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Helping Parents Understand Common Core Standards

Be a learning hero. Learn about the new common core standards and help your child succeed in school.

Common Core has brought a lot of changes to how children are being taught in schools in the United States – both in terms of what is covered, as well as how and when information is introduced. In today’s sponsored post, I am sharing a wonderful free resource for helping parents understand common core standards. Be a Learning Hero gives you the tools you need to understand what is happening in your child’s classroom – from grades K through 12 – and provides resources to help your children succeed. I have spent quite a bit of time on this site, and I think it is an amazing resource for all parents – from public school parents to home schoolers and even unschooling families.

Be a Learning Hero: Helping Parents Understand Common Core Standards with

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The Be a Learning Hero site has wonderful resources devoted to both the math and English components of common core. Parents can read about what the common core learning goals for their child are, what changes have been made, and why these changes are being made. Khan Academy has teamed up with the site to provide videos explaining common core math.

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See that “Learn More” button on the English section screen shot above? It links you to an incredible resource provided by LearnZillion that summarizes learning standards by grade level (for both English and math) and provides many lesson plans. My children’s public school has worked really hard to fully integrate their common core standards into their curriculum, and my kids bring home some really neat work! Here is a quick video showcasing one item for each child – my kindergartner, first grader, and third grader. My third grader has projects that were more traditionally academic than the one I picked, but I like this one because it shows how much room there is for creativity within the Common Core framework:

As a parent, what questions do you have about Common Core?

After School Activities for Kids

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Enjoying fun educational activities as a family is a wonderful way to support your child’s learning in school! Here are some great ideas from last week’s linky:

Link up your favorite crafts and activities for kids aged 5 to 12 years old. My cohosts and I feature our favorites each week, and we may also pin your post to our popular After School Activities board on Pinterest, or some of our personal boards!

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Be a Learning Hero. The opinions and text are all mine.

MaryAnne at Mama Smiles
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MaryAnne is a craft loving educator, musician, photographer, and writer who lives in Silicon Valley with her husband Mike and their four children.

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