Mrs. Hildebrand's 4th Grade Class

November 12 - November 15

Book Clubs

We have started Book Clubs/Literature Circles in class! Students will be assigned 1-3 chapters to read each week. In addition, they will have a task to complete, such as summarizing or finding interesting and unfamiliar words. Please check in with your students regularly to ensure they are reading their required readings so that they are ready to discuss in class!

Nonfiction Feature Article Publication

We are currently in the revising and editing phases of our next publication, feature articles! We will be using Studentreasures.com to publish our articles into a hardbound anthology. Order forms went home with students today. Please return the order form and indicate how many copies you would like or check the box at the bottom if you are not interested.

What's Happening this Week?

Social Studies: Veteran's Day Celebrations, Showing Compassion & European Explorers

Reading: Literary Nonfiction Biographies

Language Arts: Revising, Editing and Publishing Nonfiction Feature Articles


Due to the shortened week, there will not be spelling or vocabulary words this week.

Writers of the Week!

Congrats to Emily and Sam for keeping a researcher's notebook with great questions and facts on their feature article topics!

Our Wish List

Class Prizes for Our Classroom Economy Store

Tall Floor Lamps

A Short, Hard, Plastic Laundry Basket (to store our sports equipment)

The Best Story by Eileen Spinelli


Thank you to the Kalkofen family for donating Wondrous Words by Katie Wood Ray! It is a wonderful resource for teaching and evaluating student writing! I can't wait to finish reading it and put the great strategies into place!

Coming Soon to a School Near You

Thanksgiving Break

Wednesday, Nov. 27th, 7:30am to Friday, Nov. 29th, 2:45pm

Westcreek Drive

Austin, TX