All children are different in their own unique ways and their education must be tailored as such. In my classroom you will find a fun, yet challenging environment where children feel safe and know that they are valued. My goal is that they walk out of my classroom not only better students, but better people.
About Mrs. Walters...
I currently live in Elizabeth with my husband, Cory, and our three daughters. I am originally from Hanover and am a graduate of River Ridge High School. I earned a B.S. in Elementary Education from Northern Illinois University and a M.S. Ed from National Louis University. I taught for ten years with the Scales Mound School district. The 2023-24 school year will be my 16th year teaching 4th grade at River Ridge Elementary.
Assignments are given on a daily basis. All homework is due when the bell rings at 8:00 a.m. the next morning. There will be a few assignments and projects that will be given a different timeline. All work must be completed in the student's own handwriting, for credit to be awarded. All work must be completed in the student's own handwriting, for credit to be awarded.
Homework Folders (yellow folder) will be sent home daily with incomplete classwork and homework for math.
All students need to have a planner. It is their responsibility to fill it out each day and have the teacher sign it. Please check these each night to see if your child has homework. I will initial at the bottom of each day to verify that the planner is correct. Please sign it each evening so I know that you have checked as well. The planners are also a great way to communicate with school and Mrs. Walters.
Attendance is very important. Please try to schedule appointments after school or on days we don't have school. If your child is absent, please call Mrs. Ludwig in the office at 858-9005 by 9:00 a.m.
Students will be given an allowance of classroom dollars at the beginning of each week (in google drive spreadsheet). It is there job to keep these classroom dollars to spend in the classroom store and for admission to a classroom party at the end of the month.
Students may loose their dollars due to:
~Missing or late homework.
~Not paying attention.
~Anything the teacher deems inappropriate.
Students will need to meet their individual goals. Progress on goals will be on the Friday Newsletter. Incentives will be given each quarter and an award will be given at the end of the year.
Fourth graders attend a 3 day/2 night outdoor education trip to Lorado Taft Field Campus in Oregon, Illinois. Assignments will be given and students will be expected to participate as they would regularly at school. Students are asked to pay $30 towards meals, lodging, and supplies for the trip.