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Mrs. Price

Email: 
lprice@amherst.k12.va.us
Phone: 
434-946-9700 ext. 29035
Classes Taught: 
Kindergarten Reading and Math, 4th grade Reading and Math

 

                 Welcome to Central Elementary School! 

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My name is Laura Price and I am originally from Tennessee. I graduated from Sweet Briar College with a Bachelor's degree in Theatre Arts in 1999. Then in 2004, I received my Master's of Education in Special Education from Lynchburg College (now the University of Lynchburg). I have been teaching at CES for 14 years. If your child has an IEP in Kindergarten or 4th grade, I will be working with them each day to become lifelong learners. I am constantly collaborating with teachers to help them understand your child's goals/objectives, strengths and needs, and accommodations. 

Your child will often be working in the regular education classroom with support from myself or my paraprofessional, Mrs. Martin. Your child may also work in my special education classroom depending on their areas of need as outlined in the services page of their IEP. I work hard to make sure your child's needs are met each and every day. If you ever have any questions or concerns about your child or your child's education, please contact me at 946-9700 and I would be happy to talk with you. I am usually here from 8:00-4:00. I look forward to working with you and your child this year!

1. Class Requirements: Come to class prepared and with a positive attitude. Every student can LEARN!

  • Look and listen when others talk.
  • Encourage others.
  • Always try your best.
  • Respect your teacher and classmates.
  • Never give up on yourself!

2. Grading: I follow the same grading practices as each grade level does. Kindergarten uses a standards based report card and usually grades using S (satisfactory), P (progressing), and N (needs improvement), while 4th grade gives number and letter grades (A+ to F). I will be sending home formal IEP progress reports every 9 weeks so you will know how your child is progressing according to his/her specific IEP goals/objectives. I will also be sending home interim reports halfway through each 9 weeks right before parent teacher conferences to let you know how your child is doing. These should be located in the same envelope as the interim/report card. Please keep these IEP progress reports and interims for your records.

3. Class Routines: If you child has homework, you will most likely need to assist them to make sure it is being done correctly, so please make the time to do so...it is vitally important! Some general guidelines for time spent on homework include 15 minutes for Kindergarten and 45 minutes for 4th grade. Again, these are general guidelines. Your child may need shorter amounts of time more frequently each night, such as breaking the time into 5 or 10 minute sessions instead of completing it all in one sitting. We can discuss this on an individual basis as needed. Please let me know of any concerns you may have regarding the amount of time your child is spending on homework. Your child should read or be read to every night for 20 minutes to help him/her develop a love of reading and to hear good modeling from a parent, grandparent, or older sibling. This is a time almost all children enjoy so make it fun!

4. Absences and Make Up Work: If you know your child will be absent, feel free to call the school in the morning and ask for his/her work to be collected and sent to the office for pick up or sent home with a sibling.

5. SOL Topics: Since I work with both Kindergarten and 4th grade, please visit your child's teacher's webpage to find out the specific SOLs he/she will be working on in Language Arts, Math, Science, and Social Studies on a weekly basis. 

This year is going to be AWESOME!

 

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