Samantha Schwartz

Butterfly Kids Regular

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Welcome to the 2017-2018 school year!  My name is Samantha Schwartz and I will be teaching 5th grade reading and language arts this year.  This is my 14th year teaching and I am so excited for the year ahead.  We are going to work hard, learn from each other, and have a lot of fun too.  I hope you are all ready to, “Embrace the Challenge.”


Please join my class on Enter class code: @chk4k


Accelerated Reader:

Username: (first initial, first 4 letters of last name: ALL CAPS)

Password: (ABC)



Class code: HL5JR6           password: 1234



Students have been given their User Name and Password



Username: First name, last name, student ID (all caps)

Password: miami


Quarterly assignment:  All students must read 2 chapter books and complete 2 AR tests. 

Due Dates:

Quarter 3: Monday, March 12th, 2018

Quarter 4: Monday, May 21st, 2018

Vocabulary for the Week of February 20-23

1. barren    2. expression   3. meaningful   4. plumes   5. lyrics  6. alliteration  7. meter   8. stanza


Spelling for the Week of February 20-23 (Suffixes)

1. distance   2. substance   3. residence   4. importance

5. disturbance  6. radiance  7. balance  8. appearance

9. resistance  10. attendance  11. assistance  12. reluctance

13. absence  14. ignorance  15 persistence  16. performance

17. brilliance  18. hesitance  19. dependence  20. ambulance

21. creature  22. measure  23. rancher  24. vigilance  25. inference


Homework: Week of February 20-23

Monday: No school

Tuesday: Your turn practice book pages 191-198 (Due Friday)

Wednesday: Your turn practice book pages 191-198 (Due Friday)

Thursday: Your turn practice book pages 191-198 (Due Friday)

Friday: Study for the spelling and vocabulary test (Test Monday)

Reading Challenge: January 9th- February 28th

Students are challenged to read 150 AR books as a class.  I will update you on their progress.  If they accomplish this goal, they will get to choose their own prize.   Good Luck!!!

Morning class:135 books

Afternoon Class: 128 books