Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelor of Science- Concordia University Masters of Arts- University of Minnesota
Mrs. Amy Kortuem
I am beginning my 16th year as a 4th grade teacher at Horace Mann. I have been working in the Saint Paul Public Schools for 35 years, teaching 1st, 3rd and 4th grade. In addition, I coordinated a reading program for 9 years. I received my BA in Education from Concordia University and my Master’s Degree in Curriculum and Instruction from St. Cloud University.
My husband David and I are avid sports fans. We can both be found attending, as well working at professional and college athletics. We have an amazing, four-legged, furry son named Edison.
After 35 years working in education, there is no place that I would rather be than teaching at Horace Mann Elementary. Being a teacher is both an incredible responsibility and a tremendous delight. There is no better career than being able to introduce kids to the wonder of learning while fostering their creativity and independence.
I believe each child is a unique individual having his or her own learning style and needs. To accommodate those needs, students will make choices so they can begin taking ownership of their education, which will foster personal and academic success. When you walk into the classroom you will see an environment that celebrates these learning differences by providing: whole group instruction where we work together as a class to problem solve and share our ideas with each other; small groups based on needs, interests, classroom projects, etc.; individual work time that will allow me to work one-on-one to meet students’ individual needs.
Grateful to work with you,
Mrs. Amy Kortuem - 4th Grade Teacher
Reading Practice Activities
Book Worm Great Books for Kids 6-12
Suessville - Dr. Seuss
Meet Authors & Illustrators on the Web
Another Site to Learn about Authors & Illustrators
Story Arts Theatre - Listen to Stories on the Web
Fairy Tales, Fable, and Folktales
Lemony Snicket's Book Quizzes
Roald Dahl's Home Page
Create & Print your Own Bookmark
Another Bookmark Making Site
Series Book Lists
Make a Bookmark Online
How to Pronounce Authors' Names
Super Kids Vocabulary Builder
Fun Brain Vocabulary Games
Word of the Day
All About Idioms
Vocabulary Games to Play
Fact Monster Spelling Bee
Play "Spell Check" from Fun Brain
Play "Word Builder"
Ten Tips for Better Spelling
Rules for Spelling Plural Nouns
Frequently Misspelled Words
Wacky Web Tales
On-Line Reference Tools to Help You With Writing
Play "Power Proofreading"
Cursive Handwriting Animations
Practice Your Cursive Online
Common & Proper Nouns Activity
Adverbs & Adjectives Game
Nouns & Verbs Game
Practice Adding Quotes
Using Commas in a Series
Play Sentence Clubhouse
Paint by Idioms
Play Punctuation Paintball
Find a Synonym or Antonym here