Ms. Haarstad, 4C

Welcome to 4th Grade!

Ms. Haarstad

My 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           

My E
ducational 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