Degrees and Certifications:
BA in Art Studio from Concordia University in Saint Paul Education certificate from Augsburg College Masters in Differentiated Instruction From Concordia University in Saint Paul
Ms. Erika Berg
About Ms. Berg: In 2004, I graduated from college with a degree in Art Studio from Concordia University. I studied painting, pottery, and photography. Following college, I worked as a clerk in a school beginning in 2006. There, I decided to return to college to get my teaching degree. I received my teaching license in 2011 from Augsburg College. I joined The Heights Community School in January, 2017, teaching 3rd grade. I began teaching 4th grade beginning the 2018-2019 school year. I recieved my Masters Degree in differentiated instruction in 2020 from Concordia University. I came back to teach 3rd grade in 2020 during distance learning.
I love to read, play at the beach, draw, write, paint, watch movies, cook, and play with my son and daughter.
This year, 3rd graders will begin to learn multiplication facts, focus on adding and subtracting multi digit numbers with regrouping (carrying and borrowing), and work with geometry, fractions, and begin division concepts. In literacy, we constantly work to increase fluency in reading, discussing various aspects of literacy.
Students will get homework every week. It will come in their Thursday folders along with other communication from the school community. Scholars are expected to read for 20-30 minutes a night and keep a book log to record pages. There will also be math homework corresponding to what unit we are working on. This will be due the following week and it is expected that the scholars work on it for 15 minutes each night. I differentiate homework for each student and welcome you to help your scholar at home. I also use Schoology classroom online and scholars can find links and resources there.(Not applicable during distance learning)
I welcome parents and guardians to contact me or come and visit the classroom anytime. As a community school, I encourage you as members of the community to come and get to know the scholars' learning community.
The Heights Community School welcomes parent volunteers. Please contact Julie Wellman, our school parent coordinator at 651-293-8815 or firstname.lastname@example.org, if you are interested in volunteering.