Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Common Core and Nursery Rhymes

I've been thinking a lot about the Common Core Units that are becoming more popular out there lately.  Last year, our district purchased a lot of books to align with these Common Core Units but did not provide us with any real guidance about how to implement the units- should we give up what we're doing and use these books/units exclusively, do we use them as extra, do we have to follow the sequence of the units, how do these units tie in with our curriculum maps??? We were filled with questions and, quite frankly, we still are.  But Unit 1 is called A Colorful Time with Rhythm and Rhyme and it has a lot of nursery rhymes.  I like teaching nursery rhymes in the beginning weeks of kindergarten so it really fits right in.  Last year, I copied several nursery rhymes on sentence strips and each week we had one in a pocket chart.  It became a shared reading for us and a work station as well.  So, now I decided to type them up and make them look a little prettier.  So, here's a link to my first one I've done- Jack and Jill.    I have plans (and cute graphics thanks to for many more.  It's designed for a pocket chart and you can use the version that has each individual word in a text box or the version with phrases.  There's also a page at the end that can become part of a poetry notebook where the children illustrate the nursery rhyme. 



  1. Same with our district...gave us the books and no guidance! I LOVE your products that go with the units!
    AMy Burton

  2. English Nursery Rhymes with lyrics and some visual effects by me.
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