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Chesapeake Math & IT Academy Elementary

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10/15/2017

   
 
TABLE OF CONTENTS

Administrative Announcements

Tiger Reads


FYI

STEM FAIR

CLF Advanced Studies REGISTRATION is open now!


UPCOMING EVENTS

Future Events/Assessments...


Kindergarten

Kindergarten at a Glance


1st Grade

First Grade


2nd Grade

2nd Grade Updates


3rd Grade

United We Stand!


4th Grade

4th Grade News


Creative Arts

PE Homework is Due Thursday 10/19


FAQs
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Administrative Announcements
Tiger Reads
Talk to your child
Ask your child to talk about his day at school. Encourage him to explain something they did, or a game he played during recess.

Say silly tongue twisters
Sing songs, read rhyming books, and say silly tongue twisters. These help kids become sensitive to the sounds in words.

Read it and experience it
Connect what your child reads with what happens in life. If reading a book about animals, relate it to your last trip to the zoo.

Use your child's name
Point out the link between letters and sounds. Say, "John, the word jump begins with the same sound as your name. John, jump. And they both begin with the same letter, J."

Play with puppets
Play language games with puppets. Have the puppet say, "My name is Mark. I like words that rhyme with my name. Does park rhyme with Mark? Does ball rhyme with Mark?"

Trace and say letters
Have your child use a finger to trace a letter while saying the letter's sound. Do this on paper, in sand, or on a plate of sugar.

Write it down
Have paper and pencils available for your child to use for writing. Working together, write a sentence or two about something special. Encourage her to use the letters and sounds she's learning about in school.

Play sound games
Practice blending sounds into words. Ask "Can you guess what this word is? m - o - p." Hold each sound longer than normal.

Read it again and again
Go ahead and read your child's favorite book for the 100th time! As you read, pause and ask your child about what is going on in the book.

Talk about letters and sounds
Help your child learn the names of the letters and the sounds the letters make. Turn it into a game! "I'm thinking of a letter and it makes the sound mmmmmm."

Lesma Watson Watkis
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FYI
STEM FAIR
Our STEM fair is coming right around the corner. Please have your child pick a topic and get teacher approval before they start their STEM fair projects.
In the link below you will find the information needed for STEM fair projects. These packets will not be distributed to students. However, students will receive a outlines of due dates to help guide them in creating their STEM fair projects. Please review the packet with your child so that they will have a successful STEM experience.

Link to STEM Packet:
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1ZUCIPLiZQYrzoNOwGTdCgpR9Ju4ORm1Af68spDPBQAU/edit?usp=sharing

Link to possible STEM fair project ideas:
http://www.education.com/science-fair/

Scientific method Video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bUa-ilQqEv0

Selecting a STEM fair topic guide:
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Vx1MjP0zxQhmvbZZvXKqaiuzeDKeeprXuY-QcbXAUY0/edit?usp=sharing


CMIT STEM fair Committee
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CLF Advanced Studies REGISTRATION is open now!
The Chesapeake Lighthouse Foundation (CLF) will offer a variety of programs aimed at helping students further develop social skills while improving academic performance. The following exclusive courses made available ONLY to CLF schools’ students. Students will take an assessment test and upon completion, satisfied students will receive a certificate from CLF.

Fall semester classes will start on Saturday, October 28th. All courses 10 week-long and total cost per class is $250.

*Ozobot Programming, Saturday, 12:30-2:30pm, 10 weeks, $250 @CMIT-Elementary
*Interactive Coding with Phyton, Saturday, 12:30-2:30pm, 10 weeks, $250 @ CMIT-Elementary
*Archery, Saturday 10:00-11:30am, 10 weeks, $250 @CMIT-Elementary GYM
*Archery, Saturday 12:30-1:00pm, 10 weeks, $250 @CMIT-Elementary GYM
*Developing Android App with MIT App Inventor, Saturday, 12:30-2:30pm, 10 weeks, $250 @ CMIT-Elementary
*Visual Lab, Monday, 4:00-6:00pm, 10 weeks, $250 @CMIT Academy North MS
*Rubik's Cube, Saturday, 10:00-12:00pm, 10 weeks, $250 @ CSP
*Journalism & Broadcasting, Wednesday, 4:00-6:00pm, 10 weeks, $250 @ CLF
*Full Stack Software Development, Friday, 4:00-6:00pm, 10 weeks, $250 @ CSP
*Interactive Programming & Web Development, Saturday, 10:00-1:00pm, 10 weeks, $250 @ CLF

For course description, locations, eligible grade levels, and REGISTRATION visit our website, www.clfadvancedstudies.org/acsp
Follow us on https://twitter.com/CLFAdvanced to see recent updates!
Any question, feel free to reach me at clp@clfmd.org

Cihan Bicer
CLF Student Activities Director
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UPCOMING EVENTS
Future Events/Assessments...
October 16th - 20th: I-Ready Diagnostic Assessment - RTI students only
October 16th: 1st day of clubs
October 17th: First Quarter Progress Reports Released
October 20th: PD Day - School closed for Students
October 30th: PD Day - 2 hour Early Dismissal for Students
October 31st: Book Character Day
November 3rd: PD Day - 2 hour Early Dismissal for Students
November 9th: End of 1st Quarter
November 10th: Veterans Day (Observed) & Parent-Teacher Conferences – Schools Closed for Students

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Kindergarten
Kindergarten at a Glance
This week in Kindergarten...
We will continue discussing the word "Cooperation.” We still study what cooperation looks like and sounds like at home and school. We will participate in a variety of activities requiring cooperation!

English Language Arts
We will be reading the story "Miss Bindergarten takes a Field Trip with Kindergarten." Along with the story, we will be learning how to classify, categorize, and identify nouns. We will also be reading and writing letters to Z, as well as focusing on identifying beginning sounds of words.

Mathematics
We will continue identifying, reading, writing, and comparing numbers to ten.

Science
We will be wrapping up our unit on motion and moving into Earth and space science!

Lastly, just a few dates and reminders:
- 10/20 School is closed for students
-10/30 Early dismissal day
-10/30 Character Book Day
- MAP testing is now complete… Stay tuned for scores.
-Please send an extra uniform for scholars to keep at school. Accidents happen!
-Please continue to reinforce classroom and school rules and procedures (i.e. hands to self, being respectful, following directions the first time, etc.)
- Please be sure to label all personal items and also reinforce responsibility with your scholars.
- Uniform is enforced daily, including uninterrupted black shoes. Please go to http://cmitelementary.org/uniform-policy/ for more information.

-The Kindergarten Team
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1st Grade
First Grade
This week in reading we will be focusing on author's purpose and compound words. Please be sure to help students with their spelling homework. Each student should have 4 spelling assignments per week, a completed math packet, and 1 assignment for either science/ social studies/health. Those areas rotate each week so please be sure to check the list to see what needs to be done for the week.

For math we will be moving into unit 8. This unit focuses on grouping tens and ones to solve problems.

Please remember that this week October 16-20 is a FOUR day week. Students are off on Friday the 20!

First Grade Team
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2nd Grade
2nd Grade Updates
Hello Parents,

Here are updates about what Second Grade is learning:

Reading: We are wrapping up Unit 1: Exploration

Math: Topic 1 and 2: Addition and Subtraction strategies and problem solving

Science: The Nature of Science

Social Studies: Chapter 1: My Community, My Country

Congratulations to all students who earned 100 or more Classdojo points! We are so proud of scholarly behavior and kindness on display in our classes!

2nd grade team
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3rd Grade
United We Stand!
Third Graders are learning about working together in order to accomplish a goal. Our goal, is to create a community environment is which learning is safe. We want our scholars to treat each other with kindness EACH day, and through character education and modeling of behavior, third grade teachers are creating an environment where students are happy to learn. We once again, in partnership with you, will continue to encourage our scholars to be nice, respectful, helpful, and responsible. Please remind them to treat others the way that they want to be treated, and to make positive choices.
With that being said, we would like to congratulate third grade scholars, 100% of our students turned in their Community Projects on the due date! We would also like to recognize an Everyday Hero, Rhett S., who saw a fellow student in distress and jumped into action. Way to ROAR Tigers, keep up the great work!
"Life's most persistent and urgent question is, 'What are you doing for others?'" Dr. Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.

Third Grade Team
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4th Grade
4th Grade News
Thanks to all of the fourth graders who wore orange on Wednesday, October 11, in support of our anti-bullying efforts at CMIT. We had some great class discussions about the importance of this initiative. We hope that this awareness will continue throughout the school year!

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Creative Arts
PE Homework is Due Thursday 10/19
The next PE homework was sent to students in grades 3-5 today and is due 10/19 at 8:00PM. The homework is called "offensive vs. defensive strategies quiz hw"

If your child has not signed up they need to go to www.edmodo.com, click join group, type in the code (3rd - 8ftg66, 4th - b74tht, 5th - 2v2jeb), then they must create an account to get access to the quiz homework.

ONLY STUDENT ACCOUNTS can open and view the quizzes, parent accounts can not open the quiz. Students also only get one chance to take the quiz, so parents do not open the quiz without them being there or they will not be able to take the quiz.

Jesse Hamms
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