This will be a short but busy week!  There will be no school on Friday, 3/25 or Monday, 3/28.

On Tuesday we are in for a special treat when some future teachers from MU visit us at Eshleman.  They will be running a science fair for both first grade classes!  They will engage our students in seven different science experiments in 1.5 hours.  This is the second year we are lucky enough to work with the Millersville students.  Our first graders are going to love it!  All MU students have clearances and are working under the supervision of their professors as well as Mr. Heiney and me.

We will be taking our chapter 8 Math test on Measurement and Time on Wednesday.  We’ll play some games to review our Math facts on Thursday.  Our Senior helper Ms. Emily has been practicing Math facts with our class when she helps in our room each afternoon.

On Thursday we’ll finish learning about our senses.  We’ve had so much fun with all of our senses activities! We’ll also be finishing our opinion writing as the students write about what kind of animal teeth they would like to have!  Look for their writing hanging in the hall the next time you stop in at school!

Maybe even more exciting than opinion writing is that Eshleman now has a gaga pit!  The National honor society built it for our school as a service project over the weekend.  They will return to Eshleman on Thursday over lunch recess to teach everyone how to play!

I’ll be reading with each of the students individually this week during our reading group time.  This is always one of my favorite things to do each marking period!

My little book characters looked adorable on Friday, and as always we had fun being able to Drop Everything And Read!  The kids are quiet as a mouse when they get a chance to read for fun!  Thank you for sending them to school with some extra books!  The end of the marking period means there will soon be a fun reading assembly for all classes who met their reading goal during the 3rd marking period.  Our goal has been to tell the main idea of every book that we read as a class.  This is hard for first graders to do because they want to retell the entire book!  With some practice this marking period, we are getting really good at this reading skill!

Enjoy your long spring break with your family!



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