A few things…

We shook things up for the new year. We have a new seating arrangement, we’re getting a new student on Tuesday, our golden ticket reward system will be changing, and we have many new Daily 5 stations. My favorite new stations: use the lite brite to make spelling words, and typing them on my old fashioned typewriter! SO MUCH FUN! I want to go back to first grade! Oh, wait….

Monday, January 7 – We will have a substitute teacher. Our special is Phys. Ed. We’ll take our chapter 4 math test and our Benchmark 2 test in Math. We have book exchange!

Tuesday, January 8 – Our special is Art. Please study spelling words for out test tomorrow. There is an Eshleman PTO mtg. tonight @ 6:30. Come join the fun!

Wednesday, January 9 – Our special is Applied Engineering. We have a spelling test today. Please practice Math flash cards at home for a few minutes each night. These will be graded on our MP3 report card.

Thursday, January 10 – Our special is Music. We’ll have a special community helper come in to teach us about sign language! Please send library books to school for book exchange tomorrow.

Friday, January 11 – Our special is Phys. Ed. Our golden ticket reward system will be changing a little. Students will still earn golden tickets for good behavior, but instead of buying reward coupons, they will earn a chance to participate in “Fun Friday.” Students will have a chance to choose games and toys (I’m bringing in my marble roller!) that are reserved just for this reward day.

Looking Ahead:

January 17 – End of MP2/ PTO rollerskating party at the Castle Rollerskating Rink

January 18 – No school

January 21- No school

January 25 – 1:30 early dismissal

January 28 – Yearbook orders due

Feb. 1 – Report cards come home

February 1 is our 100th day of school! Can you believe it? We’ll have a 100 day celebration with Mr. Heiney’s class and we need your help! If you’re willing to supervise cute kids while they work at fun stations in the afternoon (approximately 12:45-2:30) please let me know. I’ll be sending home a sign up genius for volunteers in the next week or two which will have specific times listed.