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Ms Carter

434-528-6499 ext

Aug. 21-25,  2017

Dates to Remember               

Aug. 25      Hat Day for Charities

Sep. 4        Holiday-Schools Closed

Sep. 12      Back to School Night

Sep. 14      Interims


Thinking Maps will be utilized in all Subjects

SOLS are labeled introduce, practice or mastered, If the SOLs are not in bold then they have not  been introduced. Once an SOL has been introduced we will continue working on the SOL all year (practiced/mastered). 

Oral Language

1.1a Listen & respond (introduced); 1.1b Tell & retell (); 1.1c Oral language activities (); 1.1d Creative dramatics (); 1.1e Express ideas orally ().

1.2a Listening & speaking vocabularies (introduced); 1.2b Clarification/explanation (); 1.2c Single/plural nouns (); 1.2d Use content vocabulary ()

1.3a Initiate conversation (introduced); 1.3b Rules for conversation (introduced); 1.3d Follow oral directions (); 1.3e Give two step oral directions ().

1.4a Create rhyming words (); 1.4b Count phonemes (sounds) (); 1.4c Blend sounds () ; 1.4e Add or delete phonemes (). 1.4d Segment words into individual phonemes () 


1.5 The student will apply knowledge of how print is organized and read (practice). 1.5a Read left to right/top to bottom (); 1.5b Match words with print (); 1.5c Identify letters/words/sentence/ending punctuation (); 1.5d Read own writing ().

1.6 The student will apply phonetic principles to write and spell (). 1.6a Use beginning/ending consonants (); 1.6b Use two letter consonant blends (); 1.6c Use beginning consonant digraphs (); 1.6d Short vowel sounds to decode/spell (mastered); 1.6e Blend beginning, middle, ending sounds (); 1.6f Use word patterns (e).

1.7 The student will use semantic clues and syntax to expand vocabularies when reading. () 1.7a Use words/phrases/sentences (); 1.7b Use titles/pictures (); 1.7c Use information to read words (); 1.7d Sentence structure (); 1.7e Story structure (); 1.7f Read and self correct ().

1.8 The student will expand vocabulary (). 1.8a Discuss word meanings (); 1.8b Develop vocabulary (); 1.8c Connect meaning of unknown and known words (); 1.8d Use text clues for meaning of unfamiliar words (); 1.8e Use other content vocabulary ();

1.9 The student will read and demonstrate comprehension of a variety of fictional text. (mastered). 1.9a Preview selection (mastered); 1.9b Set a purpose (mastered); 1.9c Relate previous experiences (mastered); 1.9d Make and confirm predictions (); 1.9e Questions-Who, What, When, Where, How (mastered); 1.9f Character/ settings/ events (); 1.9g beginning, middle, end-retell stories (); 1.9h Main idea ().

1.10 The student will read and demonstrate comprehension of a variety of non fiction texts (). 1.10a Preview the selection (); 1.10b Use prior/background knowledge (mastered); 1.10c Set a purpose for reading (); 1.10d Identify text (); 1.10e Make/confirm predictions (); 1.10f Ask/answer who/what/where/when/why/how questions (); 1.10g Idenfity main idea (practice); 1.10h Read and reread familiar materials (practice). 1.11a ABC order by the first letter (mastered) 1.11a Alphabetical order by first letter (mastered); 1.11b Use a picture dictionary (mastered).


1.12 The student will print legibly (practice), 1.12a form letters accurately (practice); 1.12b Space words within sentences (practice); 1.12c Use the alphabetic code to write unknown words phonetically (practice).

1.13 The student will write to communicate ideas for a variety of purposes (). 1.13a Generate ideas (); 1.13b Focus on one topic (); 1.13c Revise with descriptive words (); 1.13d Complete sentences (); 1.13e Begin each sentence with a capital letter/ending punctuation (practice); 1.13f Use correct spelling (); 1.13g Share writing ().

1.14 The student will use available technology for reading and writing ().


1.1a Count from 0 to 110 and write corresponding numerals (practice); 1.1b group collection of up to 100 objects into tens and ones and write corresponding numeral to develop an understanding of place value (practice);

1.1 Count forward by ones, twos, fives, and tens to 110 and backwards by ones from 30 to 0 (practice).

1.3 Identify the the fractions-parts of a set and/or region that represent fractions for halves, thirds, fourths and write. ()

1.4 Given a familiar problem situation involving magnitude the student will (): 1.4a select a reasonable order of magnitude from three given quantities, one digit, two digit, or three digit numeral (eg 5,50, 500) (); 1.4b explain the reasonableness of the choice ().

1.5 Recall basic addition facts with sums to 18 or less and the corresponding subtraction facts ().

1.6 Create and solve one step story and picture problems using addition facts with sums to 18 and corresponding subtraction problems ().

1.7a identify the number of pennies equivalent to a nickel, dime, quarter (); 1.7b determine the value of a collection of pennies, nickels, dimes whose total value is 100 cents or less ().

1.8 Tell time to the half hour, using analog and digital clocks ().

1.9 Use nonstandard units to measure length, weight/mass, and volume ().

1.10 Compare, using the concepts of more, less, and equivalent 1.10a the volumes of two given containers (not introduced); 1.10b the weight/mass of two objects, using a balance scale ().

1.11 Use calendar language appropriately (eg names of the months, days of the weeks, today, yesterday, next week, last week) (practice).

1.12 Identify and trace, describe and sort plane geometric figures (triangle, square, rectangle, and circle) according to number of sides, vertices and right angles ().

1.13 Construct, model and describe objects in the environment as geometric shapes (triangle, rectangle, square, circle) and explain the reasonableness of each choice ().

1.14 Investigate, identify, and describe various forms of data collection (eg recording daily temperature, lunch count, attendance, favorite ice cream) using tables, picture graphs, and object graphs). ()

1.15 Interpret information, displayed in a picture or object graph, using the vocabulary more, less, fewer, greater than, less than, and equal to ().

1.16 Sort and classify concrete objects according to one or more attributes, including color, size, shape, thickness ().

1.17 recognize, describe, extend, and create a wide variety of growing and repeating patterns ()

1.18 Demonstrate an understanding of equality through the use of the equal sign ().

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 ().

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

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

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 ().

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

1.7 Investigate and understand weather and seasonal changes ).

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)(not introduced); 1.8b factors that affect air and water quality; (not introduced); 1.8c recycling, reusing and reducing consumption of natural resources ().

Social Studies

1.1 Interpret information on a time line to show sequence of events and distinguish between past, present, future (practice).

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, G. W.Carver, E. Roosevelt  ().

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

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

1.5 Construct a simple map using basic map symbols and legends ().

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

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

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 ().

1.11 Symbols and traditional practices that honor and foster patriotism (practice), 1.11a American flag, bald eagle, statue of liberty (); 1.11b respect for our country ().

1.12 Recognize communities of Virginia 1.12a local government (practice); 1.12b benefit from volunteers (practice); 1.12c diverse ethnic orgins make contributions (practice).


Students are expected to complete 5 Homework assignments each week. Students are also expected to practice reading the assigned story at home each night. Students are practicing to read fluently. Parents please initial in the Homework Notebook beside the written assignment as it is completed. Students will not receive Homework checks for extra work unless they have completed the required assignments. 

Please make sure the  take-home or "Book in a Bag" Reader is returned to school each day. Some of the take-home readers have been missing for several days/weeks.

Monday-Cut, Sort and read words. Parents initial in Homework Notebook.

Tuesday-Sort and read words. Parents initial in Homework Notebook.

Wednesday-Sort, read and write words. Parents initial in Homework Notebook.

Thursday-Sort, take a practice Spelling Test, Glue. Parents initial in Homework Notebook.

Friday-Spelling Test! No Homework!

A note to parents...

Please return all green folders the following day. The Green Folders include important notices and classwork.

Please look over your child's classwork that is sent home at the beginning of  week. Return the folder the next day.

Remind your child to bring Homework to school each day. Students should be earning Homework checks each night (written/oral)

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.

Kathi Carter

AES-First Grade


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