4th Grade


Mrs. Cavaiani
Kelly Cavaiani 
262-367-2000 x206

Welcome to Swallow School. My name is Kelly Cavaiani, and I will be your child’s fourth grade teacher this year. This is my thirteenth year at Swallow School and my nineteenth year teaching overall. I would like to take this opportunity to tell you a few things about myself both personally and professionally. I grew up in Wales, Wisconsin graduating from Kettle Moraine High School. I attended the University of Wisconsin - La Crosse where I earned a Bachelor of Science degree in elementary/middle level education. For the next five years, I taught math and social studies at the middle school level. After the birth of our first child and after much debate, I took a break from teaching and became a “stay at home” mom. During my years at home, I continued to pursue my education by taking graduate level courses focusing on literacy. When my youngest child started kindergarten, I welcomed the chance to get back into teaching. I love my job!

When I am not teaching, I enjoy spending time with my husband, Jay, and our three children: Jacob (23) Abby (21), and Caleb (19). I also enjoy watching my daughter play in college golf tournaments, visiting my oldest in NYC, walking my dog Charlie on the trails, golf, tennis, skiing, and reading.

I will communicate with you throughout the school year about your child’s progress and what we are learning in the classroom. However, feel free to contact me with any concerns. I am looking forward to a fun and exciting year together!

Mrs. Smith
Charisse Smith
262-367-2000 x204

Hello and welcome to 4th Grade! I am thrilled to be working with you, your child, and a passionate team of 4th grade teachers to create the best learning experience for your child. We will have a fun-filled year with a rich and engaging curriculum.

Our reading curriculum will be based on the workshop model while still utilizing guided reading groups. This approach helps promote good independent choices and ensures learning by the children. We will continue to use a balanced literacy approach which includes Writer’s Workshop and spelling activities. Students are also challenged during Everyday Math, hands-on math centers, and will have the opportunity to explore science and social studies through hands-on, authentic experiences.

Your child will find a warmhearted and inviting environment in our classroom where I will model and help develop an atmosphere where students treat each other with kindness, understanding, patience, and respect. This is very important, as we do many learning activities that require good teamwork. I am a high-energy person, and love to find ways to blend humor with my enthusiasm for teaching each day.

I have taught both 1st and 2nd grades here at Swallow School. I graduated with a Business Degree with an emphasis in marketing from UW-Stevens Point while playing varsity soccer for the Lady Pointers. After spending one year in the business world, I returned to UWSP to pursue a degree in Education and served as the student-assistant coach for the UWSP Women’s Soccer Team. I received my Masters Degree in Education from Cardinal Stritch University, and continue taking Professional Development classes to be the best teacher I can for my students.

I am lucky to be a teacher here at Swallow School and am fortunate to work with our strong, dedicated, kind, and caring staff. I enjoy working alongside the families in our district, and with all the students in the Swallow School community. I am looking forward to making wonderful memories together this year!

Please feel free to contact me at any time.



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