Our 6th grade ELA curriculum gives students the opportunity to dig deep into academic topics that matter, by using authentic worthy texts. Students will have the opportunity to take learning into your own hands by engaging Universe Sandbox, creating models, and exploring science like never before. The focus of math lessons are to help students to make connections between their academic learning and the real world. Students participate in challenging, but engaging electives throughout the year to help support growth in GreenWood's HEALTH values.
Julia Gee grew up trying to keep up with four brothers in Murray and later three more sisters in Mapleton, Utah. Her parents both were educators. At 8 years old she had her first opportunity to teach school with her Dad during summer school at the BYU Academy. This earned 11 cents an hour. She was really no help. But she witnessed the passion her Dad had for enriching another’s life through education. This is contagious and this become her passion also. As a high school graduate she was accepted to the UVU nursing program. Where she also played volleyball and basketball on the UVU teams. After receiving an LPN license and working at Utah Valley Hospital, she enrolled in her dream at BYU in PE. She married her High School track star. There were 30 credit hours left to finish at BYU, but this was discontinued due to a baby and a new job her husband landed in Brigham City. College was discontinued until her sixth child went to kindergarten.
After receiving a Bachelor's of Science in Elementary Education from Utah State, she competed for numerous teaching positions. With the competition difficult, the choice was made to take a PE position at Box Elder School District. When better opportunities to give came open at Maria Montessori the leap of faith was made. Montessori education captured her heart. But changes necessitated a move to Green Wood Charter School where she is passionate about their healthy habits. She finished those last 30 credit hours for PE and Health receiving her bachelors from Weber State. During the education time and raising kids Science was also an emphasis. The love of science drew her back in that direction and she was offered a position in science, while still continuing teaching physical education.
WORDS ARE, IN MY NOT-SO-HUMBLE OPINION, OUR MOST INEXHAUSTIBLE SOURCE OF MAGIC