Mrs. Larson's Class
About Mrs. Larson
Welcome to my website! I'm so excited for the new school year! Parents, I can't wait to partner with you in your child's learning. My hope and dream are that your child will enjoy coming to school, be excited to learn and feel safe in our classroom.
My name is Ariana Larson. This year will be my 10th year teaching but my 13th year in education. I’ve taught 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th grade. I’ve also taught as a Target Services Teacher for several after-school programs. In addition, I’ve taught as a school-age care teacher for k-5 students. I’ve loved each part of my journey, and am excited to begin my 9th year at Cannon Falls Elementary.
I got married on September 2nd, 2017, to my husband Jordan Larson. We live in Elko New Market with our two children and our two cats, Survivor and Ollie. Survivor is a rescue cat and pretty chill. Ollie... Well... He is quite the troublemaker. A true "Garfield."
We have 2 children, Andrew & Luke. Andrew will turn 3 on September 15th. Last May, we welcomed our son, Luke, to our family. He is 15 months. We had a very rocky road with our new addition. Luke was taken on a chopper to Children's in Mpls, where he spent 19 days in the NICU and was diagnosed with HIE. Last Fall, he battled infantile spasms and overcame them. He was also diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy. We have a team of nurses who work with him during the week. He is a warrior! We take each day one day at a time and celebrate each victory.
This summer, I have spent a lot of time bringing Luke to therapy 4 times a week. I also have been working on training nurses who are a part of his team. Luke has enjoyed meeting his team and building a bond with them. He loves when you sing "Wheels on the Bus" or "Row Your Boat." Andrew has enjoyed being a new big brother. His vocabulary is expanding each and every day. He loves Handy Man Hal and enjoys learning about equipment. He is always on the go and is very curious. Through everything we have been through this past year, I have finally been able to take some time for myself. I went on a trip out to Stillwater with my girlfriends, which was a blast. Before the school year begins, my husband and I are taking a trip out to Door County for our 6th Anniversary.
I graduated from Bemidji State University in 2009 with a degree in education. Last year, I graduated with a Master's in Teaching and Learning from St. Mary's University. The best thing about teaching is that I get to put a smile on students’ faces and make a difference in their daily lives.
I spend my spare time with my family, spending time outside, traveling and exploring new places, and cooking. I love creating new dishes. I've been told many times that I've missed my calling but that's ok because the kids are worth it! :) If I’m not creating new dishes at home, I love to try new restaurants. My favorite cuisine is Thai.