Julie Olson Kindergarten Teacher
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My husband Paul and I
          Welcome families! 
 I'm happy to be your child's kindergarten teacher (such a magical and important year) .   I have taught Kindergarten at Hale School since 2003.  I have taught both first grade and kindergarten in my 29 years of teaching for the Minneapolis Public Schools . My focus for my kindergarten students is to develop a love of school, a love of learning, a love of literature and a curious mind. Throughout our day I build opportunities for your child to develop their skills in independence,creative expression, higher level thinking, working in a group,social skills and always working to be their best! The standards in Reading, Writing, Science, Social Studies and Math are taught through a workshop model. I believe parents are an important part of their child's education and we are a team,  parent volunteers are welcome and a vital part of my classroom. I received my teaching degree from the University of Minnesota. My husband Paul and I  have three children, Kristin is 25 and is working in Las Vegas as a make-up artist, Laura is 24 living in London pursuing a career as a craft maker. Garret is 21 and is a Senior at St. Cloud State.  I adore my dog Riley, a 14 year old Carin terrier. I enjoy biking, reading, baking, gardening, travel, time with friends, learning new things, outdoor activities and dabbling in life.
 
- In partnership,
Julie Olson