It's late I know. Tomorrow is a big day filled with visitors to our school and our WILD THING play. But I just found out the new COMMON CORE standards for the arts were released. Thought I'd share quickly.
We should discuss this later. I think the standards are great. . . it's just when they try to make a standardized assessment that everything goes sour! Our kids are all so different across the state it's just completely unrealistic. Not to mention our teaching loads! I will be spending about 10 hours this weekend simply inputting around 5,000 grades into Power School. It is the most AWESOME part of my job. But they don't call it work for nothing! Right?
Here is the link http://www.nationalartsstandards.org
Let's just make sure we talk about these standards and keep the kids (and people who actually work with children) as the benefactors of these standards, not the victims with more endless testing. I'm all for best practices, but against big companies filling their pockets by making us fill in more bubbles!
Let me know what you think! I'm always interested in your take on things.