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Ms Carter

434-528-6499 ext

Apr 8-12, 2019

Apr 8                PTO 6:00 PM

Apr 12              Rescheduled/Easter Celebration 2:50-3:10

Apr 15-19         Spring Break

Apr 26              Hat Day

Apr 30              Field Trip to Nature Zone/Interims and Parent Teacher Conferences

Thinking Maps will be utilized in all Subjects

Reading & Language Arts

Theme: Cycles

Duration: Three Weeks

Strategy Focus: Summarizing, Synthesizing, Determining Importance, Self-Monitor

Communication/Multimodal Literacies-Tell and retell stories and events in logical order through drama, dictating/retelling,  indicating first, next, last events in a story; and creating stories, poems, plays, songs.

English Skills Targeted

Phonological & phonemic awareness 1.3

Blend initial, medial, ending sounds 1.5e

Word patterns 1.5f

Common Sight Words 1.5h

Use semantic and syntax clues 1.6


Identify characters, setting, important events 1.9f

Retell stories 1.9g

Identify Theme1.9h

Identify main idea 1.10g

Fluency 1.9l/1.10h

Math Skills Targeted

On-Going: Sol 1.1 a)count orally 1-50; 1-110; b) write 0-50, c) count backward, d) count forward by ones, twos, fives, tens to dtermine total number of objects; 1.2 Place Value a) group into tens & ones, write number; b) compare numbers; c) order 3 or fewer least to greatest; 1.3 Ordinal Numbers 1-10; Sol 1.3 Ordinals first through tenth; 1.14 Patterns, 1.9 Calendar & Time, 1.6 & 1.15 Story Problems and Equality;  1.7 Fact Fluency)


1.4 Fractions-a)represent problems with two or four sharers; b) represent and name fractions for halves and fourths (practice)

1.9 Time-a(tell time to hour and half hour; using analog and digital clocks; b) read and interpret calendar

Science: 1.5 - Understanding Animal Basic Needs

Reading SOLs Introduced/Practiced/Not Yet Covered

1.4 Apply knowledge of how print is organized and read (practice); a) read left to right, top to bottom (practice); b) match spoken words with print (practice); c)  letters, words, sentences, ending punctuation (practice

1.5 Apply phonetic principles; a) use initial/final consonants to decode/spell one syllable words (practice); h) read/spell common sight words (practice); 

1.7 Expand vocabulary & word meanings; a) discuss word meanings in content (practice); 

1.9 Read & demonstrate icomprehension of fictional texts1.10 Read & demonstrate comprehension of a variety of nonfiction text (practice);

1.10 Read & demonstrate comprehension of non fictional text (practice);

1.9l/1.10h Read & reread familiar stories, poems (practice)


1.11 Print legibly (practice), a forms letters accurately (practice); b) space between words & sentences (practice);

1.12 Write in a variety of forms including narrative, descriptive, opinion (practice); b) use prewriting activities to generate ideas (practice); 

1.13 Edit writing for capitaliztion, punctuation, spellinh (practice);b) begin each sentence with a capital letter, end with punctuation (practice)


1.1 Number Sense-a) count by ones from 0-110 (practice); b) write numerals 0-110 (practice); c) count 30-0 (practice); d) count by ones, twos, fives, tens to determine a total of 110 objects (). (on-going)

1.2 Place Value-Group collection into tens and ones and write number (); 1.2b greater than/less than (); 1.2c order three or fewer sets from least to greatest (). (on-going)

1.3 Ordinal Numbers-indicate ordinal position of objects first through tenth.(practice) (on-going)(On-going)

1.4 Fractions-a)represent problems with two or four sharers; b) represent and name fractions for halves and fourths (practice)

1.5 Magnitude-a)select a reasonable order of 3 objects 5,50,500; b) explain reasonableness of choice. (practice)

1.6 Addition, Subtraction, Story Problem-Create and solve one step story and picture problems using addition facts with sums to 20 and corresponding subtraction problems. (practice) (on-going)  

1.7 Fact Family-a)recognize and describe with fluency part whole relationships for numbers up to 10; b) demonstrate fluency with addition and subtraction within 10 (practice) (on-going)

1.8 Money-Determine a collection of like coins (pennies, nickels, dimes) whose total value is 100 cents or less. ()

1.9 Calendar and Time-Investigate the passage of time and a)tell time to the hour and helf hours, using analog and digital clock (practice); b) read and interpret a calendar (practice). (on-going)

1.10 Measurement-Use nonstandard units to measure and compare length, weight, and volume ().

1.11 Shapes-a) identify, trace, describe, and sort plane figures (triangle, squares, rectangles, and circles) according to number of sides, vertices, and angles;(mastered) b) identify and describe representations of circles, squares, rectangles, triangles in different environemnts, regardless of orientation and explain reasoning.(practice)

1.12 Graphs-a) collect, organize, represent various forms of data using tables, picture graphs, object graphs  (mastered); b) read and interpret data displayed as more, less, fewer, greater than, less than, and equal to (Practice);

1.13 Attributes-Sort and classify concrete objects according to one or two attributes (practice)

1.14 Patterns-Identify, describe, extend, create, transfer growing and repeating patterns.  (on-going)

1.15 Equality-demonstrate an understanding of equality through the use of the equal symbol.(practice)

The above SOLs will utilize the Math U See Program in the instruction when applicable.


1.1 Scientific reasoning, logic and the nature of science by planning and conducting investigations (Practice).

1.2 Investigate and understanding that moving objects exhibit different kinds of motion (), 1.2a straight, circular, back and forth motions (practice); 1.2b vibrate and produce sound (practice); 1.2c pushes or pulls can change the movement of an object (practice).

1.3 Investigate and understand how different common materials interact with water (practice); 1.3a liquids will separate when mixed with water, others will not (practice ); 1.3b solids will dissolve in water (practice), others will not (). 1.3c some substances will dissolve more readily in hot water than in cold water (practice).

1.4 Investigate and understand that plants have basic life needs and functional parts and can be classified according to certain characteristics (); 1.4a plants need nutrients, air, water, light, place to grow (); 1.4b basic parts of plants (seeds, roots, stems, leaves, blossoms, flowers, and fruits (); 1.4c plants can be classified based on a variety of charateristics (edible/nonedible, flower/nonflowering, evergreen/deciduous ().

1.5 Investigate and understand that animals, including humans, have basic (life) needs and certain distinguishing characteristics (practice).

1.6 Investigate and understand the basic relationships between the sun and Earth () (on-going).

1.7 Investigate and understand weather and seasonal changes (on-going).

1.8 Investigate and understand that natural resources are limited; 1.8a identification of natural resources (pland and animals, water, air, land, minerals, forests, and soil (practice); 1.8b factors that affect air and water quality; (); 1.8c recycling, reusing and reducing consumption of natural resources ().

Social Studies

1.1 Skills for Historical Thinking (on going)

1.2 Describe lives of American leaders and and their contribution to with an emphasis to our country n emphasiour on G. Washington, B. Franklin, A. Lincoln, T. Jefferson, JP Jones, A Ashe,  (practice).

1.3 Discuss lives of people associated with President's Day, Columbus Day, Independence Day ().

1.5 Recognized basic map symbols, land water, cities, roads (mastered); 1.4b cardinal directions (practicing); 1.4c identify shape of US and VA (practicing); 1.4d locate Washington DC as US capital, Richmond as Va capital (practicing).

1.6 Describe how location of community, climate, physical surroundings affect people's lives (practice).

1.7 Differences between goods and servies; Describe people as consumers of goods and services or producers of goods (practice)

1.8 Explain people can make choices because they can't have everything they want ().

1.9 Recognize people save money for future purchases of goods and services ().

1.10 Citizenship 1.10a fair play (practice); 1.10b rules, self control (practice); 1.10c work hard in school (practice); 1.10d take responsibility for one's own actions (practice); 1.10e value honesty and truthfulness (practice); 1.10f participate in classroom decision making by voting (practice).

1.11 Patriotism (practice)

1.12 The student will recognize the symbols and traditional practices that honor the Commonwealth of Virginia by a. identifying the Virginia flag, state capitol building, state bird, and state flower b. describing why people have symbols and traditions (practice)

1.13 Va Gov't


Mon-Cut,sort, read, fluency practice-read story/stories

Tue-Sort, write, fluency practice-read story/stories 

Wed-Sort, read, spell, fluency practice-read story/stories

Thu-Glue, fluency practice-read story/stories

A note to parents...

Please be sure your child brings a note to school excusing all abscences.

Blue Folders are sent home each Monday (except during inclement weather) and on interim and report card days. Please look at the notices and return the next day if possible.

Each Monday (except during inclement weather days) the Take Home Papers are sent for parents to review. Please look over this work and keep at home.

Students need to bring their agendas to school each day.

Students should bring a healthy snack to school each day. 

**Please be sure your child wear a coat to school when needed. We go outside each day, weather permitting.

In the event of school closings,  scheduled events such as test or homework will be made up the next day.

Student lunches from home will not be heated up at school in the microwave.

All food items sent to school to be shared must be prepackaged from the store. No longer are we allowed to prepare any items at home for classroom distribution. This is a county policy. 

Party invitations can not be distributed in school. Please see page 4 of the agendas for more information on party invitations.

Kathi Carter

AES-First Grade


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