Ms. Olson, Grade 3

Hello! My name is Ms. Polly Olson. This will be my seventh year teaching at Jenny Lind, my fifth year in 3rd Grade.

I grew up in Detroit Lakes, MN and graduated with a K-6 Elementary license from St. Cloud State University in 2012. I am currently pursuing my masters in Environmental Education from Hamline University and will graduate this upcoming May.

I love spending time hunting and exploring the outdoors and share my passion for outdoor education with my students. This year, we will be using our school yard as our "outdoor classroom" and bring learning outside almost everyday. When I am not at school teaching, I coach volleyball at Mounds View High School and I work to integrate my love for sports by making learning active and engaging.

I am trained in and am a firm believer in Responsive Classroom and building a community between my students. I incorporate academic choice to promote engagement in learning and use logical consequences when a mistake is made. I truly believe that EVERY STUDENT WANTS TO LEARN and strive to motivate each of my students to believe that they are capable of learning and can accomplish their goals.

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me.