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New Teacher - No Curriculum
Old 06-11-2017, 08:27 PM
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I'm going to begin my first year of teaching in August - 3rd-5th grade science/writing. While I'm really looking forward to my first year, and am anticipating (and embracing) the learning curves, I'm most worried about creating/finding curriculum. When I was interviewed a couple months ago for this position, my principal informed me that the district doesn't provide any kind of curriculum to its teachers. I know this is common among many school districts, so I'm now trying to determine the balance between creating my own materials and borrowing from others. I've heard from so many teachers that one of the reasons they 'burned/are burning out' from the profession is because of the exhaustion from hours of planning and writing assessments, unit plans, and lesson plans.

Ideally, I want to find a comprehensive set of high-quality, well-organized, easily-modifiable, aligned assessments, unit plans, lesson plans, and in-class materials that are created by teachers who've taught the same grade level and subjects using the Common Core Standards.

Most of my practicum and cooperating teachers I was with throughout college bought unit bundles from - one even spent $500 last year alone. With rent, groceries, monthly car payments, student loans, classroom materials, and general living expenses, I want to spend my money wisely when paying for units and lessons. If purchasing TPT bundles is the best cost- and time-effective option, I'm willing to purchase from there and make necessary adaptations for my students along the way. Any suggestions on TPT sellers to purchase from or curriculum?

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