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Mrs. Price

434-946-9700 ext. 29035
Classes Taught: 
1st grade Reading and Math, 4th grade Reading and Math


Welcome to Central Elementary School! 

Home of the Wildcats

My name is Laura Price and I am originally from Tennessee. I graduate from Sweet Briar College with a degree in Theatre and from Lynchburg College with a Master's in Special Education. This is my 17th year as a special education teacher in Amherst County. If your child has an IEP or 504 plan in 1st grade or 4th grade, I will be working with them. I am constantly collaborating with teachers to help them understand your child's goals/objectives, strengths and weaknesses, and accommodations. This year I am teaching 1st grade Reading and Math, as well as 4th grade Reading and Math. Your child will often be working in the regular education classroom with support or in my special education classroom as outlined in the services page of their IEP. If your child has a 504 plan, they are serviced in the regular education classroom where their classroom teacher will provide them with the appropriate accommodations/modification as outlined in their 504 plan. I work hard to make sure your child's needs are met each day. If you ever have any questions or concerns about your child or your child's education, please contact me at CES 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!

  • Listen to directions
  • Encourage my friends
  • Always try my best
  • Respect others
  • Never give up!

2. Grading: I follow the same grading practices as each grade level does. 1st grade uses a standads 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. Some general guidelines for time spent on homework include 30 minutes for 1st grade 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 10 minute sessions instead of completing it all in one sitting. We can discuss this on an individual basis if 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 1st grade 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. That would be Ms. Woodward for 1st graders and Mrs. Young for 4th graders. Mrs. Martin is my assistant. She will also be working in both the 1st grade and 4th grade classrooms throughout the day.

We are very excited to be working with your child this year!



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