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Welcome to Mrs. McMurphy`s Class 


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Important Dates:

September 24th-28th- Book Fair

September 25th- Math and Literacy Night from 5:30-6:30

September 25th- 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:  "Julius, The Baby of the World"


Focus skills: Visualizing, Inferences from illustrations, and character's point of view


week 7 vocab. words: literal, dialouge, rival, passion, claim

week 8 vocab. words: acquire, thesis, loathe, rapidly, convey


Vocabulary will be tested every two weeks. NO Vocabulary 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



Personal Narratives



Continue with Time and elasped time


Review skills:

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

Introduce and continuing to work with multiplication word problems and missing number-

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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