We are springing into some amazing learning in our classroom during the month of April.   The learners are writing up a storm of poems, stories, and informational pieces.   We are working on including evidence or reasons to support our opinions.   In math we are using addition and subtraction to help us measure lots of spring things. 

    The  Court of Quarters fundraiser will conclude this month.   Thank you all for sending in money to help us raise money for our new playground.   Hope you can join us on May 28th at 6:00-8:00 PM. for the Court of Quarters wrap up.   I wonder how many tiles of quarters we will have to cover the gym floor?      





 

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Court of Quarters

posted Mar 13, 2015, 2:36 AM by Mary Godbout   [ updated Apr 19, 2015, 11:48 AM ]

    Our playground fundraising efforts are going along very well.   So far we have collected over $5,000.00.   The children love the celebrations that we have been enjoying as we work our way towards the Court of Quarters.  We've had lunch in our classroom, Mrs. Bolduc has read to our class, we have earned sledding time, and we had a school-wide PJ day.   Our goal is to cover our gym floor with tiles filled with quarters.  Each tile can fit 100 quarters.   On May 28th come and join us at the GES gym to see how many tiles we have to cover the gym floor and earn money for our new playground!  

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posted Feb 15, 2015, 12:59 PM by Mary Godbout   [ updated Apr 19, 2015, 11:50 AM ]





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.  

Writing

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. 

Recess

posted Jun 20, 2013, 6:17 AM by Mary Godbout   [ updated Apr 19, 2015, 11:49 AM ]


  We go outside daily.   Please dress to be outside for our 25 minute recess.  Dress in layers to be comfortable during the change of seasons.  Mud boots are still recommended during mud season as the playground is very wet.   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 Apr 19, 2015, 11:59 AM ]


April 24~ Wild West Spirit Day
April 25-May3~ Spring Break
May 5~ PTA meeting at 7:00 P.M. in the GES library.  Poetry contest entries must be in today.
May 8-15~ Artist in Residence program in our specials classes.
May 15~ Showcase at 1:45 in the gym
May 20~ Early release.  All learners will be dismissed at 1:00.  There will be no after school activities. 
May 22~ Field trip to Locke's Hill for our vertical team
May 25~ Memorial Day holiday.  No school for learners
May 26-29~ Book Fair in the library
May 28~ Book Fair Family cook-out and the Court of Quarters from 6:00-8:00 P.M. at GES.


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