Ms Lenz/ Mr Brown

**We hope you are safe and healthy during this school closure.  Please use the links listed here to keep  learning while at home. Remember to stay home, wash your hands and cover your cough! See you on April 6th.

Welcome to Room 304 Ms Lenz    Here is a bit about me... My name is Colleen Lenz. When I am not doing school work, I enjoy gardening, reading, baking and spending time with family and friends. I grew up in Western North Dakota a few miles from the Badlands and Theodore Roosevelt National Park. If you have never been there, I encourage you to visit. It is like a mini grand canyon but much closer to Minneapolis.

 Welcome to Room 301 Mr Brown   My name is Colin Brown.  I have had the pleasure of teaching in Minneapolis for twenty-five years.  My time away from school is spent fishing, golfing, reading, and spending time with my family and friends.  


We are so happy to have many of your children for a second year of learning. It will be so much fun being so many of us already know each other. We look forward to getting to know all that are new to Folwell or our classrooms.

Some of the things your child will learn in science are:* sun,moon and stars *matter and energy * physics of sound *structures of life and *model membranes.

In Math, students will learn about * graphing * temperature * money *reading, writing and using numbers to 100,000 * multiplication and division *fractions *perimeter *angles * parallel and perpendicular lines.

In language arts, students will be reading chapter books and should end the year at a level P. We will be writing stories and reports using correct spelling, grammer and punctuation.

 Homework and onlne learning

DREAMBOX and WOOT  math are used at school and are available for use at home. LOGIN through using your email address or scan card  . (see link in sidebar)

MobyMax ( see link in sidebar) has math, vocabulary, language, writing, phonics and reading skills  to practice at home. Each student will have their login information.

EPIC ( see link in sidebar) books to read online. Use your classroom code to access the site. 
Parents. If I have your email address your child  will have access at home to hundreds of books. If you want your child to have access, please send me your email address.( it is free through June 30, 2020)

Your child should be reading at home to gain confidence, fluency and accuracy.After reading a book they can write about the characters, problems and solutions,sequence the story. draw and write about  their favorite part, look up unfamiliar vocabulary words etc,

Use the Dolch wordlists to practice reading, writing and spelling some of the most common words in the English language.

Distance learning:

Emergency Numbers: Remember that in case of an emergency, We need a way to reach you. Please make sure if you get a new phone number, to email, call the office, or send in a note.   Also, for the safety of your child, please inform the school of any medical issues your child may have such as  food allergies. If there is anything else  you feel we need to know about your child to help them have a successful year, please let us know. It takes a village to raise a child. 


Contacting Us: There will be times when you may also need to reach us. .  

Our  email addresses are


 Mr. Brown   email:

However, we don't usually have time to get to email until the end of the day when the students are at specialists or on the bus. If you have an emergency, please call the office  612-668-4550 and they will get the message to us. Messages can also be sent to school with your child if you know in advance about changes for the day. Please be aware that we are not  Spanish speakers. 

We look forward to getting to know you and your child. It will be a great year in Third Grade!

Ms. Lenz, Mr. Brown




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