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 grew up in southern Minnesota, received my undergraduate and Master's degrees from the University of Minnesota, and have been teaching at Loring Community School for 20 years.  My husband and I have five-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 incredible Physics Force Show at the University of MN, and listening to the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra at Ted Mann Concert Hall.  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.

October 31, 2018:  Classroom newsletters will come home every other week in your child's green Wednesday folder.  A very special recent highlight for our classroom included our wonderful field trip to the MN Landscape Arboretum.  Your child met the “Talking Tree,” learned about who lives in each forest layer, learned how pill bugs and fungi turn leaves and dead trees into soil, searched for signs of forest plants and animals on a hike, and visited “Scarecrow Village.”  Other special recent highlights for our classroom include meeting our classroom millipedes and pill bugs and getting together with our third grade Peace Partners.

 

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.