Having a plan in place for the curriculum you will teach throughout the year is more important now than ever before. Having a year map in place is important for several reasons. It ensures that you are teaching all the standards, that you get everything in before testing and helps you plan a logical order of teaching that builds. On my most recent post in the Back to School series, I share my experience in creating a Year Curriculum Map with my wonderful grade level team. You'll also find a link to our full curriculum map and a fully editable Power Point template to help you get started on writing one that will fit your needs. I also share some links to curriculum maps that Utah districts have available on their websites. Be sure to come over to get your copies of the freebies and share your experiences with Year Curriculum Maps.