Shipley Sharing

What's Up in Our Classroom ~ April 25, 2015

Badger 3-8 Testing

Badger testing starts next week. Our first test will be ELA on Tuesday, April 28. Testing will begin in the morning when students arrive and most likely last the entire morning. Please help your child by having them get ample rest and eating a healthy breakfast on testing days. We will have snacks, but making sure they have full stomachs when they arrive will be helpful. Thanks in advance. If you signed up for testing snacks, thank you! Here is the link as a reminder for those who did. If anyone else would like to sign up, feel free to do so.

Madison Field Trip Itinerary

5:45 a.m. Students/Chaperones arrive at Forest Glen

6:00 a.m. Depart for Madison! * Buses leave promptly at 6 a.m. Please be on time!

9:00 a.m. Capital Tour

10:00 a.m. Classroom photos on staircase

10:15 a.m. Explore observation deck/museum with chaperones

10:40 a.m. Board Bus for Babcock Hall (1605 Linden Drive)

11:00 a.m. Babcock Hall Tour/Ice Cream

(Chaperones make sure to have your groups ice cream orders)

11:55 a.m. Board Bus for lunch at Union South

12:15-1:15 LUNCH! (We’ll meet up with the other classes!)

indoor/outdoor seating, please keep a close eye on your group!

1:15 p.m. Board bus for Camp Randall

1475 Engineering Drive (Stephen M. Bennett Student Athlete Performance Center)

1:30 p.m. Camp Randall Tour!

2:30 p.m. Board bus for departure home!

5:30 p.m. Arrive back at Forest Glen


Your child should continue to respond in schoology every night. All students are in novel groups and respond to the chapter we are reading. They also respond to informational (non-fiction) writing. We also practiced homophones (click on the word to get our notebook), use of quotation marks and punctuation. See below for our schedule:


Tuesday=What Is It?

Wednesday=Shades of Meaning (Vocabulary work)

Thursday=DOGO News/News-o-Matic

Friday=Picture of the Day/Week Response/Letter to Ms. Shipley


We continue to learn about poetry, drama and prose. This week we talked about the characteristics cinquains and limericks. We also are practicing writing a variety of poetry types. Click here to learn about Cinquains or Limericks


We finished our Career and Technology Unit and presented our work. I am so impressed with what they can do! Ask them to show you their project and also their grade! Here is a link to their final project expectations: Careers and Technology Final Project

Your child has been investigating the nervous system and the process that scientists use to do experiments. See the two lessons we learned this week!

Click here:The Nervous System and PHEOC


We're learning about geometry. This week we studied angles, lines, using a protractor and line symmetry. Please practice using a protractor with your child. They have an app on their iPads called Pencil Box that has this tool to practice with! Test is next week!

Important Dates and Events

    • Lineville 4th Grade Parent Meeting - April 27th@6:30

    • Timbertail Day - April 28th

    • Badger 3-8 Test - April 28th, 29th, 30th, May 1st, 5th, 6th and 7th

    • Madison Field Trip - May 4th

    • Timbertail Day - May 5th

    • Twin Day - May 15th

    • Early Release - May 15th

    • Timbertail Day - May 19th

    • Memorial Day / No School - May 25th

    • Timbertail Day - June 2nd

    • Early Release - June 9th

    • Last Day of School 4th Grade Picnic - June 9th