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
March 19
Tuesday, March 19, 2019 2:35 PM

We are eagerly anticipating the arrival of the ancient civilization board games on Thursday!  Please make sure your child includes her or his name on the board.  We have been practicing how to write a simple bibliography in class.  (ABC order by author's last name:  last name, first name.  Title (capitalize important words).  Students should write their bibliography at home and hand it in by next Wednesday.  Directions are due on Monday.

Review list of Greek and Latin words this week (ben-, mal-), spelling of oi, oy and long o words.  

The crayfish are an exciting addition to our classroom.  Thanks for sending small amounts of food for them!

Tomorrow our class will be taking a reading assessment. It is a district assessment that is good practice for the state reading test (MCA).

The algebra math unit is coming along well.  Students received from their math teacher a packet that includes sample problems to show parents what algebra looks like at the third grade level.

On Friday we will attend a presentation by CLIMB Theater.  Ask your child about it after school Friday!

Please be on the lookout for strep.