I looked at my math calendar and I realized that I have to give my Unit 1/2 benchmark assessment on October 22nd. I am still in the middle of unit 1 and my kids still need to learn the standard algorithm for long division, dividing decimals, exponents, prime factorization and dividing fractions (with models first and then the standard algorithm...which could take forever). Plus most of my students have very little understanding of fractions...sooo I will have to spend time reviewing equivalent fractions, etc. We are also supposed to start our 3rd unit before this even if it isn't assessed. Is this normal? I feel like it will take forever for my kids to even learn just the standard algorithm for long division!! My mentor teaches inclusion and my classes are about two days ahead of hers which makes me feel a little better but still.