Name: Sarah Flynn
School: Daniels Run Elementary School
Grade/Subject: 4th Grade
How long have you been a teacher? This is my third year teaching, all three years spent at Daniels Run.
What is your favorite lesson of the year? I loved teaching our ‘media message’ unit in writing last year. The students were so engaged and put forth a lot of effort and creativity in creating advertisements and commercials about what it means to have and show respect. It took more than just academic skills for these projects to come together. The kids worked well together throughout the process of planning, scripting, practicing, and producing.
What do you like most about your school? The community feeling here at Daniels Run is warm and welcoming. Parents and teachers work as a team. All staff work together and focus on educating and motivating our students to work hard and have grit!
Why do you like this grade (best thing about this age of students) 4th graders are a fun group to work with. They are curious and many of them have a great sense of humor! I like this age group because they enjoy working with other classmates, and some of the best learning comes from their collaborative work.
One tip for parents: Read with your child. Whether you are reading to them or having them read to you, reading is a great time to bond and encourages a passion for reading.
5 Quick Q&A
Favorite book? The Willoughby’s by Lois Lowry
College/University attended? Wake Forest University and Vanderbilt University
If you could be another profession, what would it be? I would love to be a baker.
Favorite place to travel? I like to go up to New York City to visit my parents.
Favorite thing to do on weekends? On the weekends I like to explore the walking trails with my chocolate lab, Moose.