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A little about Mrs. Danielson:


I am so excited to be teaching 7th grade Language Arts this year! Nineteen years ago, I began my career working with 7th graders in Brainerd. Through the years I have taught 7th grade Language Arts, alternative education, 4th grade and 5th grade. Each placement has been an exciting adventure, and I love that I my journey has brought me back to 7th grade! My Elementary Education and English Education degrees are from Concordia College in Moorhead. Go Cobbers!  I have also earned my Masters of Education degree from Southwest State University.


My family spends a lot of time at Forestview. Mr. Danielson teaches Multi-Media in 6th grade (formerly science teacher in 5D). My daughter, Etta, is in 7th grade; and my son, Atlie, is a freshman at South Campus. When I'm not at school, you might find me watching my children's activities, doing yoga, reading or gardening.

Language Arts class encompasses reading, writing, vocabulary, grammar, spelling, listening and speaking. We will work hard, and we will have fun. You can expect monthly reading goals, spelling/vocabulary tests 1-2 times a month, both formal and informal writing assignments, reading from a variety of genre, and lots of opportunities to share our thinking.

Feel free to contact me with any questions, concerns, or information that I should know about your child.   helene.danielson@isd181.org



 

Have you signed up for Family Access yet?
Visit isd181.org to sign up for this valuable tool!  Family Access provides information about student grades, specific test and assignment scores, lunch account balance, discipline referrals and more. Not only is Family Access a great tool for parents, students can check Family Access as well. 


Have you checked your child's agenda book?
All 7D teachers have whiteboards where we record daily assignments. Students are given class time daily to fill out their agendas. Please support your child by double-checking that he/she is doing his/her job. 


Can your child tell you about The Forestview Way?
Our school-wide expectations are for students to
* be respectful
* be responsible
* be yourself
Students should have an idea of what these characteristics look like in the cafetorium, in the hallway, in the classroom, etc. Living the Forestview Way will lead to a successful school year!


Does your child have an at-home reading routine?
Strong reading skills and good reading habits contribute to success in all classes -- not just Language Arts. While your child will be given independent reading time in school, he/she should also form a routine of reading at home. I'd like to see students reading for at least 30 minutes at least 4 times a week. Please support your child as a reader.