Mrs. Murphy's Musings

News from Room 22 - January 16, 2015

Parent Volunteers

We will NOT be using volunteers next week in the classroom. You all get some extra time to yourselves. We will continue regular volunteer times starting Tuesday, January 27. If you alternate with someone, please be sure to connect with each other to avoid overlapping your days. If you volunteer for Art or PE, those classes will still use volunteers next week. We will not have computer lab for the next three weeks due to MAPS testing.

Digital Dash Information

Each child has an envelope in their Friday Folders today with information regarding our annual Digital Dash. We will participate in this fun event on Friday, February 6. Please be sure to return pledge sheets by Monday, February 2.

Scholastic Book Order

I will be processing an order for Scholastic Books on Tuesday, January 20. If you would like to order books, please visit:

Please enter our class code:LFBGH

Box Top Information

*Please return box tops to the classroom only. There will no longer be a collection box in the office.

*Only Box Tops count, not other programs such as Labels for Education.

*Box tops help raise money for PTA activities such as Field Day, Gold Medal Reading, Movie Night, etc.

*Our school raised over $500 during the last contest. The top class wins a pizza party.

MAPS Testing

On Friday, January 23 our class will take the Language Arts portion of the MAPS test. We will take the Math portion of the test on Friday, January 30. Please encourage children to get to bed early and to eat a good breakfast to help them do their best on these assessments.

Curriculum Focus-


Spelling Words and Dictation Sentences:

scrap, make, ride, match, bike, hide, split, whip, take, string, friends, play

Jane is my new friend.

They helped me do my work.

Math - Place Value, Comparison, Addition/Subtraction to 20

Science - Weather

Upcoming Dates

Monday January 19th- No School - Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

January 20- February 6 - MAPS Testing (Schoolwide)

Thursday January 22- PTA BINGO Night from 5:30-6:30 p.m.

Week of January 26-30 - Great Kindness Challenge

February 6 - Digital Dash

Email Errors

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