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   My name is Layra Colón. I'm one of the 3rd grade teachers at Arco Iris. I'm from San Juan, Puerto Rico and I have been living in Oregon 5 years. This is my 8th year teaching at Elementary level.


  I completed a Bachelor degree in Early Education from K-3 and I also a Master degree in Elementary Education. I love be around kids and teach them everything I know and also learn new things from them.  


   I love to be here at Arco Iris and also living in Oregon! I has the opportunity to learn new things, visit new places and know other cultures.



   When I am not teaching I like to…

  •    spend time with my husband and friends 

  •    visit new places

  •    go to the movies

  •    dance, watch t.v., etc.  







Educational Philosophy:


  I get focus on each individual child and his/her educational needs, the teaching strategies to help the child achieve his/her highest potential, the development of positive character traits which are essential in becoming a productive citizen in today's society, and parental involvement in their child's mental, physical and emotional development. I try to become aware of the strengths and weaknesses of each student through assessments and observations.


  I believe that parents- teacher communication is essential on children education. For me, is important to have a continuous communication with the parents about their child's learning. I like to help and let the parents know what strategies or resources they can use to help their child continue developing skills at home and keep showing progress.





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Communication with
the teacher...
  •  Enviar correo electrónico (send an email)



  • Remind app

   send  the message  @3colon to 81010  


  • Sacar una cita (make an appointment with me)        
  • Call to school  (503) 372 6052                         
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Espero que mis estudiantes…

(I expect my students to…)


  • sean respetuosos y responsables. (be respectful and responsable)
  • realicen las tareas y estudien. (do homework and study)
  • sigan las normas del salón. (follow classroom rules)
  • estén dispuestos a aprender. (be willing to learn)
  • que practiquen y hablen español. (practice and speak spanish)
  • que lean 15-30 mts. diarios ( to read at least 15-30 mts. daily)
  • que se diviertan y sean felices. (have fun and be happy)
  • que pregunten cuando tengan dudas. (ask when they have questions)
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Homework is a great way to re-enforce skills, practice vocabulary, math facts, etc., as well as keep you updated with what we are learning in class.


  • It will be sent home some days, and probably not for all Subjects, to turn in the next day or it has a due date. For some subjects we only do classwork.
  •  Students are responsible for writing their homework in the calendar, taking it home with the assignment and turn it in the next day or due date. 
  •  Our goals are organizational skill and responsibility.  Please support your student so he or she can meet these goals. If your student does not understand the assignment, please send me an email and remind them to ask  for help.  I want your student to succeed!
  •  On my website you can find assignments, due dates and important information about classes and school events. 
  • It is very important that you and your student visit the website frequently during the week.