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Mrs. Mendoza

Welcome to second grade at West Maple!

As an educator, I want to provide all of my students with the opportunity to learn by promoting and respecting individual growth and differences. I want my students to feel respected so they will feel secure enough to take risks and be inquisitive on a regular basis.

I plan to get students excited about learning by making learning easy, desirable, pleasurable, and meaningful. In my experience, students learn most when new information is connected directly to prior knowledge. In addition, new information is mastered more easily when the situation presents a need to know or an opportunity to apply what is learned.

In return for my efforts and contributions, I will expect that students be held accountable for striving for the expectations that I set forth. I know that by working together we will all find success this year and feel good about our accomplishments.