Mrs. Murphy

E-Mail ~ The activities found on this page are Wellness based, they are suggestions and could be used by anyone.

Posted: May 26, 2020

New Newsela article "Who is better, Jordan or James?" The author has an opinion. Is it the same as yours? 

Posted: May 20, 2020

Newsela has just released an extremely interesting article titled "Infecting our Dreams:Pandemic sabotages sleep worldwide" which is worth a read. This site is free until the end of the school year and I suggest you visit my page of assigned articles and make this part of your daily reading regiment. 


Posted: May 19, 2020

A new article has been added to the News~ELA site about the "Killer Hornets" that have recently been sited in Canada.  

Posted: May 13, 2020

I just added a new article to the News~ELA site titled “Comics are for kids? This Vermont college begs to differ” This would be a great read for students and parents alike. 


Posted: May 12, 2020

I have added two articles, one on how to properly wash your hands and the second titled "Opinion: Fear about the coronavirus is normal, but don’t let it control you”. The second has a link with instructions to make your own no sew face mask with an old t-shirt.  

If you make your own mask, I’d love to see a picture. You could e-mail or message one to me or add one yourself to the Parent Information FB page. We love to see all the home learning activities that you are doing. 

Posted: May 4, 2020

Check out the Newsela site for the newest articles "What teenage brains can teach us about thinking creatively", "Rise and slime! It's salamander time" and several others. I will be adding articles regularly. If there is something you are interested in and would like me to look for articles on that topic just email me to let me know, they have articles on pretty much everything. I am keeping the reading level light as I want you to be reading these to promote thought, conversation and knowledge.  

Posted: May 4, 2020

Covid Colouring Book

If you have a printer and smaller children at home this informational colouring book for elementary aged children is available fro St. Jude's Hospital.

Posted: May 1, 2020

Rock Painting 101

Loads of ideas, videos and tutorials to get you started rock painting on this sight. You can also go to the Nelson Rural Parents FB page for some great Mother and Father Day rock painting gift ideas. 

Posted: April 29, 2020


You can find this movie on Disney+


This movie illustrates the following issues which we discussed during our Mental Health Literacy Unit. 


Stigma is a cluster of negative attitudes and beliefs that motivate the general public to fear, reject, avoid and discriminate against people. Stigma is not just a matter of using the wrong word or action. Stigma is about disrespect. It is the use of negative labels to identify others.



A stereotype is a widely held but fixed and oversimplified image or idea of a particular group of people.



Prejudice is agreeing with the stereotypes.



Discrimination is unfavourable behavior that may result from stigmas, stereotypes and prejudice.


Posted: April 29, 2020




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Staying Active During Quarantine
Staying Active During Quarantine


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Narrative Powerpoint
Grade 7 Spell-A-Thon Words