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Subject: Looking for ideas
Date Posted: 7/25/2008 8:13 AM ET
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We are moving with the military and I have found the website that tells what a child should know by a certain timeframe in the school year and I was wondering if anyone knew of any good things/sites that I could use besides excel to make a list /chart of the things that the kids are supposed to know so that I can mark off what they do know and what we need to work on? For example, here is a small portion of what they would need to know as far as computers/technical goes by the time that they are in second grade and I would like to make a chart so we know where we stand-
The student will demonstrate knowledge of the nature and operation of technology systems.
• Identify the computer as a machine that helps people at school, work, and play.
• Use technology to demonstrate the ability to perform a variety of tasks; among them turning on and off a computer, starting and closing programs, saving work, creating folders, using pull-down menus, closing windows, dragging objects, and responding to commands.
Date Posted: 7/25/2008 8:38 AM ET
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If you go to state Department of Education websites, and look for their Benchmarks and Standards, you can get a really good idea of what is taught at each level.  For example, I teach in Florida, so if you go to http://www.fldoe.org/bii/curriculum/sss/ you can get our state standards. 

Date Posted: 7/25/2008 8:42 AM ET
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Yes, I got that, and because I have two kids that I need to check, was looking for somewhere to do like an assesment/check list or something to be able to note what they already know and then know what they dont so that we can work with them.


Subject: What your child needs to know
Date Posted: 7/28/2008 11:39 PM ET
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The books you are searching for are by E.D. Hirsch.

What your _____ grader needs to know.  They start at pre-school and go to 6th grade.  There is also a Children's Dictionary of Cultural Literacy that helps as a reference.

The supplemental material is on the Core Knowledge Foundation website.  That will keep you busy for a very long time!


Date Posted: 7/29/2008 5:07 PM ET
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Seems like an excel sheet would be the best way.  Maybe only list the ones that they need to work on?