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
A quick reminder to check the blue folders: The STEAM Day student preference sign-up went home today and is due back this Friday, 4/28. Vocabulary words went home Monday- all students are on the same list (rupt-). Weekly math timings continue and it is exciting when students have really been practicing at home nightly. Thanks for carving out 10 minutes or so each evening to drill and encourage. Mastery of multiplication facts allows your child to handle the more complex math problems in class without trauma.
Also Friday: All classes needed more time to complete the MCA math test. We worked really hard this morning and will finish on Friday afternoon. (4/28) Please add this to your calendar. The students will be excited about that evening's carnival but they need to stay focused and do their best.
in literacy we are now reading about national parks. Feel free to talk about the topic at home! Get out an atlas and look up parks family members have visited, parks you've heard about that remain on your bucket list, and parks that may be near future trip destinations.
We are also writing some poetry and reading lots of books by author Patricia Polacco, which we will compare shortly.
Last week's map featured baseball teams across the country, while this week's topic is produce raised in Florida. We have a bit of time at the very beginning of each day to complete these, but your child should take theirs home and return it on Friday if needed.
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