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Welcome to The Curriculum Corner! Our goal is to be the first place to stop when lesson planning for your elementary classroom.

The Curriculum Corner

Through conversations about our classrooms and curriculum, we grew to recognize the need for a FREE website for busy teachers.

We wanted to create a spot for teachers to search first for free, high-quality content.

We provide resources for planning, day-to-day instructional resources, data tracking and more.  

The Curriculum Corner is always growing so that you can be sure to find current content.

We are so glad you stopped by. 

Jill & Cathy The Curriculum CornerThe introduction of national standards and the identification of best practice through workshop teaching are streamlining our nation’s instruction and allowing for better collaboration among teachers.

The development of www.thecurriculumcorner.com stemmed from our dream to create a site where busy teachers can go to find current, relevant, meaningful and ready-to-go lessons, activities and resources that fit their classroom structure and meet national and state standards. 

This site is intended to always be a work in progress as new trends or ideas in instruction develop.  

Our site began as a place to find resources for primary classrooms, but soon grew to incorporate additional resources for kindergarten (The Kinder Corner) and intermediate (The Curriculum Corner 456) teachers.

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About Jill & Cathy:

We are neighbors and friends who have experience teaching in the same large and diverse school district. While we were next door neighbors when we began the site, we now live on the same street but about 15 houses away from each other.

Jill McEldowney

Jill graduated from Indiana University in Bloomington in 1997 with a major in elementary education.  In 2002 she received her master’s degree in education from Indiana Wesleyan University.  Almost all of her classroom teaching has been in the 2nd and 3rd grades and she also had the opportunity to loop between those grades twice.   In her second year of teaching she was fortunate to be a part of the opening of a brand new elementary in her district and participated in building a school from the ground up.  It was an exciting opportunity and led to many leadership roles within the school, including mentor, team leader, curriculum developer and presenter.  In addition she was a team member for the school’s equity committee, piloting current strategies pertaining to equity principles.  After spending 2012 as a data specialist and instructional coach in her building, Jill made the decision to take a professional development leave to continue work on the website and to stay home with her new daughter.  Her experience as an instructional coach further sparked her passion for helping other teachers, and she hopes that the website will lead to more opportunities to do so.   She currently lives in Fishers, Indiana with her husband, Jason and three children.

Cathy Henry

Cathy graduated from Purdue University in 1999 with a major in elementary education and a minor in special education.  She began her teaching career in special education while earning a master’s degree in special education from IUPUI.  After three years in special education, she spent five years teaching fifth grade.   The past three years she has taught in a diverse second grade classroom using a workshop approach in the areas of reading and writing.  Her roots in special education have led to a drive to include all students in classroom instruction.  A focus in her classroom is finding an instructional match for all students.  She currently lives in Fishers, IN  with her husband Doug, their two sons and their daughter.   After a maternity leave in the spring of 2014, Cathy made the decision to take a professional leave to devote more time to the website.

 

In May of 2015, Cathy and Jill both made the tough decision to resign from their school district with the intention of staying home with their daughters.  They are committed to the continuation and growth of the website and are planning for professional development opportunities as well as lots of professional reading so that the site stays current with new trends and research in teaching methods.

 

 

Teresa

Sunday 13th of September 2015

Thank you! Thank you! Thank you. Your website is amazing. I was browsing Pinterest and found Curriculum Corner. What a blessing. I love all of it! Thank you for the great resources. I can't believe they're all free and so well designed. May many blessings come into your lives.

Katie

Monday 7th of September 2015

THANK YOU SO MUCH for these resources! I am a first year Sped teacher and this site has helped me with organization and activities. You guys are a blessing!!

Susan

Thursday 13th of August 2015

Cathy and Jill, You ladies are amazing! I spent several hours this morning browsing, printing, and saving resources from your collection. Your website is so easy to use, well-organized, and comprehensive! I love that you've included printable anchor charts, editable planner forms, and ready-to-use student activities. And it's all FREE! THANK YOU!

alex

Saturday 1st of August 2015

I accidentally found you when I was trying to find supplemental worksheets for my second graders. This is my second year homeschooling my kids, and last year I was tearing my hair out trying to find SOMEONE to give me ANY kind of guidance. I noticed everyone on here are "real" teachers, and was wondering if I could still subscribe and use your materials even though I do not belong to a "real" school. I am so excited to have found someone willing to help out someone as completely lost as I am, since I cannot find even homeschool "groups" within my county.

Jill & Cathy

Sunday 2nd of August 2015

Hi Alex! There is no subscription to our site. Everything you see is completely free and available to you as you need it. You are now a "real" teacher too, so we hope we can help with what we provide. As a home school mom we realize you may have some questions, so we are more than happy to give you the benefit of our experience as licensed classroom teachers....just let us know what we can do. Good luck to you!!

Deb

Wednesday 22nd of July 2015

Thank you so much for sharing your ideas and printables. I am a first year teacher and this has been great information for me to use when I enter the classroom. I admit that I am nervous but I feel more prepared. Thank you again!

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