Hello from Mrs. Hartnett!

Hello, Loring 5th Graders and families!

I'm excited for the 2015/16 school year! I have taught in Virginia, England, and now Minnesota. I have lived in 17 cities, 3 countries, and 28 houses in my life, so I'm used to change and find it exciting, but I've been teaching for at Loring for four years now and it has been great to put down some roots. What a wonderful place to be! 

I have spent my summer read and writing and have enjoyed every minute of it. I can't wait to share my love of these things with you. I am looking forward to a year of challenging ourselves, trying something new, and enjoying language together. We will be making choices for our learning that will keep us interested and excited about books, and we will make our own goals for ourselves as learners. We will also discover and celebrate the authors within. Let's get started!

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Just for fun, let's try a 'True' or 'False' quiz about Mrs. Hartnett . . . You'll have to just guess until you know me better!

True or False:  Mrs. Hartnett likes to jump out of airplanes.

True or False: Mrs. Hartnett has eaten a snake.

True or False: Mrs. Hartnett has met Kate DiCamillo.

True or False: Mrs. Hartnett has taught someone in the Royal Family of Great Britain.

True or False: Mrs. Hartnett loves broccoli.

True or False: Mrs. Hartnett has been to the Forbidden Forest and Hogwarts.


Good luck! :-)