Phone: (208)350-4000 ext. 1128
Degrees and Certifications:
Certified Teacher, K-8 BA in English, literature emphasis Boise State University Microsoft Innovative Educator Digital Integration Lead, Prospect Elementary
Thank you for taking the time to visit my homepage. My name is Karina Leininger, and I look forward to being your child's teacher this year. The 2020-2021 school year will be my fifth year teaching fifth grade at Prospect Elementary. I absolutely love teaching fifth grade! Previously, I was an elementary school librarian at a K-5 school. I believe in welcoming all learners into a safe, engaging, and collaborative classroom environment. I am passionate about helping all of my students find books that will spark a love for reading, incorporating technology to enhance learning and collaboration opportunities in the classroom, and helping students become confident and independent learners in preparation for middle school success. In my classroom, students take ownership of their learning by taking responsibility for their own learning and grades. I look forward to getting to know your child and working with you to ensure your child's academic, social, and emotional success.
This year we will be using Microsoft Teams and Microsoft OneNote Class Notebook to communicate, share work and lessons, and house classroom materials to enhance learning and ensure access to content whether students are working in the classroom or at home. I am excited to embark on this new journey in education, combining virtual and in-class learning, and building our classroom community in both spaces!
A little bit about me and my little family... my husband and I have one incredible, talented, and hardworking daughter who will be a senior this year. We have the sweetest old dog, Guy; an onery cockatiel, Lily, aka The Beast; and an aquatic frog, Tina. During my time off I enjoy spending time with family and good friends, kayaking, leisurely hikes, camping, mountain day trips, gardening, knitting, crocheting, sewing, and reading.
Click on the link below to check out my blog with information about what your child is learning in each subject in class, suggested extension resources, reminders, and other important information.
Office/Teaching hours: M-F 8:15 am - 4:15 pm
The best way to contact me is via email. I typically respond to emails and voicemail within 24 hours, during my office hours, Monday-Thursday, and after the weekend on Friday. If you have not received a response within that time frame, please send me a follow-up email, it is possible that I may have missed your communication.
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