Welcome to 4th Grade!
name is Ms. Haarstad and I will be your child’s 4th grade English/Language Arts/Social Studies teacher. I am looking forward to working with your child throughout this school
year. Since I have high expectations for all of my students, I will be
helping all students in conducting themselves with integrity and
honesty. I will be teaching basic life skills, organizational skills,
and problem resolution skills to help make all classroom experiences
enjoyable. In my classroom, I utilize the concept of cooperative
learning. Your child will be working in groups as well as individually
throughout the year. Therefore, it is essential that your child follow
all basic rules and procedures.
Fourth grade is an important school year because this year your child will be taking the Reading, Writing and Math STAAR tests. The Parent Portal will be available at any time to view your child's grades and assignments. Your child will be writing their
homework for all classes in a planner. Please check
and sign this planner daily so you know what needs to be completed as
homework. I am looking forward to a great school year! If you have any
questions, please contact the school at 236-3075 or email me at email@example.com.
My Educational Background:
1988 Minot State University - Minot, ND: Bachelor of Science in Education
2002 University of Texas at El Paso: Master of Education - Instructional Specialist in Reading
2016 ESL (English as a Second Language) Certification
1988 - Present: Continuous Professional Development