3rd Grade with Katie

Hello Families! 

My name is Katie. I will be the third grade teacher this 2018-2019 school year. 

A little bit about me:

This will be my seventh year teaching. I spent my first year teaching 3rd grade at Marcy last school year. The majority of my teaching experiences has been at Pillsbury Elementary in NE Minneapolis. I am very excited to be here! 

I studied at the University of Minnesota. This is where I received both my Bachelors in Elementary Education and a Masters in Education. I am originally from Coon Rapids, Minnesota. I lived in Minneapolis all throughout college until 2 years ago I purchased my first home in St. Paul, Minnesota with my partner, Kyle. We love our neighborhood, but I'm very thankful I work in Minneapolis every day! I love this city. We really enjoy jogging with our dog, Smokey. We love to garden, read books and travel. We had a very exciting summer. We got married on July 14th and enjoyed a honeymoon in Paris and a couple of different spots in Belgium! We loved every minute and we feel so grateful for the experience!

I absolutely love being a teacher. I knew I wanted to be a teacher when I was in first grade. I noticed how much my teacher worked on making school a fun place to be. Ever since then I have felt motivated and inspired to make school a welcoming, inclusive environment where students feel valued and loved. I feel extremely passionate about community building. My hope for this school year is to make learning a joyful place of excitement, inclusion, and curiosity. 

If you ever have any questions please feel free to email me at katherine.pederson@mpls.k12.mn.us. I can also be reached by phone, but I check my email often throughout the day!

I am looking forward to a great year!



Our Schedule:

8:30-8:40- Morning Work/ Breakfast

8:50-9:10- Morning Meeting

9:10-9:50- Integrated Writer's Workshop

9:50-10:05- Word Study and Shared Reading

10:10-11:30- Math


12:00-12:55- Centers

1:05-1:35- Recess

1:40-2:55- Reader's Workshop

2:55-3:05- Peacepass/dismissal