My family pic.jpg  Click here to read my biography:  My Teacher Bio 2018.pdf


​​​​I am very excited to be part of our Foothills Elementary community and I hope that you are too!  Please click on the pdf file above if you would like to read my biography.  If you want to find out what we are learning each month, please see the "Month-at-a-glance" below.

We have lots to learn this year.  We will be learning in both English and Spanish.  As we move along throughout this school year, my hope is that you will visit our webpage often for updates and information. 

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the school or email me at:

​~Sra. Ortiz

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In READING: I am learning how to identify fact & opinion and how to identify the main idea and supporting details of a text.

In WRITING:  I am learning how to write an informative/explanatory paragraph that summarizes the main facts and details from an informational texts while researching information in our school library and online.

In MATH:  I am learning how to apply place value concepts to add and subtract 3-digit numbers with and without regrouping.

In SCIENCE:  I am learning how simple machines make work easier by helping us push or pull objects at greater distances.  

In SPANISH:  I am learning how to work with a partner to ask and respond to questions related to time:  What time is it? (¿Que hora es?) It is __ 0'clock. (Son las ___ en punto). We will also be reading and writing our daily morning message in Spanish during our morning meetings. 

Visit this page in April for some exciting updates!