Mrs. Murphy's Musings

News from Room 22 - January 3, 2016

Welcome Back!

I hope everyone had a wonderful break! I thoroughly enjoyed the two weeks with my family. I can't wait to see my little first grade friends at school this week!

Thank You!

A huge thank you to all the families that came to our New Year's celebration and to our wonderful room moms for organizing an awesome party! Thank you all so much for the generous gift card for my birthday.

Chinese Acrobat Assembly

Care and Share

Thank you all so much for your donations to our Care and Share family. A local family was able to enjoy a wonderful holiday thanks to your generosity.
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Curriculum Focus-

Essential Question: What clues from the story did you use to draw conclusions about the characters? (This is a good question to ask when reading at home.)


High Frequency words: after, done, find, new, old, work
Phonemic Awareness: long e, o, and u
Vocabulary Words: create, hobby, inspire, resourceful, structure

Comprehension Strategy: monitor comprehension - reread

Comprehension Skill: draw conclusions
Writing Trait: presentation


Spelling Words and Dictation Sentences:

after, done, find, new, old, work, woke, joke, nose, note, cute, cube

A cute rat ran down the hole.

A dog uses its nose to find bones.


Math - Place Value, Comparison, and Addition/Subtraction to 12

Science - Plant and Animal Parts and Survival

Social Studies - Winter Holidays and Traditions

Upcoming Dates

Friday, January 8 - Morning Assembly in amphitheater 8:35 a.m. All families welcome!

Monday, January 18 - NO SCHOOL - Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday

Friday, January 22 - PTA Bingo Night - 5:30 p.m.

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