Mrs. Nancy Hoffmann

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                                                     Welcome to K

This is my 32nd year of teaching and 13th year in kindergarten. I received my teaching degree from the University of Minnesota-Morris and earned a master's degree in Educational Leadership from Southwest Minnesota State University.
I feel it is a privilege to be your child's teacher at Minnewaska Elementary.  In  our classroom we understand that it takes many different types of learners and learning styles to make a well-rounded class.  We strive to provide a challenging, friendly, and safe environment where each child can work to his or her potential.  We have many opportunities for small group learning which allow us to see your child's progress and provide additional help when needed.  In our classroom we work hard, play hard, and learn to have respect for ourselves and others. 
                 "Kindergarten is a journey not a race."

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Our  Daily Schedule

7:55 - 8:25   Opening, Calendar & RAH Books
8:25 - 8:45   Breakfast

8:45 - 9:05   Whole Group Writing

9:05 - 9:20   Whole Group Reading

9:20 - 10:10   Daily 5 & Guided Reading 

10:10 - 10:40   Phy-ed with Mr. Timm

10:45 - 10:55   Special Student/ Mini Lesson
10:55 - 11:45   Lunch and Recess

11:50 - 12:30   Read Aloud & Theme ~
               Computer on Tues. Library on Thurs.
12:30 - 1:00   Music with Mrs. Listerud

 1:00 - 1:15   Milk Break & Snack

1:15 - 2:00   Math and Math Centers

2:00 - 2:30   Self Directed Learning 

2:30 - 2:40   Closing & Dismissal