Dear CMS Teacher/Leader,

On this page you will find all of the handouts and documents needed to prepare for and facilitate the Elementary Science Lesson Plan planned for the Teacher Workday for Essential Standards/Common Core on Tuesday, February 21st.

NOTE --- Two changes made on Sunday Feb 19th to this page include: 1) a new and improved DRAFT 5th Grade Science Resource Guide with writing prompts to connect to the Common Core State Standards, and 2) grade level templates for teachers to use to align their favorite resources and activities to clarifying objectives.

The overall goal for the lesson is to give classroom teachers an opportunity to dive deeper into the Essential Standards for Science that they will implement in the 2012-2013 school year.

Feel free to call ( 980 343 0621) or email Wayne Fisher ( w.fisher@cms.k12.nc.us) with any questions about these handouts.
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This is the Make-Up Assignment for the February 21st PD for Elementary Science.

This is the actual lesson plan. It's planned for 90 minutes, but may be accomplished in less time than 90 minutes. At a minimum, teachers should have at least 75 minutes to work through the two featured activities to help them have a better understanding of the Essential Standards for Elementary Science.

This is an UPDATED 5th Grade Science Resource Guide posted on Sunday Feb 19th. It includes writing prompts and other resources also being shared by the Department of Public Instruction to help teachers implement Essential Standards.

This is the DRAFT 4th Grade Science Resource Guide. We are still working on some of the Essential Standards for this grade level.

This is the DRAFT 3rd Grade Science Resource Guide.

This is the DRAFT 2nd Grade Science Resource Guide.

This is the DRAFT 1st Grade Science Resource Guide.

This is the DRAFT Kindergarten Science Resource Guide.

These template guides, added Sunday Feb 19, can be used by teachers to align their favorite resources and activities to Essential Standard clarifying objectives.





Teachers may use this BLANK Planning Document in their grade level review of the DRAFT Resource Guides to comment on any aspect of the guide.

This document is needed by the Facilitators of the lesson to prepare for the Vertical Teaming Activity. Download and then cut and paste Essential Standards onto chart or butcher paper following the directions in the lesson plan.

This handout is for the teachers so they understand their role in the Vertical Teaming Activity. It would be good for each teachers to have a copy of this handout, but a few copies per team would work equally well.

Please ask teachers in their grade level teams to complete this feedback form. Also, please encourage teachers to post general comments about the Essential Standards in the Discussion Board on this page. To access the Discussion Board click on the button directly to the right of the "EDIT" button. It would help to demonstrate this to the teachers.