Monday, December 9 – Our special is Art. New spelling words will come home. We’ll begin chapter 4 in Math (Ways to make subtracting faster). There is a PTO meeting tonight at 6:30. All are welcome to attend.

Tuesday, December 10– Our special is Applied Engineering.

Wednesday, December 11 – Our special is Music. Please practice spelling words for a few minutes each night.

Thursday, December 12 – Our special is Phys. Ed. Our class will go to the Eshleman Holiday shop today. If you would like your student to purchase gifts for a family member, please send money to school in the envelope that was provided this week from the PTO.

Friday, December 13 – Our special is Art. Our spelling test will be on Monday.

Thank you for donating on the sign up genius! Your generosity is appreciated!

Thank you!

Everyone signed up so quickly for the items on the sign up genius! You are so kind!

Mila’s mom came in today and talked with us about Hanukkah! She showed us a Menorah and talk to us about some of the traditions her family has. She read us a funny story and even shared a special treat with the class! We had so much fun with you today! Thank you!

Save Around coupon books or payment should be returned to school ASAP.

First grade is collecting toothpaste to help Penn Manor Families. If you are willing to donate, please send your toothpaste to school by Wednesday, December 11.

Scholastic book orders are due on Friday, December 6th @ 8 AM. Paper book orders should be sent to school by Thursday. Thank you!

December 5 – Our special is Music. Please practice spelling words for our test tomorrow. Please practice sight words in your child’s red reading folder for a few minutes each night.

December 6 – Our special is Phys. Ed. Please send the kids to school wearing sneakers. Our spelling test on the “ng” sound will be today. Today is our “First Friday” spirit day. Students may wear their house shirts or any Eshleman/penn manor clothing.

Book orders are due today. Please let me know if you would like to have your order held in the office.

Monday, November 25 – Our special is Applied Engineering. We have a spelling test today. November Pizza Hut reading logs may be sent to school this week if your child participated in this optional reading program. I’m going to send new spelling words home today too!

December book orders are coming home today. If you would like to order a book for your child as a gift, I’m happy to hold your order in the office instead of sending them home with your student. Just let me know!

Tuesday, November 26 – Our special is Music. Send Pizza Hut reading logs back to school.

Wednesday, November 27 – Today is a 1:30 early dismissal. Our special is Phys. ed. Today will be “Bat Day” in our room. I’m decorating our classroom like a big black cave, and we’ll learn all about bats and echolocation! SHHHH, it’s still a surprise!

The PTO sent home a coupon book fundraiser. If you are able to sell the book or will be purchasing it for your family, checks may be made out to Eshleman PTO. If your child is not able to sell this coupon booklet, please place their name on the white envelope and return the coupon book back to school. Thank you for your support!

THANK YOU, Dr. Katz for coming in to talk to first grade about your job as a dentist. We’ll be sure to brush our teeth 2 times a day! The kids sure did get a kick out of your puppet!

Looking Ahead:

November 28-Dec. 2 No School

December 3 – Send those kiddos back to school! Our special is Art. We’ll continue to learn about the “ng” sound in our spelling words. Please practice words at home each night.

December 4 – Our special is Applied Engineering. Trish and Declan the dog will be in to read with us.

December 5 – Our special is Music.

December 6 – Our special is Phys. Ed. Our spelling words on the “ng” sound will be today. Today is our “First Friday” spirit day. Students may wear their house shirts or any Eshleman/penn manor clothing. Book orders are due today.

Our Week

The weather is turning cold and we do go outside for recess. Please send the kids to school with warm coats, hats, and gloves. I have a basket of gloves for students who may occasionally forget to bring theirs to school. I can provide your student with a warm hat to keep if you don’t have one at home. If your child is in need of a hat, please let me know. We will not be sharing hats at school, only gloves.

Monday, 11/18 – Our special is Art. New spelling words come home today.

Tuesday, 11/19 – Our special is Applied Engineering.

Wednesday, 11/20 – Our special is Music.

Thursday, 11/21 – Our special is Phys. Ed. Please send the kids to school wearing sneakers.

Friday, 11/22 – Our special is Art. Please practice spelling words. Our test is on Monday. We’re looking forward to having Mila’s dad in to talk to us about his job as a dentist!

Due to the shortened time in school next week, we won’t count golden tickets today. Instead, we’ll combine this week and next week together.

Looking Ahead –

Monday, 11/25 – Our special is Applied Engineering. We have a spelling test.

Tuesday, 11/26 – Our special is Music. New spelling words come home today.

Wednesday, 11/27 – Today is a 1:30 early dismissal day. Please send transportation changes to Mrs. Rohrer in the office. We’ll have a special “Bat Day” today. We’ll be learning all about bats and we’ll transform our room into a cave! Shhhh, it’s a surprise for the kids! Our special is Phys. Ed. Please send them to school wearing sneakers.

Thursday, 11/28- No School.

Friday, 11/29 – No School

Monday, 12/2- No School

Tuesday, 12/3 – Our special will be Art.

World Kindness Day

All members of the RED team (Kalosyni) should wear their red house shirts tomorrow. Kalosyni is the house of Kindness, and they’ll be wearing their red shirts to celebrate world kindness day! How Fun!

Reminder – Book orders are due on Thursday morning by 8 AM. I’ll be placing our book order before the kids arrive at school. If you have a paper book order, please send it to school by Wednesday. Thanks so much!

The Verdict Is In…

Congratulations to the blue house (Sonador) for earning the most house points during the first marking period! The purple house (Ohana) came in second! I’m proud of all of the students in our school!

Our class raised THE MOST MONEY for our school during the fun run and we will be enjoying a frozen treat soon, courtesy of the PTO! Thank you again for your support!

Monday, 11/11 – Our special is Phys. Ed. Please send the kids to school wearing sneakers.

Tuesday, 11/12 – Our special is Art. Today is picture re-take day for anyone who is interested. Please practice spelling words for a few minutes tonight.

Wednesday, 11/13 – Our special is Applied Engineering. Matt Moore from WGAL will be in to talk to us about his job as a weatherman.

Thursday, 11/14 – Book orders are due. We have a spelling test today. Our special Music.

Friday, 11/15 – New spelling words come home. Our special is Art. Mila’s dad will be in to talk to us about his job – he’s a dentist!

Our school is collecting food for families in our district who need some assistance with meals. First graders are collecting boxed stuffing. Students can earn points for their house by donating food items.

It was wonderful meeting with each of you during conference time. I enjoyed hearing the stories about your family and your child! It’s great to have such support from home!

Enjoy your weekend!

Friday House Meeting

Tomorrow we will learn which house earned the most points for the first marking period! Please send your kids to school wearing the house shirt they wore for the fun run. We’ll have a house meeting in the morning and will also be sitting together with our house members from other grades during lunch!

Tomorrow we’ll also learn which classroom raised the most money for our school during the fun run. I know we were really doing well… I’m excited to see if we have earned the ice – cream party!! Stay tuned!

Friday is a 1:30 early dismissal day. Please send all transportation changes to Mrs. Rohrer in the office.

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I forgot a few things…

On Friday, November 8, Eshleman students will have an assembly to find out which house earned the most points for the first marking period. This house will be treated to a special prize! Please send your student to school wearing their house shirt.

Many students have a word book in their red reading folder. Please be sure to practice these words at home for a few minutes each night. Students will be tested on reading each word without having to sound out the word. Many of these words are “RED” words. They can’t be sounded out so they make us STOP and think about how to read them!

I forgot to mention that our spelling test will be on Wednesday this week. New words will come home on Thursday. Thanks for practicing these words each night!

November already?

Time is flying in first grade! Thank you to our parents who donated supplies and/or their time to make our fall fest so much fun on Thursday! I appreciate you and I know the kids had a great time!

Monday, 11/4 – Our special is music. Please bring library books to school tomorrow for book exchange.

Tuesday, 11/5 – Our special is Phys. ed. Send the kids to school wearing sneakers and comfy clothes. We have book exchange today. Today is our book fair shopping day! If you are choosing to purchase books for your child, please send money to school in an envelope marked with your child’s name. New this year, you may also add money to an E-Wallet. If you would like to come in to help your child with their shopping, our time is from 11:00-11:25.

Wednesday, 11/6 – Our special is Art. Tonight I will meet with many of you for conferences. If you need a reminder about your conference time, please let me know! Today is a 1:30 early dismissal day. Please call the office with any transportation changes.

Thursday, 11/7 – Our special is Applied Engineering. Today is a 1:30 early dismissal day. Please contact the office with any transportation changes.

Friday, 11/8 – Our special is Music. Today is a 1:30 early dismissal day. Please contact the office with any transportation changes.