We have had a wonderful start to our year in kindergarten. Our learners are polite and responsible. We are learning about our school expectations of being safe, respectful, and responsible. 
   Please contact me (either with a written note or phone call) if your child's dismissal plans change at any point this year. Please feel free to contact me with any questions, comments, or concerns throughout the year.  I'm looking forward to a wonderful year of learning with your child!   


Recent Announcements

  • 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 ...
    Posted Aug 16, 2017, 6:13 AM by Mary Godbout
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Homework Assignments

  • Reading at Home  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 ...
    Posted Jun 28, 2017, 2:45 PM by Mary Godbout
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Volunteering at GES

posted Jul 29, 2017, 5:33 AM by Mary Godbout   [ updated Jul 29, 2017, 9:12 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 this summer prior to volunteering 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 Sep 21, 2017, 7:07 PM ]

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 Sep 21, 2017, 7:09 PM ]

September 26 Volunteer Orientation at 5:30 in GHS Auditorium. Lynn Lyons: How to manage the worry in family and at school. Come join us for a free event sponsored by the PTA at Gilford High School from 6:00-8:00 PM.

September 27 Volunteer Fingerprint Clinic 1:00-3:00 PM. Call the SAU office to make an appointment.

September 29 Gilford Spirit Day~ Wear our school colors (blue and white) Come to the PTA Movie Night at the Village Field. We will be watching Lego Batman. Rain date will be 9/30.

October 3      Volunteer Orientation 6:00 PM in GHS Chorus Room

October 4      Early Release~ All learners will be dismissed at 1:00 PM and there will be no afternoon programs or activities for learners.

October 6      Picture Day at GES

October 9      Columbus Day~ No school

October 10    PTA Meeting at 6:30 PM in the GES Library. All are welcome.

October 12    Volunteer Fingerprint Clinic 8:00-10:00 AM. Call the SAU office to make an appointment.

October 18    Early Release~ All learners will be dismissed at 1:00 PM and there will be no afternoon programs or activities for learners. 

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 Jul 29, 2017, 9:04 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 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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