Mrs. Murphy's Musings

News from Room 22 - December 1, 2015

Parent-Teacher Conferences

Thank you all so much for meeting with me! I really enjoyed talking with all of you about your children. First grade is a truly wonderful time and I feel so lucky to share this year with all of you. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact me anytime.

Reading Books

Please be sure to return the small xeroxed books each week. Your child should be reading these books independently and aloud to you three or four times each week. They are to practice reading fluently and with proper intonation.

Running Club

If your child has been participating in Running Club during lunch time, they may have earned a necklace with a foot token or two. Please check your child's Friday folder. If your child has earned a prize, please return the small plastic bag and the card inside the bag.

This Week's Curriculum Focus-

Essential Question: What were the most important parts of the beginning, middle, and end of the story? (This is a good question to ask when reading with your child.)

Comprehension Skill: Retell

High Frequency Words: away, school, today, way, why

Phonemic Awareness: Long vowel "a" using the silent e (-ake, -ame, -ate, -ale, -ane, -ave)

Vocabulary Words: amuse, delighted, humorous, mood, ridiculous


Spelling Words and Dictation Sentences:

away, school, today, way, why, make, take, came, game, gate, late, space

Can a snake bake you a cake?

Why was Dave late for the game?


Writing Genre: Informative

Math: Introduction to Place Value through Addition and Subtraction to 12

Social Studies: Where People Live

Science: Plant and Animal Parts and Survival

Upcoming Dates

  • Morning Assembly - Friday, December 4 at 8:35 a.m.
  • Care and Share - November 30th to December 11th
  • Lost & Found Items to be donated to charity - Friday, November 18th
  • Winter Break - No School - December 21, 2015 - January 1, 2016
  • School Resumes - Monday, January 4, 2016

Email Errors

If you received this message by error, or this is not the correct email address to use for school communication, or if you would like to add an additional address, please email me and let me know.


Mrs. Murphy - cmurphy@sbsd.k12.ca.us