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
Nov. 14
Tuesday, November 14, 2017 4:15 PM

Dear Families,


Today we sent home report cards.  We hope that you will celebrate your child's accomplishments from the first quarter, which ended Nov. 1.  We are working hard to continue learning in all areas.  The current grading period ends Jan. 24.  Do sit down with your child and discuss their report card with them after reading the letter that accompanied it.  Set some goals and ask your child to think of some specific small steps they could take to reach those goals.  Steady effort makes a difference!


Ms. Boyle

Ms. Boyle's last day will be next Tuesday, Nov.  21.  She has been an outstanding co-teacher and we will all miss her calm, steady leadership, her fun lessons and her compassionate listening.  After all of Ms. Boyle's lessons on persuasive writing, I expect some students will try to persuade her to stay!



The 3 boxes of different sizes can be brought to school on Thursday, Nov.15 or Friday, Nov. 16.  We will use them on Friday.  Remember that all sort of boxes work.  Save those you empty in the kitchen!  (Details in the last 2 updates.)  


Native American Family Involvement Day Celebration

Thursday, November 16 is Native American Family Involvement Day. Schools throughout the district will be celebrating the rich heritage and cultural contributions of our Native American students and community members.  At LHCS, we welcome back Niiwo Giizhik Dance Troop for a student assembly.  



Kindergarten buddies, fable writing, assembling books about maps, readers' theater, new math groups to learn about "Equal Groups" (concepts of multiplication and division, solving word prolems and learning effective strategies to help us solve equations) and activities about energy!


We wish you a wonderful Thanksgiving!  We are thankful for your support and the opportunity to work with your child!


Mrs. Porter and Ms. Boyle