My Family and IMrs. Maya Lewis

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Biography

Hello Everyone! My name is Maya Lewis, 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 Public 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 am currently the 5th grade math teacher, as our 5th grade team has decided to departmentalize.  This year, my students will be working hard to achieve goals such as...

a.) learn the importance of place value 

b.) memorizing multiplication and division math facts

c.) become familiar with, add, subtract, multiply and divide fractions

d.) become familiar with, add, subtract, multiply and divide decimals 

e.) Convert customary and metric units of measurement

f.) differentiate between geometric shapes

g.) find the area and volume of 2 and 3 dimensional figures 

 

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 will each be given a binder, tabs, a pencil pouch and an agenda. Within the agenda, they record daily activities, reminders, spelling words and weekly goals.  

 

Furthermore, Webster is 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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