Welcome to Mrs. Michelle's Kindergarten Classroom
Hi! I’d like to share a bit about myself. My name is Michelle Reau Donahue the children should call me Mrs. Michelle.  This will be my thirteenth year at Loring and I am looking forward to a great year and yes somewhat challenging year of learning.  I grew up in the Victory Neighborhood  and lived on the Northside most of my life. My husband Bob and myself needed a little more space so six years ago we moved to Robbinsdale.
Our house is less than a mile from Loring so we see many students and their families at the stores, the library, or when we go to the doggy park with our Golden Retrievers Lulu Belle and
Daisy.  We also bring our puppy Frannie  who is a mini Goldendoodle. I hope I can add a picture of her as well… she is too cute for words and looks like a stuffed animal.  Thank goodness she’s cute because she can be very naughty.  Lulu is 12 years old and Daisy just turned 7.
I attended Minneapolis Public Schools and graduated from Patrick Henry High School, (a long time ago). I graduated from the University of Minnesota-Duluth with a degree in family life studies and child development. I earned my kindergarten through sixth grade teaching license from Augsburg College. I earned my Master’s in Early
Childhood Education from Concordia College in St. Paul along with Ms. Alm.I have been teaching in Minneapolis since 1989. This will be my 31st. year of teaching and my 28th year of teaching at the kindergarten level. I spent three years teaching first grade but kindergarten is my first love!
Kindergarten is a big step for your child. My goal is that: children feel challenged, successful, and proud of their accomplishments. I want them to love learning and to know that it is a lifelong process.
Due to the pandemic you should use my Google Voice number to reach me.  You will be able to text message me or call me if necessary
my phone number will be on Seesaw and with the materials we are sending home.  If we are in "live" groups I will not be able to answer your call and will have to return you call after the meeting. If you are having trouble getting your child online during our live meetings you can text me and I will try to assist you.  Please be sure to be five minutes early to each meeting so hopefully we can start on time.
 I look forward to working with you and your child. 
Mrs. Michelle