Phone: Main Office: 651.293.8675___________ Google Voice: 651.505.3807
Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education University of Minnesota, Minneapolis Campus Master's of Education, Elementary Education University of Minnesota, Minneapolis Campus
Ms. Karen Mueller
Welcome. Let me introduce myself.
I have been a classroom teacher in St. Paul Public Schools since 1989, with two school years teaching overseas.
I spent one year teaching at International School of Choueifat in Lahore, Pakistan, for the school year 1997-1998. I had a third grade classroom and a fourth grade classroom that I rotated between. Living overseas with a family was an amazing learning experience for me, both in the classroom and out.
I took another school year off from SPPS in 1999-2000 and taught at the International School in Nacka, located outside of Stockholm in Fisksatra. I had a combination classroom of first and second graders whose parents were either foreigners working in Sweden or English speakers who had relocated to Sweden. To see the faces of the world in front of me everyday was a mind opening experience.
My Saint Paul teaching experience began in 1987 with two years of substituting at nearly every elementary school in town and many middle schools. I began in the classroom at ECON (East Consolidated, now Bruce Vento). I have since taught at Farnsworth Elementary, Prosperity Elementary, Farnsworth Upper 5-8, and now back to Farnsworth Lower.
Although I have many years of experience teaching, I am learning and growing every day as I learn new ideas to meet the needs of each one of our learners.
Thank you for allowing me to work with you and your child as we all continue to be lifelong learners.
(My last name rhymes with "Teller". Ignore the "u" and pronounce the "e" as short.)
Class requirements for homework and practice:
· Students should read independently at least 30 minutes per day, and increase as the time continues.
They may read fiction, non-fiction, newspapers, magazines, as long as they are meeting new words and being inspired to think.
· Fourth graders should be confident and automatic in their addition, subtraction, multiplication and division basic facts.
* Students have access to internet apps. Students are able to work on skills outside of school on a device with internet access.
Virtual Learning School (VLS) Teacher
Distance Learning in 2021
Each student is required to daily mark themselves "present" as a learner in CAMPUS. Directions added here.
Required daily group meetings on GoogleMeet: 10am- 11am and 1pm - 2pm.
Virtual meetings will take place using Google Meet. Our class code is teacher's last name: Mueller.
Daily Content Schedule
Specialist Areas: Physical Education, Science, and Aerospace Science (2 week rotation). Specialist support time 11-11:30am Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at the specific teacher's Google Meet room.
Whole Group Class Meetings via Google Meet daily 10am- 11am and 1pm- 2pm.
Small Guided Study/Learning/Teaching Groups will meet daily 11:15- 11:45 am and 2:15- 2:45 pm on the class Google Meet site. Student will be assigned two sessions a week. These assignments will change as needed for the topic. Daily and weekly updates will be made in Schoology.
Literacy Skills Block: Reading, Writing, Grammar
Content Block: Health, Social Studies, Aerospace in the Classroom (in rotation)
Math and Math Review
Academic Support / Family Contact via Google Meet