Thursday, June 16, 2016

What a Great Week!

Hello Everyone!

What a super week! We had wonderful weather for our field day and cookout! Today Cali's Mom came in. We made sun prints outside after our nature walk. We collected great items to put on our special paper. We let the paper dry-and with the help of the sun....the magic happened!!! Thank you Kerrin! Yahoo for you!!!

Happy summer to all. I LOVED this year and all of my nearly 2nd graders!

Mrs. G.

Sunday, June 12, 2016

Field Day Monday!

Yay for field day! Please have your child wear sneakers and clothes that he/she can run in. Also, please put sunscreen on your child before coming to school. There will be a water and snack station outside. Fun, fun,fun!!!!

Mrs. G.

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

What a Blast!

Our Skillin Million Page Parade was AWESOME!!
The Memorial band sounded great and the color guard was fantastic! What a fun morning!
The parade is supposed to be on channel 8 tonight at 6:00!  So exciting!
First Graders and Mrs. G.

Monday, June 6, 2016


Tomorrow is our school parade starting around 10:00. If you still have the white t-shirts with the paws, please have your child wear it TOMORROW- Tuesday. Thanks!

Wednesday, June 1, 2016


Oh my!
It really is June? We have been very busy completing end of year assessments. Some fun events are coming up! Tonight is our Art Show! 5-6. The book Fair is also open! Come and see the fabulous art!
On Monday some SPHS students are reading to us. Tuesday the 7th is the school parade! Monday the 13th is our cookout and field day. The last day for students is Friday the 17th. It will be a full day.
That's all for now!

Mrs. G.

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

May News

Hi Everyone!

I hope you had a super mom's day. We had fun creating your present!
For the remainder of the school year, I will be assessing and finishing our first grade curriculum. This year has flown. It will be sad to see my students be 2nd graders!!

Your child will be taking a reading and math test on the computer. Also, we will finish our end of unit assessments in our math books. I will be assessing writing pieces too! It is a busy time of year!

Tomorrow is a half day. Dismissal will be at 12:30. Have a nice day!

Lisa and Class

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

April News

Hi Everyone!

I am so proud of our little stars! The show was awesome in the afternoon and awesome in the evening!! What a terrific class!!!!

We have been assessing, measuring, reading, adding and subtracting each day.
Just a reminder that students start the school day at 8:45. That is when we all come in.and start our day. Please try to have your child here then. It is a settling and readying time for all.

Lynn Plourde is a children's author who will be visiting Skillin for most of the week. We love her books and videos. She is creative and fun!

We have a half day on Thursday, April 14 and no school April 15. The next week is vacation. I hope you have some special times with your child.

I feel very fortunate to have such a hard working and enthusiastic group!

Mrs. G.

Monday, March 28, 2016


Just a reminder that our big show is this Thurs.3-31. Please have your star here in our classroom at 5:30. You can drop him/her off . The show starts at 6:00. It will be in the gym The students will be wearing little masks and a white t-shirt over their clothes. Thank you Mrs. Goodall!
She's the best!!! See you there!

Tuesday, March 22, 2016


Just a reminder that our musical will be on March 31. Please drop off your star in our classroom at 5:30 to put on their t shirt that Mrs. Goodall made for them! They also will be wearing masks. More info. soon!! We are VERY excited!

Tuesday, March 8, 2016


Hi Everyone,
We will have an early release day tomorrow March 9. Dismissal will be at 12:30.

Sunday, March 6, 2016


Hello Everyone,
Happy March! It was nice to spend my birthday  with my class!
We have been very busy with our science unit. Our biomes are finished and we have added a lot of new information in our journals. To complete our unit we have another experiment and books to make. This has been great learning fun!
In math we will be measuring to the inch and centimeter with various objects and rulers.
For our computer project we are making collages on our i pads of what living things need. Those will be finished soon!
We had a hockey player read to us for Dr. Seuss' Birthday celebration! We love reading his books!
More later!

Mrs. Gordon's Class

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Student led Conferences

Thank you all so much for attending your child's winter conference! I was so impressed listening to most students share their learning and progress with you. I appreciate your flexibility and kind words! You certainly are a wonderful group of parents! Enjoy time with your child and Happy Valentine's Day!
                                                             Lisa Gordon

Saturday, January 30, 2016

Happy February!

Just a reminder for students to wear sneakers every Friday and to return library books every Friday as well. Also, we do go out to recess most days. Please have your child bring boots, snow pants, a hat or hood and mittens/gloves. They need snow pants and boots to play in the snow. Thank you!

It's conference time! Thank you for sending in the conference form. I will send a confirmation slip home.

Sunday, January 10, 2016


Hello Everybody!

I hope you all had a wonderful break.!
We are working hard on word problems, addition and subtraction in math. The students are using various strategies to solve problems. Also, we are beginning a new unit focusing on collecting and recording data,using the number line, time and money. We will learn games to develop our math skills.

We have been writing, sharing and discussing stories that the students wrote. The observations are insightful and fun to hear!

In science we are learning about animals and living/non living things. This unit of study is new to us this year and proves to be very interesting. The students love it!

Our reading continues to improve as the book levels get more challenging.It is great to see their confidence increasing when starting to use reading strategies. I am very proud of the students!

I am also proud to announce that all students have been SUPERSTARS and we are doing a second round!! Wednesday is a half day.

We are currently working on i pads and will be videoing a book talk soon!
That's it for now! I enjoy each day with this very special class!