Mrs. Murphy's Musings

News from Room 22 - January 11, 2015

Welcome Back!

Our first week back after the winter break has been busy and fun! The children are getting back to our routines very quickly. I always love this time of year because the children are maturing and learning so much! We are shifting further away from kindergarten and more toward second grade - such an exciting transition!

After School Enrichment Classes

Classes start tomorrow - January 12. Please use the following link to sign-up.

Enrichment Sign Up

**Also, please send me an email if your child is enrolled in an after-school class so that I know where to send them each day at dismissal.

Restaurant Fundraiser

Chipotle will give 50% of proceeds on Thursday, January 18 from 4-8 p.m.

Yogurtland will give 30% of proceeds on Thursday, January 15 from 2-9 p.m.

Both of these restaurants are located in the Flower Hill mall on Via De La Valle.

You must have flyers with you to present at each restaurant. The flyers are were in the Friday Folders.

Holidays Around the World

This week we talked about Las Posadas and Soyal and the different traditions and customs that surround those holidays. We made a fun star piñatas with tissue paper and a kachina helmet.

Curriculum Focus-

Essential Question: How can comparing and contrasting details help you better understand what you read? (This is a good question to ask when reading at home.)

High Frequency words: any, boy, by, does, friends, girl, water
Phonemic Awareness: three letter blends
Vocabulary Words: culture, custom, language, similar, skill

Comprehension Strategy: text structure

Comprehension Skill: compare and contrast
Writing Trait: presentation

Spelling Words and Dictation Sentences:

any, boy, by, does, friends, girl, water, string, splash, scrub, scrap, split

Little cubs get strong in the spring.

They splashed in the water.

Math - Place Value, Comparison, and 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- (More details to follow)

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