Monthly Archives: September 2015

Tuesday, September 22 is BEAR DAY at Eshleman.  Please return the tiny little piece of white paper that is on your child’s Keep at Home side of their folder.  This is to record how many PTO fundraiser items you were able to sell to support our PTO.  Your child will receive a bear for each item sold.  Thanks!

Wednesday, September 23 our Scholastic book orders are due.  Please order on line through Scholastic, or send a check to school (made payable to Scholastic) with your order.

Thursday, September 24 – Eshleman picture day!  Every student will have their picture taken, even if you choose not to order any pictures.  Let’s see those big smiles!

Friday, September 25 – Johnny Appleseed Celebration!  We are looking for donations of red, green, and yellow apples.  Please email me if you are able to send some apples to school.  I would like to have all apples by Thursday.  Thank you!

On Friday, September 25 we will join with Mr. Heiney’s first grade class to celebrate Johnny Appleseed Day.  If you are able to donate any of the following items please contact me:  We will be making crock pot applesauce!  Thanks so much!

6 red apples

6 yellow apples

6 green apples

12 plastic bowls

1 box of 24 plastic spoons

1 container of caramel dip


It’s been so much fun getting to know this sweet group of first graders!  We have been busy getting to know one another, learning our school rules, and figuring out all of the daily procedures that help our classroom to run smoothly!  Right now the children are learning how to read to themselves.  We’ve been keeping track of how long each and every student is able to read a book to themselves.  So far our record is a little over 6 minutes!  Go first grade!

A big thanks to each of you for signing and returning the owl chart each day.  I will send a new one home every Day 1 and place the old one in my files.  It is wonderful when all of the kids are on Ready to Learn, or have clipped up.  If your child clips down, remember that everyone makes mistakes, and it’s just a little warning.  If there is a problem with behavior during school, you’ll be the first to know!

Did you hear that we practiced our spelling list by writing the words in shaving cream?  I’m pretty sure it was a HUGE success.  Not one friend asked when it was time to go to lunch even though it was close to lunch time!  I appreciate any help you can give to the children at home with these words.  One time through the list each night would be great!  Our first test will be on Monday, September 14.  Tests are held every cycle day 6, and new lists are sent home on Day 1.  Please sign and return all spelling tests to school.

During Math class we are learning how to add numbers and write addition number sentences.  We have been playing addition games with dice and dominoes.  Math homework will come home three times a week.  If your child has a difficult time with homework, write me a note and let me know.

I’m looking forward to seeing you at Meet the Teacher Night on Thursday, September 17.  Drop in any time between 4-6 PM.  We will have a 1:30 early dismissal on Friday, September 18.  See you soon!