Mrs. Monica Carrera-Wilburn

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Phone: (480) 472-8669


3rd Grade - Room 19


My name is Monica Carrera-Wilburn. I am honored and  delighted to be serving your children here at Jefferson Elementary. I've lived in Arizona my entire life and my own two daughters attended Mesa Public Schools. I graduated from ASU with a BA in elementary education and I have a full ESL endorsement. Later, I received my MAEd from the University of Phoenix in Curriculum Development. I am a Key Trainer for Project G.L.A.D. (Guided Language Acquisition Design) and also a district trainer for Thinking Maps. I am an Arizona State approved LEA for the 45 hour SEI training and have trained many teachers thoughout Arizona.

Our weekly schedule:

                       Breakfast in the Classroom daily 7:40 am - 8:00 am

                       Lunch  daily  11:30 am - 12:10 pm

                       Monday:    Music 10:55                    

                      Tuesday:    PE 9:45, Library 10:20

                       Wednesday:  Music 10:55

                       Thursday: Coputer Lab 9:45

                        Friday: PE 9:45



                       ***Friday is our day for testing in mathematics, spelling, reading vocabulary, and reading comprehension. If possible, please do not pull your child out of school on Friday afternoons. Students who miss testing on Friday, usually do not do as well on the make-up tests the following Monday.

***Remember, school begins Mon. - Fri. at 7:40  and ends at 2:15 everyday except Wednesday (1:45). It is very important that your child arrives at school on time.

***Breakfast is served in the classroom at 7:40. When students are late, they may not have time to eat their entire breakfast. At 8am, breakfast is over and cleared away. If your child arrives to school after 8am, please be sure that he/she has eaten breakfast at home.

***If there needs to be a change on how your child will get home, please let the office know at least 45 minutes ahead of time. No changes will be made unless the office receives a note or phone call in advance.

***Please bring your backpack to school every day.

***Remember to return homework, even if it is not finished.









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A fun way to practice math: (you will need your user name and password)


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