Mrs. Murphy's Musings

News from Room 22 - September 8, 2015

First Grade Happenings -

Last week we were busy, busy, busy! We started reading the Mercy Watson series by Kate DiCamillo. The students are loving these books. We also worked together as teams to practice our counting collections.

Next week the children will begin MAPS testing. If you would like to know more about MAPS please visit our school website.


*Please return paperwork as soon as possible. (Remember to check all forms to see if there is more information or signatures required on the back side.)

Paperwork to return as soon as possible:

*Yellow Confidential Health Information Card (Please check both sides and sign the back.)

*Declaration of Residency

*Bullying Prevention Policy

The "All About Me" posters are due anytime in the next few weeks.

Parent Volunteers will begin during the week of September 28.

Remember to sign up for the weekly communication from the school. (It is full of important information that I do not always include in my weekly emails.)

This Week's Curriculum Focus-

Essential Question: What are the important events in the story? (This is a good question to ask when reading at home.)

High Frequency words: too, it, over
Phonemic Awareness: short a
Vocabulary Words: energy, exhausted, express, movement, stretch

Comprehension Strategy: analyze story structure
Comprehension Skill: sequence of events
Writing Trait: ideas

Spelling Words and Dictation Sentences:

too, it, over, dad, sad, nap, tap, sack, back, track, snack, man

I am here to play tag.

Can I pack the van?

Math - sums and differences to 10

Social Studies - rules and laws in the community

Upcoming Dates

*Volunteer Coffee - Wednesday, September 9 at 8:45 a.m. in the Media Center

(Anyone wishing to volunteer in our class is encouraged to attend this meeting.)

*Ice Cream Social - Friday, September 11 from 5-7 p.m

*Dad's Club Pancake Breakfast - Friday, September 18 from 7:30-8:15 a.m.

*Volunteers Begin - Monday, September 28

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