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Welcome to Mrs. McMurphy`s Class 

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*Please send in a bar of Ivory Soap for Art Class:)

Important Dates:

 August 14th- Open House 5:15-6:15

 August 24th- TEAM "Spin Day"

September 3rd- Labor Day Holiday

September 17th- Progress Reports

September 19th- Fall pictures

September 20th- Homecoming Parade

September 25- Sonadore and Isazi team meeting/spirit day (wear team tshirt/colors)

September 27th- Vanguard and Amizade team meeting/spirit day (wear team tshirt/colors)






The Reading Community: Fiction and Narrative Nonfiction

Read Alouds: Miss Nelson is Missing!, by Harry Allard

Miss Nelson Has a Field Day, By Harry Allard


Voc. in story (not tested)whiz, squirm, rap, snap, likely, and unlikely


Focus skills: Compare and contrast, character traits


Tested voc. words:  fragile, research, defend, specific, pledge, and rediscover


Vocabulary will be tested every two weeks. No test this week.


Focus for the next 2 weeks: Make connections, Listen and discuss stories, Build a reading community, learn the procedures for gathering, "Turn and Talk", "Think, Pair, Share", and Individualizied Daily Reading Time


Monday and Tuesday-

Multiplication, Introducing factors, Equal Group Strategy, Array Strategy, Multiplying multiples of 10 and finding the missing number in a multiplication equation

Wednesday and Thursday-

Division, Introducing parts of a division sentence, equal groups strategy, Array strategy, repeated subtraction strategy and finding the missing number in a division equation


For the 1st 9 weeks we will be working on mastering our 0, 1, 2, 5, and 10's. Your child will be given 30 problems and will be expected to complete the 30 problems within a 5 minute time frame. For the moment we will be giving only the multiplication portion of the test on Fridays.  Your child will be allotted minutes to complete the multiplication section of the test.
  *If your child has mastered 0's, 1's, 2's, 5's, and 10's, begin working on 3's and 6's for 2nd 9 weeks.  They will have 50 problems to complete in 5 minutes

*3rd 9 weeks we will add 4's and 8's with 75 problems to complete in 5 minutes.

 *4th 9 weeks we will add 7's and 9's with 100 problems to complete in 5 minutes. 

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**Please see that your child eats breakfast and remind your child to pack a snack and water each day.

**All transportation changes must be made in writing.  I can not take transportation changes over the phone, email, REMIND, DOJO, or text.

**Please do not send your child to school sick.  Please review the DCES PARENT HANDBOOK for our policy on sick children.  I know it is inconvenient, but please consider the well being of the entire class.