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'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!
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
Students/Chaperones arrive at Forest Glen
Depart for Madison!
* Buses leave promptly at 6 a.m. Please be on time!
Classroom photos on staircase
Explore observation deck/museum with chaperones
Board Bus for Babcock Hall
(1605 Linden Drive)
Babcock Hall Tour/Ice Cream
(Chaperones make sure to have your groups ice cream orders)
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!
Board bus for Camp Randall
1475 Engineering Drive (Stephen M. Bennett Student Athlete Performance Center)
Camp Randall Tour!
Board bus for departure home!
Arrive back at Forest Glen
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)
Students read a passage and answer questions each night! Have them show you their data! This program teaches students to think critically, draw inferences, understand scope and global concepts, find or recall details, and infer the meanings of useful vocabulary words.
Picture of the Week
This is a great way for students to practice three very important reading skills - observing details by being able to describe them and making inferences about what you notice and observe based on what you see and what you already know. Observing, describing and making inferences are what good readers do.
Shades of Meaning Worksheet
This 21st century vocabulary center gives students a meaningful opportunity to work independently with others in a cooperative, collaborative and critical thinking setting, and increase vocabulary and language. Students practice the 21st century skill of empathy while they follow "agreed upon rules of discussion" to evaluate and justify 8 synonyms and sometimes antonyms and all the shades of meaning in between, to agree on word meaning and "shaded" order...ranking words in order from "Most of to Least of."