Mrs. Murphy's Musings

News from Room 22 - April 29, 2016

Famous Artists

We are working on a beautiful portfolio of our very own art projects inspired by the masters. This week we learned about Henri Matisse and made our own "Matisse-like" masterpieces.

Music Performance

Thank you all so much for joining us on Wednesday for our music performance. The kids did an amazing job!


Have you placed an order for your 2015-16 Solana Highlands yearbook?

There is still time! Fill out a hard copy order form from the lobby or order online.

Summer Enrichment

Please check out the district website if you are interested in enrolling your child in a summer enrichment class. There are some amazing classes offered at both Skyline Elementary and Carmel Creek Elementary. You can save $25 by enrolling online at

Curriculum Focus-

Essential Question: What details of the story help you to determine if it is fantasy or reality? (This is a good question to ask when reading at home.)

Comprehension Strategy: Visualize

Comprehension Skill: Fantasy and Reality

High Frequency Words: always, father, four, love, mother, firm, supposed

Phonemic Awareness: words with oo

Vocabulary Words: adventurous, anxious, inquisitive, insignificant, route

Spelling Words and Dictation Sentences:

four, mother, father, love, always, toy, look, cook, took, hood, wood, cookie

I love my mother and father.

They like to cook dinner.

Writing Genre: Opinion

Math: Place Value, Comparison, Addition and Subtraction to 100

Social Studies: Our Changing World

Science: Patterns of Motions of Objects in the Sky

Upcoming Dates

  • Last Day to Pre-Order Yearbook - Sunday, May 1st
  • Screen Free Week - May 2-6
  • All School Assembly - Friday, May 6, 8:35 AM
  • Pancake Breakfast - Friday, May 20, 7:30-8:25 AM
  • Last Day of Gold Medal Reading - Friday, May 20
  • Open House - Thursday, May 26, 5:30-6:30 PM (All family members welcome)
  • No School - Memorial Day - Monday, May 30

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