Mrs. Haselhuhn
Welcome to the 2019-2020 School Year!

Hello Parents & Family!

My name is Nichole Haselhuhn and I will be your son or daughter’s First Grade teacher this year! I am so excited to be joining the Folwell team and to be working with your student. I believe that every student is capable of greatness and I will be here to guide them to success in reaching the first grade standards.

I have a passion for reading and literacy, which you will see a focus on throughout the year. Reading is the most essential skill to acquiring knowledge and continued learning in all subject areas and so I will support our young readers in building their proficiency. 

My goals this year are to support my students in building their grit, resiliency, confidence and passion for learning. As well as building a sense of community and teamwork in our classroom.

Classroom Rules & Expectations

What is expected in First Grade?

Expectations in my class are clear and will be explained to students on many occasions. The first couple weeks we will spend time reviewing the expectations and procedures. Students will be informed that when expectations and rules are not met, this can impact our learning environment and will result in consequences. This structure will support my class in being efficient with our time together as learners.

Student grades are based on attendance, participation in the lesson, and following the rules/expectations. They will also be graded on assignments such as projects, quizzes, tests, and self-reflection on their performance.

The rules and expectations are as follows:

Respect Yourself

  • Examples:
    • Have fun and do your best
    • Stay engaged & participate
    • Use kind words


Respect Others

  • Examples:
    • Whole body listening
    • Respect the speaker
    • Use teamwork
    • Keep your body to yourself


Respect the Space

  • Examples:
    • Take Care of our classroom
    • Wait for directions before using equipment
    • Use indoor voices
    • Clean up after yourself



  • Strike 1: Warning: Reminder of Rules
  • Strike 2: Refocus: Calm Spot/Break
  • Strike 3: Loss of Free Choice & Write-up/Call Home

Class Structure:

  • Put away belongings in their locker.
  • Sit quietly in assigned seat for attendance.
  • Lesson & Activity time
  • Free Choice time can be earned Friday afternoon.


In closing I want you to know that I will hold all students to high expectations, because I know that they are all capable of achieving greatness. I am here as a resource and guide for them as they learning how to achieve lifelong learning. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me.

Please remember to help to support your child by reading 20 minutes every night!  


About Mrs. Haselhuhn

Hello family and friends! I am Mrs. Nichole Haselhuhn one of the first grade teachers here at Folwell. I have been working in education for 9 years now and my passion is in focusing on supporting our students growth in literacy and reading skills.

Besides my passion for education, I also enjoy the following activities:

  • Photography
  • Crochet/Knitting/Embroidery
  • Camping
  • Hiking
  • Fishing

My Background:


  • Graduate of The College of St. Scholastica’s GTL (Graduate Teacher Licensure) Program
  • I received my K-6 teaching license from the State of Minnesota.
  • I have been with MPS for 9 years, working in the following roles:
    • Community Education
    • Child Care
    • Special Education
    • Physical Education/Health
    • Elementary Education
  • Before working in Education, my experience and expertise was in Massage Therapy & Nursing before finding my calling in Education.


Associate Degree in Education - Normandale Community College 

Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education - Rasmussen College

Graduate Teacher Licensure Certificate - The College of St. Scholastica

Master’s Degree in Teaching - The College of St. Scholastica

Minnesota Teaching License K-6

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