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              Hello and welcome to Mrs. Walker’s web page! I am the reading teacher at McAllister Elementary School. McAllister is a wonderful school and a great place to learn!  I look forward to having another amazing year and doing lots of fun and educational literacy activities. I participated in several workshops this summer and I am excited to share what I have learned with my students!  I have a passion for teaching reading and aspire to share this love of reading with my students. In class, we will be focusing on literacy activities that foster phonics, vocabulary, comprehension and writing.  I like to make learning hands-on, engaging and fun to keep students motivated and eager to learn. Concepts and skills being taught by the classroom teacher will be reinforced and practiced during our class time as well.

     

            I look forward to getting to know all of my students as well as a year of great academic growth and success! If you have any questions, please contact me at jwalker@vvsschools.org.

     

     

     

     

                                 My Philosophy of Education

                    I believe in student centered learning and establishing a literate environment that includes curriculum and instruction that focuses on students’ interests, abilities, and background. It is essential to differentiate instruction to meet the diverse needs of learners as well. It is also important to develop a positive rapport with students, faculty, parents and the school community to ensure the success of the child. I feel that the classroom environment should be safe, supportive and nurturing and take into account academic, social and emotional needs. Activities in the classroom should be hands-on, engaging and fun. It is my responsibility to facilitate learning as students construct meaning and work collaboratively. I believe in establishing an “I Can Do It!” environment where all students feel they can be successful. It is my goal to have students find enjoyment from learning and instill a desire to be a life-long learner!

                         "The more that you read, the more things you will know.  The more that you learn, the more places you'll go!" - Dr. Seuss