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I hope you enjoyed our play on Friday.  Thank you for all of the cookie donations and for taking time to come in and spend time with our class.  I was so proud of everyone!

It’s hard to believe we have just a few days of school left.  I will surely miss this sweet group of kids!

Monday, June 3 – Game Day.  Students may bring a game in to play with friends.  (card games are OK too).  Please place your child’s name on the game if you send one to school.   Our special is Music.

A lunch  – Hamburger      B lunch –  Ham and Cheese Sandwich

Tuesday, June 4– Book Swap in 1-T.  I have books for the kids to trade, but if you have any at home you would like to swap feel free to send them in to school.   Our special is library. 

A lunch – Brunch for Lunch          B lunch – Ham and Cheese Sandwich

Wednesday, June 5 – Last day of school.  Report cards come home. 

 11:30 dismissal time.  No lunch will be served.  Please contact the office with transportation changes.  Enjoy your summer! It’s been a great year! 



Tuesday, May 28 – We’ll be playing cooperative kickball with Mr. Heiney’s class in the afternoon.  Send the kids to school wearing sneakers.

A Lunch – Ham and Cheese munchable    B lunch – Chicken Patty

Our special is Music.                                                                                           

Wednesday, May 29 – We’ll being making smoothies using ingredients from the garden at Eshleman.  Our special is Library.  There will be no book exchange for the remainder of the year.

A lunch – Pulled Pork                B lunch-    Chicken Patty

Thursday, May 30 – First grade water fun at Eshleman.  See note above for details.  Our special is Art. 

A lunch – pizza             B lunch –  Chicken Patty

Friday, May 31 – Doorbell Rang in 1-T.  Show times are 11:00AM and 2:00 PM.

Please check in at the office before coming to our room.  Our special is Phys. Ed. 

A lunch – Beef BBQ           B lunch –   Chicken Patty

Monday, June 3 – Game Day.  Students may bring a game in to play with friends.  (card games are OK too).  Please place your child’s name on the game if you send one to school.   Our special is Music.

A lunch  – Hamburger      B lunch –  Ham and Cheese Sandwich

Tuesday, June 4– Book Swap in 1-T.  I have books for the kids to trade, but if you have any at home you would like to swap feel free to send them in to school.   Our special is library. 

A lunch – Brunch for Lunch          B lunch – Ham and Cheese Sandwich

Wednesday, June 5 – Last day of school.  Report cards come home. 

 11:30 dismissal time.  No lunch will be served.  Please contact the office with transportation changes.  Enjoy your summer! It’s been a great year! 

            1st Grade Water Fun – Get Ready to Get Wet!

Date:  Thursday, May 30

Location:  Eshleman Elementary School

What:  We will be outside having fun playing water games the last 1/2 of our day.

Details:  The kids will get wet! How wet they get will be up to their discretion.

Please send your child to school wearing a bathing suit.  Everyone should bring a beach towel labeled with their name.

Boys:  Wear your swim trunks and a t-shirt to school.

Girls:  Wear your bathing suit underneath your regular clothes.

We will not be taking time to change into or out of bathing suits.  Please send your child to school wearing a suit with clothing on top as listed above.

We will try to stop our water fun 15 minutes before school ends so the kids have time to dry off.  They will come home wet.  We will not be changing into dry clothes at school but they will put their street clothing on top of their suits to go to special and come home. 


We could use a few parent volunteers to help with this fun activity.  If you are able to help please contact me at Wendy.Lutz-Terry@pennmanor.net

We are also in need of filled water balloons for this fun day.  If you are able to drop off 2 dozen filled water balloons prior to 1 PM on May 30, please let me know.  The kids will be so grateful!

Thank you so much!

We had such a fun field trip with the kids last week! Everyone was well behaved and couldn’t seem to get enough of the science factory!

I had a chance to read with the kids individually on Thursday – WOW! Are they growing! I’m so proud of them!

Monday, 5/13 – Our special is Phys. Ed. We have Awesome Activites Day tomorrow. Our class should wear blue shirts and sneakers. You may want to send along a change of shoes and socks. The grass may still be wet on Tuesday because of all the rain we’ve had. We’ll take our last timed addition and subtraction test.

Tuesday, 5/14 – Our special is PE. We’ll have that in the morning and also have Awesome Activities Day in the afternoon. Send the kids to school wearing comfy clothing and sneakers. Practice Math facts at home for a few minutes each night.

Wednesday, 5/15 – We have Music. Please study for tomorrow’s spelling test. We’re practicing our Doorbell Rang play each day at school. You are invited to attend one of our performances on May 31. Showtimes are 11:00 AM and 2:00 PM. We have two casts, so I’ll let you know which show your first grader is in soon!

Thursday, 5/16 – Our special is Library. Please return library books to school. We have a spelling test today. We’ll also take our chapter 10 Math test on 3D shapes. We’ll eat the parts of a plant today!

Friday, 5/17 – Our special is Art. Mr. Hardy will come in to teach us about plants. We’ll also go out to the Eshleman garden to harvest the spinach and radishes we planted. Mrs. Tran’s class will join us. We’ll harvest and wash everything in the morning, and eat a salad in the afternoon!

Have you heard that our three class tadpoles are growing and doing well? They are so fun to watch!

A busy week ahead –

Monday, May 6 – We’ll shop at the book fair first thing at 9:05. Parents are welcome to meet us in the library to help their student shop. If you would like your child to shop for books, please send them to school with their money in an envelope. Our long I spelling test will be tomorrow. Our special is library and book exchange.

Tuesday, May 7 – We’ll have a spelling test today. We’re lucky to have a honeybee presentation today. Ask your kiddo what they learned. We have Art today.

Wednesday, May 8 – Today is our FIELD TRIP! It’s also picture day. We’ll get our pictures taken before we leave for our field trip. Students should wear sneakers for our field trip since we’ll be ending our day at Daniel’s Den playground. Our special will be phys. ed. after our field trip.

Thursday, May 9 – New spelling words will be sent home today. I’ll have a substitute so I can pull the kids individually to read. Our special is Music. The Eshleman food fair is tonight. Stop by to sample some food from around the world! The fun is from 5:30-7:30.

Friday, May 10 – Today is a 1:30 early dismissal day. Please contact the office if you have transportation changes. I’ll have a substitute and Miss Fagan will be here all day to assist with the class. Today is Miss Fagan’s last day of school at Eshleman. We’ll give her some cards and play some games with her. We have library and book exchange again.

Looking Ahead:

May 14 – Today is Eshleman Awesome Activity Day. Mr. McCabe will let us know what color shirt we will be wearing.

Monday, April 29 – Our special is Music. Please study spelling words for the test tomorrow.

Tuesday, April 30 – Our special is Library. Please send books back to school. We have a spelling test today on our Long U words.

Wednesday, May 1 – Our special is Art. New spelling words will come home today.

Thursday, May 2 – Our special is Phys. Ed. Please send the kids to school wearing sneakers.

Friday, May 3 – We have Music again.

Looking Ahead:

May 6 – We will shop at the Spring Book Fair today from 9:05-9:40. If you would like to join your student to shop, sign in at the office. This is a buy 1 get 1 free book sale. Esh PTO meeting 6:30 PM

May 8 – Esh picture day and first grade field trip.

May 9 – Eshleman food fair.

May 10 – 1:30 early dismissal

Wednesday, May 15 – Awesome Activity Day (1:15-3:15) If you’re able to volunteer and you have your PM clearances, please contact Mr. McCabe

Friday, May 31 – Our class will perform a play in our room, and we would love for you to attend one of our shows. Show times will be 11:00 and 2:00 PM. All students will be involved in our play.

I hope you had a fun and relaxing break with your family this week! I’m excited to see everyone tomorrow!

Tuesday, April 23 – Our special is music. New spelling words will come home. We’ll continue our unit on Geometry in Math class. We’ll begin learning about Earth Day. Mrs. Beard will be in to teach our final Junior Achievement lesson.

Wednesday, April 24 – Please sign and return all field trip permission slips. Parents who are interested in being a chaperone (and have their PM clearances) should let me know by today. Our special is library and book exchange. We’ve been showing kindness to our 5th grade buddies by making cards with a small treat attached for PSSA’s.

Thursday, April 25 – Miss Fagen will teach all day. She’s a rock star! Our special is Art. We’ll learn how to reduce, reuse and recycle. We’re learning to write opinions. Please practice math facts for a few minutes each night.

Friday, April 26 – Miss Fagen will teach all day today, too! Our special is Phys. Ed. Please send the kids to school wearing sneakers. Did you hear that we planted radishes and spinach in our school garden? We’ve been watering them and watching for some growth to pop up through the ground. So exciting! I have a special “Fun Friday” activity planned for the class. I hope the weather is nice. Stay tuned to hear what it is!

A Busy Week Ahead

So many papers and tests came home on Friday, sorry! Please sign and return Math and Spelling tests, and if you haven’t had a chance to sign and return the report card cover, feel free to send that in too!

I’m assuming you have met your child’s new friend – the chick in an egg! Please send the chick back to school each day so we can take care of him/her and write about the fun they have been having together!

The most important paper is our field trip permission slip. Please read the instruction sheet carefully and be sure to check the appropriate boxes and sign where needed. You may send this to school as soon as it is completed. We are having school picture day on our field trip day! This is great because now we get to have our pictures taken first!

During our science fair on Wednesday the kids each had a chance to plant some wildflowers. We placed them on our sunny windowsill and have been observing and drawing what we see each day.

We had our hot chocolate reward party on Friday complete with whip cream and sprinkles. Not one kiddo spilled their hot chocolate! How did that even happen?

We have a fun and busy week ahead:

Monday, April 15 – There will be a substitute in our room. The kids have Music class. They will finish our time and measurement unit in Math by completing a Telling Time Art Project. New spelling words will come home today. We’re going to have our test on Thursday. Students will only have 4 days to practice their words, but this way you won’t have any homework over our long break! It is PSSA week for the “big kids” in grades 3-6. We made some special treats for our 5th grade buddies in 5-Becker. All students are encouraged to wear sweatshirts today because Eshleman students can show what they know – no sweat!

Tuesday, April 16 – Our special is library and book exchange. Please send library books to school. If the weather cooperates, we’re going to go outside to the Eshleman garden to plant some spinach. It will be fun to watch our plants grow. I’m hoping to make spinach smoothies with the kids if everything grows well! Please practice spelling words tonight. We’ll begin a new Math chapter on 2 dimensional shapes.

Wednesday, April 17 – Our special is Art class. Miss Fagen will teach all afternoon. She’ll do a fun “marshmallow peep” science experiment with the class. Please practice spelling words for our test tomorrow.

Thursday, April 18 – Our special is Phys. Ed. We’ll have a spelling test today. We’ll sort and graph jellybeans. Mrs. Beard will come in to teach another Junior Achievement lesson. We’ll continue to write about the fun we’re having with our chicks at home. We’ll go outside for an egg hunt with a twist. Students will need to solve the Math fact inside their egg before they receive a special treat!

Friday, April 19 – No school. Enjoy the extra time with your family!

Monday, April 22 – No school. We’ll see everyone back at school tomorrow.

Tuesday, April 23 – We’ll learn about Earth Day this week. Our special will be Music.