Thank you for all of the apple/caramel donations. We had fun making applesauce, eating each color of apple, and doing some apple crafts!
The kids did a nice job on their spelling test! I’m proud of each of my friends!
Eshleman has started a “house system” where the kids and staff are sorted into team (also called houses). Each house has a special color, animal and power. I’m in the purple house called “Ohana.” Our color is purple, our power is family, and our animal is a dolphin (have you ever read a story about how dolphins saved a surfer from a shark attack?).
Today all of the kids in the school were sorted into their houses. First graders were welcomed to their house by our 6th graders who cheered and clapped for them as they opened their envelope to reveal a color.
Our house system will help to build a feeling of community. Not only will your child get to know me and their specialist teachers, but now they will have the opportunity to meet other (future) teachers and students from other grades. They will know they are loved and cared for by many people at Eshleman!
Next week we’ll begin a friendly “house” competition. Students will have an opportunity to earn points for their house. Points can be earned for being responsible, kind, friendly, hard working, etc… These points will be tallied weekly. At the end of each marking period the house with the most points will get a House reward of some kind.
Houses will meet together periodically to do a house activity and get to know others in their house. This is going to be so much fun! Stay tuned for more of the excitement!
We didn’t get to count our golden tickets today, so we’ll do that on Monday.
Monday, September 30 – Today we have book exchange. New spelling words will come home. Our special is Phys. Ed. Please send the kids to school wearing sneakers.
Small reading groups will begin. Be sure to look in your child’s back pack each night for their “red reading folder.” If there is a book inside, please read with your child up to the book marker. Send this folder back to school every day. Students will reread their books several times before getting a new one. This helps to build fluency.
Tuesday, October 1 – Our special is Art. Mrs. Strosser will begin her lessons on “How to be a Peacemaker.”
Wednesday, October 2 – We”ll have a mystery reader today. Please study spelling words for a few minutes each night. Miss Trish and Declan the Dog will be in to read stories with us 2 at a time. Our special is Applied Engineering. Mr. Kelley will be out until December. Mr. Rathsmus will be his substitute teacher.
We have pictures today. If you would like to order pictures please send your picture order form to school. I have some order forms already! EVERYONE will get their picture taken for the Eshleman yearbook, even if you aren’t purchasing pictures. Our picture time is at the end of our day. I’ll try to keep them looking their best!!
Thursday, October 3 – We have music. Please study spelling words for our test on Monday.
Friday, October 4 – Our special is Phys. ed. Please send the kids to school wearing sneakers. Today we’ll have an assembly to introduce the “Eshleman Run for Funds” which will be held on October 25. Parents are welcome to come cheer on our students . I can let you know the running schedule closer to the time.
October 14 – No School
October 21– PTO meeting, 6:30 in the library. All Eshleman parents are welcome to attend.
Oct. 25 – 1:30 Early dismissal