Phone: (909) 794-8620


Degrees and Certifications:

I received my B.A. in Psychology from U.C. Riverside. I then decided to become an elementary school educator and received my Multiple Subjects Teaching Credential from University of Redlands. After my first few years of teaching I went back to school and earned my Masters of Arts in Teaching from Grand Canyon University. I am also a GATE (Gifted and Talented Education) certified teacher. This school year is my 21st year of teaching here in Redlands. I have taught second, fifth and first grade, but for the past 13 years I have thoroughly enjoyed being a Kindergarten teacher!

Mrs. Mara Comadena

Mariposa Elementary School - Mrs. Comadena Overview

Monthly Sight Words

There are 100 sight words that your child will be learning this year. These are the words that we will be focusing on in class within the morning message, journal writing and reading. If your child already knows how to read these words, please have him/her work on writing them from memory or spelling them aloud. Please cut apart each Sight Word List's words and have your child keep them in his/her Book Box. As the children master each list (there are 10) they will get a special "scoop" for their Sight Word Ice Cream Cone chart in class!
Monthly Scholastic Book Orders
Monthly Scholastic book order forms will be sent home the first week of each month with the homework in the homework folder. 
Please return by the date stamped on the back with a check payable to "SCHOLASTIC."
We cannot accept cash. 
Thanks for understanding, and for supporting your child as well as our class in our reading endeavors!
Meal Accounts
 Why hassle with sending in money every time your child wants to eat a cafeteria lunch?  It works great and is convenient to add money to your child's lunch account from home.  I've done it for my son the past few years here at Mariposa and it's worked out really well.  The web address is:   (follow prompts to set up your child's account and add funds)
Box Tops for Education
We are always collecting Box Tops so save them up and bring in a bunch!