Mrs. Murray's Class

January 29, 2016

Special Announcements

February 3 is the 102nd Day of School

We are trying to collect 102 books for a charity!

Have a clear out this weekend! Bring in any books you are no longer using at home for donation to Safe Place, a charity offering services to families coping with abuse issues.

Dressing up...

Also, we will dress up as 102 year olds for the 102nd day of school! How fun is that? February 3rd get out your reading glasses and your grey hair (it's not a far stretch for me) and send your kiddo to school as a 102 year old.

Khan Academy

Last week a letter went home in the Thursday folder about Khan Academy. I have a few kids doing it and would love to add more! Please check out Khan Academy, sign up, and add me as your child's coach and we can get started!




Finishing two digit subtraction. Ask your student about the salute game!

Reader's Workshop

Reinforcing what is the main idea and what are the supporting details. When you read with your student, maybe ask them "What is the main idea?", "What are some supporting details?". We use sticky notes to write these down during Reader's Workshop.

Writer's Workshop

We are on paragraph 6, the conclusion, of drafting their non-fiction text. Ask them about the topic they chose. We are almost ready to publish!


We began learning about insects! A special delivery arrived in the mail-- ask your student what it was...


Learning Focus

Writing: Animal Research Project publish

Reading: Reading Assessments/ Reader's Workshop

Math: Measurement and Telling Time

Science: Plants and Insects

Skills Streaming: Responding to Teasing

Student of the Week: none

Upcoming Dates

1/25 Book Spring Read-A-Thon begins
1/27 No HW night
1/28 Late Start

1/28 Science Fair

2/11 Book Fair/Open House 6-7 pm

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