“Education is not the filling of a pail,
but the lighting of a fire.”
We are pleased to welcome you to our Fifth Grade Website. We hope this will be your portal to many of the activities and much of the information about what we do in our classrooms this year. As the name implies, ‘All Things Fifth Grade,’ we hope to have our schedules, curricula, core standards, helps, and other materials (worksheets, etc.) available for you to access throughout the year. Having these things available will facilitate your access in case:
- Papers are lost (you will be able to click on a pdf of the document and download it)
- You need additional helps with a Math concept (videos for each lesson will be available)
- You have an interest when a certain concept will be taught and what standards will be covered for that concept (schedules will be posted)
- There is a need to know where your child is at any given time during the day (the daily schedule will be posted)
- Our contact information is needed (it’s included in the “Meet the Team” section)
These are just a few items we will have available on the website. More will be added as time goes on and as the need arises. If you you have any suggestions how we might improve the site, don’t hesitate to let your child’s teacher know. We are always looking for good ideas.
“Education is not preparation for life;
education is life itself.”
Meet the Team
I was born and raised in San Diego, California, but I have now called Utah home for the past 17 years. Teaching has been a constant in one form or another for most of my adult life. My personal motto is ``We can do hard things,`` which for me includes hiking Mount Whitney and running marathons. I am excited to be here at Springside Elementary.
I am excited to be teaching fifth grade at Springside Elementary. We are going to have an exciting year together. I’ve taught 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 6th grades. I love teaching and I enjoy hiking, biking, and camping. This is going to be a great year.
I am a graduate of BYU and have taught in Alpine and Jordan School Districts as well as a charter school in Salt Lake County. I enjoy reading, being outdoors and spending time with my three kids. I love teaching and am excited to be teaching 5th grade at Springside this year!
I am thrilled to be teaching at Springside Elementary. I began my teaching career in 1975 in California. I started teaching in Alpine District in 1984 (I retired in 2009, but couldn’t pass up the opportunity to come back and teach at Springside). I look forward to working with your children this year.
I am a graduate of UVU and I love teaching. In my spare time I enjoy hiking, skiing, and traveling. I am excited to be teaching fifth grade at Springside Elementary.
“An investment in knowledge
pays the best interest.”
Fifth Grade Curriculum
“Change is the end result
of all true learning.”
April 25, 26, and 27, 2018
Hope of America
May 8, 2018
“The aim of education is the knowledge,
not of facts, but of values.”
William S. Burroughs