Chelsea Murray

Welcome to Mrs. Murray's Kindergarten Class!!

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Here's what is happening next week:
Theme: Fall 
Literacy Skill: Review -ap, -at, -it, Introduce -an, -am (Test on Friday)
PhonicsNasalized A, O /o/ sounds
Writing: Practice writing simple sentences "In the Fall I see ____."
Math: Lessons 35-36, Review for end of module test 
~Homework packets are due every Friday (math and letter practice pages)
~Our first field trip will be October 27th. Please send in money and permission slip together by Oct. 20th. We hope you all can attend! 🙂We will be leaving campus around 8:15 and arriving at the farm by 9 or shortly after.  We should be there around two hours.  This is a self-guided trip so parents will be able to walk around at their own pace with their child.  Students without a chaperone will stay with myself and Mrs. Smithey.  Those of us returning to school will leave the farm around 11 or 11:30. We will have snack while at the farm but the students who are coming back to school will eat lunch once we get back.  They are the only ones who will need to bring a lunch to school that day.  All students will need to bring a snack to eat at the farm, but any chaperone attending is welcome to bring it with them.  Students will not need bookbags. 
Up Ahead:
~Teacher Workday, Friday October 13 (No school for students)
~Fall Festival- Kindergarten is responsible for baked goods for the Cake Walk. They can be store bought or homemade and need to be sent in by Monday, October 16th.  Homemade items made be turned in up to the day of the festival.  Our grade level is also responsible for working a game (all game will be provided by the PTT) and are in need of 10 volunteers to work a 30 minute time slot.  Time slots are 5:15-5:45, 5:45-6:15, 6:15-6:45, 6:45-7:15 and 7:15-7:45.  Please let us know if you are interested.  
~Halloween Party will be held on October 31st. (A sign up for items will go home soon)
~Sign up for conferences on October 19 and 20th: (these are early release days, students dismissed at 11:30 and parents will sign up to meet with teachers in the afternoon.)


          Monday: 9:30-10:00 PE

          Tuesday: 9:30 to 10:00 Spanish

          Wednesday: 9:30 to 10:15 Media

          Thursday: 9:30 to 10:00 Art

           Friday: 9:30 to 10:00 Music   

  • Please make sure that your child wears tennis shoes on PE days. We do have recess each day from 12:00-12:30 and SUGGEST that they wear appropriate shoes for that as well. Please avoid flip flops or high heels.


This year we will be using an app called “Class Dojo” to track behavior. Students earn points for positive choices and lose points for negative. You will receive a notification each time your child earns, or loses, a point along with a brief description of what they did.  If your child loses a point and I feel that more detail is needed on the incident (other than the description given) I will contact you through Dojo or a note in their folder.  You may also contact me via Class Dojo but be aware that my response time may not be immediate.  You will receive a separate letter with your child’s login/password for the app.


Students will have a daily goal of three points.  If received, they will place a popsicle stick in our “Praise Pockets”.  Once they have three sticks, they will earn a trip to the prize box.  Points will reset at the start of each day.  Students who earn three sticks all five days will get a hole in a punch card.  When they have ten punches, they can choose a “Privilege Card.” Students LOVE these.  Choices include things like wear pajamas to school, lunch with the teacher, sit at the teacher's desk, no shoes in class, bring a stuffed animal, line leader for the day, teacher helper, just to name a few😉.



Students who lose one point will be asked to think about their choice and share what they could have done differently.  The focus will be on reflecting on what happened and how we can move forward with the rest of the day.  The loss of more than one point could result in separate seating, silent lunch, a phone call home, writing a note or drawing a picture about correct behavior, or, in some cases, suspension.  Although I prefer to handle discipline within my own classroom there may be times that an administrator is needed.  If that happens, parents/guardians will be notified.

As the year gets started, it is important to establish rules and procedures within the classroom.  In order to do that, we must work together to know that students know what is expected and what is and isn’t acceptable behavior at school.  No day will be perfect, but please know that I always have your child’s best interest at hand.  When they are here, I will love them like my own and treat them like my own. There will be days they love me and days they might not like me so much, and that’s ok.  I’m here to help them learn, grow, and become the best person they can be.

I’m looking forward to getting to know, not only your kiddos, but you as well.  Hopefully, by the year’s end, we will all feel like family.

Mrs. Murray