Welcome Back!


    Hello all, and welcome to first grade at Global Arts Plus! I am so excited to be your teacher this year and to partner with your family to make this the best year yet! Check this site weekly to find our newsletter, classroom photos, learning resources, school updates, and more!


    Please send your child to school with a backpack, water bottle and two masks. All other school supplies (crayons, glue, folders, etc) will be provided for your child and you do not need to send anything else with them. We welcome a $20 donation for these supplies if you are willing or able to contribute - and this donation is completely optional!

    If you need to reach me throughout the day, email is best. I check it each day at 9:15 and 2:30. Emails sent after 2:30 will not be seen until after students leave. Please keep your phone on throughout the day in case I need to contact you to confirm transportation or your dismissal plan.


    Feel free to contact me at any time with questions or comments. I welcome your feedback!


    Amy McDonald

    1st Grade - Global Arts Plus

    email: amy.mcdonald@spps.org



Our Classroom

    9:15-9:40 Breakfast and Morning Work

    9:40-10:00 Morning Meeting

    10:00-11:00 Reader's Workshop

    11:00-11:30 Phonics/Skills

    11:30-12:00 Lunch

    12:00-12:30 Recess

    12:30-12:40 Math Review



    12:40-1:30 Music

    1:20-2:10 Math


    12:40-2:10 Math


    2:10-3:00 Specialist Class (Drama and Dance, Visual Art, Science)

    3:00-3:35 Writing, Social Studies, and/or SEL

    3:35-3:50 Interactive Read Aloud

    3:50-4:00 Dismissal

Phone: 651-293-6606


Degrees and Certifications:

Mrs. McDonald

Meet the Teacher!

Name Amy McDonald (Mrs. McDonald)

Family My husband, Cullen and my dog, Lupa

Home Cooper neighborhood of Minneapolis

Favorites Animal: dogs (Lupa!)  Color: purple   Song: Go Well and Safely   Food: Spaghetti   Place: Anywhere near the water, and my classroom!   Activities: Reading, camping, and riding my bike   Book: This Is Not My Hat

Education Bachelor's of Science in Elementary Education, Master's of Curriculum and Instruction

Licenses K-6 Elementary, 5-8 Science, K-12 Reading

Experience Thirteen delightful years of teaching in grades k-3! I love my job!!