So, out of our frustration and time constraints, we began exploring the web for things that people are doing. I found a lot of great stuff for math on this Georgia website https://www.georgiastandards.org/Pages/default.aspx and Tennessee has some great information and resources as well: http://www.readtennessee.org/read.aspx
But then we discovered New York... Wow, they must have had a huge grant to do what they have done. Make sure you have lots of time to explore but check out this website: http://www.engageny.org/resource/kindergarten-english-language-arts
They have a whole curriculum there that is all digital and all available for download! It's pretty overwhelming and sometimes a little strange, but WOW! It has a lot of stuff that can easily be used by anyone! They also have math units that are coming out as well- some sample ones are already available.
One of their first units is Nursery Rhymes! It's part of their Listening and Learning Strand and it's all done orally. I think it's pretty detailed and in depth and really hits the Common Core standards pretty well. We're beginning with that unit and I wanted to incorporate poetry journals more in my class this year, so I created some journal pages that go with each of the nursery rhymes that are included in this unit. There are about 20 of them. Here's the link to the freebie on TpT and here are some pictures.
Do any of you have favorite state websites that have great resources for Common Core?
I would love to check them out.