Mrs. McDonald

Phone: 651-293-6606


Degrees and Certifications:

Mrs. McDonald


My name is Mrs. McDonald. This is my 3rd year here at Global Arts plus and my 11th year teaching. I have a background in elementary science and a masters degree in reading curriculum and instruction. I enjoy arts education and am passionate about my work here with my first grade scholars.

This year, we are joined by a student teacher from the University of Minnesota, Ms. Gronfor. She is working toward her master's degree in elementary education. She brings fresh perspective, great energy, and a joy for learning to our classroom!

First graders work hard throughout the day in a classroom that is lively, cooperative and rigorous. I am excited to spend my eleventh year of teaching with such a great group of learners! 

Please feel free to email me at any time with questions or comments about your child's first grade experience!

Mrs. McDonald

Daily Schedule

  • 9:15-9:35 Breakfast and morning work

    9:35-9:50 Morning Meeting

    9:50-10:50 Math

    10:50-11:10 Science/Social Studies

    11:10-12:00 Arts Specialist

    12:00-12:10 Read Aloud

    12:10-12:40 Lunch

    12:40-1:50 Reading 

    1:50-2:20 Skills time

    2:20-2:45 Recess

    2:45-3:45 Writing

    3:45-3:55 Closing circle

    3:57 Dismissal


Class trip to the post box!