Mrs. Murphy's Musings

News from Room 22 - January 29, 2016

Digital Dash Information

Please join us Friday, February 5 from 9:45 - 10:15 a.m. for the Digital Dash. . Thank you so much to the parents that have already registered and made their pledges online. Looking forward to seeing many of you next Friday!

Science Night

Do not miss this great evening of hands-on science activities presented by the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center. You and your child will love this fun and educational evening.

What: “Fantastic Physics”
When: February 3rd - 5:30 - 6:30 PM

Where: Solana Highlands Upper Media Center

Who: All K/1st Grade students & their parents.

Because space is limited, please no siblings.

President Reports

On Friday, Feb. 12, each child will share a little information about a president to celebrate President's Day. Each child chose a president to learn about. In the Friday Folders are papers with information and guidelines to help the children as they prepare for their first "oral report". This is meant to be a fun activity. The children can be creative with visual aides or costumes or they can simply read their report and share fun facts.

Valentine's Day

The children are welcome to bring Valentine's to give to all of their friends in room 22 on Friday, February 12. REMEMBER - NO CANDY OR FOOD. It is completely optional. My only request is that the children bring one for every student in the class if they decide to participate. We will make bags in the classroom to hold Valentine's . This is not a party, so we will not need parent volunteers. We have 22 students total. Here is the class list:























Box Tops

Please remember to turn in Box Tops until February 26. Please send box tops in a baggie or an envelope.

Yearbook Orders

Please be sure to order a copy of the school yearbook! These are always a treasure for the family and there may not be extras at the end of the year.

Here is the link to place an order:

Fun Science Group Work in Room 22

Fun in Music with Mrs. Royster

The children did a very cute reenactment of The Mitten using puppets and instruments.

Curriculum Focus-

Essential Question: Who are the main characters in the story, and where does the story take place? (This is a good question to ask when reading at home.)

High Frequency words: about, give, pretty, says, were, write
Phonemic Awareness: long e
Vocabulary Words: concerned, fortunate, member, share, trust

Comprehension Strategy: ask questions

Comprehension Skill: character and setting
Writing Trait: organization

Spelling Words and Dictation Sentences:

give, says, about, were, pretty, write, feed, keep, speed, seat, beak, she

We keep our class nice and neat!

He meets me under the green tree.

Math - Place Value, Comparison, Addition and Subtraction to 40

Social Studies - We Love Our Country

Science - Light, Sound, and Communication

Upcoming Dates

February 3 - First Grade Science Night 5:30 pm

February 5 - Digital Dash

February 12 - President Reports Due and Valentine Exchange

February 15 - February 19 - NO SCHOOL

March 1 - Yearbook Orders Due!

Email Errors

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