Monthly Archives: September 2018

What A Great Week!

We had so much fun learning about Apples on Wednesday!  We made home made crock pot applesauce.  Everyone was willing to taste it and most of the kids thought it was good!  We learned how to cut an apple so you can see a star inside, tasted 3 colors of apples, and did some apple painting!  Thank you for the many apple donations!  Everyone received an Eshleman Pride Slip because they not only had fun painting, but we didn’t make a mess anywhere in our room!  Please sign and return the pride slip to school on Monday.  We’ll be having our first Pride Slip drawing of the school year, for a chance to pick from my prize bucket.

Sunday, September 30 is the Elementary Fun Run behind Manor Middle School.  This is a free event.  Registration begins at 1:30 and races begin at 2 PM.  The school with the most participation will bring home the traveling trophy!  I hope to see you there!

The last day to turn in PM football reading calendars is on Monday.

Pizza Hut Reading Calendars will be sent home on Monday.  This is an optional activity sponsored by Pizza Hut as an incentive to keep kids reading at home.

This Week:

Monday, October 1 – New spelling words will come home.  Please practice this list for a few minutes each night.  We’ll continue our Math unit on addition to 10.  Our special is applied engineering.

Tuesday, October 2 –  We’ll review for our chapter 1 Math test.  We have Math homework approximately 3 nights/week.  Sometimes the kids are able to finish their work at school.  If the Math paper is on the “return to school” side of the Froggy folder, please have your child complete the homework.  Thank you for reading the story problems on the back.  Our special is Music.

Wednesday, October 3 –  We have book exchange today.  Please send library books to school.  Today is our picture day.  If you would like to purchase photos, please complete the picture order form and send it to school.  I already have a few on my desk that I’m holding until picture day!  We’ll take our chapter 1 Math test today.  Our special is phys. ed.  

Thursday, October 4 –  I will have a substitute in the morning – our first one of the year.  I’ll let the kids know so they aren’t “surprised” when they come to school.  Our special is Art.  This afternoon we’ll have an assembly to kick off  our 1st Annual Eshleman Run for FUNds!  Mark your calendar for Friday, October 19th.  This is our fun run date and YOU and YOUR FAMILY are invited to come out and cheer on the kids!!  More information will come home today!

Friday, October 5 –   The first Friday of every month is Eshleman Spirit Day.  Send the kids to school wearing blue & gold/yellow, Eshleman, or PM clothing!  Today is our spelling test.  I’m giving the test to the kids 1 day early so you don’t need to practice during our long Columbus Day weekend. We have Applied Engineering.  

Looking Ahead:

Monday, October 8 – No school 

Tuesday, October 9 – Our special is Music.  New spelling words will come home today.

Thursday, October 18 – First grade parent night.  Please RSVP using the orange invitation that was sent home last week.  We hope to see you there!

Friday, October 19 – Early Dismissal.  Please email or call our secretary with any transportation changes.  Box Tops and dime bags due for the PTO.

Friday, October 26 – Both first grades will be having a fall festival in our rooms in the afternoon.  If you would like to help students make a craft or play a game, please let me know.  We’d love to have your help.  All volunteers must have their clearances on file with the PMSD.  Mrs. Rohrer has volunteer packets in the office.

The last week of September (already)!

Our first month of school has flown by!  The kids have learned our routines and we are off and running with reading, Math, writing and Citizenship!

Monday, 9/24 –  We have applied engineering.  We’ll learn how to make 10 in Math.  We’re starting to learn about weather and the seasons in Content.  Please practice spelling words for a few minutes each night.

Tuesday, 9/25 –  We have Music.  Today is the middle of our 1st marking period.  Look for your child’s red reading folder to come home.  Students will begin sharing their reading group books with you for a few minutes each night.  Please send any apple donations to school this morning.  Please practice spelling words for a few minutes tonight.

Our class added all of the parts to Mrs. Potato Head (By working together to have great behavior) and we earned a class reward.  After many suggestions and a secret vote, first graders chose to wear their PJ’s to school.  All 1-T first graders are welcome to wear school appropriate PJ’s to school today!  REALLY!

Wednesday, 9/26 –  We’ll be learning about Johnny Appleseed.  We’re going to be making (and eating, of course) crock pot applesauce.  We’ll also be doing some apple painting.  Please send the kids to school wearing old clothing.  We have phys. ed. today, so please send the kids to school wearing sneakers.  Thank you for all of the donations for our fun day!  Please practice spelling words for a few minutes tonight.

Thursday, 9/27 –  We have a spelling test today. Our special is Art class.  We’ll be meeting with our 5th grade buddies to read some stories together.  First graders are welcome to bring a beach towel or a blanket to school to share with their buddy.  We’ll be going outside if the weather is nice.  

Students who are new to Eshleman this year will have a special luncheon with Mrs. Kaplan and Mrs. Swope.  It’s a fun way to check in on our new kiddos and help them to meet some new friends.  Invitations came home in the Froggy Folder this week.

If you would like to order any books from our Scholastic order, please order on line (or send in your check) by Noon today.  Thanks!

Friday, 9/28 – Teacher in-service.  No school for students.

Sunday, 9/30 – Elementary fun run at Manor Middle school.  Come on out and help Eshleman win the participation trophy!

Looking Ahead:  

Monday, October 8 – No School

Friday, October 19 – Eshleman Fun Run.  Family members are welcome to come cheer on their student!  More details coming soon!

10/19 is also an early dismissal day!


Eshleman picture day is on October 3.  Forms were sent home for students who would like to purchase pictures.  All students will have their pictures taken for our yearbook.

First Grade parent night is 10/18.  Please send back your orange RSVP form if you plan to attend.  This will be a great night for you to learn all about what goes on in first grade.  I hope to see you there!

Please continue to collect Box Tops and dimes for our PTO.  The collection date is 10/19.

Watermelon Blaster

The Edible Classroom is sponsoring an inaugural run to benefit the school gardens.  It will be held on Saturday, September 22 at Manor Middle School.  The 5K begins at 8:30 and the kids’ fun run is scheduled to begin at 9:30.  More information and registration: or call (717) 449-8049

September 17-21

Monday, September 17 – Our special is Art.  Please practice short A spelling words for a few minutes each night.

Tuesday, September 18 – Our special is applied engineering.  Please practice spelling words for a few minutes each night.

Wednesday, September 19 –  Our special is Music.  We have spelling test #2 today.  Good luck kids!

Thursday, September 20 – Our special is Phys. Ed..  We have book exchange today.  Please send library books back to school with your student.  We’ll have a mystery reader come in to share a story with our class today!

Looking Ahead:

I’m looking for donations of 6 green apples and a tub of caramel for our “apple day.”  Please let me know if you’re able to help.  I’d like all donations to arrive by Tuesday, 9/25.

Friday, September 21 – Our special is Art.  New spelling lists will be sent home today.

Looking Ahead:

Friday, September 28 – No school for students

Sunday, September 30 – Elementary fun run at Manor Middle School.  We’re looking for many Eshleman students to come out for some fun and exercise so our school can bring home the trophy for the most school participation!

Mark your calendar:  First grade parent night will be held on Thursday, October 18 from 6-8 PM.   Parents will have the opportunity to come in to see what we teach in first grade.   Child care is provided.  More details will be coming home soon in the froggy folder!

Apple Fun Day

We’ll be doing some fun apple activities (making home made applesauce) on Wednesday, 9/26.  If you’re able to send in any of the following supplies, please let me know.  Thanks for helping to make our day fun!

6 green apples (Thank you, C.S)                            26 spoons (Thank you,  M.D)

6 red apples (Thank you, C.B)              1 container of caramel for dipping

6 yellow apples  (Thank you, N.D.)                 26 bowls (Thank you, M.D)

Thanks so much!

September 10-14

Monday, September 10 –  Our special is Phys. Ed.  We have our first book exchange today.  Students will exchange their book for a new one every 8 school days.  I’ll try to give you reminders.  Storing library books in backpacks is a good way to always have them on book exchange days.

Please study spelling words.  Tomorrow is our first test.

The Eshleman PTO will be meeting tonight in the library at 6:30.  All parents are welcome to attend.  Come out to meet other Eshleman parents and learn how you can become involved.

Tuesday, September 11 –   Our special is Art.  We’ll have our first spelling test.  Sometimes students get a little nervous about their first test.  We’ll take it slow and make them feel excited!  No worries!

Wednesday, September 12 – Our special is Applied Engineering.  New spelling words will come home today.  Please practice spelling words for a few minutes.

Thursday, September 13 –  Our special is Music.  Please practice spelling words for a few minutes.

Friday, September 14 –  We have phy ed. again.  Please send the kids to school in sneakers and comfy clothing.

Looking Ahead:  

9/28 – No school for students

9/30 – Elementary Fun Run!  Come out to join the fun at Manor Middle School.   Every elementary school comes together for some fun and physical fitness.  The school with the highest percentage of participation brings home a giant trophy!  We need your help!  You don’t need to be a great runner to participate.  We just need kids who are willing to come out and have some fun while they exercise.  Mark your calendar!

The Penn Manor Football team is sponsoring a reading challenge.  Papers were sent home last week.  Mark the time you have spent reading to/with your student on the chart.  

This is a big week in first grade! Students will receive their first spelling list. This week our words will focus on the short “A” sound. Please practice for a few minutes each night. A letter will be coming home along with the spelling list for you to keep at home.

Students will be learning addition concepts in Math.  They’ll learn about addition stories, making number sentences, and adding 0.

When the weather is hot Dr. Cox allows the children to play outside for 10 minutes and inside for 10 minutes.  Students may bring water bottles with a straw or flip top lid.  Only water  should be placed in their bottles.  Please do not send in water bottles with a screw top lid.  They spill so easily.  Thanks!

Tuesday, 9/4 – We have phys Ed..  Please send the kids to school wearing sneakers and comfy clothing.  We’ve been learning how to be a good citizen.  We’ll continue our conversations as we welcome a new friend to our class today.

Wednesday, 9/5 – We have Art.

Thursday, 9/6 – We have applied engineering.

Friday, 9/7 – We have music.

Looking Ahead:  

Monday, September 10 – We have Phys. Ed.

Tuesday, September 11 – We have Art. 

Today will be our first spelling test.  Please don’t stress about this test.  We’re just getting started in spelling!