Welcome to Mrs. Thoner’s Room!
Mrs. Thoner was born in Idaho and raised in Maryland. She graduated from Brigham Young University in 1974 with a major in English and a minor in Math and a dual 7-12 teaching certificate. Mrs. Thoner’s first teaching job was at Hampstead Jr. High in inner-city Baltimore. She met her soon to be husband in October of that year (1974) and they were married in March.
Mrs. Thoner took the next 13 years substitute teaching off and on, but primarily raising their three sons until the youngest started school full days. In 1987 she started working at Homestead Project in Ellsworth (now Kid’s Peace) as a full-time substitute. In 1989 she began taking courses to certify as a special education teacher, and in 1991 she began teaching at Brooklin School.
In 2000, Mrs. Thoner received her master’s degree in special education and started an educational consulting business in addition to teaching full time. Subsequently, Mrs. Thoner has also become fully certified as a K-8 regular education teacher.
Her primary hobby is teaching people of all ages, and helping them navigate the public school system.
“ I know you think you understand what you thought I said but I’m not sure you realize that what you heard is not what I meant”
― Alan Greenspan
NEWS FROM Mrs. Thoner's room
3/4 Newsletter • 10/6/19
ELA - Mrs. Thoner We continued reading Love That Dog with a focus on watching Jack, the main character, develop his understanding of what poetry is. We learned that poetry makes "pictures with words". We also worked on developing our own ability to find evidence...
3/4 Newsletter • 9/29/19
Math - Mrs. Tapley 3rd and 4th grade mathematicians focused their mathematical thinking this week on rounding. This was a skill some students learned last year, so these students increased their ability to round to larger place values. For others, this was a new idea...
3/4 Newsletter • 9/23/19
Upcoming Events: Monday, September 23rd: School Picture DayFriday, September 27th: Early Release at 1:00 PMFriday, October 4: Family movie viewing of "Finding Nemo" hosted by the 7/8 class to raise money for Water for South SudanNovember...
3/4 Newsletter • 9/15/19
Upcoming events: Monday, September 23rd: School Picture DayFriday, September 27th: Early Release at 1:00 PM ELA - Mrs. Thoner We continued reading Love That Dog and talking about poetry journals, and poetry. Next week students will begin to explore writing their own...
Weekly 3/4 Newsletter • 9/8/19
This year, our weekly newsletters will be emailed to parents and also posted to our new website. You’ll be able to find archived 3/4 newsletters here: brooklinschool.org/mrs-thoner. Upcoming Events: Week of September 9th-13th: NWEA testingTuesday, September 10th:...
News From the 3-8 Team
Dear families, Another school year is just around the corner! We are very excited here at the Brooklin School, as this year is sure to be amazing. This year, your child will be working with three classroom teachers - Mrs. Thoner for English Language Arts and...
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