Monthly Archives: October 2017

A few Reminders

Feel free to turn in October Pizza Hut reading logs this week.  I’ll send home a coupon for your child to redeem a personal pan pizza from Pizza Hut!  New reading logs will be sent home this week.

Gertrude Hawk orders are due on 10/31.  Thank you for supporting Eshleman students!

Eshleman is collecting new or gently used coats, sweaters, hats, scarves, and gloves for the Gregory Frey Memorial Coat Drive.  There is a donation box located in the vestibule as you enter Eshleman.  There is also a collection box at John Herr’s.  We would love for you to drop off some donations!  Thanks!

Our short /e/ spelling test is on Thursday.

There is no school on Friday, Nov. 3.  Please notify the office of any transportation changes.  (

This Was the Best Day of my Life – said many first graders

Thank you to everyone who had a hand in Friday’s First Grade Fall Fest – From sending in donations, to volunteering your time, to sending your kiddo to school prepared with a jacket or sweatshirt.  Everyone had a good time rotating to our seven fall themed stations (pumpkin ring toss, pumpkin bowling, fall bingo, cookie decorating, leaf rubbing, make a pumpkin, apple stacking/apple relay).

On Thursday I will SURPRISE  first graders with a fun day of learning all about bats.  We’re going to learn the difference between bats and birds, read and write about bats, review vowels with a fun bat song, and make a bat craft.  We’ll even do some bat Math.  Our room will even be turned into a bat cave!  I’m sooooo excited I feel like I’m going batty, LOL!  If you have a small flashlight that you could send to school on Thursday (labeled with your child’s name) that would be great.  We’re going to do some reading using flashlights!

Please remember our BAT day is a surprise for the class.  I may tell them on Wednesday, but definitely not before then.  Thanks for helping to keep this a surprise!

Monday, October 30 – We have Art

PTO Gertrude Hawk orders due

Tuesday, October 31 – We have Music

Calvin and his brother Hobbes will be stopping in for a visit with Mr. and Mrs. Mayberry!

The kids will have a substitute today.

Wednesdsay, Nov. 1 – We have applied engineering

Thursday, Nov. 2 – We have Phys. Ed.

I’m going to give the kids their spelling test today so they don’t need to study over the long weekend.

Friday, Nov. 3 – No School for Students

Looking Ahead:

Monday, Nov. 6 – We have Art

New spelling words sent home

PTO meeting 6:30 PM in the library – Everyone is welcome!

Tuesday, Nov. 7 – We have Music

PTO book fair shopping 2:10 PM.  Feel free to send money to school if you would like your child to purchase a book.

Mrs. Mayberry and Calvin visit first grade!

Wednesday, Nov. 8 – 1:30 early dismissals for conferences

We have applied engineering

Thursday, Nov. 9 – 1:30 early dismissal for conferences

We have phys. ed & book exchange

Friday, Nov. 10 – 1:30 early dismissal

We have Art

Please contact Mrs. Rohrer in the office if your child will be going home a different way than normal due to the early dismissals.  (


First Grade Fall Fest on Friday

We are looking forward to our fall fest on Friday, October 27.  Parents who contacted me to help are asked to arrive at school by 1:00 PM.   Please check in at the office and come down to our room.  I’ll explain how you will be helping first graders.  All supplies will be ready for you!

Students and parent volunteers should come to school prepared for outside activities.  Some of our stations will be held outside.  Thank you!

Friday, October 20 – No School for Students

Monday, October 23 – We have Phys Ed.  & a Mystery Reader

It’s Red Ribbon Week!  Team up against drugs – wear your favorite sports team apparel.

Tuesday, October 24 – I will be in the building but will have a substitute so I am able to read with students individually.   We have Art.

Red Ribbon Week – Orange you glad you don’t do drugs?  Wear orange today.

Wednesday, October 25 – We have Music

Thanks to all of you who so generously donated supplies for our fall festival.  Please send them to school with your child by Thursday.

Support Red Ribbon Week by wearing red today.

Thursday, October 26 – We have Applied Engineering

We have a spelling test.

Red Ribbon Week – Sock it to drugs – Wear crazy socks today

Friday, October 27 –  We have Phys. Ed. & book exchange

New spelling words will come home.

We will also have our fall festival in the afternoon

Red Ribbon Week – Be a “jean-ious” – don’t do drugs.  Wear jeans today

Looking Ahead –  

October 30 – PTO Gertrude Hawk orders are due.  We just had a fabulous Math assembly this week thanks to all of the generous Eshleman families who help our PTO raise money through fundraisers.  Thank you for your support!

November 3 – No School for Students


Our class earned 2 pieces of Mrs. Potato head on Wednesday for having an exceptional day!  Golden tickets may be low this week because I was working with the class on being a team.

Conference confirmation papers will be coming home soon listing the scheduled date and time of your conference.

Science Fair Bags

Each first grader will need a plastic grocery bag for our science fair on Thursday.  This will be used to carry around all of their hands on science projects they make with MU future teachers.  If you could please place your child’s name on the bag when you send it to school that would be great!  Bags may be sent to school any day this week.  Thank you!

Fall Festival Donations

Our first grade fall fest will be here before you know it.  Thanks to everyone who has volunteered to help!  I’ll be contacting you soon with a time to arrive!  In the meantime, there are a few supplies that we need.  If you’re able to contribute anything on this list, please email me.  I’d like all donations sent to school by Wednesday, October 25.  Thanks so much!


2 bags of candy corn  (donated, thank you!)

2 bags of candy pumpkins (donated, thank you!)

24 plastic knives (donated, thank you!)

2 containers of fall sprinkles (or sprinkles that are orange, brown, red, or green) (donated, thank you!)

2 dozen plain (not iced) sugar cookies (donated, thank you!)

2 containers of white icing (donated, thank you!)

6 apples (donated, thank you!)

24 white lunch bags (donated, thank you!)

24 small (dessert sized) plates (donated, thank you!)

4 small pumpkins (that we can use like a bowling ball)

1 skein of green yarn (donated, thank you!)


Thanks so much!

We’ve had a bit of a rough week with friendships in our room.  I’ve heard from parents and students that various children aren’t being kind to one another (out on the playground).  We talked about two things:  Think about the words you are saying & say your words nicely.  We’re going to continue talking and role playing because each one of your children is special to me and I want to help them to develop friendships.

Our class received the “Golden Record” award from Ms. Brennan, our music teacher.  This is given to the class who earns the most good behavior points in the cycle.  Receiving this award made us all feel proud of ourselves and reinforced that this group of kids can work together to achieve great things!

You may have noticed that you place papers in your child’s Froggy Folder on the “Return to School” side and they are still in the folder when your son/daughter returns home.  These papers are for your child to bring to me every morning.  We have talked about this being the children’s responsibility since the first day of school.  Every morning I remind the class to look inside their Froggy Folder to see if there are papers for me.  I don’t take them out myself because I’m training the children to be organized and  think about their responsibilities at school.  You can help when you see these papers by reminding your son/daughter to turn them in each morning.  Together, I think we can help the kids to remember this small part of our daily routine.

Next Week will be extra busy!

Monday, 10/16 – We have book exchange & Phys. Ed

Tuesday, 10/17 – We have a Spelling test  & Art.  We have our first school assembly!  Thank you PTO!

Wednesday, 10/18 – New spelling words come home & we have Music.

Calvin and Mrs. Mayberry will be in to work with us!

Book orders are due today.  You may send in your order form with a check made out to Scholastic, or you may order on line using our class code.

Thursday, 10/19 – We have Applied engineering & a First Grade Science Fair hosted by the future teachers attending MU!  Please send a plastic grocery bag to school for your child to carry his/her science experiments.

Today is Penn Manor Pink Out day – wear your pink out shirt or any other pink you have at home.

Friday, 10/20 – Teacher In-Service, no school for students

Monday, 10/23 – We have Phys. Ed.

On Thursday we will be outside for a visit with the Blue Rock Fire Department.  Please send jackets or sweatshirts to school so your child can stay warm while we are outside learning about the fire trucks and fire safety.

Our class will have book exchange on Monday.  Library books may be sent to school on Thursday and Friday if you’re finished reading them.

Scholastic book orders should be placed by October 18th @ Noon.  Thanks so much!

I got a report from our Thursday substitute that the kids were great!  They earned the final piece to Mrs. Potato head and I will be baking brownies for them next week!  It made me so happy to hear this great news.

On Friday the class will be taking a spelling test as well as a Storytown test.  I’ll correct those over the weekend and send them home for you to see on Tuesday.  Enjoy your long weekend!

Monday, 10/9 – No school

Tuesday, 10/10 – We have Phys. Ed.  Please wear sneakers to school.  New spelling words will come home today.

Wednesday, 10/11 – We have Art

Thursday, 10/12 – We have Music.  We’ll be learning about Fire Prevention this week, and we’ll have a visit from the Blue Rock Fire Company!

Friday, 10/13 – We have applied engineering.

Monday, 10/16 – We have book exchange

Tuesday, 10/17 – Spelling test day