Krista Lima - Room 102

Welcome to a unique and robust year of learning at Loring Community School! My name is Krista Lima and 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 am excited to be beginning my 23rd year of teaching in Minneapolis.  My husband and I have twin seven-year-old daughters, Ashley and Freya.  They keep us entertained and quite busy!  When I’m not planning lessons or educating scholars, I’m most likely to be biking, hiking, gardening, cooking, baking, or playing games with my daughters.


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. Technology is integrated to enhance learning experiences for all students. The classroom community is used to teach the importance of citizenship. All Loring students receive Art, Music, Technology, and Physical Education as specialist classes. Some of the exciting things planned for first grade this year include using our knowledge and the engineering design process to construct bridges, and studying geology and geography. As they are planned, your child will attend virtual field trips that are aligned with our state standards.  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.


September 3, 2020:  Please read the Distance Learning Parent Letter located in Classroom News.


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

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