It's so important now that you have a plan in place for what you'll be teaching throughout the year. In order to ensure that you teach all of the standards, you'll want to plan them out through the year. One way to do this is with a curriculum map. Have the standards next to you as you look through your text books and other materials. Then start to plan out the big rocks that you'll be teaching each week and correlate them with the corresponding standards. You can also decide the standards you want to teach each week and attach the big rocks to the standards. I'm in the middle of a series on topics that will help you get back to school. My latest post is all about curriculum mapping. Be sure to come over to get your copies of the freebies and share your experiences with Year Curriculum Maps.