Mrs. Murphy's Musings

News from Room 22 - September 15, 2014

First Grade Happenings -

We had another super week in first grade! The children really enjoyed the discovery lab classes last week. I am really enjoying getting to know everyone.

Parent Volunteers -

Parent Volunteers will begin in Room 22 during the week of September 29.

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.

Scholastic Book Orders

A great way to support our classroom is to order books online through Scholastic Book Clubs. When parents order online great things happen:

*I pay no shipping fees for books

*You get a $5 free book pick to use on your next order

*I get $3 to spend on our classroom library for every parent order

You will need to complete a short registration and enter our class code:LFBGH

The website is:

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: be, ride, run
Phonemic Awareness: short i
Vocabulary Words: adult, change, imitate, learn, practice

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

Spelling Words and Dictation Sentences:

be, ride, run, pin, win, sit, miss, kiss, spin, skin, sad, nap

I will fill the bag with hats.

Did you see the pig in the wig?

Math - addition strategies to 10

Science - matter: solids, liquids, and gases

Upcoming Dates

*Dad's Club Pancake Breakfast - Friday, September 19 from 7:30-8:15 a.m.

*Parent Technology Night - Monday, September 22 from 5:30-6:30 p.m.

*Volunteers Begin - Monday, September 29

*Monday Assembly - October 6, 2014 at 8:35 a.m.

*Picture Day - Tuesday, October 7

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