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, December 17, 2018 1:30 PM

A couple of important announcements for this week:

We look forward to seeing many of you at the winter concert, Thursday from 10:40-11:00.  Third grade does not have any special  performances going on in the room afterwards.  We will be reviewing for either our government assessment or the energy test during that 1/2 hour before lunch.  It's a busy week!

On Friday we will relax for the last hour and have a read-in.  Students are welcome to bring their own books to read as well as something soft that will fit in their locker.

The third graders have been writing booklets that are intended to be given to parents as a gift sometime during break.  We'll be wrapping them on Thursday afternoon.  Please check your child's backpack on Friday in case they forget it is there in all the excitement.

No spelling or Greek / Latin vocabulary this week, but we will quiz over the math facts and we're completing a sheet of questions over a map of major U.S. rivers.  In science we are working with graduated cylinders and syringes to measure the volume of water in containers.  Friday we'll do an experiment with baking soda and vinegar to reinforce the concept that matter can change during a reaction.

I hope you have a wonderful break with your children!