I teach in Metro Nashville Public Schools and we started using Common Core last year and the district provided us with pacing maps. We actually followed them pretty faithfully and used them to plan our year out. They worked well for us.
Yesterday, I attended our district mandated K-2 Common Core Standards Training 2 on Formative Assessments. Honestly, we didn't do anything with formative assessments. We did get about 100 different pieces of paper (handouts, charts, standards, forms, etc) that we didn't really need....those poor trees. However, we did learn of a "secret" website that will hopefully prove invaluable as you work with Common Core! I say secret because our district new about this site last year and just now told us. And by told "us" I mean only one of the sessions at the training yesterday was told about this "secret" site. Anyway, the site has been created by the state of Tennessee. The site has already unpacked the standards for us!! This was so helpful for us as we began planning assessments. It also has lesson plans, units, centers, teaching strategies and videos for each standard!!! In the time we explored the site yesterday, our table of slackers, was thrilled to have this resource. Hopefully this will be beneficial to you also. The site is
I am attaching the MNPS Common Core Pacing Guides. Please let me know what you think of these! I am very interested to hear what others think of what our district is doing with Common Core!