Nancy M. Moga
CALLAGHAN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
4050 Midland Trail
Covington, Virginia 24426
Phone: (540) 965-1810
Fax: (540) 965-1814
Mrs. Seldomridge has been working at Callaghan since 1994. She started as a teacher assistant and has taught kindergarten, fourth, fifth and sixth grades. Mrs. Seldomridge lives in the Callaghan community with her husband, Buddy and two sons, Anthony and Jacob. They enjoy camping and going to the beach.
Mrs. Seldomridge continues to take
classes and advance her education. She received her Masters Degree in
Special Education and completed requirements to extend her certification to
K-8. Mrs. Seldomridge was chosen as the Teacher of the Year at CES for the
2007-2008 school year.
Below are a list of SOLís (Standards of Learning) that will be covered during the first semester of kindergarten. These SOLís will be taught through many units and themes including apples, bus safety, community workers, community signs, colors, fall, five senses, Halloween: ghosts, candy corn, Thanksgiving: Pilgrims & Indians, Christmas: jingle bells, gingerbread men, candy canes, and needs and wants.
Language Arts Plan
During the first six weeks, we will have a letter of the day from A to Z. Students will be introduced to each letter, with the focus on recognition, the sound made by the letter, writing the letter, and recognizing items with that letter as their beginning sound. During the second and third six weeks, we cover letters M, S, A, T, C, P, N, F, B in more depth according to how they are used with our stories in our Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Reading Series. Students will be divided into Reading Groups for small group instruction and more one-on-one help.
Numbers 0 to 15 are covered during the first semester of Kindergarten. Other topics covered include shapes, sorting, patterns, more/fewer, count by tens and fives, measurement tools, and telling time . As well as whole group instruction using our Scott Foresman-Addison Wesley envisionMath Series, students will be divided into Math Groups for small group instruction and more one-on-one help.
Student work is assessed on a daily basis. Samples of their work are kept in individual assessment folders for report card markings and proof of mastery of SOLs. Work is assessed with checks for sufficient progress and Xs for insufficient progress.
K.4 Students will identify, say, segment, and blend various units of speech sounds.
a.) Begin to discriminate between spoken sentences, words, and syllables.
b.) Identify and produce words that rhyme.
K.5 Students will understand how print is organized and read.
a.) hold print materials in the correct position.
b.) identify the front cover, back cover, and title page of a book.
c.) distinguish between print and pictures.
K.7 Students will identify and name uppercase and lowercase letters.
K. 2 Given a set containing 5 or fewer concrete objects, students will
a. tell how many are in the set by counting the number of objects orally;
b. write the number to tell how many are in the set; and
c. select the corresponding numeral from a given set of numerals.
K.4 Students will count forward to 100 (assess until mastered).
K.8 Students will identify and continue to use the calendar (day, month, and season) and temperature (thermometer)
throughout the year.
K.11 Students will identify, describe, and trace two-dimensional (plane) geometric figures (circle, triangle, square,
and rectangle) compare the size (larger, smaller) and shape of plane geometric figures.
K.12 Students will describe the location of one object relative to another using the terms: above, below, next to.
Students will also identify representations of plane geometric figures (circle, triangle, square, rectangle) regardless
of their positions and orientations in space.
K.15 Students will sort/classify objects by size, shape, & color.
SCIENCE (introduced and continued throughout the year):
K.1 Students will conduct scientific investigations in which they:
- identify basic properties
- describe pictorially and verbally
- sequence according to size
- measure using nonstandard units
- make picture graphs
- predict a missing member in a sequence
K.4 Students will investigate and understand that the position, motion, and physical
properties of an object can be described by:
- colors: red/orange/yellow/green/blue/purple/white/black
- shapes: circle/triangle/square/rectangle
- forms: flexible/stiff, straight/curved
- textures: rough/smooth
- feel: hard/soft
- relative size & weight: big/little, large/small, heavy/light, wide/thin, long/short
- position: over/under, in/out, above/below, left/right
- speed: fast/slow
K.9 Students will investigate and understand simple repeating patterns in daily life,
such as: weather, the shapes and forms of many common natural objects including
seeds, cones, and leaves; and animal/plant growth.
K.10 Students will investigate and understand that change occurs over time
and rates may be fast or slow. Natural and human made things change
over time. Changes can be observed and measured.
K.3 Students will describe the location of people, places, and things by using positional
words, with emphasis on near/far, above/below, left/right, and behind/in front.
K.8 Students will understand that being a good citizen involves:
- taking turns and sharing
- taking responsibility for certain classroom chores
- taking care of personal belongings and respecting what belongs to others
- following rules and understanding the consequence of breaking rules
- practicing honesty, self-control, and kindness to others
- participating in decision-making in the classroom
- participating successfully in group settings
K.9 Students will recognize the American flag and the Pledge of Allegiance, and know that
the President is the leader of the United States.