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Title: Welcome to Open House

Welcome to Open House
  • DAIS Team Inspiration

Please use one of the Chrome Books, Click on the
Information Link on our website, and fill out our
information form. This will give us the most up
to date information so we can stay in contact
with you throughout the year.
Team Inspiration Inspiration - the influence of
thought and strong feelings on actions,
especially on good actions Mrs. Doutrich
Language Arts Mrs. Keys Language Arts Mr.
Pringle Math and Science Mrs. Keiser- Math and
Social Studies
Fourth Grade
  • What is different about fourth grade?
  • Multiple teachers, change classes, lockers, more
    materials to keep organized
  • What should I expect?
  • More content, more responsibility and
    independence, more long term assignments, and
    twenty minutes of reading each night

Supply List
  • 1 zipper 3 ring binder. (Trapper Keeper)
  • 1 regular 2 inch 3 ring binder
  • 1 pocket folder
  • Pencils (at least 12 pencils)
  • Zipper pencil pouch/ bag that can be put in a
    three ring binder
  • Glue stick
  • 1 set of Dry-Erase markers
  • Headphones/Ear buds
  • 2 clear page protectors
  • 5 dividers for three ring binder

  • Each student has his/her own locker.
  • Students will keep their personal belongings in
    their lockers during the school day.
  • There are no locks on the lockers.
  • Magnets and mirrors can be used. Please avoid
    using stickers to decorate the lockers.

Student Schedules
820-840 Homeroom Pringle or Keiser Homeroom Doutrich or Keys
845-1010 Math Language Arts
1010-1055 Science/Social Studies Language Arts
1055-1120 Lunch Lunch
1120-1140 Recess Recess
1140-105 Language Arts Math
105-150 Language Arts Science/Social Studies
150-235 Special Special
235-320 I/E I/E
Reading Workshop
  • Reading Activities
  • Interactive Read Aloud
  • Shared Reading
  • Guided Reading small group instruction
  • Independent Reading read and conference with
  • 40 Book Challenge!
  • Super 6 Strategies
  • Connections
  • Predictions/Inferences
  • Questioning
  • Monitoring
  • Summarizing
  • Evaluating

Genre Studies Realistic Fiction, Adventure,
Informational, Historical Fiction, Poetry, Fantasy
Writing Workshop
  • Types of Writing
  • Narrative
  • Informative
  • Persuasive Essay
  • Poetry
  • Text-dependent analysis essay
  • Writing Skills
  • Grammar
  • Summarizing
  • Note Taking
  • Responding to open ended questions (RACES)
  • Process approach prewriting, drafting, revising,
    editing, conferencing, publishing

Math- Flexible Grouping
  • Teachers will administer a math pretest at the
    beginning of each marking period. The test will
    contain questions related to the upcoming units
    of study. The students will then be grouped based
    on their needs.
  • Flexible grouping creates temporary groups
    based on particular units of study. The students
    will be regrouped throughout the year.

Math Topics of Study
  • Place value
  • Addition and subtraction of large numbers
  • Time
  • Graphing
  • Multiplication of large numbers
  • Division
  • Geometry
  • Measurement
  • Fractions

  • Variety of topics Weather, Plants, Animals,
    Machines, Motion, Scientific Method, Geology
  • Students will use the notes in their science
    notebooks to study.
  • Students will spend time conducting experiments
    in the Science Lab.
  • This year will include multiple S.T.E.A.M

Social Studies
  • Topics include
  • Map skills
  • U.S. regions (Northeast, Southeast, Middle West,
    Southwest, West)
  • Current events
  • Students will use the notes in their social
    studies notebooks to study.

Word Work
  • 4 Components
  • No Excuse Words
  • Commonly Misused Words
  • Word of the Day
  • Grammar skills
  • Assessments will be every day 6. Students will
    receive a study guide for the upcoming week every
    day 1. These study guides will also be posted on
    the website.

Week 1 No Excuse Words Misused Words Word of the Day
body, music, color good, well Certain, fountain, mountain, human, urban
  • Gym, Art, Health, Computer, library and Music
    will be from 150-235 daily.
  • We have an extra Encore on Day 2. Students will
    have 2 specials on this day.

Back to School Tech News for DAIS
  • 4th 5th Grade

Chromebooks The new technology at DAIS
  • Web Browser
  • Free Download http//www.google.com/chrome/
    (Personal Computer or Mobile Device)
  • Username Password to access Drive

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  • EASY online access storage of student files
  • Auto-save no more lost files
  • My Drive for student work
  • Shared with Me allows teachers students to
    share work collaboratively on assignments

for parents
  • Save the Date
  • September 24, 2015
  • More information coming soon!

School-Wide Expectations
DAIS Expectations Demonstrate respect for others
and self Act responsibly and safely Include
others and accept their differences Succeed
through positive effort Team Inspiration
Rules 1. Listen and participate 2. Respect
yourself and others 3. Always be honest
  • Behavior Plan
  • We will start the year using a ticket system.
    Students will receive tickets for outstanding
    behavior and exceptional classwork. Each week, we
    will gather all the tickets and have a drawing
    for prizes. The more tickets students have, the
    better their chances are!

Please remember to check your childs assignment
book and take-home folder each night for homework
and important information!
  • If students display behaviors that do not adhere
    to the school-wide behavior expectations, parents
    will be contacted via email, phone call, or a
    written note.
  • Students may lose portions of recess due to
    misbehavior or incomplete assignments.
  • If the behavior continues or the infraction is
    more serious, a BIR (behavior incident report)
    may be issued. This will involve a loss of the
    SWEBS reward and possibly a meeting with
    administrators to determine further consequences.
    BIRs can be given at school, recess, and on the

  • Regular homework assignments will include reading
    for 20 minutes each night. Math homework will
    also be given regularly to reinforce strategies
    learned in class. Students are expected to review
    for social studies and science.
  • Team Homework Policy
  • Warning and complete at home for 1st missed
    assignment in a marking period
  • Homework Help during recess for 2nd missed
    assignment in a marking period
  • Parent contact (email or phone call) for 3rd
    missed assignment in a marking period

Our Team Website
  • Go to www.dallastown.net
  • Select Dallastown Area Intermediate School.
  • Choose Team Inspiration in the Red Community.
  • Check our website daily for homework assignments
    and other information!

Final Notes
  • To contact us, call 244 4021 EXT. 1702
  • Doutrich EXT. 1303 Keys- EXT. 1302
  • Pringle EXT. 1304 Keiser EXT. 1301
  • Emails
  • erin.doutrich_at_dallastown.net
  • kristin.keys_at_dallastown.net
  • lindsay.keiser_at_dallastown.net
  • eric.pringle_at_dallastown.net

Thank you for coming!
  • We are looking forward to a great year!
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