Nancy M. Moga

Principal

nmoga@alleghany.k12.va.us

 

 

     

     CALLAGHAN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

                          4050 Midland Trail

                          Covington, Virginia 24426

                          Phone: (540) 965-1810

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Lynne Seldomridge   

 lclarke@alleghany.k12.va.us

 

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 recently 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.
 

 

Semester Plans

Kindergarten 

2013-2014

 

FOURTH  SIX WEEKS SOLs

LANGUAGE ARTS:

 

K.4  Students will generate words in a rhyming pattern.

K.9  Students will demonstrate comprehension of fiction and by:

a.    Identify what an author does and what an illustrator does.

b.    Relate previous experiences to what is read.

c.    Use pictures to make predictions.

d.    Begin to ask and answer questions about what is read.

e.    Use story language in discussions and retellings.

f.     Retell familiar stories, using beginning, middle, and end.

g.    Discuss characters, setting, and events.

 

K.10  Students will demonstrate comprehension of nonfiction texts by

         a.  Using pictures to identify topic and make predictions.

         b.  Identifying text features specific to the topic, such as titles, headings, and pictures.

 

                      

MATH:       

 

 K.2  Given a set containing 15 or fewer concrete objects, students will:

         a.  tell how many are in the set by counting the number of objects orally

         b.  write the numeral to tell how many are in the set

         c.  select the corresponding numeral from a given set of numerals.

 K.4  Students will count forward to 100 and backward from 10, identify more than a number and one less than a number,

      and count by fives and tens to 100.

 K.6  Students will model adding and subtracting whole numbers, using up to 10 concrete items.

 K.7  Students will recognize a penny, nickel, dime, and quarter and will determine the value of a collection of pennies and/or nickels whose

      total value is 10 cents or less. 

 

HISTORY:

 K.1  Students will recognize that history describes events and people of other times and places by:

  K.2  Students will describe everyday life in the present and in the past and begin to recognize that things change over time

      (including utilities, education, transportation, housing, clothing).

 

  K.4  Students will use simple maps and globes to describe places referenced in stories and real-life situations.

                

   

SCIENCE:

 K.5  Students will investigate and understand that water flows and has properties that can be observed and tested.  Key concepts include:

         a.  water occurs in different phases

         b.  water flows downhill

         c.  some materials float in water, while others sink.

 K.8  Students will investigate and understand that shadows occur when sunlight is blocked by an object.  Key concepts include:

 a. shadows occur in nature when sunlight is blocked by an object

 b . shadows can be produced by blocking artificial light

 

FIFTH  SIX  WEEKS SOLís

LANGUAGE ARTS:

 

  K.9  Students will demonstrate comprehension of fiction and by:

a.    Identify what an author does and what an illustrator does.

b.    Relate previous experiences to what is read.

c.    Use pictures to make predictions.

d.    Begin to ask and answer questions about what is read.

e.    Use story language in discussions and retellings.

f.     Retell familiar stories, using beginning, middle, and end.

g.    Discuss characters, setting, and events.

 

   K.10  Students will demonstrate comprehension of nonfiction texts by

          a.  Using pictures to identify topic and make predictions.

          b.  Identifying text features specific to the topic, such as titles, headings, and pictures.

                     

MATH:            

  K.3  Given a set of ten objects and/or pictures, students will indicate the ordinal position of each object, first through tenth, and the ordered

      position of each object.  (Introduced 1st six weeks, assessed 5th six weeks)

 

  K.4  Students will count forward to 100 and backward from 10, identify one more than a number and one less than a number, and count by

      fives and tens to 100.               

  K.6  Students will model adding and subtracting whole numbers using up to 10  concrete items.  (Assess until mastered)     

  K.13  Students will gather data relating to familiar experiences by counting and tallying.

  K.14  Students will display objects and information using object graphs, pictorial graphs, and tables  and answer questions related to the data. 

                   

HISTORY:

   K.1   Students will identify famous American women such as Pocahontas.

   K.4   Students will use simple maps and globes to:

          a.   develop an awareness that a map is a drawing of a place to show where things are located and that a globe is a round model of the

              Earth;

          b.  describe places referenced in stories and real-life situations;

          c.   locate land and water features.

   K.5   Students will develop an awareness that maps and globes:

           a.   show a view from above

           b.  show things in smaller size

          c.   show the position of objects (North, South, East, West)

 

SCIENCE:

K.10  Students will investigate that materials can be reused, recycled, and conserved.

      Key concepts include:

          a.  materials and objects can be used over and over again

          b.  everyday materials can be recycled

          c.  water and energy conservation at home and in school helps preserve resources for future use

 

SIXTH  SIX  WEEKS SOLíS

 

LANGUAGE ARTS:

 K.11    Students will print the uppercase and lowercase letters of the alphabet and his/her first and last name independently.

                             

MATH:

  K.6   Students will model adding and subtracting whole numbers using up to 10 concrete objects.  (Assess until mastered)

  K.5  Students will identify the parts of a set and/or region that represent fractions for halves and fourths.

 

SOCIAL STUDIES:

  K.1     Students will identify Betsy Ross as the person who sewed the first American Flag at the request of George Washington.

         Students will identify Independence Day as the birthday of our country and time for fireworks.                

 

  K.9    Students will recognize American symbols such as:

                                  American Flag          Statute of Liberty      White House

                                  Bald Eagle             President             Capitol

                                 

SCIENCE:

K.6     Students will investigate and understand the differences between living organisms and nonliving objects.

       Key concepts include:

          a. all things can be classified as living or nonliving

          b. living organisms have certain characteristics that distinguish them from nonliving objects including growth,

            movement, response to the environment, having offspring, and the need for food, air, and water.

                                        

K.7    Students will investigate and understand the basic needs and life processes of plants and animals. 

      Key concepts include:

          a.  animals need adequate food, water, shelter, air, and space to survive

          b.  plants need nutrients, water, air, light, and a place to grow to survive

          c.  plants and animals change as they grow, have varied life cycles, and eventually die                          

          d.  offspring of plants and animals are similar but not identical to their parents and one another

                                  

 

 

     

1st semester

2013-2014     

 

          

FIRST SIX WEEKS SOLís

LANGUAGE ARTS:

              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.

 

 MATH:  

           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) and 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.

 

 

 

SOCIAL STUDIES:

 

             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.

 

SECOND SIX WEEKS SOLís:

 

 

LANGUAGE ARTS:

 

          K.5  Students will understand how print is organized and read by following

                   words from left to right and from top to bottom on a printed page and

                   matching voice with print (concept of word).

 

           K.6  Read high-frequency words covered.

 

           K.7  Develop an understanding of basic phonetic principles:

                   -    identify and name the uppercase and lowercase letters of the alphabet                 

                   -      match consonant, short vowel, and initial consonant diagraph sounds to appropriate letters

                   -      demonstrate a speech-to-print match through accurate finger-point reading in familiar text that includes

                        words with more than one syllable

                   -    identify beginning consonant sounds in single-syllable words.

 

 

MATH:

 

           K.1  Given two sets of 10 or fewer items, identify which set has more,

                  fewer, or the same amount using the concept on one-to-one

                  correspondence.

 

           K.2  Given a set containing 10 or fewer concrete items, students will:

                            a.  tell how many are in the set by counting orally;

                          b.  select the corresponding numeral from a given set; and

                          c.  write the numeral to tell how many are in the set.

 

           K.4  Students will count forward to 100, identify one more than a number

                  and one less than a number, and count by tens to 100.

 

              K.16   Students will identify, describe, and extend a repeating

                     relationship (pattern) found in common objects, sounds, and movements. 

 

 

SCIENCE:

                       

           K.2  Investigate and understand that humans have senses that allow one to

                  seek, find, take in, and react or respond to information in order to learn

                  about oneís surroundings:

                       a.    five senses and the corresponding organ: taste/tongue, touch/skin, smell/nose, hearing/ears, and sight/eyes

                       b.    sensory descriptors (sweet, sour, bitter, salty, rough/smooth, hard/soft, cold/warm/hot, loud/soft, high/low, bright/dull).

 

           K.4  Students will investigate and understand that the position, motion, and

                  physical properties of an object can be described.  Key concepts include: textures and feel of objects

 

 

SOCIAL STUDIES:

 

            K.1  Recognize that history describes events and people of other times and

                   places:   Thanksgiving/Indians/Powhatan/Pilgrims.

 

            K.6  Community Workers:  nurse, doctor, teacher, fire fighter, police

                                                     officer, mail carrier, chef, pilot, dentist,

                                                     veterinarian, construction worker, and bus driver.

 

                   Community Symbols:  signs for stop, handicap, bathroom, railroad

                                                    crossing, poison, hospital, first aid, no, recycle,

                                                    and exit.

 

 

 

 

THIRD SIX WEEKS SOLís

LANGUAGE ARTS:

               K.6  Demonstrate an understanding that print makes sense:

               - explain that printed materials provide information

               - identify common signs and logos

               - read ten high frequency words: I, am, at, a, can, but, look, the, it, is

               - read and explain own writing and drawings

 

          K.12  Students will write to communicate ideas for a variety of purposes, draw pictures

                  and/or use letters and phonetically spelled words to write about experiences, and write

                  left to right and top to bottom on paper.

 MATH:

 

            K.2  Given a set containing 15 or fewer concrete items, students will:

                 - tell how many are in the set by counting the number of items orally;

                 - select the corresponding numeral from a given set; and

                 - write the numeral to tell how many are in the set.

 

           K.4  Students will count forward to 100 and backward from 10, identify one more than a

                  number and one less than a number, and count by fives and tens to 100.

 

           K.9  Students will tell time to the hour, using an analog and digital clock.

 

           K.8  Students will identify instruments used to measure length (ruler), weight (scale), time

                  (clock: digital and analog; calendar: day, month, and season) and temperature

                  (thermometer).

 

           K.10  Students will compare two objects or events, using direct comparisons or nonstandard

                    units of measure, according to one or more of the following attributes: length (shorter,

                    longer), height (taller, shorter), weight (heavier, lighter), and temperature (hotter,

                    colder).  Examples of nonstandard units include foot length, hand span, new pencil,

                    paper clip, block.

 

SCIENCE:

 

         K.3  Students will investigate and understand that magnets have an effect on some

                  materials, make some things move without touching them, and have useful applications.

                  Key concepts include:

            a.  attraction/non-attraction, push/pull, attract/repel, metal/nonmetal

            b.  useful applications (can opener, games, refrigerator magnets, screwdriver)

 

SOCIAL STUDIES:

 

        K.1  Holiday Traditions:  Thanksgiving and December Holidays

 

      K.7  Students will recognize that people make choices because they cannot have everything

               they want and explain that people work to earn money to buy the things they want.  Needs

               include food, clothing, shelter, water, air, and love.  Wants include things people would like

               to have, but are not needs.