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!


9:15-9:40 Breakfast to go

9:40-10:00 Morning Meeting

10:00-10:10 Calendar and Math Review

10:10-11:10 Math Block

11:10-12:00 Arts Specialist

12:00-12:15 Interactive Read Aloud

12:15-12:35 Lunch

12:35-12:50 Cooperative Play

12:50-1:50 Reading Block

1:50-2:20 Phonics and Word Study

2:20-2:45 Recess

(Two days per week)

2:45-3:25 Science or Social Studies

3:25-3:50 Writing

(Three days per week)

2:45-3:50 Writing

3:50 Dismissal

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