I joined up with Lil Country Kindergarten’s Common Core linky party to share pacing guides using the new Common Core standards!

I teach in Metro Nashville Public Schools and we started using Common Core last year and the district provided us with pacing maps.  We actually followed them pretty faithfully and used them to plan our year out.  They worked well for us.  However, I hear that we’re not getting pacing guides this year….hmmm we shall see.  Not that we need them, but they’re a helpful guide. We have new and updated pacing guides! I hope these help everyone!

Yesterday, I attended our district mandated K-2 Common Core Standards Training 2 on Formative Assessments.  Honestly, we didn’t do anything with formative assessments.  We did get about 100 different pieces of paper (handouts, charts, standards, forms, etc) that we didn’t really need….those poor trees.  However, we did learn of a “secret” website that will hopefully prove invaluable as you work with Common Core!  I say secret because our district new about this site last year and just now told us.  And by told “us” I mean only one of the sessions at the training yesterday was told about this “secret” site.  Anyway, the site has been created by the state of Tennessee.  The site has already unpacked the standards for us!!  This was so helpful for us as we began planning assessments.  It also has lesson plans, units, centers, teaching strategies and videos for each standard!!!  In the time we explored the site yesterday, our table of slackers, was thrilled to have this resource.  Hopefully this will be beneficial to you also.  The site is 

I am attaching the MNPS Common Core Pacing Guides.  Please let me know what you think of these!  I am very interested to hear what others think of what our district is doing with Common Core!


Join The Newsletter

Subscribe to get our latest content by email.

Powered by ConvertKit
  • Reply J Tilton June 5, 2012 at 3:58 pm

    Been waiting for this…you guys are on the ball! Thank you for sharing!

  • Reply Laura Starnes June 5, 2012 at 8:43 pm

    Holy Cow! I had no idea TN had their own special site! Our county hasn't even started CC yet, but this is a good start for when we do!

    Kinder Kraziness

  • Reply Kristin June 20, 2013 at 2:10 am

    I teach in Tennessee and I found this website by accident a couple of years ago! It was kept a secret! I was at a state common core training for math today and the coach didn't know about this.

  • Leave a Reply