As we are launching two new series, reading and math, there is going to be a learning curve. The new text series align with the new common core standards and the standards push for a deeper understanding of the content. As we grow with the series we will experience some "I haven't seen questions like this before" and "how do I go about solving this" moments. I want you to know that those moments are part of the learning and that we will work together to make the language part of our everyday dialogue so that we can plan appropriately to solve the problems. The ultimate goal of the standards to prepare students to be independent life-long learners.