Stephanie Underwood

Mishawaka Catholic School builds disciples of Jesus Christ through faith formation, academic excellence and service to others in accordance with the teachings of the Roman Catholic Church.

Meet the Teacher

This is my 17th year of teaching!  Wow! How time flies! I was at North Liberty for 15 years and this is my second year at MCS!  I have been married to my husband for 13 years.  We were married at St. Joe.  Our three beautiful children have attended MCS since my oldest, Jacob, was in K.  He is eleven now.  Lucas is nine, and Lauren is starting 1st this year!  Enjoy every second with your children!  They grow so fast!  In between teaching and running my children to sports, I enjoy reading and swimming.  


Education Experience

I attended IUSB and earned my bachelor degree in Elementary Education.  I then went back and earned my master's degree at IUSB. Teaching has always been a passion for me.  

Indiana State Standards for Reading/ELA

4th Grade Language Arts -

4th Grade Social Studies -



We will be using Journey's Textbook, reading comprehension packets, and novels.  For writing, we will also be using a combination of Simple Six and Lucy Caulkins writing. 


Students will use the following for class:


*Reading Notebook and Textbook

*Composition Notebook for Reading

*Writing Composition Notebook

*Social Studies Workbook

*Social Studies Composition Notebook

*Library book



Homework: I will post the homework on here and it will also be on each student's agenda.  Students are to take the agendas home each week. PLEASE CHECK your child's agenda each night.

Late Policy:

*One day late will result in 20% off the assignment
**Two days late will result in 50% off the assignment
***Three days will result in a zero for the assignment

**Each student should be reading 20 min a night for AR.  Students have been given their AR levels and are able to take AR test now!

NOTE:  For vocab test, I have had the students put letters next to the number so they know what to study for the test.  P=pronunication, PS= parts of speech, Def=defintion (they will need to know the word and the definition; they are given a word bank). Syn=synonym-they will need to know a synonym for the word.  These are listed in their vocab book under each word. Ant=antonym-these are listed in their vocab book under each word.  Here is a website to practice vocabulary:  Choose Level A for sixth grade and then whatever unit we are on and level B for 7th grade and whatever unit we are on.  


AR Points DUE    (Happy Reading! 

*** Be sure to read as this will count for a grade!

***Homework is subject to change***

***AR points for 4th grade= 


 If you have any questions or concerns during the school year, please feel free to contact me. Email is the easiest:  If you call, I will return your call as soon as I can. I am truly excited to be part of the MCS family:) I know how important education is as my own children will be receiving the same education.  Thank you for welcoming me and trusting me with your children: )

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