Mrs. Murphy

2019 - 2020

Posted: February 20, 2017


We are bringing this piece to a close. Students will be expected to have their piece typed and printed out before class on Thur. We will start to mark the pieces in class so students will have time to make last minute revisions. See "Writing a Narrative" Powerpoint document


Spell-A-Thon - Final Test will be on on Wednesday. See 2017 Spell-A-Thon document

Posted: December 8, 2016

Students should be studying their numbers to 31.

They should be able to

  • count in French from 1-31.

  • be able to continue counting to 31 from any given number.

  • know any number from 1-31 when a number is flashed.

  • be able to point to any number from 1-31 when the number is called.

 We will be making play dough in class next week and students need to bring in a package of jello or kool-aid.

Posted: December 8, 2016

Day 2 of Reading like a Writer has been added to the powerpoint presentation.

Posted: December 7, 2016

Students were introduced to their next book report, "Reading Like a Writer", today. The powerpoint presentation we are using in class has been uploaded and will be updated as we work on it as it's a working document. We will spend about 10 school days on this report so students should divide their book up into chunks so it will be completed on time. This report will be completed as they read.

Posted: December 7, 2016

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Posted: December 5, 2016

1. Students need to come to class with the draft of their book report finished as we have the computer lab tomorrow and they will only be given 1 class to type the report. An updated version of the teaching powerpoint for this report has been up-loaded.

2. Students need to pick a 'just right' book for their next book report. It should be a book that will take 2-3 weeks to read and cannot be a graphic novel unless it has been pre-approved by me. Some students are mid-way through a book and that is fine as the nature of the next book report will allow for a change of books. They will need to read on a nightly basis for this report.

Posted: November 21, 2016


The book report book should be finished by Wednesday.

Book Report

Students need to have their revised setting for class tomorrow. There piece should answer the following questions

  1. What is the setting?

  2. Why is this setting important to the story?

  3. What example from the text is cited?  

There have been some updates made to the elements of a story power point.

Posted: November 15, 2016

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Posted: November 15, 2016

We are into week two of a book report.

Students should be at least half way through the book they have chosen.

They should be taking notes for a character sketch which will be the major part of the book report.

They also need to take notes to help them to write a short description of the setting.

Please see the “Elements of a Story” document for further report details.

Posted: October 19, 2016

 7 O-D Literacy

I will be out of the classroom on Friday so as a result we are making slight adjustments to our week. Tomorrow, Thursday the 19th, will be Art Journaling Day for this week. Students will be expected to complete a piece of writing in class. They will be given the following prompt -

Chose one of the images you’ve created in your art journal and write an essay explaining what it depicts.  The journaling prompts are provided to help pull your thoughts together and focus in on an idea. Use the writing rubric as a guide to help plan and revise your piece of writing.


Image Galleries

Added: Wed, Apr 24 2019


Added: Wed, Apr 24 2019


Feb 4 Writing Prompt
Feb 3 Writing Prompt
Feb. 25 Writing Prompt
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