Dear Students and Families of Room 205,
My name is Jim Nannemann and I am honored to be your child's teacher this year. I have been teaching in Minneapolis since 1995 and I have been at Northrop since 2003. I am a graduate of the University of Iowa, but after spending 4 years in another profession, I went back to school and received my teaching certification from the University of Minnesota. While pursuing this, I had the privilege of student teaching at Northrop! I also have a Masters Degree in Education from St. Mary's University.
In addition to having a great group of students, I have a wonderful family. I am married to a fellow teacher and we have 2 sons, both of whom attend Northrop. Our youngest is a 2nd Grade student this year and our oldest is a Fifth Grader. We live in South Minneapolis with a chocolate labrador retriever named Harry Potter. Outside of school, I enjoy music, the visual arts, writing, reading, traveling and most of all, spending quality time with my family.
On this site you will find information about me, our schedule, field trips, homework and even an extra PDF copy of our class reading log that you can print off at home. I will also include information about current and upcoming school and class events, as well as pictures of activities that we will be participating in throughout the school year. You may use the links to the right or look below for items that you may find interesting.
Students who have access to a computer at home will be expected to put time into ST Math in addition to what we do in the computer lab and their regular homework to reinforce learned skills. Here is the ST Math Activation Code or you can check below for information and links regarding ST Math.
During the school year we use the Good Habits, Great Readers curriculum, using Focused Instruction in whole class readings and small reading groups. Inferencing, context clues, as well as using QAR reading strategies continue to be focuses of our reading. Students will also work in small "Book Clubs" discussing and writing about chapter books that are assigned to them. Students will also use Words Their Way Spelling. Extra copies of her/his spelling list or homework, as well as an extra Reading Log, can be found to the right for links where you can print of copies at home. Please check the Scholastic Book Wizard link below for book suggestions at your child's Guided Reading Level.
I hope that you find the information provided on our class website useful and enjoyable!
All the Best,
Below are links to various activities throughout the school year:
Students create via Prezi, GoogleDocs, and Powerpoint for reports that they complete in the Fall, Winter and Spring.
9:00-10:15 Morning Message/Work/Attendance
10:20-11:15 Math GroupsSpecialist M-Phy. Ed. T-STEM W-Music Th.-Art F-Media<
11:20-11:35 Class Meeting
11;35-12:25 Recess / Lunch/Bathroom
Below are .pdf copies of our monthly class newsletters.
January / February Newsletter
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