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Friday, July 26, 2013

Daily Dozen Week 1 Common Core Freebie

Freebie Fridays

Happy Friday!

I've linked up with TBA and the Friday Freebie Back to School Themes today for my first edition of Daily Dozen Common Core.  Basically, this is morning work that will spiral review concepts throughout the school year.  I didn't fully get my head around 5th grade until after Christmas; therefore, putting me behind in spiral review for my kiddos.  I was able to catch up some, but now that I know what to expect in 5th grade I want to start the school year out with review from Day 1.  

I plan to use these Monday-Thursday as morning work.  On Fridays, my students write a friendly letter home for the week to their parents talking about what they did during the week.  

Click on the picture above to download your free copy of this first edition of Common Core Morning Work.  Please don't forget to rate my product and leave feedback if you download. :)

I'm not going to make copies (unless I have an IEP specification or notice some students needing the scaffold).  The daily dozen will be projected on my SMART board for students to copy in a morning work journal.  The expectation will be that they copy the problem (unless it's a word problem) and then solve showing ALL work in the process.  After our morning meeting each day we will go over the problems and have students self check their answers.  I don't use morning work as a grade, just another opportunity to practice skills.  

I think that's all for now.  I'm super tired from my first ever Stroller Strides class this morning.  Now it's time to work on my project for the Monday Made It linky party.

Have a fantastic weekend!


  1. Thanks for sharing this Amanda! Do you use this all week for morning work? If so, how many problems do you want the kids to finish each morning?
    Thanks again!

  2. @Kris Poole

    I use one a day Mon-Thur. The first day of school we do it together as we discuss/model morning work expectations. I also explain what analogies are and we practice those during the first weeks of school. The morning work moves slow for the first few weeks and then it becomes routine or the kiddos. :). I hope you had a great time at the blogger meet up.

  3. Hi Amanda,
    Is there one central location (file) where I can download all of the Morning Work weeks at one time? We're still using DOL and need a change aligned to CC and this would be perfect. Thanks so much for sharing and lessening the load! Happy Summer! Natalie

    1. Hi Natalie!

      I just created a post for a single download of the morning work. Thanks for the idea. You can grab them all at: http://elementaryteacherfiles.blogspot.com/2014/06/weekly-common-core-spiraling-review.html


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