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


Pumpkin Bowling
Monday, October 15, 2018 4:15 PM

Here is a link to see pictures from our enlightening and fun field trips (River Rendezvous and the Planetarium) as well as our read-in.



We'll make another trip to the school bookfair tomorrow, so students would be able to buy books then or if they come to conferences with you.  I usually meet with just the parents, but students often read or make designs with math shapes in the hall while we meet.  You could shop the bookfair together after the conference.

Students will need 3 boxes of different sizes for a project we do the week of Thanksgiving.  Please start saving boxes you empty in the kitchen, smaller Amazon boxes, shoeboxes, etc.  Nothing larger than a wide shoebox, please.  I'd appreciate it if the boxes don't come to school until November.

On Tuesday, ask your child about the cool playdough activity they did with Ms. Heider.  Check in with your budding architect about the museum map s/he designed as well!