Krista Lima - Room 102
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Welcome to another exciting year of learning at Loring Community School! I'm very excited to be your child's teacher!  I’ve been teaching in Minneapolis and at Loring Community School since 1998.  I grew up in Owatonna, MN and received my undergraduate and Master degrees from the University of Minnesota.  My husband and I have four-year-old twin daughters, Ashley and Freya. They keep us entertained and quite busy!

First grade is a year of social, emotional, academic, and physical growth!  First graders develop skills and habits of learning to become lifelong readers and writers. They develop mathematical reasoning and problem-solving skills through hands-on learning experiences and use the scientific method to make observations in science. Technology is integrated to enhance learning experiences for all students. The classroom community is used to teach the importance of citizenship. All Loring students attend Art, Music, Technology, and Physical Education as specialist classes. Some of the exciting things planned for first grade this year include working in the Loring Schoolyard Garden, studying life cycles of organisms, exploring properties of earth materials, and using our knowledge and the engineering design process to construct walls and bridges.  Our field trips include celebrating "Fall in the Forest" at the University of MN Landscape Arboretum, attending the theater performance of The Velveteen Rabbit at Northrop Auditorium, and the incredible Physics Force Show at the University of MN.  I’m looking forward to helping your child build positive relationships with his/her classmates, develop and sustain enthusiasm for learning, use problem-solving skills, and assume responsibility for his/her own learning.

November 15, 2017:  Classroom newsletters will come home every other week in your child's green Wednesday folder.  A Special recent highlight for our classroom includes learning as much as we can about our guppies, snails, and millipedes.  Ask your child for some fun facts he has learned.  We’ll be saying goodbye to our organisms next Monday as it’s time for them to head to another first grade classroom.  Other recent highlights include attending The Velveteen Rabbit performed by a dance company from California and learning more about each other through our scrapbook pages sharing.

 
 

For more detailed information from our week, please click CLASSROOM NEWS here or on the tab to the right. 

Visits to the classroom are welcomed and encouraged.  In the interest of honoring the work happening in our room and your time, please contact me to schedule a visit. The easiest way to reach me is Krista.Lima@mpls.k12.mn.us.