Mrs. Murphy's Musings

News from Room 22 - March 18, 2016


We had a fantastic day at Legoland!! The children loved the classes, especially the Robotics class. In this class, they built a lego "Gator-bot" that included a motor and a pulley. Then they dragged and dropped icons to design a program that would move the Gator-bot jaws up and down. It was simply amazing to see our first graders working on this activity!

In the Tall Towers class, the children worked in pairs to build a structure using legos that would be able to withstand increasingly stronger shaking on the "Earthquake Table".

Thank You Chaperones!!

I want to thank the wonderful parents who joined us at Legoland as chaperones.

**Amy Szekeres

**Kelly Ozawa

**Paula Poggio

**Adam Rhodes

**Jasmin Grewal

**Nadine Lardon

**Eylem Saglam

**Denham McCall

Thank you, thank you, thank you all for a wonderful day!

Yellow Return Slips

Every year, our district has to project enrollment for the following year, so that they can make sure we have enough teachers, classrooms, supplies, etc. Included in today's Friday Folder you will find a yellow form asking you to let us know if your child will be returning to Solana Highlands next year. Please complete this form and return it before Friday, April 1st. If you are unsure at this time, you can call Judy at the front office and talk with her about it. She knows the answer to just about everything. Thanks!

Pennies for Patients Fundraiser

Coming home in the Friday Folder is a box and a letter about the Pennies for Patients fundraiser. This activity raises money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and helps to aid thousands of children and adults in their fight against blood cancers like leukemia. Students are asked to collect money over the next two weeks, March 21-April 1 from friends or relatives (or in-between the cushions of the couch) in the little cardboard box provided. All donations must be turned in by April 1st. You can read more about this important service project in the Solana Highlands' weekly newsletter, and you can donate directly on the following webpage: Solana Highlands Elementary Fundraising Page.

Curriculum Focus-

Essential Question: What inferences about the character or setting can you make based on details from the story? (This is a good question to ask when reading at home.)

Comprehension Skill: Make Inferences

High Frequency Words: grew, house, knew, would

Phonemic Awareness: r controlled vowels spelled with ar

Vocabulary Words: curious, idea, career, fascinating, improve, investigate

Spelling Words and Dictation Sentences:

grew, house, knew, would, cart, barn, arm, art, yarn, harm, chart, smart

How far is the park from here?

You can see the stars when it is dark.

Math: Place Value, Comparison, Addition and Subtraction to 40

Social Studies: We Love Our Country

Science: Sound, Light, and Communication

Upcoming Dates

  • Bids for Kids (Foundation Fundraiser) - Saturday, March 19
  • Pennies for Patients Fundraiser - March 21-April 1
  • All-School Assembly - Friday, April 1, 8:35-9:00 AM, amphitheater
  • All Lost & Found will be donated - Friday, April 1
  • Spring Break - April 4-8
  • Family Heritage Night - April 15, 4:45-6:15 PM
  • Musical Performance: Family & Friends - Wednesday, April 27, 8:45-9:45 AM

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