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
Monday, June 3, 2019 2:40 PM

We are almost done!

Please send a large bag (reuasable or double bagged paper) in addition to the backpack tomorrow.  We will clean out our lockers and remove a few items from our desks. 

Please send another bag on Friday, when we'll send home all remaining items.

Please wear class t-shirts on Wednesday for the trip to Linden Hills park.  Also dress for an afternoon in the sun:  caps, sunglasses, sunscreen are encouraged.  Please apply sunscreen at home.

If possible, please wear class t-shirts on Thursday for our AM kickball tournament.  Remember to wear tennis shoes!

Family homework:  Please explore the website www.everykidinapark.gov . This program provides free passes to national parks, historic sites, and other federal lands and waters for all 4th graders and their families.  Apply in September when your child is a 4th grader, and you will be able to enjoy the benefits until Aug. 31. 2020.  Reservations often need to be made a year in advance, so start researching your favorite sites together now! 

P.S.  The persuasive letter encouraging you to visit a certain park is coming home today. 

It has been a pleasure to work with your child this year.  Have a wonderful summer!