Anderson Announcements

December Monthly Newsletter

Meet Mrs. Anderson

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All About Me

My name is Jennifer Anderson and I currently live in North Mankato with my husband, Chet, and our two new beautiful twin boys! Bode and Ty were born July 28th and are already 5 months old! They are full of smiles, laughs, and their personalities are really starting to show. When they get mobile, we will really have our work cut out for us! ha ha.

I am originially from Mankato and grew up in Eagle Lake. My husband and I both went to college in St. Cloud and moved back when we got engaged to be close to family. He is originally from Mankato as well and is a Business Banking AVP at Bremer Bank. Chet has four sisters close to home so we have a lot of helpful babysitters! I have an older brother, Matt Brozik (who lives in town with his wife, Lisa and two children), and a younger sister, Sarah Brozik, who lives in Hopkins.

In my free time I love spending time with my family and friends. In the summers most of my free time is spent at my parent's lake cabin in Elysian, MN. I also love to read, be active, go for walks, do crafts, and snuggle up with my family next to our wood burning fire place.

I have really enjoyed my extra time at home with my boys, but I am really missing first grade! I cannot wait to meet you and your child and look forward to spending the next 5 months together.

Parent Communication

I believe in establishing a positive classroom environment where all children feel safe, secure, supported, and special. I believe all students have unique talents and by building relationships, they can have a sense of belonging to learn together and feel proud of themselves.

The home to school connection is a very important piece in helping your child reach their full potential as a learner and friend.

I will communicate:

  • Email
  • "Remind" Remind is a program where you can receive reminders quickly through text message to your phone. I send reminders about once per week, depending on the time of year. Most families signed up for it last year and loved it! CLICK HERE to sign up or follow instructions on the image below.

You can communicate:

  • Email (I can repond quickest through email)
  • Phone
  • Written Notes
  • Please contact me for any transportation changes through email or written note - or you may call the office and they can contact me.

Looking forward to getting to know all of you!

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Fauntas and Pinnell Leveling System

This may be a review, but here is some information regarding your child's reading levels that can help you choose "good fit books" to read t home for 400 club.

What is Fountas and Pinnell?

At Hoover, classroom libraries are organized using the Fountas and Pinnell leveling system. This system is easy for students to understand with the A-Z leveling system. On the following charts, levels are organized by grade.

In first grade, your child should reach towards a Level J by the end of the school year. Your child's independent level will be determined by and Oral Reading Record, individual student-teacher conferences, and during small group reading. Student should be able to read 95% of the text independently, without instruction. Students will make the most progress in reading when giving the opportunity to read independently at their individual reading level.

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Gingerbread Houses

My first day back will be Tuesday December 22nd. Just in time for Gingerbread House decorating! Mrs. Rickbiel and I will be teaching together to help with this project. It will be a great opportunity for the students and families to spend time with both teachers together! Looking forward to meeting all of you and enjoying this FUN activity!

Useful Sites to Enrich Learning!

Spelling City

Practice weekly spelling words in a fun way! Find the unit we are practicing to ace your test of Friday! Plus, have fun going ahead or practicing old words, too. Use the Teacher/Parent login as follows: username: mankatoes password: mankatoes


Listening to reading site. Another great way to get your child reading! It has book titles of all levels and is read to your child while the word is highlighted. Username: mankatoes Password: mankatoes