Mrs. Murphy's Musings

News from Room 22 - September 28, 2015

First Grade Happenings -

We had such a great week in Room 22. The children have been so excited by Writer's Workshop. At this point in the year, I am praising their efforts as authors and we are discussing creativity in our sentences and sharing where we find our inspiration for different writing pieces. Editing has been minimal and will increase over the next few weeks.

RAZ Kids

Many of the children are interested in using the RAZ-Kids app at home. This is a great way for your child to practice reading several genres of books.

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Parent Volunteers -

Parent volunteers will begin in Room 22 this week.


All volunteers must have the results of a current TB test and a signed copy of the Volunteer Code of Conduct on file with the office before you can begin volunteering.

Birthday Ideas

Some families donate a picture book to the class library instead of bringing goodies for the children. We read the book aloud to the class and it goes into our class library for all the children to enjoy. This was a popular choice last year and the children loved it!

Reminder - we are not allowed to have any food related treats for birthdays or class parties.

Next Week's Curriculum Focus-

Essential Question: Why do you think the author chose this topic to write about? (This is a good question to ask when reading at home.)

High Frequency words: help, now, use, very
Phonemic Awareness: final blends (nd, st, nk, ft)
Vocabulary Words: admire, challenging, charity, focus, offer

Comprehension Strategy: analyze story structure
Comprehension Skill: author's purpose
Writing Trait: voice

Spelling Words and Dictation Sentences:

help, now, use, very, land, sand, fast, past, sink, sing, left, twist

At camp we will play in the sand.

He can sing with the band.

Math - addition and subtraction strategies to 10

Science - Family and Family Behavior

Upcoming Dates

Friday, October 2 - Last Day for Fundraiser orders

Friday, October 2 - All School Assembly 8:35 a.m.

Tuesday, October 6 - Picture Day

Friday, October 9 - PTA Movie Night 6 pm

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Mrs. Murphy - cmurphy@sbsd.k12.ca.us