MRS. DAVIS AND MRS. WHITE

4TH GRADE 10-18-13

EAR BUDS

Parents,



We have the WONDERFUL opportunity to use the IPADS in our classroom daily. The problem being is that we have 23 IPADS that often have sound (whether an article is being read to the students, a math app is being play, etc.) and it is interrupting the others concentration. I am asking that each student bring in a pair of ear buds for their own use. I will keep them in their own plastic baggie and return them at the end of the year. I am asking these be here by Wednesday. If you do not have a pair and are unable to get a pair, please let me know.

Thank you for your help!

Contact information



melissa.davis@mccardinals.org or sarah.white@mccardinals.org 517-164-5200 X:2009


IT'S HERE!!! Classroom blog. It is still under construction, but you will find our weekly newsletters here (I will still email them on Friday's as reminders), soon to come Mackinac info, and links to email me, MC homepage and our kidblog! It is under construction right now, but I DO plan on adding as we go. Please keep checking for info. http://mrsmdaviskeicher.weebly.com/


Please visit our KIDBLOG. This is where the students show off their work!!


http://kidblog.org/MrsMDavis/


OCTOBER BOOK REPORT

Please make sure you read, sign and return the October book report directions. The book report is due no later than October 30. Your child will receive the grading rubric and skeleton bones once they take and pass their AR test with an 80% or above. If you need supplies, please let me know.


Mackinac Raffle Tickets

Ticket sales end on Friday, October 25. Please send in all UNSOLD tickets, and ALL ticket stubs with money on or by this date. Reminder: SELL, SELL, SELL for a possibility for your child to win a trip to Mackinac. We ask that you allow a 24 hour window for us to get you additional tickets. It has been a pretty good pace so far, but once the end is near, I am sure they will be pouring in.We do want you to get your tickets and sell, but we also have to make sure we are doing our #1 job, and that is teaching:) So, just a suggestion, please don't send in a request on the 24th and expect it to be filled that day. Thank you for your understanding.


Drawing for prizes is Nov. 1 at 3:00 p.m. at Keicher.

REMINDER:

MACKINAC ENROLLMENT FORM (BRIGHT ORANGE FORM) IS DUE BY OCTOBER 26 WITH THE DEPOSIT FOR EACH PERSON GOING.


Brandon

AWESOME JOB, Brandon !! We all loved learning more about you!

POWER SCHOOL

Please make sure you are checking Power School for your child's grades. You can get to power school by going to Mrs. Barnes Useful Links. Your log in was with the paperwork you received at back to school night. Your child also received their log in again from Mrs. Barnes in computers this week.


What is a Mystery Skype??

Mystery Skype is a 45-60 minute critical thinking challenge that your class takes part in while Skyping with another class somewhere else in the world. Your students' goal is to guess the other school's location (country, state, city, school name) before they guess yours. We do this by asking yes and no questions.

Here is a more thorough explanation of Mystery Skype from Skype in the Classroom:https://education.skype.com/mysteryskype/how-it-works


Tigers only do first 7 words

1.

file


2.

drive


3.

kite


4.

pies


5.

die


6.

wipe


7.

inside


8.

height


9.

pride


10.

spy


11.

sigh


12.

shy


13.

prime


14.

sly


15.

pry


16.

climb


17.

minding


18.

fright


19.

twice


20.

slight




Friday and Monday Take Home Folders

Please check your Keicher Konnections newletter AND your child's red take home folder (also called their Friday Folder) for upcoming dates. Please keep the calendar in your child's red folder, as this is a reminder that we update weekly.



Please make sure Friday folders are brought back ON MONDAY. Homework will go home in them on Monday, so we do need them. They have until FRIDAY to finish their homework. We also need them ALL back here ON FRIDAY! Please help them remember, as Friday is also the day where all work and notes home will go home in these folders, so we need them back here by Friday.


UPCOMING DATES


OCTOBER:


4 MACKINAC RAFFLE FUNDRAISER BEGINS!!



22 Michigan Center Community Food Pantry – 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.

24 6th Grade Band – U of M – All Day

25 MACKINAC RAFFLE TICKET FUNDRAISER ENDS

28 MACKINAC DEPOSIT AND ENROLLMENT FORM DUE FOR ALL ATTENDING!!!!!

28 Mobile Dentist




What we did this week....

In math, we have been working on the properties of polygons, congruent shapes, parallel and perpendicular lines and word problems.


In reading and social studies we learned more about the government.


In writing we worked on creative writing.


On KidBlog we worked on reading an article and responding.


We had an AWESOME MEAP week. Keep it up, Keicher 4th Graders!! Parents, Great job encouraging your child to do his/her best!!