Lauren Dow~5th Grade


Hello! My name is Lauren Dow and I teach 5th grade ELA at Gilbert. Prior to teaching at Gilbert, I was a Special Education teacher, working with students from 6th-12th grade. I also taught for many years as an Ed Tech at an elementary school in Western Maine. I currently live in Augusta with my husband, 2 daughters and a fluffy old cat named DJ Catfood. 

In 5th grade, we will build on skills that your child has learned in earlier grades. For reading and writing, we follow curriculum programs called Being a Writer and Making Meaning. This curriculum has followed our students through the grades for the last few years, so they are familiar with the routines and concepts. Additionally, we will discuss ways to appropriately use technology at home and at school. 

In addition to academics, I am a big believer in kindness and respect, not only toward others, but for ourselves as well. We will work hard to create and maintain safe, responsible and respectful communities in our classroom and school-wide. I impress upon our 5th graders that they are role models for our youngest friends at school. That's an important job and I know they can do their part and rise to the challenge! 

If you ever have any questions or comments, please feel free to contact me!

Phone: 207-626-2491 ext 3620
or on my Google Site:

Thank you!
~~Mrs. Lauren Dow