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 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 

Below are a list of SOL’s (Standards of Learning) that will be covered during the first semester of kindergarten.  These SOL’s 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.

 

Math Plan

Numbers 0 to 30 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.

 

Assessment

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.

First Six Weeks 

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) 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

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 one’s surroundings:

  1. five senses and the corresponding organ: taste/tongue, touch/skin, smell/nose, hearing/ears, and sight/eyes
  2. 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: (c)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 SOL’s

 

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/nonattraction, 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.