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


River Rendezvous
Friday, February 24, 2017 5:25 PM

Your children were fantastic as they portrayed inventors, political and social leaders, writers and headline makers from multiple periods in history!

Thank you for providing the support at home, resources, pictures and costumes.  Wow!

I am wading through the reports, which included introductions, 4 paragraphs, conclusions and bibliographies.  Some of the paragraphs on traits still need to come in on Monday, but the amount and quality of the writing is impressive.  Celebrate!

Read-a-thon calendars (and $ if collected) is due on Friday but if at all possible please send the calendars in earlier.  If we all participated and documented our reading (even if we took a day off) the PTA provides ice cream treats for our class.  Don't procrastinate...pack the calendar in the backpack as soon as the 2/24 minutes have been added to the total and a parent has signed off.  Great job returning the weekly bookmarks this week!

The Ancient Civilizations board game (home) project is now front and center on my newsletters link.  Chip away at it a little bit at a time to keep it relatively stress-free.

Have a great week-end!