# Shipley Sharing

## RECORDER INFORMATION

Our Fourth Grade students will be learning to play the recorder as part of their music classes this year. Recorder lessons will be integrated into their music classes with the goals of applying their music reading and group playing skills along with developing recorder technique and preparing them for their fifth grade music classes. Each student will need one recorder. Due to the wide variety of recorders that are available to purchase, students will need to either purchase one through the school or have their own recorder from home approved by the music teacher during music class. (No wooden or toy recorders will be accepted).

​Students will receive their recorders in February when we start the unit and they may keep their recorders at the end of the school year. For more information, recorder form, and to purchase a recorder, click here! or the link below!

## What's Up In The Classroom

Math

We've started our algebra unit. Students are learning to write equations with variables to help solve word problems. They are also learning to balance equations and the difference between equal and unequal equations.

Students are learning to refer to details and examples in a text when explaining what the text says and when drawing inferences. Students are learning how to be text talkers when they are giving examples.

Writing

Students focus on form and content in writing their opinion essays. They wrote boxes around their thesis and bullets for their reasons. They are working on providing evidence for each reasons.

## MEMORY BOOK COVER CONTEST

This is your chance to have your artwork on the cover of this years Memory book!

What you need to do is:
• Get a white 8 ½ x 11 vertical piece of paper
• Use crayons, markers, colored pencils or a combination of the three
• Include “Forest Glen” and 2015-2016 somewhere on your drawing
• Write your name and grade in pencil on the BACK of the drawing
• Turn in your entries into your teacher or the office by Thursday FEBUARY 11

Have fun and be creative!

Also, If you have or will be taking pictures of events happening at Forest Glen, please email them to forestglenptohistorian@gmail.com and include grade, teacher and description of event along with your pictures! Pictures will be considered for printing in our annual school memory book.

## Spring Parent-Teacher Conferences Nearing

Conferences are set for the dates and times listed below.
• Thursday, February 11
4:00pm-7:30pm
• Tuesday, February 16
4:00pm-7:30pm

Conferences are scheduled using the online system TEESO. The registration window is open Monday, February 1 through midnight Tuesday, February 9. Parents schedule a 15 minute time slot with their classroom and special education, ELL and/or speech teacher(s) if applicable. Other staff members are also available for a separate 15 minute time slot if desired. Click here for instructions on how to schedule! If you do not have internet access to schedule, please contact the school office at 662-7958. All parents are strongly encouraged to attend a conference with their child's teacher.

Also, Forest Glen will be hosting its annual Spring Book Fairin Pod C during parent teacher conferences. The book fair will be open at 3:00pm-8:00pm.

Please plan on attending our fair to help us put more books in the hands of our students at school and Forest Glen families at home, by connecting kids with books they want to read! All profit dollars earned from the book fair benefit Forest Glen by providing our students and teachers with opportunities to use those dollars to purchase books and build classroom libraries.

More information to come on our school homepage, as well as many volunteer opportunties! Please consider volunteering at our book fair!

## Jump Rope for Heart

The event is scheduled for the week of February 1-5. All Forest Glen students will be participating in the event during their physical education classes. Watch your child's backpack and newsletters for further details.

## Attention 4th Graders! ​Lineville Intermediate School Music Choices

​In March parents of 4th graders will be asked to choose a 5th grade music class. Course descriptions and registration information will be available on March 9, and parents and students will learn about band, chorus, and orchestra classes at Lineville. A selection must be made and the registration completed within two weeks.