Mrs. Holt's 3rd Grade Class

About Your Teacher

Hi! My name is Mrs. Kelly Holt. I was born and raised in Hastings where I attended Kennedy (K-5), Hastings Middle School (6-8), and graduated from Hastings High School. I have been teaching since 2004 and have had the honor and privilege to teach at Kennedy Elementary since 2005.

Growing up, I always knew I was going to be a teacher. I frequently played school, using stuffed animals, Barbies, and my younger siblings, Kim and Scott, as the students. After high school, I attended the University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire, where I received my Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education 1-6 and Special Education K-12. After a couple years of teaching, I wanted to further my passion for teaching and teaching skills so I enrolled at the University of Wisconsin - River falls, where I received my Masters degree in Reading. Everyday and each new school year presents new challenges that keep me motivated to help children learn and reach their full potential.

My husband Ross and I reside in Eagan with our two wonderful daughters, Peyton and Nora. When I am not running around the yard with my kids, I enjoy gardening, shopping, fitness, traveling, and spending time with my friends and famiily.


Holt Happenings is our 3rd grade classroom newsletter. New versions will be posted here!

Daily Schedule

8:30 - 8:50  Arrival/Morning Work
8:50 - 9:00  Morning Meeting
9:00 - 9:20        Number Corner
9:20 - 9:30 Recess/Snack
9:30 - 10:00 Writer's Workshop/Social Studies/Science

10:00 - 11:00 Math
11:00 - 11:55 Specials (see Below)
12:00 - 12:40 Recess and Lunch
12:40 - 1:00 Read Aloud
1:00 - 1:45 WIN Time
1:45 - 2:00 Recess
2:00 - 3:10 Reader's Workshop
3:10 - 3:25 Planners/Pack-Up/Dismissal

Specialist Rotation

Day 1: Art
Day 2: Gym/Music
Day 3: Computer/Book Check-Out
Day 4: Gym/Music