Mrs. Murphy's Musings

News from Room 22 - May 24, 2016

Teacher Appreciation Week

Wow! Wow! Wow! Last week was just amazing! Thank you all so much for the beautiful flowers, notes, yummy snacks, books, and gifts. I also loved my lunch from Rubio's and my coffee from Starbucks. You made me feel very appreciated. Thank you all so much!

Open House

I hope to see all of you at our Open House on Thursday, May 24 from 5:30-6:30 p.m. in Room 22. The children have some wonderful projects to share with you. All family members are welcome!! Plan to stay for the STREAM Family Night activities which begin at 6:15 pm..

Used Book Sale

Please plan to stop by the Media Center on Thursday, May 26 from 10 am to 7 pm to check out the selection of used books. This is a great way to support Solana Highlands and pick up some bargain priced reading materials.


Friday, May 13 was the last day for volunteers in Room 22. I want to say a huge thank to all of the wonderful parents who have worked so hard and volunteered their time to help all of the students in Room 22. We couldn't have been so successful this year without you. Be on the lookout for a sign up for Field Day volunteers.

Take Home Reading Books

Please return the small photocopied books that have been coming home in Friday folders. We reuse these books from year to year.

Curriculum Focus-

Essential Question: Which parts of the story help you predict what is going to happen? (This is a good question to ask when reading at home.)

Comprehension Skill: Make Predictions

High Frequency Words: been, before, gone, searching

Phonemic Awareness: two-syllable words and suffixes ing, ed, & es, er, & eat

Vocabulary Words: dull, feature, habit, swift, understand, clues, invisible

Spelling Words and Dictation Sentences:

been, before, gone, searching, jumping looking, waiting, stopping, running, planning, hiding, coming

I was playing and jumping outside.

They were waiting all day.

Writing Genre: Opinion

Math: Place Value, Comparison, Addition and Subtraction to 100

Social Studies: The Marketplace

Science: Patterns and Motions of Objects in the Sky

Upcoming Dates

  • Used Book Fair - Thursday, May 26, 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Open House - Thursday, May 26, 5:30-6:30 PM (All family members welcome)
  • STREAM Family Night - Thursday, May 26, 6:15 PM
  • Career Day Assembly - Friday, May 27, 8:35 AM
  • All Library Books Due - Friday, May 27
  • No School - Memorial Day - Monday, May 30
  • Author Assembly (Matthew Ward) - Tuesday, June 1, 9:00-10:15 AM
  • All School Assembly - Friday, June 3, 8:35-9:00 AM
  • Field Day - Thursday, June 9, 12:30-2:30 PM (parent volunteers needed)
  • Last Day of School - Friday, June 10, noon dismissal

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