Mrs. Murphy's Musings

News from Room 22 - October 31, 2014

Parent-Teacher Conferences

Thank you all so much for meeting with me this week! I really enjoyed talking with all of you about your children. First grade is a truly wonderful time and I feel so lucky to share this year with all of you.

Reading Books

Please be sure to return the small xeroxed books each week. Your child should be reading these books independently and aloud to you three or four times each week. They are to practice reading fluently and with proper intonation.

Running Club

If your child has been participating in Running Club during lunch time, they may have earned a necklace with a foot token or two. Please check your child's Friday folder. If your child has earned a prize, please return the small plastic bag and the card inside the bag.

RAZ Kids Reading

I am happy to inform you that the children now have access to hundreds of eBooks using the school's subscription to Raz-Kids, Students can read, listen to, and even self-record reading these books. Reading-comprehension quizzes along the way show the progress that your child is making.

Your child can access assignments on a computer, tablet, or phone, by going to

Raz-Kids books are also available on Android and iOS devices. Go to for details.

Follow your child's progress:

See which books your child has read, send messages, and review activity using the Parent Access area. Simply log in as your student, click the "Parents" link in the upper right, register, then follow the log-in instructions emailed to you.

TEACHER NAME: cmurphy84

No password is necessary.

Next Week's Curriculum Focus-

Essential Question: What is the problem in the story, and how does the problem get resolved? (This is a good question to ask when reading at home.)

High Frequency words: again, could, make, one, then, three
Phonemic Awareness: short u
Vocabulary Words: collapse, company, construct, entire, material

Comprehension Strategy: analyze story structure
Comprehension Skill: plot
Writing Trait: word choice

Spelling Words and Dictation Sentences:

again, could, make, one, then, three, run, fun, bug, rug, lunch, cut

The mud stuck to my leg.

Three bugs sat in the sun.

Math - Addition Strategies to 10

Science - Matter

Upcoming Dates

Monday, November 3 - Morning Assembly 8:35 am

Monday, November 10 and Tuesday, November 11 - NO SCHOOL

Email Errors

If you received this message by error, or this is not the correct email address to use for school communication, or if you would like to add an additional address, please email me and let me know.

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