Mrs. Raquel Thomas

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Phone: 480-472-7470

                                       Building Minds. Building Futures. Let's soar together!


A Little bit about your teacher:

I am an Arizona native who grew up learning to speak both English and Spanish.  I lived in Tucson until I graduated high school. Then, attended Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, AZ. I graduated from Northern Arizona University in 2000. Then, I moved to the valley and I started teaching. Along with teaching, I worked on my master's degree at Grand Canyon University and completed my ESL endorsement and my Master's Degree in Art of Teaching in 2007.
Currently, I am going on my 18th year of teaching and 15 of these years have been here at Hughes.I have taught, 4th grade, 3rd grade, 1st grade, 2nd grade and a few combo classes I have been married for almost 10 years and we have a wonderful little girl that is in first grade.
I am excited to teach 2nd grade and I  look forward to working with my students, parents and community this coming year! 

AVID Classroom :

Our University is:

 The University Of Michigan. GO BLUE! 

Each classroom has a university that they learn about throughout the school year.


Coming prepared ready to learn with our AVID tools.

    Flexible Seating:

We have a variety of exercise balls, stools, and comfy seats.

Classroom Community:

Building a strong classroom community is important for the success of the students, 


Ways to contribute to the success of our community:


 H. Have respect

 A. Act Responsible

 W. Work together

 K: Keep safe 

 S. Soar to Success 



C. Class Dojo ( sign up to communicate with teacher/ and keep informed)

A. Ask  your child about their day. Ask how to volunteer, participate in child's learning, get updates.

R. Remember to check your child's agenda, homework, and binder daily.

E. Encourage each other.




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Phone: 480-472-7470