Ms. Arnold's Weekly News

Week of 5-16-16

Our Class Motto: Perseverance

"Being persistent & never giving up!"

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Classroom News

Friday, May 27th: Bat Presentation (Organization for Bat Conservation visits)

June 8th: Field Day

June 10th: Last day of school; report cards come home

Keicher Tech Day

Grant Update

Exciting news! My $4,000 grant money has been spent on my new classroom design plan. New furniture has arrived! STAND UP DESKS ARE HERE!

*see pictures

Fact Practice

(NEW) Fact Practice: It is encouraged that students practice their multiplication and division facts daily for 15 min. A tracking sheet, seen below, has been placed in their

at-home folders to help guide nightly practice of their facts. Fact practice logs need to be signed M-Th!


At-Home Fact Practice Guide

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Classroom Learning Time

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Our Focus Points

Reading / Language Arts

Students are continuing to work through each of our Daily 5 rotations...Read to Someone, Teacher Time, Listening, Nonfiction Reading, and Writing. As well as learning "partner fluency" routines and using various reading skills/strategies we focused on throughout the week. Read to Self Time is a priority every day as well!

Math (Unit 13: Perimeter and Area)

*Video lessons for the week will be uploaded to Educreations.


Students are also continuing to gather stories and writing strategies in their writer's notebooks. Paragraph development and grammar skills continue to be a focus point too. And we have started our third trimester piece: opinion paper.

Science and Social Studies topics for the year:

*Force and motion

*Traits/living organisms/ecosystems

*Weather maps

*STEAM activities

*Michigan: government, economics, geography, and history of

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This Week's Spelling Words (test on Friday)

Spelling List #27

plural nouns

1. wolves

2. knives

3. flowers

4. berries

5. houses

6. boxes

7. pennies

8. cities

9. babies

10. women

11. men

12. people

13. geese

14. deer

15. fish

16. teeth

17. children

Multiplying By 9s Song

Counting By Nines Song Video

Multiplying By 11 Song

Skip Counting By 11 Song Video - Beginner

Multiply By 12 Song Video

multiplication song: 12 times tables
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Take Advantage of the Technology


*Pixel Floors

*Scratch or Tynker



*Learn Zillion

*Cool Math


*Storyline online



*Front Row Math


*Write About

*Book Talks with Chatterpix

*Mad Libs



*Word games

*Mrs. Barnes Useful Links

*McGraw-Hill Connected


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Lego Club News

Lego Club Team 1 and Team 2: This Wednesday from 3:30-4:30

Last day of Lego Club, May 18th

Keicher News


18 Credit Union Day – Last one of the year

19 MIS Track and Explore Field Trip

5th Grade – 8:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

23 4th Grade Mackinac Trip

24 4th Grade Mackinac Trip

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

25 4th Grade Mackinac Trip

5th Grade Trip to Detroit Science Museum and Tiger Stadium

MIS Track and Explore Field Trip – 6th Grade – 8:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

30 NO SCHOOL - Memorial Day


2 6th Grade Orientation – H.S. – 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.

3 High School Graduation – MCHS – 7:00 p.m.

6 Michigan Adventure Trip – 6th Grade

8 Field Day

9 Field Day – Make-up if needed

2ND Grade Orientation

10 Last Day of School – Dismiss at 1:30 p.m. - Summer vacation begins

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

23-26 Michigan Center Carp Carnival

25 Carp Carnival Parade – 11:00 p.m.

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

1. THE LAST DAY OF SCHOOL and report card day is June 10th. We will be dismissing school at 1:30 p.m.

2. TIGERS BASEBALL – May 25th is the departure date for the Detroit Science Museum and Tiger Baseball trip. The 5th grade students are getting excited and hoping for good weather. All students not going on the Tiger baseball trip are expected to attend school as usual. We will have a classroom teacher for those students not attending the outing.


3. TRACK AND FIELD - Once again we are asking for volunteers. Our annual track & field day at the high school will be held on June 8th. This will be an all-day event. It is a great day for everyone involved. We need your help for track events, field events, and the pool. If you would be interested in taking part in this day, please call 764-5200. Students will be bussed directly from home to the High School and the same for the afternoon bus run. We will have a bus for our walkers, daycare, and for any other students that do not ride a bus. If you will be picking up your child from the High School, there will be a pick-up spot separate from the busses. Please watch for the signs.

4. HOOPS FOR HEART took place during the students’ gym classes a few weeks ago. They were able to raise $3141.52 for the American Heart Association. Our top collector was Emmarae Rowley with $500.50 collected. Thanks to the community and the students for their support and hard work for this worthwhile cause. A special thanks goes to Mr. Bruner for the organization of this event.


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Tuesday of the month from 6:30 -7:30 p.m. The pantry is located at the west end of Keicher. Follow the signs through the Pre-School playground gate. See dates above.

6. BOXTOPS FOR EDUCATION - Clip Box Tops on hundreds of your favorite products. Each Box Top is worth 10 cents to our school. Just send in the Box Tops and we will send them to Box Tops for Education. Twice each year, Box Tops will send our school a check worth 10 cents for each Box Top redeemed. So keep clipping!

7. DRESS CODE REMINDER – It is getting to be that time of year again to remind students of the dress code. Shorts may be no shorter than the longest finger when the student is standing in an upright position or five/six inches from the top of the knee to the bottom of the shorts (per JH/HS). Shirts must have sleeves in them and may not rise above the waistband. Please review the dress code rules with your child, sent home at the beginning of the school year.

8. CARP CARNIVAL will be June 23 - 26. Kick off your summer by joining us for the 59th Annual Carp Carnival, sponsored by the Michigan Center Lions Club. You won't want to miss this great community celebration that includes a parade, carp fishing contest, boat raffle, bingo, carnival rides, food vendors, the Lions Club “famous” barbeque chicken, family fun, and much more. Admission to the carnival is FREE! The Parade will be on Saturday, June 25th at 11:00 a.m. (starting at Arnold School).

2016 Youth Program

Registration form attached to this email

I Can Make It! Camp

Serves kids who exhibit strong math and/or science interest or skill and excel in hands-on learning environments as recommended by their school teachers/principals. At this overnight camp, participants experience math, science, technology, and principles of engineering and manufacturing through design, build, and test of dozens of cool projects.

For students in 4th, 5th, & 6th grades.

July 11-15, 2016; Monday – Friday

$239 for New Students

$219 for Returning Students

$50 Deposit required with Registration

Jackson Area Manufacturers Association

Academy for Manufacturing Careers

2545 Spring Arbor Road, Suite 201

Phone: 517-782-8268

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