Lori Commons

Third Grade

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Class Supplies Needed:

  • Tissues
  • White copy paper – 81/2×11″
  • Dry erase markers

Individual Supplies Suggested:

  • Pencils (non-mechanical)
  • Crayons
  • 2 pocket folders (one for homework, one to keep in desk)
  • Spiral notebook
  • Composition book
  • 2 highlighters
  • Colored pencils
  • Backpack

Upcoming Events

  • School starts Thursday, August 13, 2020

About Me

My name is Lori Commons and I am looking forward to working with another great group of third graders! I have been teaching at Los Paseos for 15 years, and love being part of this community. My husband and I have lived in the Los Paseos neighborhood for 28 years! We have 3 grown sons and 3 wonderful grandchildren who we enjoy immensely. I grew up in San Jose and attended both San Jose State and the University of Santa Clara. I earned a Bachelor’s degree from Santa Clara University and my teaching credential from National University. My first career was in accounting, but my favorite career is teaching! My favorite things to do outside of school are reading, traveling to new places, and spending time with my family.


I believe we learn by doing, so I seek to provide students with a variety of activities that both engage and challenge them. I am also mindful of building a classroom community in which we all treat each other with kindness and respect, and all learners feel safe to ask questions, make mistakes, and express their thoughts. We all work together to help each other learn!