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



The following summarizes what students will be learning in each content area:

In READING:  I am learning how to identify cause and effect as a comprehension skill.  I am also learning how to identify the main idea and supporting details as a comprehension strategy.

In WRITING:  I am learning how to publish my "How-to" writing pieces.  I am also learning how to respond to text--facts I learned.

In MATH:  I am learning how add and subtract two-digit numbers with and without regrouping..

In SCIENCES:  I am learning how changes of speed or direction of motion is caused by forces such as pushes and pulls.

In SPANISH:  I am learning how to expand my conversational Spanish by discussing time through the use of a daily calendar.  


Visit this page in February for some exciting updates!