We are neighbors and friends who both have experience teaching second grade in a very large and diverse school district. Through conversations about our classrooms, we grew to recognize a need for a primary site where teachers can go to find what they need for planning and day to day instructional tools. The introduction of the national Common Core 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 stems from our dream to create a site where busy teachers can go to find current, relevant, meaningful and ready to go lessons and activities that fit their classroom structure and meet these common core standards. This site is intended to always be a work in progress as new trends or ideas in instruction develop. Our current focus is the primary grades with an emphasis on first and second grade. As we grow, we hope to expand to kindergarten and the upper elementary grades.