We will be going on a field trip to the Children's Museum in Dover, New Hampshire on Friday, October 14th. This is an exciting learning hands-on opportunity with many different learning experiences for our children to explore. The Children's Museum recently opened a STEAM Lab (science, technology, engineering, arts, mathematics) and we are anxious to try out some ideas. Please sign and return the permission slip by October 5th so your child can enjoy this field trip. There is no cost for the trip, but each child should bring a bag lunch. If you are available to chaperone, we are looking for several adults to accompany us on this trip. There is a $6.00 fee for each chaperone.
Welcome to Mrs. Godbout's Class!
First grade will have specials from 1:15-2:00 each day. Click on the document below to see which day we have music, computer lab, physical education, art, and library. It will also give you the teacher's name for each specials class.
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.
October 4 PTA Meeting:All are welcome to attend the PTA meeting at 7:00 PM in the GES Library.
October 5 Early Release:All learners will be dismissed at 1:00 PM and there will be no afternoon programs or activities for children. Please return your permission slips by today.
October 7 School Picture Day:bring your smile for our school picture day!
October 10 Columbus Day Holiday: no school
October 12 TIGER Presentation- 1:00 presentation from the Plymouth State University theater group
October 14 First Grade field trip- We are going to the Children's Museum in Dover. Remember to pack a bag lunch for your child for this trip.
October 21 Showcase: Join us for our Showcase performance at 1:45 PM in the gym.
October 26 Early Release:All learners will be dismissed at 1:00 PM and there will be no afternoon programs or activities for children.
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. Many of these words were introduced to your child at the kindergarten level. In first grade we will introduce and learn words that have short and long vowel patterns, color words, number words, word families, r-controlled vowel patterns, and more complex vowel patterns (like –ew, -oo, -ou, -ow). Your child will continue to learn more words in second grade. 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.
We play lots of games in our classroom to help us learn. Check here for math games you can play at home too. You may need dice, coins, or counters to play the games. If you visit the useful links tab (under Classroom Information), you can find websites with math games and resources as well.