Ms. Deborah Thompson

Phone: 651-293-8965


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Ms. Deborah Thompson


I’m Debbie Thompson, Fourth Grade teacher. I am privileged to be at Horace Mann because of the respectful kids and supportive parents.  Over the past 29 years I have taught grades 1st, 3rd, 4th, 6th, and Reader’s Theater.  I have two daughters and six grandchildren, three boys and three girls. I love spending time with family, camping (especially in The Boundary Waters), fishing and traveling domestically and internationally. I am fortunate to have traveled to many fascinating places including countries throughout Southeast Asia, Peru, Croatia, United Arab Emirates, numerous European countries and many other destinations. Closer to home, I love visiting our National Parks. I look forward to working with you to educate your child. 
I am thrilled to be working with the Home/School Visit Project again this year. It is my goal (along with my partner, Mrs. McParland) to visit each family at home in the beginning of the year and again in May.

The Horace Mann 4th grade is a family of learners who work together through team teaching, independent learning, cooperative groups, and partnership learning experiences.

Curriculum Focus is on the core academic areas outlined in the District Curriculum.  We emphasize the development of independent work/study skills and learn strategies for organization which allow students to become independent, responsible learners. Fourth graders also learn and practice conflict resolution skills and develop problem solving and personal decision making skills.

Enrichment Opportunities

  • Mini-Courses: Small group interest area classes taught by parent, community, and business volunteers (offered three times each year)
  • Art Adventure: Art history and appreciation taught by parent volunteers, culminating in a field trip to the Minneapolis Institute of Art.
  • Accelerated Reader: Independent reading time using literature at individual independent reading levels and computer tests. Students are expected to read 25 books during their fourth grade year.

Service Learning Projects

  • Book Buddies: Weekly time spent enjoying books with kindergarten buddies.

Ms. Thompson - 4th Grade Teacher