First, let me say “Thank you” for accepting our Eshleman Run For FUNds challenge! Our class is currently the top fundraising class and I hope we can hold on to our lead. If you sent labels to school, letters have been mailed! It’s not too late to send in labels if you haven’t already, and cash donations are welcome too! Thanks for helping our school!
Family members are invited to watch us run on Friday, October 19th. I’ll send home a time as soon as I know our schedule. It will be in the morning!
Monday, October 15 – We have Music. Please practice spelling words. Please send conference planning sheets to school if you haven’t already.
Tuesday, October 16 – We have a spelling test on our short “o” words. We have book exchange today. Our special is Phys. Ed.
Wednesday, October 17 – Our special is Art class. We’ll have our second guidance lesson with Mrs. Strosser (about how to be a friend and a good citizen in school). New spelling words will come home.
Thursday, October 18 – We’ll have a special treat this morning – Future teachers from MU will be coming over to present a science fair to our students! They always do an outstanding job providing first graders with many hands on activities! Thursday night is our first grade parent night from 6-8. Pizza will be provided from 6-6:20. Students will stay and play in the gym while parents join Mr. Heiney, Ms. Wilson, and myself in the library.
Friday, October 19 – Box Tops and dimes are due for the PTO.
Today is a 1:30 early dismissal. Please call the office with any transportation changes. Today is the Eshleman Run for FUNds. Please join us to cheer on the students.
A few new items:
Reading groups are up and running. Please look for your child’s red reading folder to come home each day. Inside may be a book that we’re reading, or an activity that we did during our reading group time. You don’t need to complete any activities or worksheets. We’ll continue that at school.
I’ve also sent home Pink high frequency word booklets along with a letter explaining how they work. Please practice the words on your child’s list for a few minutes each night. If the list is challenging, please work on just 3 words at a time. We don’t want this practice to be frustrating for your student.
Math flash cards have been sent home with everyone too. We call this our “bubble gum math” because the kids earn paper gum balls on a gumball machine each time they complete a level. Our classroom aide tests the kids on their Math facts. She’s only in our room a short time so she may not be able to test your student the day s/he returns their paper.
Please keep in mind that it’s not a race to see how fast students can master their sight words and math flash cards. Students should work at their own pace. Slow and right is better than fast and wrong at this point in the school year. Thanks for your help practicing at home!