Welcome to Ms. Lisa's Class!

My name is Lisa Mitchell, and I am the High-5 teacher at Folwell School.  This is my 5th year teaching High-5 at Folwell, and my 10th year teaching High-5 in the district.  I attended Concordia College in Moorhead, MN for my undergraduate work, and the University of MN for my Masters in Education.

I live in Minneapolis with my husband and 3 girls (who also attend Minneapolis Public Schools!).  I enjoy camping, running, reading, traveling, and watching movies.  I love animals, chocolate, coffee, and of course, working with children!

I believe that parent-teacher relationships, and good home-school connections are necessary for maximum school success.  I welcome all parents and guardians to visit my classroom as we learn through talking, reading, writing, singing, dancing, and playing.  Strong and consistent family support helps High-5ers every day…by working together, I know we are going to have a great school year ahead!

Please feel free to contact me by phone and by email:

          Folwell School, Performing Arts Magnet: 612-668-4550

          Folwell Spanish Line: 612-668-4530



The High-5 Program

AM High-5 Session

8:40-11:40 AM

PM High-5 Session

12:10-3:10 PM

High-5 is a program that prepares children for Kindergarten by focusing on the whole child.  My goal is for children is to have a positive first school experience so they are excited about continuing to learn in school for years to come!

Our Folwell High-5 program provides curriculum based on the Minnesota Early Childhood Indicators of Progress.  During our school year together, High-5ers will:

  • recognize and print their first and last name
  • learn upper and lower case letters
  • learn letter sounds
  • recognize numbers 0-10
  • count to 31
  • recognize 4 shapes: circle, square, triangle, triangle
  • know the differences of positional words (i.e. up, down, under, etc.)
  • make and extend patterns
  • respect and share with others
  • respect reading of books and listening to stories
  • increase their vocabulary
  • take care of their personal space and self
  • respect classroom materials
  • transition from one activity to the next
  • work by themselves and with others
  • be a good listener and be friendly to others
  • help others and be a friend
  • ask for help when they need it
  • use their words
  • use fine motor skills by printing, coloring, painting, cutting, gluing, etc.
  • use large motor skills by playing with big blocks, moving to music, and playing on the playground