Ms. Arnold's Weekly News

Week of 2-8-16

Our Class Motto: Perseverance

"Being persistent & never giving up!"

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Monday Night's Video Lesson

Classroom News

Upcoming Dates

Count Day: Wed, Feb 10th

No School: Monday, February 15th!!

Valentine's Day Party: Friday the 12th @ 2pm

Keicher Lock-In (Valentine's Theme): Friday the 12th

Spring Picture Day: February 16th

Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum Trip: March 14th

Popcorn Fridays!!!!!!!!!! ($1 a bag)

Other News

(NEW) Fact Practice: It is encouraged that students practice their multiplication daily 10 min and/or 3-5 times a week for a longer stretch of time.


Math homework: As I mentioned at conferences, I have chosen to "flip" my classroom in math. Homework each night is a video of the next day's lesson. Students are expected to watch the lesson each night and follow along on their lesson page. I provide the information that is being practiced the day. Students will get classroom time to work independently and get help while working. Getting this lesson as homework has already shown "significant" gains in participation, effort, and accuracy on daily work. I highly encourage the video lesson be done each night! Thanks for patience and support!

Educreations Videos:

It can be downloaded on Ipads and/or you can log in with the use of the Internet by going to the login page for Educreations. Once logged in the videos will come up immediately.

Students will have to login using their own username and password. Videos must be taken care of before school the next day. Videos need to be 100% watched and lessons must be signed!

McGraw-Hill Connected Resource: Parents/Students can log in to McGraw-Hill connected to view and use our Treasures Reading Book as well as our My Math Book, lessons, HW, videos, etc.

How do you log in? Go to

Login is: keicher27

Password is: cardinals3

Reading: Anytime students can read 20+ minutes a night I encourage it!

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 7: Multiplication and Division)

Points of focus...multiplication and division patterns and strategies


Students continue to gather stories in their writer's notebooks as well as build/draft/edit informational papers as well as developing their sentencing and paragraph structure. Grammar skills continue to be a focus point too. Students are continuing to add to their "My Writing Playground" notebooks during reading rotations. I love their creativity!

This Week's Spelling Words (test on Friday)

Spelling List #13

1. misfile

2. unwanted

3. recycle

4. undone

5. presale

6. misread

7. recall

8. precut

9. unload

10. misnumber

11. unfair

12. mistreat

13. unhappy

14. retold

15. preplan

16. uncertain

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Weekly Specials and Nightly Homework

Monday: Computers; Music; Math Homework; Study spelling; Red folders come home

Tuesday: Gym; Math Homework; Study spelling words; Red folders come home

Wednesday: Computers; Math Homework; Study spelling; Red folders come home

Thursday: Gym; Math Homework; Study spelling; Red folders come home

Friday: No specials; Spelling test; facts test (addition/subtraction AND multiplication);

Red folders come home; new spelling list comes home

***3-4 days a week study +- facts for 10 min

(Study with online games or apps; flashcards; etc...)

***Read, read, read!!!!!

Take Advantage of the Technology


*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 2: This Wednesday from 3:30-4:30

-Shirts are ordered and should be in anytime!

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Keicher News!



5 Popcorn Today – Bigger Size - $1.00

Little Caesar’s Pizza Kit order forms due today

6th Grade Band Field Trip – 4:30 – 11:00 p.m.

6 Baseball/Softball Sign-ups – High School – 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. – During Basketball Tournament

8 Good News Club – Permission Slips week before

School Board Meeting – MCHS – 7:00 p.m.

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


Credit Union Day

Hearing Rescreening – 4th Grade

12 Keicher Student Lock-in – Forms sent home this week.

Yearbook Orders due today


16 Spring Pictures

17 Credit Union

Little Caesar’s Pizza Kits Pick-up – Keicher West Gym – 3:30 – 6:00 p.m.

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

24 Credit Union Day

5th Grade Project Night – Living Wax Museum – 6:00 – 7:00 P.M.

26 Popcorn Today – Bigger Size - $1.00

27 Baseball/Softball Sign-ups – High School – 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. – During Basketball Tournament

29 Bible Release – 2:10 – 3:10 p.m.


2 Credit Union Day

7 Good News Club – Permission Slips week before

5th Grade Parent Band Meeting – Part 1 – Keicher West Cafeteria – 6:30 p.m.

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

9 Credit Union Day

10 4th Grade Music Program – Keicher West Gym – 2:30 and 6:30 p.m.

11 End of Trimester 2

Keicher Student Lock-in – More information later

14 School Board Meeting – MCHS – 7:00 p.m.

3rd Grade to Hands on Museum – 8:45 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

15 3rd Grade Music Program – Keicher West Gym – 2:30 – 6:30 p.m.

16 Credit Union Day

Spelling Bee – Western Community Arts Center – 6:00 p.m.

18 Carnival – More information to come

21 5th Grade Parent Band Meeting – Part 2 – Keicher West Cafeteria – 6:30 p.m.

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

23 Credit Union Day

24 Popcorn Today – Bigger Size - $1.00


30 Credit Union Day


1. Thank you for using parking areas other than the lot between the schools when you bring your child to school and/or pick them up after school. Our first concern is the safety of our children and we appreciate your help in this matter.

2. SPELLING BEE – Todd Toth – 5th Grade and Madyson Chaffin– 6th Grade will be representing our school in the MLive Jackson Citizen Patriot Spelling Bee. It will be held on March 16th starting at 6:00 p.m. at the Western Community Arts Center. Western High School is located on Dearing Road. Tarrin Leffler – 5th Grade and Nikolas Kosmet - 6th Grade came in second place and will be our alternate spellers if for any reason the first place spellers cannot participate. Congratulations and good luck!

3. SNOW DAYS – With our “Global Connect” automatic calling, you should receive a phone call if school is called off due to the weather. Please make sure we have a working number for you on file.

4. KEICHER PARENT’S NIGHT OUT - VALENTINE’S THEME – WEAR RED OR PINK HEART - On Friday, February 12th, there will be a lock-in at Keicher from 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. for grades 3-6. Admission is $10.00 with additional money needed to purchase food items. It will be $15.00 at the door. Registration forms were sent home this week and are also available in the Keicher office.

Cancer Awareness

Michigan Center, East Jackson, and Vandercook Lake Schools are fighting Cancer together!

By joining together, we are hoping to raise money as a community to help those affected by this disease.

This combined effort will take place at Vandercook Lake when the Jayhawks take on the Cardinals for the 2nd matchup of the season of Boys’ basketball on February 9th. On February 18th, the East Jackson Trojans will host our Lady Cardinals for their 2nd matchup of the season.

Please join us in raising awareness and money, as we take to the courts and battle cancer together. Your support is greatly appreciated.

Sweet Deal

CP Federal loves encouraging kids to save, share, and spend wisely.

To help sweeten the deal, any youth account opened during the months of February and March 2016 will get $5 to help get you on the road to savings!

$5 will be deposited into account the following month provided the account remains in good standing. Child must be 0-18 years old. The minor and joint owner must meet account opening guidelines. All minor accounts require a joint owner and minimum balance of 25 cents. New youth S1 accounts only. Account must meet guidelines set forth for the vault youth program.

Check us out on: The

@thevaultcp vaultcp

MC Little League

It’s Time for

Baseball and Softball and T-Ball

Registration and Tryouts!

All kids ages 4-14 (as of April 30, 2016 for boys and December 31, 2015 for girls) need to REGISTER by March 10 to avoid late fee (no exceptions).

When: Please register your player at one of the following:

Wednesday, January 27th, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. during wrestling meet at High School

Saturday, February 6th, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. during basketball tournament at High School (Qualify for early bird drawing.)

Saturday, February 27th, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. during basketball tournament at High School

Cost: Bring cash or check:

T-ball (ages 4-5) $25

Coach pitch (ages 6-8) $40

Minors (ages 9-10) $60 (additional fees for competitive teams)

Majors (ages 11-12) $60 (additional fees for competitive teams)

Koufax Boys (ages 13-14) $110 (refunded if cut from team)

Travel Girls (ages 13-14) $110 (refunded if cut from team)


Girls & Boys Competitive Team Tryouts coming soon!

Look for announcements regarding dates and times coming home from school and on the MCYL Facebook page.

Questions? Contact Lisa Haynes (937-6542)

Ms. Arnold

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