Hello! My name is Tony Maahs. This is my twelfth year teaching at
Lakeside. I love my job and am very excited about the 2012-2013 school
year and hope you are too. Please do not hesitate to contact
me with any questions or concerns. I want your child to have the best fifth grade
I received my education degree from St. Cloud State University. While
teaching, I continued my schooling at St. Mary's University of Winona where
I received my Masters in Education.
When I am not teaching, I enjoy spending time with my wife, Jen, and our
two kids, Abby and Luke. Abby is nine years old and will be entering
fourth grade this year; she loves swimming and riding her bike. She did her
first triathlon in Chisago this past summer. My son Luke is four years old and
enjoys books, being dramatic and waking up early (followed by waking up the
rest of the family). As a family we love to travel and enjoy bike rides and hiking.
I love to play golf and basketball when time allows. I enjoy watching NFL football
on the weekends - especially the Saints!
I want to set up a classroom environment that is comfortable for
everyone. We do this by practicing Lakeside PRIDE: Positive attitude,
Respect, Integrity, Discipline, and Excellence. I want your child to enjoy
coming to school everyday, but also understand that school can be
challenging and hard work at times.
It is very important for students to stay on top of their work in
fifth grade (especially math). The students will have homework daily
(especially math) and need to be responsible by getting their work in
on time. The kids will have homework notebooks where they will write
down all assignments that are due. These notebooks are to be signed
by adults at home to verify that students are completing assignments.
The students also have reading logs in which they will set a goal for
reading minutes during the month. They will need to keep track of their
minutes and turn in their logs with a parent signature at the end of each