This is a sample of activities that I have created for the new Common Core Standards that I have implemented in First Grade. However, since Common Core is "common language" it is higher order thinking skills needed for second, third and fourth. It even has the same standards as Kindergarten. It is great for scaffolding/processing the harder concepts with one student, or the entire class. My activities are beneficial to model at the beginning of the year, so they become independent in the common language known as common core and the higher order thinking processes little ones can achieve.