Degrees and Certifications:
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!
9:15-9:35 Breakfast and morning work
9:35-9:50 Morning Meeting
10:50-11:10 Science/Social Studies
11:10-12:00 Arts Specialist
12:00-12:10 Read Aloud
1:50-2:20 Skills time
3:45-3:55 Closing circle