Shipley Sharing

What's Up in Our Classroom ~ April 10, 2015


We will continue to read in our novel groups and other nonfiction sources such as Wonderopolis and DOGO News. Please make sure your child is doing one READTHEORY per day. Ask them to show you their quiz scores. This site is available online. Check it out!


Adjectives-We have been learning how to correctly order adjectives in sentence structure. (yes, can you believe there are actual rules to that?)

Prepositions and Prepositional Phrases - We have been learning about these in class. Students were asked to find examples while they were reading their guided reading book.


Our writing focus will be all about poetry. We started our unit on poetry. We will spend the majority of the last quarter becoming familiar with poems, dramas and prose. Students will learn to identify common structural elements of poems and dramas. They will also refer to structural elements of a poem or drama when explaining their differences. Students will write a variety of poems such as limericks, bio-poems, haikus, tankas and concretes.


Careers and technology is the focus for the next couple of weeks. Students are exploring different careers and figuring out what they might be good at. They are being exposed to a variety of jobs and further delving in to see if they would be interested in pursuing them down the road. There is a tackk page in schoology. Ask us to show it to you!


We've begun our last unit for math. Geometry is the focus. Students will draw and identify lines and angles, classify shapes by properties of their lines and angles, measure angles and understand concepts of angles.

Badger 3-8 Testing Snacks

Students will take the Badger 3-8 test on April 28th, May 5th, 6th and 7th.

If you are interested and willing to donate healthy snacks or drinks for our Badger 3-8 test, please sign up on this form. I appreciate you helping to feed the brains of our class. Healthy snack and drinks will help our students succeed. :)

Upcoming Events

Benchmark Reports are available Friday, April 10 in Powerschool at 6:00pm! If you have questions regarding your child's score, please me. If you have any concerns regarding your child's attendance, feel free to contact the school office at 662-7958

Shadow Day - April 14th 9:30-2:00

Students will travel over to Lineville for a "day in the life" of a 5th grader. They will be partnered up with a responsible 5th grader who will "show them the ropes" of Lineville. It should be a fun experience. Also, the summer school link is now live so don't forget to sign your child up for The Lineville Way class.

Spring Music Concert- April 16th

Our fourth grade students will present their spring concerts on April 16 in Pod C at Forest Glen (same night as the Art Show). Students should arrive 15 minutes before their scheduled concert time listed below. Students, please report to the multi-purpose room.

  • 5:30-Mrs. Faccio, Mrs. Kentop, Ms. Shipley
  • 6:30-Mrs. Hawker, Mrs. Zavernik

We are in need of two parent volunteers to help students line up before the concerts. Time commitment: 20 minutes. If you can help, please contact Nicole Duhaime. ( or 662-7953).

Art Show - April 16th
Join other families of Forest Glen at our annual Art Show on April 16 from 6:00pm to 7:30pm. Artwork will be on display in the gym and in the hallways. PTO will be providing refreshments for the evening in the cafeteria.
Hope to see you there and don’t forget...
Our Fourth Grade Spring Concerts will be held in Pod C as part of Arts Night along with the Forest Glen Art Show!

Buy One Get One Book Fair - April 16th

Please plan on visiting our BOGO Summer Reading Book Fair on Thursday, April 16th from 3:00 - 8:00 p.m. The BOGO Fair will take place along with Arts Night and the Fourth Grade Music Concert. We hope to see you there!

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Mother/Son Laser Tag

Thursday, April 23rd, 4-7pm

2710 Lineville Road

Green Bay, WI