Welcome to Room 120 - Mrs. Carpenter

Welcome to First Grade!

Hello Families!  I am so happy to be returning for a seventh year at Waite Park. I attended the University of Wisconsin, Madison and graduated with a BS-Elementary degree in 1980. I have Kindergarten and Montessori certification. I have been teaching in the Minneapolis Public Schools since 1989. Prior to Waite Park, I taught first and/or second grade at Hall Montessori, Anne Sullivan, Mill City Montessori and Bethune Community School. 

Winter conferences:  Please sign up for a conference to discuss your child's progress.  The link is on the Waite Park website.  If you would like to have your child's conference prior to the scheduled conference dates, send me note or an email. I look forward to talking with you soon.

2016-17 Daily Schedule 

9:10-9:20 Morning Work
9:20-9:40 Morning Meeting-Responsive classroom
9:40-11:40 Reading (whole group and guided reading groups)
11:40-12:30 Recess (11:40-12:00); Lunch (12:00-12:30)
12:30-1:25 Specialists
1:30-2:30 Math
2:30-2:45 Recess
2:45-3:30 Social skills, Writer's Workshop, Science or Soc. St.
3:35 Dismissal