Mrs. Schwartz's Class News

A Simple Story of our Week: November 9-13

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What we did this week...

Language Arts: Throughout the week, students learned and discussed how to find a main idea in a story using our big book, Animal Babies in the Grasslands, and our concept book, In the Grasslands. While learning about animal babies, students were then introduced to our new Amazing Words, foal, pup, cub, joey, calf, and grassland. Students then learned how to match, write, and illustrate each animal baby with their mother in our weekly writing!

Letters of the Week: During the week, students learned and discussed the shapes and sounds of the letters S and T.

Sight Words: Students learned three new sight words this week; we, my, like. Throughout the week, we practiced using these sight words in oral sentences, as well as written sentences in our journals and various worksheets.

Mathematics: Students examined numbers 16-20 this week as we extended our double ten frame to be completely filled. We concentrated heavily on how to build these numbers as we challenged ourselves with a double ten frame game on the whiteboard!

Social Studies: This week, students helped to weigh and organize our candy collected through Treats for Troops. As a school, we collected a total of 381 pounds of candy! Students then learned about veterans as we discussed Veterans' Day and its importance as a holiday. We then wrote special 'Thank You' notes and sent them along with our candy.

4th Grade's Patriotic Fair


  • Homework will be given out every Tuesday and Thursday. Each homework assignment should take no longer than 10-15 minutes to complete. I like to remind students that homework is their responsibility.
  • Please remember to send back your child's guided reading book and reading log in their zip log bag every Friday!

Our highlights...

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Student of the Week: Luke

Important dates to remember

  • Tuesday, November 17th: PLP Suggestions due back to teacher
  • Friday, November 20th: Thanksgiving Feast at 12:00 (if you haven't yet, please sign up to bring in a special dish for our Thanksgiving Feast)
  • Tuesday, November 24th: 4th Grade Spirit Day, Pajama Day!
  • November 25th-November 27th: NO SCHOOL, Thanksgiving Break

Our special schedule

  • Monday: Music
  • Tuesday: Gym
  • Wednesday: I-Ready, Spanish, Gym, Technology
  • Thursday: Music
  • Friday: Art, Technology

Just some selfies on a fun Friday morning...

Have a fantastic weekend!