Mr. Richard Bond


Hello My Name Is...

Richard Bond

rbond@isd2149.org
320-239-4800



About Me:
2016 marks 23 years of teaching Special Education for the Minnewaska School District. It is a joy and privilege to work with the children and families in our area.  I hold a Bachelors degree in Elementary Education and a Licensure in Emotional/Behavioral Disorders from Moorhead State University.  I have a Licensure in Learning Disabilities from St. Cloud State University and a Master's in Education from St. Mary's University.

My wife Patty is a Preschool teacher for the Minnewaska District and our grown son David attends Minnesota State - Moorhead. Patty and I thoroughly enjoy the Minnewaska community including the warmth of its people and the beautiful rural setting.  We enjoy hiking, biking, camping, and reading good books.     



Educational Philosophy:

I count it a privilege to work with special needs students and assist them in reaching their fullest potential academically and socially.  To accomplish this, I believe it is important to partner closely with  parents and work together as a team to meet the needs and goals of each individual child.

Organization of assignments and school materials is an important life-skill to develop at an early age.  The tools below will assist your child in managing her academic life.  It is very helpful for children if they have a consistent time and orderly, quiet place in which to complete homework assignments.  Please check your child's Assignment Notebook (planner) and Take - Home Folder to complete nightly homework and view other important communications between home and school.

Assignment Notebooks:
Your child will be completing entries in their daily planners at the end of each period, or sometimes at the end of the day.  Not only is it important information about homework assignments but there is often information about the activities in which your child participated.  It is a handy conversation starter when talking to your child about the events of the day. 




Take Home Folders:

Assignments to be completed for the next day or important communications will be located in a folder labeled "Take Home Folder".  Please check this with your child as well as the "Assignment Notebook" to be signed daily.  Thank You!




Library:
Students will be given the opportunity to visit the Library as a class at least once per week, and individually throughout the week to exchange books and take Accelerated Reader Tests. Children are encouraged to read a variety of literary genre's for at least 30 minutes per night  as part of their homework routine. 





 

 
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