Mrs. Maria Avila

Phone: 9199896039


Degrees and Certifications:

3rd Grade Dual Language Teacher Bachelor's Degree in Foreign Languages

Mrs. Maria Avila

I am from Bogota, Colombia. I am the Spanish teacher for the Dual Language Program. This is my 3rd year at Polenta Elementary and my 6th year teaching. I am very excited to join the 3rd grade team. I have a Bachelor's degree in Elementary education with emphasis in Spanish and foreign languages: English and French. I am currently pursuing my master's degree in TESOL at Greensboro College. Back in Colombia, I had the opportunity to work with students from all ages in both schools and language centers. I used to teach Science, Math, English, and Phonics. I have been participating in Science and Math trainings in order to learn new strategies and techniques which I look forward to applying in my lessons this year. I look forward to a great school year!


  • 8:20 - 8:50

    Trabajo de la mañana / Morning work

    8:50 - 9:00


    9:00 - 9:50

    Clase Especial / Enhancements

    9:50 - 10:15

    Reunión de la Mañana / Morning Meeting

    10:15 - 11:15

    Literatura / Whole Group

    11:15 - 11:30

    Merienda / Snack

    11:30 - 12:45

    Centros / Small Group

    12:45 - 1:20

    Ciencias / Science

    1:20 - 2:15

    Almuerzo-Receso / Lunch-Recess

    2:15 - 2:20

    Tiempo en Silencio  / Quiet Time

    2:20 - 3:40

    Matemáticas / Math


    Empacar Maleta / Pack up


    Salida de Carro y Van / Carpool & Van Dismissal


    Salida de Bus / Bus Dismissal

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