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Shawn Murphy


Weekly Gazette



This Week in School-

April 30, 2018

In Class:

  • Read Aloud: Maniac Magee
  • Reading Workshop: Independent Reading
  • Writing: Informational Writing
  • Math: Algebra & Patterns
  • Science: Life Science

Tests & Projects Due:

  • SBAC State Testing (ELA): Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday @ 8:45
  • Math Packet- Due Friday

Other Super-Important Information:

  • SBAC Testing- SBAC testing continues this week.  A schedule was emailed home before break. Homework will be lighter, though not eliminated, over the coming weeks.  Please make sure your child is well-rested and has a good breakfast each day. 
  • Open House- Ponderosa’s Open House is on May 15th in the evening.  The classroom will be set-up with some spectacular work from the year.  Please plan on attending!

My name is Shawn Murphy.  This is my 20th year of teaching, and my 11th at Ponderosa.  I have taught 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade, with the majority of my teaching experience as a 5th grade teacher.  I believe in a structured, yet friendly and warm classroom environment that allows all students to grow and be their very best.  One of my greatest goals is to motivate each and every child to push themselves to be better students and people.  When students want to learn, and are willing to put forth the effort to excel, real learning and growth takes place.  I welcome any input you might have on how I can best achieve this with your child.  I feel very fortunate to be teaching at Ponderosa with such wonderful students and families.  If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to email me at or call at 408-423-4062.