We are learning our letters! How exciting to see the learners using their knowledge of letters and sounds to help them read and write. It is important for the learners to start writing their letters at the top and move down. This path of motion helps to reinforce the correct way to read and write across the page (top to bottom and left to right sweep).  If you need a resource for the correct path of motion or the letters we are working on, please scroll down to the writing section of this website.  
    In math we will continue to work on number formation, one to one correspondence, and subtilizing numbers (recalling the number immediately when looking at a group of objects) from zero to ten. As we work with 6-10, it will be important for learners to see groups and put them together. 
   October is a busy time of the year. Check out our important dates section to learn about 2 early release dates, school pictures, Columbus Day, Showcase, and Halloween. Volunteering will begin soon.  If you plan on volunteering in any manner (chaperoning field trips, classroom help, etc.) it is important that you are aware of the new volunteer guidelines we need to follow. You can find volunteering information below.  


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Homework Assignments

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Volunteering at GES

posted Jul 29, 2017, 5:33 AM by Mary Godbout   [ updated Oct 13, 2017, 1:38 AM ]

Volunteers are a welcome part of the Gilford Elementary School community.  If you are planning on volunteering in any manner (classroom volunteer, chaperone, etc.), please complete the background investigation and criminal records check. The Gilford Volunteer Policy and Volunteer Requirement documents are posted below. There are several opportunities for volunteers to be fingerprinted this summer noted in the Volunteer Requirement letter sent out by our superintendent. You will need to take action now to be ready to volunteer in our school. You will need to be fingerprinted and have a photo identification taken by our school district. The fingerprints will then be sent to Concord for a thorough background check by the State Police and the FBI. All volunteers should be approved by November 1, 2017. You will be issued a volunteer photo identification ID and you will need to bring that with you each time you volunteer in our school. Many thanks for all you do to help out in our schools and to keep our learners safe. 

Specials Schedule

posted Aug 23, 2016, 7:02 AM by Mary Godbout   [ updated Jul 29, 2017, 6:18 AM ]

Click on the document posted here to learn about when our class will have specials. 

Weekly newsletters

posted Aug 10, 2016, 4:15 PM by Mary Godbout   [ updated Oct 20, 2017, 3:33 AM ]

Each Friday our class newsletter will be posted here. If you would like a copy emailed to you, please send an email message to let me know which address to send your newsletter to each week. 

Important Dates

posted Aug 30, 2015, 8:46 AM by Mary Godbout   [ updated Oct 20, 2017, 3:35 AM ]

October 27  GES Spirit Day~ Mismatch Day

October 31   Halloween parade (at 9:00 AM) and festive snack after the parade

Upcoming November events……….

November 2-9  Scholastic Book Fair in the Library

November 9   Learner Led Conferences~ No school for learners, but please bring your child to the conference as he/she will be leading the conference.

November 10  Veteran’s Day- No school for learners

November 14   PTA Meeting at 6:30 PM in the GES Library. All are welcome!

November 15   Early Release~ All learners will be dismissed at 1:00 PM

November 17   Picture Re-Take Day

November 22-24   Thanksgiving Break

Writing

posted Apr 3, 2013, 4:38 AM by Mary Godbout   [ updated Sep 30, 2017, 6:31 AM ]



The children are learning to add labels to their pictures and then use those labels in sentences. They are asked to include as many sounds as they hear and write them in the order they hear them. The children know that they are using Size Matters Handwriting skills to write their letters and words.   

Reading

posted Mar 24, 2013, 5:12 AM by Mary Godbout   [ updated Sep 30, 2017, 5:38 AM ]

Reading to your child is a wonderful way to model the reading, speaking, and listening skills they are learning and practicing.   Check out a quick video to learn some great tips for reading with your child in the "Useful Links" part of our class website. 

 

High Frequency Sight Word List

posted Jan 4, 2013, 1:17 PM by Mary Godbout   [ updated Jul 29, 2017, 6:58 AM ]

    The Dolch high frequency list was published by Edward William Dolch, Ph.D. in his book, Problems in Reading, The Garrard Press, 1948. The Dolch list of high frequency words comprises the 220 words which were common to the word lists used in beginning reading programs.  There is a separate list of 95 Dolch nouns.  Our goal at Gilford Elementary School is to have students use these words correctly when reading, writing, and spelling them.  We will continue to introduce a few new words each week and practice them in various ways.  The words are placed on our Word Wall, a resource used to help students with a visual cue to use these words appropriately in all of their work. Our kindergarten learners will be responsible for learning to read, write, and spell 68 words independently by the end of the school year! Click the document below if you would like a copy of those words.  

Math

posted Nov 25, 2012, 6:00 AM by Mary Godbout   [ updated Jul 29, 2017, 7:03 AM ]

  We will be using the Eureka Math program in GES and GMS. You can find many resources to support your child's learning on our school website under the parent information tab. Learners are given multiple opportunities to learn with concrete manipulatives, pictorial representations, and finally the mathematical expressions. They learn and share strategies for solving a problem and look at various ways to problem solve to determine which is the most efficient way.  We will use Dreambox, our online learning resource, this year as well. Learners can access Dreambox on our ipads in the classroom or through the link on our school website when they are using Dreambox at home.
If you visit the useful links tab (under Classroom Information), you can find websites with math games and resources as well.       

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