...
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Letter E Week: William Edition (Work In Progress)
Letter E is the first letter we've come to thus far that William frequently identifies incorrectly, so I'm going to want to be less lax on this letter.  Books:  Piggie and Elephant series by Mo Willems Green Eggs and Ham by Dr Seuss Eggs, 1, 2, 3: Who Will ...
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Letter D Week: William Edition (Work in Progress)
Letter D week turned out to be the week of Thanksgiving.  William and Mike were still sick from the previous week, we had a big snow storm, and then we traveled for the holiday.  So, we extended letter D an additional week.  Books: If You Give a Dog a Donut...
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180 Days with William
When Natalie goes to Kindergarten, I will have 180 school days alone with William.  Its small in comparison to the 700 days Natalie had before William's birth, but I hope to make the best of our time together.  A bucket list for our year: Let William choose...
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Summer Notebooks Update
Today ends our first week of using the summer notebooks.  A few tips: Include items in the notebooks your kids will like.  This would be a disastor if I didn't have Wall-E, Batman, and sheep for William.  Natalie is more flexible, but really loves tracing t...
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Constructive Dialog (or Don't Let the Tin Hatters Get You Down)
While my friends and family might not believe it, when I am on groups on FB discussing Common Core, I am daily accused of being pro CC and weekly accused of being a paid troll.  FB groups offer a wealth of information.  Whether you choose to just read the a...
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Common Core Kindergarten Standards
These cut and paste from the Common Core State Standards document.  The standards are grouped by ELA and math, and then by topics.  There isn't a list on the site by grade level to see everything at once, so I made my own.  I deleted standards that simply s...
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CCSS K-1 Exemplar Texts
Exemplar Texts K-1. I've copied the texts here for my own use.  These come straight from Appendix B of the Common Core State Standards document.  I retyped them because I could not cut and paste from the table of contents.  I also switched the list to title...
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Summer School Notebooks!
I just finished making summer school notebooks for Natalie and William.  My big plan is to have them work on them together at the kitchen table for a little while each morning as part of my plans for organizing our days.  I've already put in place that they...
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My Year Long Journey with Education Reform
I left teaching for my daughter's birth in 2009, just before Common Core reared its head. It
wasn't until June 2013 that I started to research CC.  I started by
going right to the Common Core State Standards document and reading the
ELA standards that wo...
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