Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelor's of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies EC-4 Elementary Generalist EC-4 Generalist English as a Second Language (ESL) (EC-4)

Ms. Mary Arriaga

Hello Parents!

My name is Mary Arriaga and I am excited to be your child’s 1st grade teacher this year! I was born and raised in Houston, Texas. I graduated from University of Houston-Downtown. I have taught Kindergarten and 1st grade. Also, I have been an ESL teacher for 3 years, so total experience in the teaching field - 9 years.

I have two huskies and a daughter in 1st grade. I like going to the movies, to the beach, and traveling.   

My philosophy for learning is that each child is unique, and each child learns in a different way. Therefore, one of my jobs as a teacher is to help your child discover his or her individuality and work alongside with them to maximize it. I believe in hands-on experiences, learning creatively and learning though play. I believe that good communication between parent, teacher, and student is very important for your child’s academic growth.

I am excited for this opportunity to work with both of you and your child and am really looking forward to a fun–filled educational year!

  • 1st Grade Daily Schedule

    8:10-8:15           Morning Business

    8:15-10:10           ELAR   

    10:10-10:40         Recess

    10:40-11:10         Lunch

    11:10-11:35         Social Studies

    11:35-12:30        Math Workshop

    12:30-1:15          LAMP 

    1:15-1:45            Math  Workshop  

    1:45-2:30            Intervention

    2:30-2:40            Math Closure

    2:40-3:25            Science