Ms. Murphy's and Mrs. Stewart's

Kindergarten Class

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In Our Classroom:

Students will be discussing the characteristics of living and nonliving things (how we know). Did you know a pumpkin is a living thing? Did you know a rock is not a living thing? Can you explain your answer? In Math, we are reviewing all of the concepts we have been learning: continuing to practice counting to 100, both by ones and tens; counting to know how many; comparing to know which is more, less, or equal; adding (joining) and subtraction (taking away); and how numbers work together to make other numbers, for example, 4 and 1 is the same amount as 5.

**Please begin assisting your child with nightly homework (see the homework tab in your child's binder) and reading at least 20 minutes each night. Don’t forget to record the minutes read on your child’s reading log (located in homework tab of your child's binder).

* Remember to read each night to reach the 300 minutes each month. Your child will receive a book charm.

What should students be working on at home?

Please continue reading and asking your child comprehension questions about the story. Please make sure that your child is reading to you every night and practicing the sight word list in his/her binder. Thank you for all you do to work with your child every night.

Continue practicing counting to 100 by ones and tens, number recognition through 20, writing numerals up to 20, and making sets up to 20 (using any kinds of objects you may have around the house), and naming shapes and explaining how he/she knows.


The more your child talks to you to explain his/her thinking, the better.

Important Dates!

November 25th - Early Release

November 26th - Thanksgiving Holiday

November 27th - Holiday

December 3rd OR 4th - kindergarten field trip

November 30th-December 16th

We will be assessing students. Please make sure that your child is at school if at all

possible, has had plenty of rest, and eats a good breakfast.

7 Habits of Leader in Me!

Class Schedule

8:20-8:30 : Phonics

8:30-9:15: Core Reading

9:15-10:00: Core Writing

10:00-11:00: Guided Reading

11:00-11:30: Recess

11:30-12:05: Math

12:05-12:15: Bathroom/Ready for lunch

12:20-12:50: Lunch

12:55-1:15: Math con't

1:15-1:45: Math Groups/ Tubbies

1:45- 2:05: Independent Reading; Pack up/Reflection

2:05-2:50- Resource


Monday: Media/Technology

Tuesday: PE

Wednesday: Music

Thursday: Art

Friday: Guidance/Leadership Skills

Classroom Wishlist:


EXPO dry erase markers for students to use

post-it notes for students to use

paper plates (real paper ones (uncoated); cheaper ones; small and regular size)

motivational/reward stickers




Treasure for treasure box

Thank you to parents/guardians who have already contributed to our classroom supplies

About Me:

Hello! My full name is Stacey Murphy. I am originally from Poughkeepsie, New York.

I was introduced into the early childhood education starting at a young age.I started babysitting my neighbors children at the age of 12. After babysitting for a couple of years, I decided to take an early childhood education class during my junior and senior year of high school. For this class, it basically got us ready to teach toddlers and preschoolers at centers. After I graduated from high school, I attended 2 year college called Dutchess Community College where I earned my Associates degree in Applied Science for Early Childhood Education. Next I attended The College of Saint Rose in Albany, New York where I earned my Bachelors of Science degree in Early Childhood Education B-2 with a concentration in English. While attending my first year of college in 2006, I started working as a teacher assistant at Dutchess Community College Daycare Center. I then worked at a daycare called Bella's Daycare as a preschool, then to start working as a teacher assistant at Anderson Center for Autism. I have worked with students from the ages 9-21 at Anderson Center for Autism. I have also worked at Anderson Creek Club Charter School. While I was in college, I have interned in toddlers, preschool, and k-2 grade classrooms, then I finally started student teaching in kindergarten and 1st grade.

Here are some personal facts about me. My birthday is December 9th. I am the middle child out of 3 kids. I have a older sister who is a mental health psychologist and my little brother who is going to school for business. I have a nephew who I adore and love spending time with when I am home. My favorite colors are pink and purple. I absolutely love working out and doing any kind of outdoor adventures. I like listening to country music. I love the New York Jets, New York Rangers, and New York Yankees.

I am very excited to be here at Anderson Creek Primary School and I am looking forward to helping your child learn and grow this year with learning!