Room 109

Welcome to Kindergarten!

Hello, Families! My name is Greta Callahan and I am thrilled to be your child's teacher! It’s going to be a fun year, full of lots of learning and new adventures. I want to know all about your child, but first I’m going to tell you a few things about me.

I was born and raised in Minneapolis, MN and I am the fifth born out of eight children. I am very close to my siblings and parents. I love my job and my family! I live with my adorable son, Morris. Morris is going into fifth grade this year and loves to read and swim. I attended Augsburg College for both my bachelor’s degree and my master’s degree in education. I love teaching kindergarten and am extremely passionate about the education of our children.  In my free time I love to cook, go to the park or lakes with Morris, create things for our classroom and I do lots of yoga! Namaste. J I have traveled all over the world, including Australia, New Zealand, Russia, England, France, Jamaica, Mexico, Canada, and the Caribbean Islands. I love to learn about our beautiful planet and meet new people.

A few notes about our classroom:

  • The first hour of the day is the absolute most important hour. Please make sure that your child is on time.  
  • Uniforms are required by the school/district. Please make sure that your child comes to school prepared.
  • My class practices super-silent hallways, so as not to disrupt other classrooms. This means that we do not talk at all in the hallways. I do not. The kids do not. So, if we ever see you and are walking by, we will smile, but can't say, "hi." Thanks for understanding!
  • In our class we have one page of homework every single day. This will not change throughout the year, so please encourage your child to complete this upon returning home in the afternoon. I firmly believe that kindergarten is the most important year in a child's education and forming good habits, early on, is key to our growth and academic success.
  • If there is one thing you can do each day with your child (in addition to reading), it is to open his or her folder. Showing your child that you are taking a look at what he or she did that day and what needs to be completed that night will make a huge difference in the effort that your child will put forth in school. 

In addition to having extremely high expectations, I run an exciting reading program throughout the school year that brings in a guest once or twice per week to read to our class. We have hosted two mayors, congressman, state representatives, musicians, poets, artists, sports players, various politicians and many more community leaders. This experience is so special for our class and our visitors; I can't wait to see who comes this year!      

Kids,

I am so excited to be your teacher and for you to be a part of this awesome group of kiddos!  We’re going to have a great time learning together!

                                                         

 I have a strong belief that all children can learn. I have high expectations of myself, my students and parents. When we work as a team our children are successful!

                                               

Ways to reach me:

 Please feel free to contact me @ 612-668-2550 or via e-mail:  greta.callahan@mpls.k12.mn.us

Best times to reach me: 7:30 - 8:25 and 3:15-3:30.

 

 

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