Elisabeth Thompson

ethompson@alleghany.k12.va.us

 

Mrs. Thompson attended Concord College in Athens, WV where she received her Bachelors Degree in Elementary Education,  Multi-Subject, K-8.  

Mrs. Thompson received her Masters degree in 2006, via WebCT, from West Virginia University.

She began teaching in 1998 at Clifton Forge Elementary and came to Callaghan in the Fall of 2000.  She has taught first grade and sixth grade.

 

SEMESTER PLANS

First Grade

 

1st Semester

ENGLISH SOL’S

Reading

One of our goals in first grade is to develop independent readers.  We spend a lot of time on reading related activities.  The use of tub books allows us to monitor students reading progress individually.  The skills worked on are: Oral Language 1.1 - Listen and respond to a variety of media, tell and retell stories, participate in language activities, and express ideas orally in complete sentences  1.2 -Increase oral descriptive vocabulary and give and follow two step oral directions  1.3 - Initiate conversation with peers and adults and use appropriate voice level in small-group settings  1.4 - Identify and manipulate phonemes (small units of sound) in syllables and multisyllabic words  Reading 1.5 - Read from lefts to right and top to bottom, match spoken words with print and identify letters, words, and sentences  1.6 - Use beginning and ending consonants in decoding single-syllable words, use vowels sounds in decoding single-syllable words, blend beginning, middle, and ending sounds to recognize and read words and use word patterns  1.7 - Use meaning clues when reading (pictures or knowledge of story)  1.8 Expand vocabulary 1.9, 1.10 – Read and demonstrate comprehension of a variety of fiction and nonfiction  Writing 1.13, 1.14 - Generate ideas, focus on one topic, use complete sentences in final copies and use available technology

 

Spelling

Spelling lists will consist of reviewing consonant sounds, short and long vowel sounds.  Word families and rhyming words will also be covered.  Spelling test will begin the second six weeks.  Reading 1.11 Use of simple reference materials (Personal dictionaries)

 

Handwriting

Writing 1.12 - Print legibly by forming letters correctly and providing correct spacing between words and sentences.  Grades will be based on all written work, including seatwork, workbooks, and math papers. 

 

MATH SOL’S

Math workbook (Topics 1, 3, 4, 8-12, 14 and 18), Math Their Way, manipulatives, interactive notebooks, and games will be used.  This covers:  Number and Number Sense 1.1 – (a) Count and write objects between 0-100 and (b) place value 1.2 - Count by twos, fives, and tens to 100  Computation and Estimation 1.4 - (a) Select a reasonable order of magnitude from three given quantities and (b) Explain the reasonableness  1.5 – Recall basic addition facts to 18 or less, and corresponding subtraction facts 1.6 - Solve story and picture problems involving one-step solutions using basic addition and subtraction facts  Measurement  1.11 – Use calendar language appropriately Geometry 1.12 - Draw and describe a triangle, square, circle, and rectangle 1.13 - Draw and describe objects in our environment that depict plane geometric figures  Functions, and Algebra   1.16 - Sort and classify concrete objects according to one or more attributes  1.17 - Recognize, describe, extend and create a wide variety of patterns  1.18 – Demonstrate an understanding of equality through the use of the equal sign  Probability and Statistics  1.15 - Interpret information displayed in a picture or object graph using the vocabulary: more, less, fewer, greater than, and less than. 

 

SOCIAL STUDIES SOL’S

The first semester will cover:  Skills 1.1 – Demonstrate skills for historical, thinking, geographic analysis, economic decision making and responsible citizenship  Geography 1.5 – Develop map skills by recognizing, using, and constructing simple maps 1.6 - Describe how location, climate, and physical surroundings affect the way people live   Economics 1.7 - Explain the difference between goods and services 1.8 - People make choices because they cannot have everything they want  Civics 1.10 - Apply the traits of a good citizen  1.11 - Recognize symbols and traditional practices that honor and foster patriotism in the U. S.  1.12 - Recognize symbols and traditional practices that honor the Commonwealth of Virginia  1.13 – Recognize that communities in VA have local governments, benefit from people who volunteer in their communities and consist of people who have diverse ethnic origins, customs, and traditions

 

SCIENCE SOL’S

Objectives that will be covered are: Scientific Investigation, Reasoning and Logic 1.1 - Planning and conducting experiments  Force, Motion, and Energy 1.2 - moving objects exhibit different kinds of motion  Matter 1.3 - Understand how common materials interact with water Interrelationships in the Earth/Space Systems 1.6 - Investigate and understand the basic relationships between the sun and the Earth  Earth Patterns, Cycles, and Change 1.7 - Understand the relationship of seasonal change to the activities and life process of plants and animals

 

*More or less material may be covered depending upon the classroom time available.

 

 

                                                Grading Scale

 

Language Arts and Math                                    All other subjects

            A (100-94)                                          O- Outstanding

            B (93-84)                                           S- Satisfactory

            C (83-76)                                           N- Needs Improvement

            D (75-70)                                           U- Unsatisfactory

            U (69-0)

 

LA grades will be based on the following:

  Reading – 60%

  Writing – 30%

  Spelling – 10%

 

Math grades will be based on the following:

 Class work - 60%

 Tests - 40%

 

            

  

 

 

 

2nd Semester

 

ENGLISH SOL’S

Reading

One of our goals in first grade is to develop independent readers.  We spend a lot of time on reading related activities.  The use of tub books allows us to monitor students reading progress individually.  The skills worked on are: Oral Language 1.1 - Listen and respond to a variety of media, tell and retell stories, participate in language activities, and express ideas orally in complete sentences  1.2 -Increase oral descriptive vocabulary and give and follow two step oral directions  1.3 - Initiate conversation with peers and adults and use appropriate voice level in small-group settings  1.4 - Identify and manipulate phonemes (small units of sound) in syllables and multisyllabic words  Reading 1.5 - Read from lefts to right and top to bottom, match spoken words with print and identify letters, words, and sentences  1.6 - Use beginning and ending consonants in decoding single-syllable words, use vowels sounds in decoding single-syllable words, blend beginning, middle, and ending sounds to recognize and read words and use word patterns  1.7 - Use meaning clues when reading (pictures or knowledge of story)  1.8 Expand vocabulary 1.9, 1.10 – Read and demonstrate comprehension of a variety of fiction and nonfiction  Writing 1.13, 1.14 - Generate ideas, focus on one topic, use complete sentences in final copies and use available technology

 

Spelling

Spelling lists will consist of reviewing consonant sounds, short and long vowel sounds.  Word families and rhyming words will also be covered.  Spelling test will begin the first six weeks.  Reading 1.11 Use of simple reference materials (Personal dictionaries)

 

Handwriting

Writing 1.12 - Print legibly by forming letters correctly and providing correct spacing between words and sentences.  Grades will be based on all written work, including seatwork, workbooks, and math papers. 

 

MATH SOL’S

Math workbook (Topics 1-4, 10, 12, 13, 15, 17, 18, 19, and 20), Math Their Way, manipulatives and games will be used.  This covers:  Number and Number Sense 1.3 – Identify parts of a set.  Computation and Estimation 1.5 – Recall basic addition facts to 18 or less, and corresponding subtraction facts.  1.6 - Solve story and picture problems involving one-step solutions using basic addition and subtraction facts.  Measurement 1.7 – (a) Identify number of pennies equivalent to a nickel, dime, and a quarter and (b) count a collection of pennies, nickels, and dimes whose total value is $1.00. 1.8 - Telling time to the half- hour.  1.9 -Use nonstandard units to measure length, weight/mass, and volume.  1.10 – (a) Compare volumes of two given containers and (b) compare weight/mass of two objects using a balance scale.  1.11 – Use calendar language appropriately.  Probability and Statistics 1.14 - Investigate, identify, and describe various forms of data collection. 1.15 - Interpret information displayed in a picture or object graph using the vocabulary: more, less, fewer, greater than, and less than. 

 

SOCIAL STUDIES SOL’S

(Taught by Mrs. Rose)  The first semester will cover:  Skills 1.1 – Demonstrate skills for historical, thinking, geographic analysis, economic decision making and responsible citizenship History 1.2 Demonstrate knowledge of Virginia history by describing important events and people in the history of the Commonwealth:  Settlement at Jamestown, George Washington and Thomas Jefferson, and life in Virginia today.  1.3 – Influential people in the history of Virginia and their contributions to the state:  Powhatan, Pocahontas, Christopher Newport, Maggie Walker, and Arthur Ashe, Jr. 1.4 - Holidays-George Washington Day (President’s Day), Independence Day (Fourth of July), and Martin Luther King Day.  Geography 1.6 - Describe how location, climate, and physical surroundings affect the way people live.  Economics 1.9 - People save money for the future to purchase goods and services. 

 

SCIENCE SOL’S

Taught by Mrs. Thompson.  Objectives that will be covered are Life Process 1.4 - Investigate and understand that plants have life needs and functional parts and can be classified according to certain characteristics.  1.5 - Investigate and understand that animals, including people, have life needs and certain distinguishing characteristics.  Interrelationships in Earth/Space Systems 1.6 - Investigate and understand the basic relationship between the sun and the Earth.  Earth Patterns, Cycles, and Change 1.7 - Investigate and understand the relationship of seasonal and weather change to the activities and life process of plants and animals.  Earth Resources 1.8 - Investigate and understand natural resources are limited.

 

*More or less material may be covered depending upon the classroom time available.

 

                                                Grading Scale

 

Language Arts and Math                                   All other subjects

            A (100-94)                                          O- Outstanding

            B (93-84)                                           S- Satisfactory

            C (83-76)                                           N- Needs Improvement

            D (75-70)                                           U- Unsatisfactory

            U (69-0)

 

LA grades will be based on the following:

  Reading – 60%

  Writing –  30%

  Spelling – 10%

 

Math grades will be based on the following:

 Class work - 60%

 Tests - 40%