Ms. Cook

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Wednesday and Thursday from 12:00pm-1:00pm


4/14/2020:  Inside your color folder under files and documents, you will find a choice board for the week of 4/20-4/24 that will be posted by the end of this week. You have also been given access to use Teachtown Basics at home and if you participate in a social skills group, that information has been e-mailed and there will be a social skills folder with additional resources. For the week of 4/20-4/24, information will be posted both on this webpage and the Microsoft Teams page. Please try to access the Teams page before the end of the next week. Let me know if you have any trouble. After that week, new choice boards and resources will only be posted on the Microsoft Teams page.

3/23/2020:  Hello all! I have missed you all so much and I hope you are doing well. In the documents on the side, I have organized individual folders with review activities. All activities are optional at this time. I will message parents on Class Dojo or via e-mail to share which folder you should be checking for review activities. Please also check out the "General Supports" folder for some visuals and general activities you can use at home. Lastly, check out the "Useful Links" page for some free websites.

You can message me on Class Dojo or e-mail me ( with any questions.

Please see Class Dojo/e-mail for any future announcements :-)

Standards covered during the 19-20 school year by Grade Level:

Kindergarten Math:
K.1a Count objects in a set to 20
K.2b Read and write numbers to 0-20
K.2a Given sets of objects 10 or fewer, tell which set has more, less or are they the same
K.2b Order sets of objects 10 or fewer from least to greatest/greatest to least
K.3a Orally count to 70
K.3b Orally count backwards from 10 to 1
K.3c Identify number after 0-100 and number before 1-10
K.3d Count by 10s to 100
K.4a Recognize part-whole relationships up to 5
K.5 Recognize a half
K.6 Solve story problems (addition and subtraction) within 5
K.7 Recognize a penny, nickel, dime and quarter
K.9 Compare two objects, using direct comparisons (above, below, next to), according to: size (big, small), height (taller, shorter)
K.10a Identify circle, triangle, rectangle, square
K.10b Sort shapes by color, size (big and small), and shape
K.12a Sort objects by one attribute (ex. color, size, shape)
K.12b Create and extend patterns

*Suggested modifications: match numbers, match patterns, match shapes, match coins, sort coins, trace or color in shapes, trace numbers, match fractions

Kindergarten Language Arts:
K.1a Take turns in a conversation
K.1b Express needs through direct requests
K.1c Initiate conversations
K.1d Following rules for taking turns and staying on topic in a conversation
K.1g Use expected voice level, phrasing and intonation when speaking
K.1h Follow one- and two-step directions
K.1j Work respectfully with others
K2.a Listen and respond to a variety of text and media
K.4a Hold books correctly
K.4c Distinguish between print and pictures
K.4d Follow words from left to right and top to bottom
K.4e Match voice to print
K.5a Identify common signs and logos
K.5d Read his name and commonly used high-frequency words
K.6a Identify upper and lower case letters
K.6b Match consonant and short vowel to letters
K.6c Accurate point to words while reading
K.6d Identify initial consonant sounds in one-syllable words
K.7c Use vocabulary from other content areas
K.7e Use number words
K.7f Use nouns to name people, places and things
K.7g Use adjectives to describe size, color, location, and shape
K.7h Use verbs to identify actions
K.8d Answer questions about a fiction text
K.9c Answer questions about a nonfiction text
K.10a Print capital and lower case letters
K.10b Print first and last name
K.11a Differentiate pictures from writing
K.11d Write from left to right and top to bottom
K.11e Compose simple sentences

*Suggested modifications: match letters, match pictures of vocabulary words, use picture choices and point to vocabulary words, point to pictures in a book/media book, trace pre-writing strokes (vertical line, horizontal line, circle)

Kindergarten Science:
K.1a Make basic observations of an object
K.1b Observe objects from different positions
K.1c Order a set of objects by size
K.1d Sort objects into two groups
K.1k Objects are described in words and pictures
K.4a Describe objects by color
K.4b Describe objects by shape
K.4c Describe objects by texture
K.4d Describe objects by size and weight
K.4e Desribe objects by relative position (above, below, next to) and speed (fast, slow)
K.9a Make weather observations

Kindergarten Social Studies:
K.1b Use basic map skills
K.1g Make connections between the past and present
K.1i Practice good citizenship
K.3 Sequence events in the past and present
K.4 Positional words:  above/below, behind/in front
K.5a Recognize a map
K.5c Locate land and water on a map
K.5d Identify basic map symbols on a map legend
K.5e Identify places and objects of a familiar area
K.6a Show things from above on a map
K.6b Show things in smaller size on a map
K.6c Show position of objects on a map
K.8 Match simple descriptions of the work people do to the names of those jobs
K.9a Recognize people make choices because they cannot have everything they want
K.9b Explain that people earn money to buy the things they want
K.10a Take turns and share
K.10b Take responsibility for classroom chores
K.10c Take care of personal belongings and respect what belongs to others
K.10d Follow rules and understand the consequence of breaking rules
K.10e Practice honesty, self-control, and kindness
K.10g Participate successfully in group settings

1st Grade Math:
1.1 Count orally to 10
1.4 Identify halves and fourths
1.8 Pennies, nickels, dimes, quarters
1.11 Identify and sort shapes (circle, triangle, square and rectangle)
1.13 Sort objects by one or two attributes (ex. color, size, shape)
1.14 Extend patterns

*Suggested modifications:  match numbers, match patterns, match shapes, match coins, sort coins, trace or color in shapes, trace numbers, match fractions

1st Grade Language Arts:
1.1i Follow one-step directions
1.1l Increase listening and speaking vocabulary
1.2a Listen and respond to a variety of print and media materials
1.4b Match spoken word to print (pictures)
1.7e Use vocabulary from content areas
1.13a Use complete sentences when writing

*Suggested modifications: match letters, match pictures of vocabulary words, use picture choices and point to vocabulary words, point to pictures in a book/media book, trace pre-writing strokes (vertical line, horizontal line, circle)

1st Grade Science:
1.1b Observations are made from multiple positions
1.1c Objects can be sorted into categories
1.2a Objects may have straight, circular, and back-and-forth motions
1.2b Objects may vibrate and produce sound
1.2c Pushes or pulls can change an objects
1.7b There are relationships between daily and seasonal changes
1.7c Changes in temperature, light, and precipitation can be recorded and observed

1st Grade Social Studies:
1.5a Recognize basic map symbols (land, water, cities, and roads)
1.5b Use cardinal directions
1.5c Identify the shapes of the United States and Virginia on maps and globes
1.5d Locate Washington, DC and Richmond on a map of the United States
1.5e Construct simple maps
1.7 Explain the difference between goods and services
1.8 Explain that people make choices because they cannot have everything that they want
1.9 People save money to make future purchases
1.10a Fair play, good sportsmanship, help others, treat others with respect
1.10b Recognize the purpose of rules and practice self-control
1.10c Work hard in school
1.10d Take responsibility for your own actions
1.10e Honesty and truthfulness

2nd Grade Math:
2.1a Read, write, and identify the place value of each digit in a three-digit number
2.1b Identify a number that is 10 more or 10 less
2.1c Compare and order whole numbers between 0 and 999
2.2a Count forward by 2s, 5s, and 10s to 100
2.2c Determine if a number is odd or even
2.3 Determine ordinal numbers first (1st) through twentieth (20th)
2.5a Solve single-step addition and subtraction word problems with whole numbers up to 20
2.5b Fact fluency for addition and subtraction within 20
2.7a Count a collection of pennies, nickels, dimes, and quarters whose total value is less than $1.50
2.7b Use the cent symbol, dollar symbol and decimal point to write the value of money
2.8 Measure length to the nearest inch
2.9 Tell time to the nearest 5 minutes
2.10a Determine past and future days of the week
2.10b Identify specific days and dates on a calendar
2.15 Answer questions about a bar graph and pictograph

*Suggested modifications:  use touch points for addition/subtraction and money, multiple choice for answers 

2nd Grade Language Arts:
2.1a Listen actively and follow conversation rules
2.1c Speak audibly with appropriate voice level, phrasing and intonation
2.1e Use increasingly complex sentence structure
2.1j Follow mutli-step directions
2.1l Work respectfully with others
2.3a Blend sounds to make one-syllable words
2.3c Segment one-syllable words into phonemes (sounds)
2.4 Use consonants, consonant blends and digraphs to read and spell words
2.7c Answer questions about a fiction text
2.7d Identify characters and setting in a fiction text
2.7g Summarize stories with beginning, middle, and end
2.7i Read and reread familiar stories and poems with fluency, accuracy, and meaningful expression
2.8e Answer questions about a nonfiction text
2.8f Identify the main idea of a nonfiction text
2.8h Read and read familiar non-fiction texts with fluency, accuracy, and meaningful expression
2.10c Use pre-writing strategies to generate ideas before writing
2.10h Expand writing to include descriptive detail
2.11a Use complete sentences
2.11b Use correct punctuation
2.11c Use correct capitalization
2.11h Use correct spelling for sight words
2.11j Use past and present verbs when writing
2.11k Use adjectives correctly when writing

*Suggested modifications:  picture choices, multiple choice, use a word bank for writing

3rd Grade Math:
3M-NSCE 3a Differentiate a fractional part from a whole
3M-NSCE 7a Differentiate between whole, half, and fourth
3M-MG 1a Identify coins (penny, nickel, dime, quarter)
3M-MG 3 Tell time to the hour on a digital clock
3M-MG 4 Sort shapes into categories (ex. size, color, shape)
3M-PSPFA 1b Use picture or bar graphs to answer questions
3M-PSPFA 1c Insert data into pre-constructed bar graphs
3M-PSPFA 1d Answer questions about a variety of graphs

*Suggested modifications:  use picture choices

3rd Grade Language Arts:
3E-RW 3e Identify emotion words
3E-RW 3f Use familiar nouns (ex. own name, Mom, dog) in isolation
3E-RW 3g Identify words from other content areas
3E-RW 4a Recognize that books have titles
3E-CF 1c Independently engage in exploring a book or navigating the pages of a multimedia book
3E-CF 2b Identify rhyming words or repeated phrases in a familiar story, poem or song
3E-CN 1f Identify the topic of a nonfiction text

*Suggested modifications:  match pictures to spoken words, use picture choices

4th Grade Math:
4M-NSCE 1b Compare whole numbers (>, <, =)
4M-NSCE 2a Represent equivalent fractions (2/4 = 1/2)
4M-NSCE 4a Solve single-step word problems using addition and subtractions
4M-NSCE 4b Add and subtract double-digit whole numbers
4M-NSCE 5a Show one way to arrive at a product (multiplication)
4M-MG 2a Tell time to the half hour using a digital clock or to the hour using an analog clock
4M-MG 3a Distinguish between parallel and intersecting lines
4M-PSPFA 1 Use repeating patterns to make predictions

*Suggested modifications:  multiple choice, picture choices, matching clocks

4th Grade Language Arts:
4E-RW 1b Decode single-syllable words
4E-RW 1c Use vocabulary from other content areas
4E-RW 1d Understand opposites
4E-CF 1a Use details from a fiction text to retell
4E-CF 1b Determine the main idea of a fiction text
4E-CN 1a Use details from a non-fiction text to retell
4E-CN 1b Determine the main idea of a non-fiction text
4E-CN 1c Identify chronological structure of a non-fiction text using first, next, then

*Suggested modifications:  match pictures to spoken words, use picture choices

3rd & 4th Grade Science:
5S-S 1b Objects can be sorted
5S-ESS 1a Weather phenomena
5S-ESS 1b Weather measurements and tools
5S-ESS 1c Weather observations can be used to make predictions

3rd & 4th Social Studies:
HS-H 2 Sequence events and distinguish between past, present, and future
HS-G 1a Recognize basic map skills (land, water, cities, roads)
HS-G 1c Identify the shapes of Virginia and the United States
HS-G 1d Locate Washington, DC and Richmond on a United States map
HS-C 1f Participate in classroom decision making through voting
HS-C 2a Identify the American Flag, bald eagle, Washington Monument, and Statue of Liberty
HS-C 2b Demonstrate respect for the American Flag by learning about the Pledge of Allegiance
HS-E 1 Match simple job descriptions of the work that people do with the names of those jobs
HS-E 2 Explain that people work to earn money and buy things
HS-E 3 Explain that people make choices because they cannot have everything that they want
HS-E 4 Recognize that people save money for the future to buy goods and services

My name is Ms. Cook and I'm excited for my sixth year at Minnieville Elementary and my seventh year teaching!  I grew up in Woodbridge and attended Prince William County schools.  I attended James Madison University and received a Master's in Special Education K-12.  Go Dukes!  In 2017, I finished my graduate certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis and earned my BCBA/LBA.

Twitter:  @MsCookMNES

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