I just got the math curriculum from my school for the upcoming year. This is my third year at the school, and I was NOT expecting what I got. We adopted common core this year, and the curriculum map the school drafted is out of control! The kids have to know numbers 1-50 by Thanksgiving, and 1-100 by Christmas! They have addition and subtraction problems with carrying/borrowing in February. By the end of the year, they are expected to add and subtract fluently within 20. They have to decompose numbers to 20, and know fact families to 10. In April alone, there are 7 different topics!!!! That is less than 1 week per topic! What do I do? I don't see us being able to meet these benchmarks! The map for language arts is not quite so advanced, but they are expected to know all the letters and sounds, including long/short vowels, by Thanksgiving. Aaaaaahhhhh!