Last modified Aug 26


  • 2nd Grade
Hello, I am Mrs. Sara Murphy. I am a mother of 3, Army wife, teacher, and Grad student. I am a graduate of Marian College, with a degree in Elementary Education. I will be graduating in May 2017 with a Master's degree in Reading. My goal for this year is to get acquainted with your student and provide an intellectually challenging and successful classroom for each student.
Sara Murphy

I just want to welcome you to my class! I am so excited to start a new year with a new group of children.  I look forward to meeting you at the open house on Aug 28th. Here are a few things you will find in our classroom…



In our classroom you will find your desk and books, comfortable places to read, a board where we can display our work, a classroom job list, and so much more.



 Thank you!

Mrs. Murphy



Here is the link to our school calendar for 2018-2019

Mark your calendar for these important 2nd Grade Events!

August – 30   FIRST DAY of SCHOOL



3     Labor Day—No School

28  Early Dismissal – Local In-service


23     Parent Teacher Conferences (4:00-8:00PM)

25        Early Dismissal Parent Teacher Conferences (1p-6p)

26        No School


9  Early Dismissal—Staff In-service  (Local)

21  Early Dismissal, End of 1st Trimester

22-23  Thanksgiving—No School


24-31  Christmas Vacation


2Classes Resume

18      No School—Staff In-service

Jan. 28– Feb. 2 Catholic Schools Week



15   No school—Staff In-service (GRACE)



1  End of 2nd Trimester / Early Dismissal

7  Evening Parent Teacher Conferences (4:00-8:00)

8  Early Dismissal– Afternoon Conferences (12:30-4pm)

11-15      Spring Break—No School


19  Good Friday – No School

22  Easter Monday—No School



10   Early Dismissal—Staff In-service (Local)

27   Memorial Day—No School

June  6   Last Day of School—Early Dismissal

Websites this website is great for finding interest books.  Your child can mark interests, reading level, and book types and the website will find only books in your child’s interest level.  It also has listen to read in picture, non-fiction, and chapter books.  I use it to break up Daily 5.  They seem to really enjoy it. Plus, it expands your reading library!!

Moby max will help with math fluency and more…

Spelling City contains a list of all our spelling words, which will be uploaded Monday of each week.  It contains not only the list, but games your child can play to get to know them better.

Here is a website I created with key vocabulary, ideas, tools, and tricks.


Please do not feel as if you have to purchase anything!  These are things that I am interested in getting for the class.

Cozy seats

Product DetailsPlastic Scoop Rockers

Found on Amazon or also found at Fleet Farm for $5.99




by Bouncy Bands




Product DetailsProduct Details Classroom Stools:  I am looking for at least 2 to use at a taller table or by window.  I have many that struggle sitting, so sometimes a different level of sitting is needed.  These will allow for a little flexibility and assist in focusing students.  They do not have to be new, just sturdy!   Anything will do, I hope they will be able to be tucked in close to the table or under it.  Preferred height is 15 – 24 inches.  These are just some examples or ideas. 



Science items: Paper towel rolls, rubber bands, straws,

digital timer easy for kids to use and monitor.




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