Mrs. Hawker's Newsletter

April 24th, 2015

What's Up In The Classroom?


Your child should still be responding in schoology every night. All students are in novel groups and respond to the chapter we are reading. We also respond each night to a non-fiction writing. See below for our schedule:


Tuesday=What Is It?

Wednesday=Shades of Meaning (Vocabulary work)

Thursday=DOGO News/Naional Geographic for Kids/News-o-Matic

Friday=Picture of the Day/Week Response

All of these can be found in schoology. Ask your child to show you what we are learning!

We also practiced homophones (click on the word to get our notebook), use of quotation marks and punctuation.


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!


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 click here: 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 are studying poetry, drama and prose. This week we determined the characteristics that define each. We also are practicing writing a variety of poetry types. Click here to learn about Cinquains

Madison Itinerary For Ms. Shipley & Mrs. Hawker

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


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

Important Meeting

This Monday (April 27), is the parent meeting for 4th grade parents entering Lineville next year. The meeting is scheduled from 6:30-7:30. Please attend if you'd like to learn more about the transition to Lineville or simply have questions you'd like to have answered by the Lineville staff.

Notes and Dates Coming Up

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

  • Timbertail Day - April 28th

  • Badger 3-8 Test - April 28th, May 5th, 6th and 7th

  • Madison Field Trip - May 4th

  • Last Day of School 4th Grade Picnic (more information to follow)