Welcome to 7th Grade Team A English! My name is Danica Thornburg and I'm so excited to be teaching at Kasson-Mantorville Middle School. I graduated from Winona State University - Rochester's Education program in 2018 and have been teaching at KM ever since. I also graduated from KM in 2012 and grew up in Kasson. I love this community and am so honored that I now get to contribute to it as a teacher.
"Every child deserves a champion: someone who will never give up on them, who understands the power of connection and insists that they become the best they can possibly be."
- Rita Pierson, Educator
KM is committed to excellence, and I am committed to inspiring excellence in each and every one of my students. I believe that every child is capable of success when they use what they are passion about to further their education. This will be achieved in my classroom through relationship-building and personalized learning. Classroom community is also a priority for me; students will know that they belong in "our house" and use their strengths to help one another.
Weekly updates on what we are doing in class will be sent out via Remind. Be sure to sign up to find out what lies ahead each week. We will also be using Google Classroom for some assignments and quizzes as well as a variety of technology such as chrome books, cell phones, etc. Students are encouraged to bring their own devices so they can use them in the classroom when appropriate.
In addition to weekly updates, all Team 7A announcements will be posted using Remind.
Parents, to sign up for Remind, please click here
Students, click here
Follow me on Twitter to keep up with what's going on in our classroom! I will be posting periodically with classroom-specific reminders and updates, as well as fun pictures that are student-centered and promote our classroom community. My Twitter username is @KM_DThornburg
Please don't hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or concerns regarding your child or anything we are doing in the classroom. Email is the best way to reach me: firstname.lastname@example.org I am hear to support your student in any way that I can.
Ordering books through Scholastic is a fun and cost-effective way to inspire a love of reading in your student. If you would like to order books for your child online, please click here to use this link
so our classroom can benefit from your purchase. Here, you can also find the classroom wishlist where you can purchase books directly for our classroom.