Degrees and Certifications:
BA Elementary Education MA Instructional Technology
Mrs. Colleen Fridlund
Welcome to Horace Mann 5th grade! We will have an exciting year of academic learning, engaging field trips, and various school leadership opportunities to prepare our 5th graders for middle school. I look forward to working with students, staff, and families.
This is my 9th year at Horace Mann and 35+ years with the SPPS schools. I love walking, playing card games, puzzles of any kind, Minnesota sports teams, and relaxing with a good book. I love teaching Math to all of the 5th graders. Math is everywhere - we will find it through games and activities all year long.
I believe in providing a structured learning environment where students take onwership for their learning. I strive to take students from where they are and help them grow both socially and emotionally. Using Responsive Classroom curriculum, our classroom is a safe learning enviorment where students develop skills to become strong independent learners. I believe making connections with what students already know helps them deepen their learning. Open communication with students and families is key to a successful year!
The 5th grade has a Shutterfly webpage for families to see what we are doing throughout the year. Your 5th grade child has the information to access our webpage. Contact me if you have any questions.