Enjoy your summer vacation! Soak up the sunshine, run and play, do something kind for someone you know.  Remember to read, write, and use your math facts every day to keep them fresh and ready for second grade.  You can find ideas in the summer brochure which was sent home with your report card.     


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  • Supporting your student        So many families have asked, "How can I support my child from home?"  It is very important for students to come to school ready to learn.   Establish and keep a ...
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  • Homework  Book Club is a great way to make reading part of your daily family life.   Each week you will get a purple bag with reading material and a book club ...
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Specials Schedule

posted Aug 23, 2016, 7:02 AM by Mary Godbout   [ updated Jun 21, 2017, 7:01 AM ]

Check here to learn about when our class will have specials when you return in the fall. A schedule will be posted in time for the opening of school.   

Weekly newsletters

posted Aug 10, 2016, 4:15 PM by Mary Godbout   [ updated Jun 21, 2017, 7:22 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. Our end of the year suggestions to avoid summer slide is posted here during the summer months.  

Important Dates

posted Aug 30, 2015, 8:46 AM by Mary Godbout   [ updated Jun 21, 2017, 7:02 AM ]

Watch for dates to be listed here once the school year begins.  

Writing

posted Apr 3, 2013, 4:38 AM by Mary Godbout   [ updated Jun 21, 2017, 7:03 AM ]



Can't wait to read your stories about your summer adventures! Make sure you go out and make lots of memories this summer.   

Reading

posted Mar 24, 2013, 5:12 AM by Mary Godbout   [ updated Jun 21, 2017, 7:04 AM ]

Reading to your child is a wonderful way to model the reading skills they are learning and practicing.   When you are looking for "Just Right" books for your child to read to you, ask them to use the Five Finger Rule to find a book. 

 

High Frequency word list

posted Jan 4, 2013, 1:17 PM by Mary Godbout   [ updated Jun 21, 2017, 7:05 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. 

Math

posted Nov 25, 2012, 6:00 AM by Mary Godbout   [ updated Jun 21, 2017, 7:09 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 continue to utilize 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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