Monthly Archives: April 2016

Thank you for all of our shape tasting treats!  We’re going to have the most fun math class EVER tomorrow!

Today the kids( who wanted to) are bringing home a tiny little dogwood tree.  This was a free gift that I ordered for Earth Day.  Planting instructions are included.  Enjoy!

A tasting party

We’ve been learning about 2D & 3D shapes during Math class.  We would like to have a shape tasting party on Thursday as we finish our shape chapters.  If you are able to send in an edible 2D or 3D shape food for us to sample, that would be great!  We would need 17 small pireces of this food.  The shapes we would like to sample are:

circles/spheres (pepperoni, cookies, Gobstopper candy, etc…)

cones (ice cream sugar cones, Bugles etc…)

rectangles/rectangular prisms (crackers, potato sticks, vegetable straws etc…)

triangles (Triscuit thin crisps come in triangles)

squares/cubes (crackers, cereal, fruit or cheese cubes etc…)

I appreciate any donations.  Please let me know if you are willing to donate any supplies by Wednesday so I don’t repeat them when I go to the store.  All treats should be peanut free so everyone in our class can enjoy these treats.

Thanks for helping to make Math so much fun!

A few Reminders

Friday – Spelling test & school wide DEAR.  Send a few books to school with your child and some shades to read outside!

This is also the day we will be doing our Earth Day toy/game/book swap.  Please send one item to school that your child would like to swap with another friend.  Please sign and return the blue letter for your son/daughter to participate.  Thanks!

Saturday – Charlotte’s Web performance at PMHS.  I’ll arrive right around 6PM for the show which will begin at 6:30.  I’m hoping we can all find some seats near one another.  I’m looking forward to seeing your family if you are able to attend!

We could still use some donations of white board markers and hand sanitizer.  Thanks so much!

Report Cards Came Home Today

Our weeks are just flying by!  It’s hard to believe we are 3/4 of the way through first grade!  It’s so much fun to see how much everyone has grown in their reading, writing, and math skills this year!  Please sign and return the brown report card cover when you have a chance.  The report card is yours to keep at home, but please return the comment sheet along with the report card cover.

We had a very fun day celebrating reading today with all of the students at Eshleman!  Six of our classmates were able to compete in some minute to win it games and the teachers competed too!  I just love celebrating a love of reading!

Next week:

Monday- Art

Please sign and return report card covers and comment sheet, Math test (The kids rocked it!!), and spelling tests.

Tuesday- Library Instruction

We begin chapter 10 in Math (3D shapes)

Wednesday- 21st Century Learning

Thursday- Gym, wear sneakers

Friday- Music & spelling test

School wide DEAR outside for Earth Day!  Bring a pair of shades and a blanket along with a few good books!

Earth Day book/toy swap – A parent permission slip was sent home today.  This is an optional activity.

Mark your calendar:

May 9 – No school, weather make up day

May 10 – We’ll have a substitute while I read with the kids individually today!

May 13 – 1:30 Early dismissal ( I won’t be in school this day.  It’s prom day for my SENIOR – sniff, sniff

We’ll have Drop Everything And Read day tomorrow.  We’ll go outside with our buddies for this special Friday treat.  Please feel free to send a beach towel along with your child so we can read in the grass out in the warm sunshine!

A few upcoming events

Thursday, April 7 – Eshleman food fair.  Come out to sample foods from around the world.  5:30-7:00 PM

Friday, April 8 – 1:30 early dismissal

PJ’s day for all Eshleman students (school appropriate PJ’s  🙂  We’ll still go outside for recess.

April 15 – Report cards distributed

DEAR – Drop everything and read day.  Send a few special books to school to read while we celebrate reading school wide!


Charlotte’s Web

Since our class read Charlotte’s Web together, I thought it would be fun for the kids to see the story come to life on stage!  I will be attending the Penn Manor performance (listed below) on April 23rd, and I’d love to have my first graders and their families join me for the show!  Our very own Mr. Matusek is co- directing the show!   A note about the show from the blog:

“ITS is proud to present Charlotte’s Web for young audience members on Saturday, April 23rd at 6:30 pm!  Everyone is welcome to attend – those who are young, and young at heart.

No admission fee will be charged – it is FREE -but there will be a free will donation collected after the performance.”

The performance will last approximately 90 minutes.  I hope your family is able to attend.  It should be a fun night!

This week’s schedule in 1-T:

Monday, April 4 – We have 21st century learning

Tuesday, April 5 – We have gym

Wednesday, April 6 – We have music and a spelling test.

Thursday, April 7 – We have music and book exchange.  It’s also our day to play in the new gaga pit!  The kids and I love playing gaga.  We owe a big thank you to the NHS students at the high school for building it and teaching us how to play.

Friday, April 8 – We have Art.  We’ll also have a PSSA kickoff assembly to wish “the big kids”  good luck!  This is also a 1:30 early dismissal day.