Mrs. Twyman - Read, Write, and Create and 7th grade ELA
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News and Notes:

October is National Bullying Prevention Month. To launch the month, we watched an incredible speaker named Nick Vujicic talk about his own experience with being bullied. The students were struck by Nick's ability to make light of his disability - he was born with no limbs - and speak passionately about the importance of treating everyone around us with respect and dignity no matter what. 

Here is a link to the video we watched, several of the students said they wanted to share this with their parents!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QV47eKRE4NU

Fall Conferences: We schedule parent teacher conferences for our advisory students, but if you would like to meet with me please send me an email so we can schedule a time.

Please go to SIGN UP GENIUS to sign up for a conference. I look forward to seeing you! 

  • Tuesday, Oct. 12 from 4:10-5:30 (email me if you need a time after this and I can add you in)
  • Tuesday, Oct 17 from 4:10 - 7:40
  • Wednesday, Oct. 18 from 8:00 - 11:40
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About Me:

I am very excited to be starting my twelfth year as a teacher at Lake Harriet Upper! I live in Richfield with my husband Todd, my two kids, Katie (25) and Matt (23) and our beautiful daughter, Marilyn. I grew up right here on 51st and Queen and even attended kindergarten right here at "Fulton School!" I have been teaching Middle School English Language Arts for Minneapolis Public Schools for several years now. I am thrilled to have the opportunity to teach Read, Write, Create to our 6th graders as well as one section of 7th grade ELA. This promises to be an amazing year for me and my hope it to set the stage for an inspiring year for our students.

Contact Information:

The best way to reach me is via school email. I periodically check Email during the school day, and you can expect a reply from me within 24 hours. I truly welcome an open line of communication with families to ensure the success of all of our students. 

Email Address:  karen.twyman@mpls.k12.mn.us

My Daily Class Schedule:

Advisory: 9:40-10:01

Period One: 10:04-10:55 Teach Prep

Period Two: 10:58-11:49 6th grade Read, Write, Create

Period Three: 11:52-12:43 7th grade ELA

Lunch: 12:43-1:13

Period Four: 1:31-2:22

Period Five: 2:25-3:16

Period Six: 3:19-4:10

Grading in my classes:

I grade on a ten point scale. The purpose behind this is to help students focus on their profiency with the given concepts and standards rather than just looking at a grade and average against the rest of the class. Students who receive a 1 or 2, indicating a lack of proficiency with the standard are expected to see me for additional support. Students with an "M" grade are missing the assignment and will have until the end of any given unit to make up the work, however it is highly suggested that students catch up on missing work as quickly as possible to keep on track with the learning trajectory.

 

       

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