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
June 4
Monday, June 04, 2018 4:55 PM

Welcome to the LAST week of the school year!

I encourage your child to use a water bottle throughout the day.  Also, please help your child empty the home folder each night so you can glance at your child's work. I am proud of their effort on our persuasive letters!  

We are squeezing in one last Greek and Latin root list and several projects this week.

One reading group is presenting a news report about the adventures of a tiny canoe while another creates mini parade floats depicting favorite scenes from their text.  Two groups are practicing reader's theater style fractured fairy tales to share with our class.  We'll also remember Father's Day (early) and do a group project about goods and services for economics.

Wednesday, June 6

Bring 2 sturdy cloth bags and a backpack for locker clean-out and the start of desk clearing.  Double-bagged paper bags work also.

Wear tennis shoes for kickball.

Final kindergarten buddy session.  Watching the 3rd graders and their buddies interact is a delight!

Thursday, June 7

Wear your t-shirt for end of year fun at Linden Hills Park.  Dress for the weather (sun protection) and wear tennis shoes.

Friday, June 8

Once again, bring 2 sturdy cloth bags for the final desk clearing, art projects, etc.

Wear tennis shoes for kickball.

Report cards backpacked home.  I will miss you!

Have a restful summer! 

Dawn Porter