Welcome to Elementary Toolbox! I have worked with children in all grades from preschool-8th as a teacher, an aide, and a substitute. After 8 years of teaching in brick and mortar schools, I switched to a virtual teaching position for a district that serves students in kindergarten-8th grade. I have also homeschooled my own children for 6 years.
My style involves structure, high expectations, respect, and love. When I incorporate those things in my classroom, my students thrive. We have a strong sense of community, and we truly enjoy our time together. I love incorporating seasonal and holiday themes in my lessons, as well as hands on activities and projects.
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I graduated from Utah State University with a B.S. in Elementary Education, an ESL Endorsement, and a GATE Certification.
In addition to education, my interests include running, cake decorating, and just about every kind of craft. I love spending time with my family and enjoying the simple things in life.
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Reading, Grammar, Spelling, Specialty, Math, Algebra, Basic Operations, Numbers, Science, Biology, Earth Sciences, Social Studies - History, Native Americans, U.S. History, Arts & Music, Visual Arts, Graphic Arts, ELA Test Prep, Geography, Life Skills, Religion, Critical Thinking, For All Subject Areas, Literature, Character Education, Word Problems, Cooking, Short Stories, Writing, Oral Communication, Reading Strategies, Writing-Essays, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Thanksgiving, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Poetry, Mental Math, Halloween, Winter, Valentine's Day, Decimals, St. Patrick's Day, Easter, Spring, Place Value, For All Subjects, Summer, End of Year, Phonics