Enjoy your vacation with your family.   See you on Monday, March 2nd, 2015. 


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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 ...
    Posted Jul 28, 2013, 1:04 PM by Mary Godbout
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Homework Assignments

  • 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 ...
    Posted Jul 28, 2013, 1:05 PM by Mary Godbout
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One School, One Book

posted Feb 15, 2015, 12:59 PM by Mary Godbout   [ updated Feb 15, 2015, 1:11 PM ]

     Once again, we have a wonderful book to share with families at Gilford Elementary School!  On Friday, March 6th, we invite you to enjoy a light breakfast from 8:20-9:00 in our classroom while watching the author introduce the book during our morning broadcast.  After the broadcast, each family will receive a copy of the book.  There is a form attached that you can download and complete if you are able to come to breakfast that day.  
     During the month of March, weekly readings will be assigned for you to enjoy with your child.   This project is specifically designed for you to read to your child, not have your child read independently.   There will be chances for you to complete art and written responses with your family and send them back to school.    Can't wait to find out what great book is waiting for us this year!   

Book Buddies Project

posted Jan 18, 2015, 11:56 AM by Mary Godbout

We loved reading "Stopping By Woods On A Snowy Evening" by Robert Frost with our fourth grade book buddies.   During the month of December we created the artwork and animation for our own version of this famous poem inspired by a New Hampshire scene.   You can click on the file to view our animation.  


posted Nov 8, 2014, 2:31 PM by Mary Godbout   [ updated Nov 8, 2014, 2:35 PM ]

Our young authors are using the 6 Traits of Writing to develop their writing skills. The 6 Traits of Writing include: ideas, organization, sentence fluency, word choice, voice, and conventions.   One of the tools we use to get our story ideas ready to write is called a "storyboard".   On the storyboard, the author quickly sketches out the basic idea of the story and then refers to it as he or she is writing.   Click on the file below to find more information about writing with the Six Traits. 

STEM activities

posted Sep 7, 2013, 10:33 AM by Mary Godbout   [ updated Oct 17, 2014, 3:35 PM ]

We will be working on classroom STEM projects throughout the month with the other first graders and with members of our vertical team.  STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. The essence of STEM is problem-based learning. Children are presented with a problem and design something that solves the problem. In the process, they activate science knowledge and math skills. They use technology to research, design, test, and present their ideas. As they work together, students learn and practice good collaboration and verbal communication—key skills identified by The Partnership for 21st Century Skills.


You may be thinking, “Engineering with young children?" From the time their hands can first grasp objects, children build. They put things together and take things apart. They may ask how things work, but they do not accept explanations—they investigate to find out for themselves. When faced with a challenge, children look to solve it without the restrictions that we adults place on ourselves. Nothing is impossible in a child’s mind, and it is this kind of thinking that allows children to create ingenious inventions. Ask your child about it.

Specials Schedule

posted Jul 26, 2013, 9:59 AM by Mary Godbout   [ updated Aug 28, 2014, 2:44 PM ]

 We have specials each day at 9:00-9:40.   Check out the attached file to find out where we will be learning each day. 


posted Jun 20, 2013, 6:17 AM by Mary Godbout   [ updated Nov 22, 2014, 10:52 AM ]

     We go outside daily.   Please dress to be outside for our 25 minute recess.  Hats and mittens/gloves help to keep you comfy on cold days.   Once the snow arrives, you can leave a pair of shoes at school so you don't have to carry them back and forth from home to school.  


Class Rules

posted May 2, 2013, 5:43 AM by Mary Godbout   [ updated Nov 8, 2014, 2:28 PM ]

1. Learn

2. Stay safe

3. Help all people

                                  Written by Mrs. Godbout's first grade learners 8/29/2014

Important Dates

posted Apr 3, 2013, 4:38 AM by Mary Godbout   [ updated Feb 21, 2015, 12:27 PM ]

February 1- April 18~ Court of Quarters Fundraiser for our new playground.  Thanks so much for sending in quarters to support our fundraiser! 

February 21-March 1~ Winter Vacation Break

March 6~ Breakfast with Books from 8:20-9:00 in our classroom.   Come enjoy a light breakfast with us and watch the author introduce the new book for our One School, One Book program.    You must RSVP by Friday, February 20th for this event.  
March 10~ Town voting at the Community Center.
March 18~ Early Release Day.  All learners will be dismissed at 1:00 and there will be no afternoon programs or activities for learners today.
March 20~ Second Trimester Report Cards go home today.   Please keep the report card, but sign and return the brown envelope. 

Reading Suggestions

posted Mar 24, 2013, 5:12 AM by Mary Godbout   [ updated Jan 8, 2015, 3:31 PM ]

Looking for a good book to enjoy?  Check here for suggestions!   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. 

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