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Lynn M. Snow - Grade 5 - TGS
Tell us about yourself
I'm a local. I grew up in Warren and attended MSAD 40 schools. After marriage and children, I returned to college as an adult and slowly picked away at my degree. My children were ages 2 and 4 when I started taking college classes and they were 12 and 14 when they watched my march at my University of Maine graduation in 2004. I spent many years substitute teaching while I was going to school, confirming my love of education! I have a "famous" grandmother that was a teacher. You may have heard her name...Lura Libby.
Why do you like to teach 5th grade?
I believe that I have found my niche in grade 5! My first teaching job in the district was Physical Education. I got paid to play with kids - what a terrific job. However, I was so excited to have my own 5th grade classroom in the fall of 2007! One student once asked me why I smile so much - my response, "Because I love my job." Fifth graders are the best!
What are your favorite student units?
I try to make everything I teach a "favorite". If kids see the teacher enthusiastic and excited about the subject, then they too become engaged and interested in their learning.
What is your parent contact plan?
At Thomaston Grammar School, we are available for scheduled parent meetings most Friday mornings. Additionally, email is a great way to touch base with me! Don't be shy - education is the job of both the teacher and the parent so good communication is most important.
What are your homework guidelines?
"Reading is the key to knowledge." It's taken me many years to "love" reading, but I'm finally here! I'd really like my students to develop this "love" much earlier in their lives so I assign at home reading for 30 minutes four nights a week. Students use a Reading Log to track this weekly assignment. Reading logs are given on Mondays and are due back to school on Friday mornings.