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Scotia-Glenville fourth-grader gives 6-foot-tall teddy bear to teacher

Glen Elementary School fourth-grade teacher Marcia Smith hugs a 6-foot teddy bear from the Vermont Teddy Bear Company as she takes it out of the box in front of her class with student Thomas Maggs, 9, on Thursday.
Photographer: Peter R. Barber
Glen Elementary School fourth-grade teacher Marcia Smith hugs a 6-foot teddy bear from the Vermont Teddy Bear Company as she takes it out of the box in front of her class with student Thomas Maggs, 9, on Thursday.
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Most fourth-graders, if they really like a teacher, will spring for a shiny red apple. That’s a perfectly good present, but this Valentine’s Day, 9-year-old Glen Elementary School student Tom Maggs had something a bit bigger in mind. “He saw an ad on TV for one of those 6-foot-tall teddy bears from Vermont Teddy Bear Company,” said Tom’s father, Tim Maggs. “His mind was made up.” Marcia Smith is Tom’s favorite teacher. He likes her ...


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tonijean613
February 15, 2013
8:13 a.m.

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Thank you for such a nice story! and for making the day for a well deserved teacher!
Way to go Tom Maggs !!

chrisbourgeois
February 15, 2013
9:21 a.m.

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. . . . and that's what it's all about ! Wonderful spirit and charm unleashed by a great teacher.
Kudos Scotia-Glenville !

bnjbrez
February 15, 2013
11:39 a.m.

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I know Marcia from church and she is a great person as well as a great teacher!! Glad to see her students feel the same!! Great job Tom!!

mjstockman
February 20, 2013
10:25 a.m.

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Which school is this? Glen Worden or Glendaal?

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