Ms. Maya Patel
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Phone: (480) 472-4868
Hello Everyone! My name is Maya Patel, and I am very excited to be teaching 5th Grade at Webster Elementary School this year. I grew up in Mesa, Arizona and attended three schools within the Mesa Pubic School District. I then graduated from Mountain View High School and attended Arizona State University. It was here that I decided to major in Secondary Education with an emphasis in History. After graduating in 2011, I began working at a charter school in the South Phoenix area, teaching 5th and 6th Grade Social Studies. I then received my Elementary Education Certificate and began teaching at Webster Elementary School. Please contact me with any questions you may have. I am happy to answer them!
I currently teach math, reading, writing, grammar, science and social studies within my 5th Grade Class. This year, my students will be working hard to achieve goals such as...
a) Memorizing multiplication and division math facts
b) Using a Six Traits Writing Rubric to complete and strengthen their writing in narratives, or opinion essays
c) Reach their personal reading goals while being exposed to different types of fiction and non fiction texts
d) Complete a flight center unit and attend a field trip related to this subject area
e) Learn about several topics in geography and american history
This year, our school in concentrating on AVID (advancement Via Individual Determination). As a result, we are emphasizing organization and goal setting to help prepare our students for junior high, high school and college. They are each given a binder, tabs, a pencil pouch and an agenda. Within the agenda, they record daily activities, reminders, spelling words and weekly goals. They are required to get a parent signature each day they fill out their agenda. This ensures parent involvement and allows them to acquire knowledge of their student's day at school.
Furthermore, Webster is now a PBIS (Positive Behavior Interventions and Support) school. This year, we are concentrating on implementing, modeling and teaching respect, responsibility and safety. If students are following expectations and demonstrating positive behavior, they will receive a positive behavior ticket. These tickets are collected and students are given incentives and awards for earning these tickets. The main purpose for implementing PBIS is to focus on positive behaviors and provide a positive classroom culture.
I am excited to get to know my knew students and help them reach their full academic potential this year.
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