Monday, September 23rd, 2019

Coming Soon…

Monday, September 23rd

  • Music

Tuesday, September 24th

  • Gym (Wear Tennis Shoes)
  • Math Test on Chapter 1: Place Value

Wednesday, September 25th

  • Technology

Thursday, September 26th

  • Picture Day
  • Art
  • Week 3 Weekly HW Due Today!
  • Honor’s Choir Try-outs after school today in the music room

Friday, September 27th

  • FUN RUN!
  • Media
  • Reading Comprehension Quiz
  • Spelling Test
  • Week 4 Weekly HW sent home

English Language Arts

Every week your child will read an anchor text as well as a paired text. The anchor text is used to work on fluency, comprehension, and vocabulary skills and strategies. The paired text may be similar in theme and or genre. This text will reinforce vocabulary usage. Student understanding of the anchor text and vocabulary will be assessed on Fridays.

Students will also work on grammar and spelling throughout the week. Assigned spelling words will also be assessed on Fridays.


Math

Chapter 1 is about Numbers to 10,000. The student workbook pages were sent home on Wednesday as a review tool. Please review and practice similar problems with your child to help him/her prepare for the upcoming math test.  On Tuesday, 9/24/19, we will be taking our chapter test.


Science

This week’s lesson on forces was about the force of friction. Specifically we considered friction in the context of solving the mystery, “How can you slide faster down a slide?”


Honor Choir

Students in grades 3-5 have an opportunity to join Mr. Hoffman’s Honor Choir. Tryouts will be held Thursday, September 26th, right after school. Typically, Mr. Hoffman will pick a familiar song, such as Twinkle Twinkle Little Star, for the students to sing aloud as their tryout. Tryouts are very brief, and students may leave right after their turn. Mr. Hoffman will notify students who made Honor Choir by Monday, September 30th.


Summer Reading

Congratulations to Alejandro, Bentley, Charles, Kayla, Cecilia, Lilly N., and Katie for their summer reading! Keep up the great work!


PTA Information

Membership

YEEEEE-HAWWW! It’s our Annual Membership Drive!
This year’s theme is “Western Roundup”! Each classroom will have Wanted Posters on display on the Big Bulletin Board in the Main Hallway. At the end of each week from now until the end of October we will add one Western Stamp for each PTA member that joins per classroom! There is also the option to donate extra money to the PTA to purchase an extra Western Stamp for your class “Wanted Poster”! As an additional incentive the PTA is offering the top three competing classes a prize!
The classes with the most Western Stamps (highest percentage of Western Stamps according to how many students are on class roster) at the end of October will receive a prize!
The PTA knows it takes a village and we need more involved parents! You don’t have to be a parent of a student to be a member (grandparents, aunts, uncles etc) are also eligible to become PTA Members too!

Register today at: http://arnopta.memberhub.store

1st Place- $100 in book fair dollars to shop with at the November Book Fair for the Teacher and “Wagon Wheel Party”!

2nd place – $50 in book fair dollars to shop with at the November book fair for the teacher and “Gold Nugget Party”!

3rd place – $25 in book fair dollars to shop with at the November book fair for the teacher and “Hay Bale Party”!

Fun Run 

It’s that time of year when the PTA holds its major fundraiser…the Arno Fun Run! Don’t forget to register online for this great event.

We now accept credit card payments online in addition to cash and checks sent in to the school.

Register  for our Fun Run. Click here to register!!!

Monday, September 16th, 2019

Coming Soon…

Monday, September 16th

  • Music

Tuesday, September 17th

  • Gym (Wear Tennis Shoes)

Wednesday, September 18th

  • Technology

Thursday, September 19th

  • Art
  • Weekly HW Due Today!
  • Tornado Drill

Friday, September 20th

  • Media
  • Reading Comprehension Quiz
  • Spelling Test
  • Week 3 Weekly HW sent home

English Language Arts

Every week your child will read an anchor text as well as a paired text. The anchor text is used to work on fluency, comprehension, and vocabulary skills and strategies. The paired text may be similar in theme and or genre. This text will reinforce vocabulary usage. Student understanding of the anchor text and vocabulary will be assessed on Fridays.

Students will also work on grammar and spelling throughout the week. Assigned spelling words will also be assessed on Fridays.


Science

This week in science we started our unit on forces, called “Invisible Forces.” Your child learned how almost any action one can imagine consists of a push or a pull, or as scientists call them: a force.

In class your child was presented with a list of action verbs like “drag,” “lift,” “press,” and asked to decide whether they were pushes or pulls. You can help support your child’s learning by continuing this at home. Try applying it to actions that might be of personal interest, like the actions involved in a favorite sport (a throw, a hit, a slam dunk, a tackle, etc.).


River Raisin Battlefield National Park

The third grade classes will be going to River Raisin National Battlefield Park in Monroe to learn about Native American history. This field trip will take place on Wednesday, October 9th. We will leave Arno at 8:40am and return by 2pm. Every student will need to bring a disposable lunch. We will not be eating lunch at school. Permission slips are due by Friday, September 27th.

The field trip doesn’t cost any money due to a grant offered by River Raisin National Battlefield Park.

All chaperones will need to meet us at River Raisin National Battlefield Park. Unfortunately, we will not have room on the bus for any chaperones. If you would like to chaperone, please return the bottom portion of the information note attached below.

River Raisin Information Letter and Permission Slip


Social Studies Presentations

The third graders will be having the Metroparks visit Arno. Presenters will cover topics, such as Michigan’s first people, the lumber industry, and the fur trade. We are requesting that each child bring in $6. to cover the cost. Thank You!


PTA Information

Membership

YEEEEE-HAWWW! It’s our Annual Membership Drive!
This year’s theme is “Western Roundup”! Each classroom will have Wanted Posters on display on the Big Bulletin Board in the Main Hallway. At the end of each week from now until the end of October we will add one Western Stamp for each PTA member that joins per classroom! There is also the option to donate extra money to the PTA to purchase an extra Western Stamp for your class “Wanted Poster”! As an additional incentive the PTA is offering the top three competing classes a prize!

The classes with the most Western Stamps (highest percentage of Western Stamps according to how many students are on class roster) at the end of October will receive a prize!

The PTA knows it takes a village and we need more involved parents! You don’t have to be a parent of a student to be a member (grandparents, aunts, uncles etc) are also eligible to become PTA Members too!

Register today at: http://arnopta.memberhub.store

1st Place- $100 in book fair dollars to shop with at the November Book Fair for the Teacher and “Wagon Wheel Party”!

2nd place – $50 in book fair dollars to shop with at the November book fair for the teacher and “Gold Nugget Party”!

3rd place – $25 in book fair dollars to shop with at the November book fair for the teacher and “Hay Bale Party”!

Fun Run 

It’s that time of year when the PTA holds its major fundraiser…the Arno Fun Run! Don’t forget to register online for this great event.

We now accept credit card payments online in addition to cash and checks sent in to the school.

Register  for our Fun Run. Click here to register!!!

Monday, September 9th, 2019

Coming Soon…

Monday, September 9th

  • Music

Tuesday, September 10th

  • Gym (Wear Tennis Shoes)

Wednesday, September 11th

  • Technology

Thursday, September 12th

  • Art
  • Second and Third Grade Parent Meeting about the Third Grade Reading Law @ 5:45pm, in the cafeteria
  • Title One Parent Meeting @ 6:15pm
  • Meet the Teacher Night @ 6:30pm

Friday, September 13th

  • Media
  • Summer Reading Logs and Books due today!

Arno PTA Membership Drive

If you haven’t already done so, PLEASE sign up to be a member of our PTA. The classrooms are having a contest to see which classroom can have the most members. Please click on the link to sign up. It only costs $7 to join our fantastic PTA!

https://arnopta.memberhub.store/


Third Grade Reading Law

This school year, Michigan’s third grade reading law goes into full effect. According to the State of Michigan, students who are more than a year behind on the Reading M-STEP, will receive a retention letter from the State of Michigan. Students will take the M-STEP in the Spring. Mr. Zielinski will be talking more about this law on Thursday, September 12th, at 5:45pm. This meeting will take place in the cafeteria.


PBIS Expectations

Within the whirlwind of the first week of school, we discussed and practiced our PBIS (Positive Behavior Interventions and Support) expectations for the office, classroom, hallway, bathrooms, playground, and cafeteria. The students came up with many examples, as well as non-examples, of expected behavior at all of these locations. I am confident that students in Room 129 will continue to be respectful, responsible, and safe throughout the coming months. Students who continue with great behavior throughout the year will be rewarded weekly and monthly.


Math

Allen Park Public Schools will continue to use the Math in Focus curriculum. We will be starting math this week. Chapter 1 is about Place Value and Numbers to 10,000.


English Language Arts

Every week your child will read an anchor text as well as a paired text. The anchor text is used to work on fluency, comprehension, and vocabulary skills and strategies. The paired text may be similar in theme and or genre. This text will reinforce vocabulary usage. Student understanding of the anchor text and vocabulary will be assessed on Fridays.

Students will also work on grammar and spelling throughout the week. Assigned spelling words will also be assessed on Fridays.


Kalahari Fundraiser


First Day of School Pictures

First Post for the 2019/2020 School Year!

Welcome to Third Grade!

Hello and Welcome to Third Grade! My name is Mrs. Warneck and I am absolutely thrilled to be your child’s teacher. Your child’s education is a partnership between home and school and I look forward to working with you. If you ever have a question or a comment for me, please send me an email, write me a note, talk with me at dismissal, or call the school. The best way to get ahold of me is by email. My email address is warneck@appublicschools.com and the school’s phone number is 313-827 -1050. I look forward to meeting each parent and getting to know every child! We are going to have a wonderful year together!


Meet the Teacher

As mentioned above, my name is Mrs. Warneck. This will be my 12th year teaching at Arno Elementary. My teaching certifications include a Bachelor in Education with endorsements in Language Arts, Science, and Early Childhood Education. Also, I hold a Masters Degree in Educational Technology. Since I love to learn (and teach), I am currently working on a Social Studies teaching endorsement. When I am not in school, I spend my time with my family: my husband, son, two daughters, and our dog.


First Day of School

School starts on Tuesday, September 3rd, at 8:30am. On the first day of school, our class will line up, outside, by Door Number 8 on Markese Street. Please drop your child off at door number 8 between 8:20 and 8:30am. Please do not drop your child off unattended before this time for safety reasons. The first day of school is a half day and dismissal is at 11:30am. Students will exit the same door, door number 8, at 11:30am. Please email me how (car, bus, walk) and who will be picking up your child on the first day of school.

In third grade, many parents stay outside and give their good bye hugs and kisses before their child enters the school. If you do choose to walk with your child into the school, please allow your child to walk into the classroom independently. When your child walks into the room, they will be instructed to put their backpack on any table top and sit at the carpet. We will go through our backpacks and learn our cubby numbers, but not right away. Please feel free to share this information with your child.

We will also have snack time in the morning. Please send in an easy to eat snack with your child. Also, please have your child bring in a water bottle labeled with your child’s name. We do have a water fountain in our classroom but it is very convenient for the children if they have their own water bottle.


Suggested School Supplies for Mrs. Warneck’s Classroom

It is not mandatory to bring in school supplies, however, many families enjoy participating in this annual ritual.

Student Supplies (please label with child’s name):

  • Backpack (No wheels, we do not have enough space in our cubbies.)
  • Eraser
  • Scissors
  • Crayons
  • Small Pencil Case
  • Spiral Notebook
  • Colored Pencils
  • Black Sharpie
  • Headphones/Earbuds
  • Small Manual Pencil Sharpener
  • Glue Stick
  • Red Pens
  • Dry Erase Markers

Classroom Supplies (no need to label):

  • Disinfecting Wipes (Clorox, Lysol, etc)
  • Kleenex
  • Pencils
  • Girls-1 Box of Ziploc Sandwich Bags
  • Boys-1 Box of Ziploc Gallon Bags

Classroom Wishlist (no need to label):

  • Band aids
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Large Box of Individually Packaged Dry Snacks (in case a child forget’s his/her snack)
    • examples: cheez its, goldfish, pretzels, cereal, graham crackers, etc

Due to limited space in the classroom, please do not have your child bring in “knick-knacks” or unnecessary items to school. Your help with this is greatly appreciated!


Alternative Seating

When you walk into my classroom this year, you are going to notice that my classroom is unlike many other classrooms you’ve seen before. Yes, it has student work spaces, whiteboard, student computers, etc . But you’ll notice that something is missing.  The missing piece is your child’s desk.

I have been learning about motivating students and classroom environments. This interests me because I am passionate about classroom design and its affect on learning. I want my classroom to be motivating, fun, and able to accommodate the needs of all my students. I came across an article and pictures about something called “alternative seating”.  This throws the idea of a traditional classroom out the window. Instead of desks and chairs, there are soft chairs, stability balls, stools, ottomans, low tables, rugs, etc.  I was intrigued and decided to research it further. I found out some very interesting things about alternative seating. According to the research I found, alternative seating:

  • helps students attention spans which results in higher achievement
  • makes students more actively engaged in the classroom
  • gives them an active outlet without disrupting their learning
  • makes them more physically fit
  • motivates students to want to come to school
  • helps those with ADHD and Autism, along with other special needs
  • helps develop a sense of community among the students which improves their social skills
  • helps them to become independent learners
  • is LOVED by the students and teacher

Your child’s classroom will be an alternative seating classroom. I understand that some kids would prefer a regular table and chair. I will have a table with chairs set up for those learners.  Those who prefer an “alternative” seat can choose from: wobble cushions, ottomans, wobble chairs, carpet squares, yoga balls, stools, and a rug. If they prefer standing, I have three standing desks for those learners. Students can choose to write on a hard surface (such as a low table) or use clipboards, or even the floor.  The students’ supplies will be placed in containers in their cubbies for easy access. They can grab their stuff and go to a spot that suits them.

This method will allow your child to do their BEST learning.  For example, I do my best work sitting in a soft chair at a desk.  My husband works best sitting on the couch with a laptop. Children are no different.  Just like children have different learning styles, they have different physical needs when it comes to learning.  “When the body is active, the brain is active”. I will be teaching the students how to choose a spot that is the most conducive to their learning style.

I am very excited to do this in my classroom and I hope you are too. This will be the fourth year that I have implemented alternative seating.  I understand it might be a little strange and not at all what you’re used to but I truly believe this will help your child be the best learner they can be.  I am looking forward to a great year.

Here are a few pictures of our classroom:


Special Classes

Special Class Time-11:20am to 12:10pm

  • Monday- Music
  • Tuesday- Gym, Students need to wear tennis shoes on Tuesdays.
  • Wednesday- Media Technology (in the computer lab)
  • Thursday- Art
  • Friday- Media Literature (in the library)

Lunch- 12:30pm to 1:10pm

Friday, June 14th, 2019

Arno’s Summer Reading Program

All book swap dates are below and will take place at Arno’s main office doors. The book swap time is from 12-1pm. Please have your child return their reading log to their 4th grade teacher in the Fall. Happy Reading!

  • Monday, June 24th
  • Monday, July 8th
  • Monday, July 22nd
  • Monday, August 5th
  • Monday, August 19th

Boccabella Park Pictures


Board Game Day Pictures


Third Grade Memory Video

Thank you for a great school year!

Monday, June 10th, 2019

Coming Soon…

Monday, June 10th

  • Music
  • PBIS June Reward- Extra Recess
  • Last day for backpacks!
  • Last Full Day of Third Grade!

Tuesday, June 11th

  • Half Day! Dismissal at 11:30am.
  • Monthly Super Cougar Ice Cream Treat
  • Boccabella Park Field Trip

Wednesday, June 12th

  • Half Day! Dismissal at 11:30am!
  • Technology
  • Board Game Day! Bring in board games!

Thursday, June 13th

  • LAST DAY OF THIRD GRADE!
  • Half Day! Dismissal at 11:30am!
  • Have a GREAT SUMMER!

Surprise Assembly!

We did it! The entire school was in on it and kept a secret from our three retirees! Dr. Chuby, Mrs. Bennett, and Mrs. Dalton were surprised and showered with love at an assembly all about them! The students made posters, flowers, books, and even sang a beautiful song to these 3 WONDERFUL staff members who will be greatly missed! Happy Retirement Dr. Chuby, Mrs. Bennett, and Mrs. Dalton!


Field Day Fun!

Thank you to Mrs. Dalton for organzing a great field day and to all of our volunteers! Thank You!!!


Greenfield Village Pictures

We had a great time at our field trip to Greenfield Village. Thank you to all of our amazing chaperones for all of your help!


Allen Park Public Library Field Trip

On Friday afternoon, we walked to the AP library. While at the library, the librarians reviewed how to get a library card, library manners, read us a story, gave us a tour of the library, and the students made a craft. The librarians also reminded us that the sign up for the Allen Park Library Summer Reading Program is this Saturday, June 15th, from 10:30am-12pm.


Vocabulary Segment on Announcements

Every morning, we watch the Arno News or Announcements. As a fun way for our Arno Cougars to learn vocabulary words, there is a vocabulary segment. The vocabulary segments feature staff, students, families, and community members. If you would like to make a vocabulary video, please email me and I will send you a word. This could be a great summer activity for your family!


Motivational Monday

On Mondays, there is a motivational segment on the announcements. Our class is in charge of recording the motivational segment. After our announcements, we watch a pre-selected motivational video from Mr. Zielinski. The motivational news segment and Mr. Zielinski’s videos are very inspiring!

Monday, June 3rd, 2019

Coming Soon…

Monday, June 3rd

  • Music
  • Field Day PM

Tuesday, June 4th

  • Greenfield Village Field Trip
    • All chaperones please meet us at the Village at 9:15am.
    • All students and chaperones will need to bring a disposable lunch.

Wednesday, June 5th

  • Technology
  • NWEA ELA Top 10 and Biggest Jump Reward: Pizza Picnic with Paws!

Thursday, June 6th

  • Art
  • No More Weekly Homework
  • Super Cougar Lunch
  • NWEA ELA Recess Reward

Friday, June 7th

  • Media
  • Walk to the AP Library Field Trip PM
    • If you want to walk with us, please send me an email.

Boccabella Park Field Trip

The fourth graders in Mrs. Kalis’s class and third graders in Mrs. Warneck’s class will be walking to Boccabella Park for a fun end of the year field trip. We will be going to the park on Tuesday, June 11th. We will leave Arno about 8:40am and return to Arno about 11:20am. Super Cougars participating in the ice cream reward will walk over with Mrs. Kalis after their treat.

Parents are welcome to join us at the park. Students and parents are also invited to bring snacks, water, and juice boxes.While we are at the park, students can play at the park, use the equipment, and even enjoy some games of kickball. Parents and students are also allowed to bring up other outside equipment.
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Social Studies

We reviewed for our Chapter 7 test with a fun game of Kahoot. Congratulations to Cole, Bryce, and Ava!

Congratulations to Miguel, Cole, LaNorah, Zack, Alaynna, and Gwen for earning 100% on their Chapter 7 Test!


May Super Cougar

Congratulations to Bryce for being our classroom Super Cougar for May. Bryce is Responsible, Respectful, and Safe. He goes above and beyond our PBIS expectations. Way to go, Bryce! Bryce will participate in a pizza lunch with Mr. Zielinski and the other May Super Cougars.


NWEA Reward Assembly

Congratulations to all of our students who earned their personal growth goal or met the grade level goal on the Reading NWEA Spring assessment.

Congratulations to Alaynna and Emerson for earning a spot on the Reading NWEA top ten!

Congratulations to Jayden for making the biggest jump from the Fall to the Spring on the NWEA Reading test.


Vocabulary Segment on Announcements

Every morning, we watch the Arno News or Announcements. As a fun way for our Arno Cougars to learn vocabulary words, there is a vocabulary segment. The vocabulary segments feature staff, students, families, and community members. If you would like to make a vocabulary video, please email me and I will send you a word.

 

Tuesday, May 28th, 2019

Coming Soon…

Monday, May 27th

  • No School-Memorial Day

Tuesday, May 28th

  • Gym
  • Arno Clean Up from 1:15-2:15pm
    • Bring garden gloves and small gardening shovel

Wednesday, May 29th

  • Technology
  • Social Studies Test on Chapter 7
  • NWEA Spring Reward Assembly

Thursday, May 30th

  • Art
  • No More Weekly Homework

Friday, May 31st

  • Media (Return Library Book)

Boccabella Park Field Trip

The fourth graders in Mrs. Kalis’s class and third graders in Mrs. Warneck’s class will be walking to Boccabella Park for a fun end of the year field trip. We will be going to the park on Tuesday, June 11th. We will leave Arno about 8:40am and return to Arno about 11:20am. Super Cougars participating in the ice cream reward will walk over with Mrs. Kalis after their treat.

Parents are welcome to join us at the park. Students and parents are also invited to bring snacks, water, and juice boxes.While we are at the park, students can play at the park, use the equipment, and even enjoy some games of kickball. Parents and students are also allowed to bring up other outside equipment.
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Social Studies

We reviewed for our Chapter 6 test with a fun game of Kahoot. Congratulations to Cole, Bryce, and Emerson!

Congratulations to Abigail, Bryce, Ava, Alyssa, Abby, Emerson, Alaynna, Gwen, and Tori for earning 100% on the Chapter 6 Social Studies Test! Way to go! Keep up the GREAT WORK!


Field Day Volunteers Needed

Arno is looking for field day volunteers. Our class has field day on Monday, June 3rd, in the afternoon.
Here is the link if you would like to sign up to help with field day.

Vocabulary Segment on Announcements

Every morning, we watch the Arno News or Announcements. As a fun way for our Arno Cougars to learn vocabulary words, there is a vocabulary segment. The vocabulary segments feature staff, students, families, and community members. If you would like to make a vocabulary video, please email me and I will send you a word.


Motivational Monday

On Mondays, there is a motivational segment on the announcements. Our class is in charge of recording the motivational segment. After our announcements, we watch a pre-selected motivational video from Mr. Zielinski. The motivational news segment and Mr. Zielinski’s videos are very inspiring!


Monday, May 20th, 2019

Coming Soon…

Monday, May 20th

  • Music

Tuesday, May 21st

  • Gym

Wednesday, May 22nd

  • Technology

Thursday, May 23rd

  • Art
  • World Turtle Day: Wear last year’s Art in the Sky turtle shirt, any shirt with a turtle on it, or wear green
  • Social Studies Test (Study guide sent home last Friday)
  • Weekly Homework is due today (Opinion Writing)
  • No More Weekly Homework

Friday, May 24th

  • Media (Return Library Book)

Science

We took our last Science test on Friday! Congratulations to Alaynna, Charlotte, LaNorah, Gwen, Ava, Emerson, and Ashton for earning 100%!

If your child scored lower than 80%, they will have the opportunity to retake the test. More information will be sent home on Monday with these students.


Reading Outside


Field Day Volunteers Needed

Arno is looking for field day volunteers. Our class has field day on Monday, June 3rd, in the afternoon.
Here is the link if you would like to sign up to help with field day.

Arno Clean Up

We are in need of adults to help with cleaning up Arno. Third grade is responsible for weeding the grass by the parking lot and for weeding the space in front of the computer lab. Do we have any parents who would be willing to supervise a small group of kids cleaning up our spaces next week? We are flexible on the day and time!
Please let me know if you are interested in helping us beautify Arno!

Vocabulary Segment on Announcements

Every morning, we watch the Arno News or Announcements. As a fun way for our Arno Cougars to learn vocabulary words, there is a vocabulary segment. The vocabulary segments feature staff, students, families, and community members. If you would like to make a vocabulary video, please email me and I will send you a word.


Motivational Monday

On Mondays, there is a motivational segment on the announcements. Our class is in charge of recording the motivational segment. After our announcements, we watch a pre-selected motivational video from Mr. Zielinski. The motivational news segment and Mr. Zielinski’s videos are very inspiring!

Monday, May 13th, 2019

Coming Soon…

Monday, May 13th

  • Reading NWEA Test (in the morning)
  • Music

Tuesday, May 14th

  • Gym
  • Extra Recess, in the afternoon, for working so hard on the Math M-STEP. We used A LOT of scrap paper!
  • Go to bed early

Wednesday, May 15th

  • Math NWEA Test (in the morning)
  • Technology

Thursday, May 16th

  • Art
  • Science Test (Study guide sent home last Thursday or Friday)
  • Weekly Homework is due today (State Symbol Research Picture and Facts)
  • New Weekly Homework is sent home (Opinion Writing)

Friday, May 17th

  • Media (Return Library Book)

 NWEA Spring Testing

More tests!?!!?! Yes, Spring is testing season. We will be taking our Spring Reading NWEA test on Monday, May 13th, and we will take our Spring Math NWEA test on Wednesday, May 15th. Please have your child go to bed early the night before each test. Also, eating a healthy breakfast boosts your child’s brain power so please encourage your child to eat breakfast.

The students can earn an extra recess with Mr. Zielinski if they reach their personal growth goal OR reach the grade level goal on the Reading NWEA test. So please encourage your child to take their time and do their best so we can all go outside with Mr. Zielinski for an EXTRA recess!

Another exciting reward, for the Reading NWEA test, is being offered to the top ten students with the highest reading NWEA scores. This reward will be a Pizza Picnic at a Park with Paws the Tiger and Mr. Zielinski.


M-STEP Update

Wow! What a busy past 2 weeks! Our students worked so hard and everyone did their best! No matter what their score is, each child worked hard and took their time. I couldn’t be more proud of their perseverance and determination! Scores are not in yet. Last year’s third graders received their results this past Fall.

We are officially done with third grade M-STEP testing!!!!! Woo-hoo!!!


Recess Pictures


Greenfield Village Update

We will be going to Greenfield Village on Tuesday, June 4th. All of our tickets have been ordered.

All students and chaperones will need to bring a disposable bag lunch since we will be eating lunch at the Village. If you have volunteered to chaperone, please meet us at Greenfield Village via your own vehicle. The exact time will be sent out at a later date.

Thank You!


Vocabulary Segment on Announcements

Every morning, we watch the Arno News or Announcements. As a fun way for our Arno Cougars to learn vocabulary words, there is a vocabulary segment. The vocabulary segments feature staff, students, families, and community members. If you would like to make a vocabulary video, please email me and I will send you a word.


Motivational Monday

On Mondays, there is a motivational segment on the announcements. Our class is in charge of recording the motivational segment. After our announcements, we watch a pre-selected motivational video from Mr. Zielinski. The motivational news segment and Mr. Zielinski’s videos are very inspiring!