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Gary Meier

3rd Grade Teacher

One’s mind, once stretched by a new idea, never regains its original dimensions.

Oliver Wendell Holmes


Welcome everyone, I'm Mr. Meier. I'm so happy you're visiting my third grade website for Andrew Avenue Elementary School in Naugatuck, CT.



I teach all topics in third grade.
I became a teacher because I have always enjoyed being involved in learning and I enjoy working with kids. What makes my school special are all the wonderful kids who come to school eager to learn. Let me tell you a little about myself. I've been teaching third grade for 12 years, and taught other grades from second up to college level. For 3 years I taught English language classes for a large company in Thailand. I love teaching and learning.

I love the natural sciences and I am always searching new ways to help students learn about our world. I am an avid naturalist and can often be found in the field or reading books on birds, dragonflies, damselflies, or aquatic life. I love music, especially from the Baroque era (1600-1750 AD). My classroom is usually filled with the sounds of Bach, Scarlatti, Telemann, and Handel because I believe music helps establish my classroom as a place of creative thinking and unlimited possibilities.

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