• Read out loud for 3 to 5 minutes each day and practice sound
  • Practice 2-3 minute conversations with the person of his/her choice
  • Pick a time during the day (breakfast, lunch, bedtime) to think about using your speech sound correctly for 2-3 minutes
  • Hang a list of words on your bathroom mirror that are difficult to say and practice them each morning or night when he/she is in the bathroom
  • Play games that require your child to use his/her speech (Guess Who, Guess Where, Scattegories, Headbanz, Apples to Apples, Jr., Blurt, Catch Phrase)
  • After watching a movie or TV show have your child retell the story-line using good speech sounds
  • When driving to activities after school and/or on the weekends have your child look for signs or license plates that have his/her sounds
  • When looking at a menu at a restaurant have child look for foods that have his/her sound in them and practice the sound when ordering 

Our Mission

The mission of O.H. Anderson Elementary, the joyful Zephyr family of curious, hard-working learners committed to empowering everyone to be better together, is to ensure all students discover their authentic selves and build bold learner agency to collaboratively and mindfully contribute in our world through a vital system distinguished by:

  • An inclusive and fun environment that honors the worth of the individual and connections with others
  • A culture that celebrates learning, passion, and personal excellence 
  • Teaching and learning that values the process of discovery and bold experimentation 
  • A culture that empowers authentic student voice, choice, and action for the greater good
O.H. Anderson Elementary School ISD #832
666 South Warner Avenue, Mahtomedi, MN 55115
Phone: 651-407-2300
Attendance Line: 651-407-2308
Our School
We believe in creating a safe and challenging learning community with the goal of bringing together social and academic learning throughout the day to foster and support engaged, caring, and responsible learners. Our dedicated teachers work with students to develop a growth mindset by providing learning opportunities that spark effort, curiosity, and engagement to fuel growth and achievement. Our school-wide Zephyr Time Celebrations, Morning Announcements, all-school River of Rocks art project, Fun Run, and Nature Trail Day are ways in which we build a strong sense of community. Whether it is programming robots, book clubs, math talks, cross-country skiing, or composing music, we are committed to providing an engaging and challenging education for all students.