If you’ve bought my Documenting Common Core Kit, you are probably looking at the labels wondering how you are ever going to keep up with all of those labels or little strips of papers. Whether you copy the standards on label paper or copy it on paper and cut them apart, this system will work for you.
First of hope for the best, but plan for the worst. If you typically have 22 students in your class, plan for 25. MAKE EXTRA COPIES NOW! You will thank me later.
Find a parent helper who is very detailed who can do this for you.
1. Make 25 (or however many you need) copies of each page of labels.
2. Take 5 pages at time and cut apart first row of CC standards with a paper cutter.
3. Take first row of standards (5 pages) and cut apart with scissors.
4. Put the page of labels that hasn’t be cut apart in a stack.
5. Take the next 5 pages from the original stack and cut apart the first row of CC standards with a paper cutter.
6. Repeat steps 2, 3, 4, 5 until you are finished cutting apart the first row of standards.
7. When you are finished cutting apart all 25 pages of row 1 standards, clip each standard together with paper clip. It works better if you clip them on the side.
8. Then follow the same steps with the other rows of standards.
When you have finished copying, cutting apart, and clipping together all of the standards, you will put the standards in ziplock bags in the following categories.