Mrs. Olson's Galva Fourth Grade Class Website

Hello! I am Anna Olson AKA Mrs. Olson. This will be my sixth year teaching at Galva Elementary School. It will also be my seventh year tutoring. I am very excited to have each and every fourth grader this year and to be working with every family member that is involved in their lives. I believe that in order for a student to achieve academic success, both the teacher and families must work together in establishing high expectations, good morals, and having honest, real conversations that can be difficult to have. I am also wanting to bring a different type of learning that is creative and engaging for all students. I want to hear all students saying that they want to come back tomorrow to my classroom because only then are all students learning.

As for me, I was lucky enough to grow up in this wonderful community to two of the hardest working, greatest parents a girl could ever ask for, Jeff and Gail Olson. My dad works at the Kewanee Prison as an engineer and my mom works at The Galva Pharmacy as a Pharmacy Technician. Both sides of my family are from this area, and I am blessed to have many family members still in town.

After graduating high school at Galva, I attended Black Hawk East College and earned my Associates Degree. I then went to massage school and received my license to practice massage. After that, I decided I missed working with children so I went to Western Illinois University to earn my teaching license in Elementary Education with Middle School Endorsements in Social Studies, Language Arts, English, and Math.

I taught sixth grade right out of college and now I am in my third year of teaching fabulous fourth graders.

I am so excited for our year, and I hope that this site helps you from home so that we can all be a positive influence for these young growing minds of our future.

I encourage you to read through the rest of my website to get familiar with how this year will work, my beliefs and why I do certain things, and to know what will be available to you at home throughout the year (including links to important websites and a blog to update families what is happening in our classroom each month).