Welcome to 5th Grade With Mrs. Mehlhaff!

Hello 5th grade students and families!

I would like to welcome you to a fabulous year of memories that are about to unfold for you in 5th Grade at Monroe! I can't wait!

This is my eleventh year teaching fifth grade at Monroe.  I have also taught third grade in Wisconsin for ten years, fourth grade in Colorado for one year, and fourth grade at Ellsworth Air Force Base in South Dakota for three years.  During a time when I was at home with our children, I taught preschool as well. The field of education has always been a part of my life!  Children are a constant source of delight for me - from their conversations, to the way they view the world, to their endless source of energy and positive approach to life.  I am looking forward to meeting all of you!

I am married and have three children.  In my spare time I enjoy reading, sewing, nature walks - especially if I am near water and can look for beach glass, and I really enjoy all fine arts such as attending music and theatrical performances.

We will have a wonderful year together filled with incredible learning!  Along the way, we have fun activities, beginning with the Egg Toss at the end of September, to make the year very, very memorable.  You will have Mrs. Matzke and Mr. Miller as your teachers too.  Our reading theme for this year is "Scare Up A Good Book!!" and I can't wait to be a part of your reading journey.  Please contact me with questions or concerns from 7:30 - 7:50, after school at 2:45, or through email.  Let's have a super year together!

Mrs. Karen Mehlhaff
Monroe Elementary (507) 387-7889

Contact: Karen Mehlhaff