Dawn Porter-Third Grade

I am delighted to continue teaching at Lake Harriet Lower Campus!   I spent my first 3 years  of teaching in Waukegan, IL, after graduating from Luther College with a BA degree in elementary education and Spanish.  For 22 years  I taught at Jefferson Community School in Minneapolis, first as a Spanish specialist and then for 17 years as a third grade teacher. In the fall of 2008 I moved to Lake Harriet.  My husband and I enjoy living in the  Linden Hills neighborhood.  Our daughter graduated from Southwest High School in 2012 and the University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point in 2016.  Our son graduated from Southwest in 2015 and attends Luther College.

 My e-mail address is: Dawn.Porter@mpls.k12.mn.us


River Rendezvous
May 17, 2017
Wednesday, May 17, 2017 9:00 AM


Important dates coming up:

Tonight:  3rd grade concert and art display.

3rd Grade Performance Night, Wednesday, May 17th  at Lower
6:15 to 6:30 Art Exhibits available for viewing in the Commons Area 
6:30 to 7:00 Musical Performance in the Gym 
 (Dance group 6:30-6:40, music performance 6:40-7:00) 
7:00 to 7:30 Art Exhibits available for viewing in Commons Area 

  Mill City Museum field trip this Friday, May 19.  Please use a disposible bag for your lunch and mark it with your name.  Chaperones will meet us at the museum at 11:00 and should bring a lunch.  Everyone should wear good walking shoes and dress for the weather.  We finish at 2:45.

Monday, May 22  (pm) We'll take the final standardized assessment on the computer, the Bridge test in math and reading.

Friday, May 26 is Field Day.  Dress for the weather, wear tennis shoes, have a water bottle,  Please apply sun protection before leaving for school.  Thanks!

Our final word sort list is this week.  Test on Thursday.  No vocab list due to the short week and extra events (Art Adventure and Junior Achievement).  We'll squeeze in a vocab list next week.

We are still working hard on long division, finding the mean, median and mode of a data set, writing persuasive letters, reading chapter books, and deciphering a map of the Grand Canyon.  Coming soon:  economics lessons and an engineering unit!