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
January 16
Tuesday, January 16, 2018 8:25 PM

Correction:  The biography "wax museum" will be on Friday, Feb. 23 in the afternoon.  The time is still being negotiated.  Our class will feature the museum in our own classroom.

The students worked hard on their Bridge standardized diagnostic assessment this morning.  

No new map sheet this week or next due to short weeks.  However, I handed out 2nd copies for students who had missing work for this quarter.  These need to be in by Jan 24 at the latest.  Work may have been missing due to the no name syndrome, the black hole that exists in some desks, or ????  Check to see whether your child has any map sheets to complete.

We will have a math timing this Friday but not next week (3 day week).  No Greek / Latin roots list either week.  

Thank you for helping your child locate other resources about their historymaker.   It was great to see so many additional books in the classroom today.  Students may take notes from them during literacy block.  Note taking continues until Jan. 24, but we will add some additional tasks as listed on the timeline (see newsletter).  Again, sorry about the mix-up on the wax museum date!