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Chesapeake Math & IT Academy Elementary

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10/29/2017

   
 
TABLE OF CONTENTS

Administrative Announcements

Tiger Reads!

September Student of the Month Lunch

CLF Tigers Basketball Training Program

Future Events/Assessments...


FYI

PTO fundraiser results!


UPCOMING EVENTS

STEM FAIR

STEM Fair Night


Kindergarten

Kindergarten News


1st Grade

First Grade


2nd Grade

2nd Grade Updates


3rd Grade

Aim High!


FAQs
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Administrative Announcements
Tiger Reads!

Kindergarten Parents,

It was great seeing you guys this morning. We will accomplish much when the school and home work together. Thanks for your support.

This week the focus is on motivating all KDG students to develop a love of and for reading.
1. Read to your child for at least twenty minutes each and every day.
2. Have your child talk about what they would like to read about. Begin to develop the ability to make choices selecting books.
3. Visit the library and have your child select books for reading at home. Please select books they are interested in, but guide gently to making the best choice. Please remember there are books without words, often these are excellent for making up their own stories.
4. Sit with your child as they complete H/W and read. Often they only need someone who is willing to listen; show interest, but do not take over.
5. Let them talk about the book, and ask questions.
6. It's okay to read the same book many times. This will help students to build their fluency, and develop comprehension as they read and reread.
7. Create a collection of their favorites and read them again and again.
8. Motivate and encourage their efforts. You could also audio tape your child reading and as they go to bed, they listen back to how they read.
9. Talk about your books (if you can:) that you are reading
10. Make vocabulary word cards and use them in games. Post them around the kitchen and bedroom. Remove them when they know the word.

Thanks again for all your efforts. Love your children and love reading-








Lesma Watson Watkis ILT
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September Student of the Month Lunch
On October 27, 2017, we had a scrumptious lunch with our Students of the Month. We enjoyed pizza and juice with a special surprise. Each student received a certificate with a specialized student of the month wristband that they can wear to show that they are R.O.A.R.ing Tigers. The Tiger Family is super proud of our scholars' accomplishment. We are looking forward to see who will be the students of the month for October.

Tenika Fryson
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CLF Tigers Basketball Training Program
Dear CMIT Academy Parent,

We are excited to announce that Chesapeake Lighthouse Foundation has established a new partnership program with Bellucci Basketball Academy (BBA). Under this partnership, a new after-school basketball program will be offered to our elementary and middle school students. Players will be trained by professional basketball coaches, and then have a chance to implement these skills by playing in-house games with other CLF basketball teams.

BBA has a very unique trainings that applies techniques used by professional athletes across the country. Please visit the website for more information: https://www.belluccibasketballacademy.com/


This after school program is going to be once a week between 3 pm and 4:15 pm in our brand new CMIT-North high school gym. By enrolling in this program, CLF students will have an opportunity to receive training that includes basketball fundamentals like shooting, dribbling, and defense and then advance those concepts by improving speed, reading defenses, and reacting to the play on the court.


TRAINING INCLUDES:

Warm-Up/Stretching Agility/Strength Training
Quick Ladders Footwork
Balancing Pads Resistance Bands
Developing Hand & Eye coordination Basic Basketball Fundamentals
Ball Handling Passing
Shooting Defense Principles
Skill Stations Lay ups from both sides
Foul Shooting Pick-up Games and Skills Review


We would like to hear from you if you would be interested in this basketball program. Please complete the following short survey to send your feedback or questions:

https://goo.gl/forms/eji0xFkRcUFt30to2

Thank you

Adam A. Akpinar
Program Coordinator
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Future Events/Assessments...
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 2nd: STEM FAIR Night @6:00pm
November 9th: End of 1st Quarter
November 10th: Veterans Day (Observed) & Parent-Teacher Conferences – Schools Closed for Students
November 13th: PD Day - 2 hour Early Dismissal for Students
November 14th-17th: FAST testing (5th grades only)
November 22nd-24th: Thanksgiving Holiday - School/Office Closed

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FYI
PTO fundraiser results!
Thank you to all our families who supported our fundraiser efforts. We sold over $25,000 worth of items. We purchased two additional chrome carts. We are very close to reaching our goal! Thank you!

CMIT PTO
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UPCOMING EVENTS
STEM FAIR
STEM fair is coming right around the corner. Students should have picked a topic and received teacher approval or feedback. In the link below you will find the information needed for STEM fair projects. These packets will not be distributed to students. However, students received 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. Upper elementary students should begin research this week. Lower elementary students should select a title and gather resources. Please plan on attending STEM night November 2nd!

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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STEM Fair Night
We will have our STEM fair night November 2nd from 6:00-8:00pm! Please consider coming out to this event to learn more about our STEM fair process. Bring all your questions!

STEM Fair committee
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Kindergarten
Kindergarten News
This week in Kindergarten...
We will begin our PBL animal research projects! Students will work in groups to research a farm animal of their choice. This will be connected with our field trip to the farm and our chicken project in the spring!

English Language Arts
We will be reading the story "Dig, Dig, Digging!" Along with the story, we will be reviewing classifying and categorizing. We will also be identifying initial and final /T/.

Mathematics
We will begin comparing and ordering numbers through 10!

Science
Students will begin exploring the Earth and sky.

Lastly, just a few dates and reminders:
-Please send a small or medium pumpkin for your child to decorate as a character from their favorite story. Pumpkins will be on an art display!
-Character Day 10/31
-Field trip 11/2 (Send money and slips!)
-Please encourage responsibility for belongings.
- Homework is due on Friday every week.
-STEM topics need to be turned in to classroom teachers.
- Please remember to send an extra pair of uniform clothes to keep in your child's cubbie at school in the event of accidents or spills.
- 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
A HUUUUUGGGEEEE thank you to all the parents who donated apples and volunteered to make our day special. Please see class dojo for pictures of this day.

In Language Arts, students will continue to learn about bats. We will also continue to compare and contrast nonfiction and fiction texts regarding bats. We will be completing a wonderful bat project! For spelling this week we will focus on the long o sound.

For math students will continue to work on counting and drawing tens and ones. The test will be on Friday for this unit.

HOMEWORK!!! Students need to be completing their homework weekly. They are expected to have FOUR spelling activities per week, ONE activity for either science/social studies/health, and the entire math packet. For reading, students are expected to have FOUR responses to the question asked each night. They need to read for 20 minutes each night and then answer the question on their given homework sheet for the night INSIDE THEIR JOURNALS. ALL HOMEWORK NEEDS TO HAVE A DATE AT THE TOP OF THE PAGE. This helps us to keep track of the weeks and and dates of when homework was completed.

Please sign up for a conference day. Each teacher has sent out a sign up genius. Conferences will take place on November 10. It is imperative that you attend the meeting to discuss your child's progress.

October 30 is the costume party. Only students who are attending the party after school may dress up for the day. IF YOU ARE NOT ATTENDING YOU NEED TO WEAR YOUR UNIFORM. On October 31, it is Character Book Day. Students need to bring their book in order to dress for the day.


Early dismissal on Monday and Friday.

First Grade
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2nd Grade
2nd Grade Updates
Dear 2nd grade parents,

Please donate pumpkins (any size) for our upcoming Pumpkin Day next Wednesday, November 1st. If you'd like to volunteer from 10-11:45 AM, please let us know!

Picture Day was great- and there will be a make-up later scheduled later in the year as well if you'd still like to order.

Please turn in permission slips if your child will attend Monday's after-school costume party after the 2 hour early dismissal from 1-3 pm on 10-30-17.

Please help your child prepare for Book Character Day on Tuesday 10-31-17. This is a literacy-related activity where your child needs to choose a book and bring it with them to school along with selecting a character from the book to discuss or dress up as. The parade will be for students who dress up. We encourage all students to participate!

What we're learning:

Math: Addition and Subtraction Strategies within 100 (Common Core 2.OA.)

Reading: Unit 2: How We Can Work Together/Cooperation
Skills: Cause and Effect, Summarizing, Story Elements, Main Idea and Details
Spelling: r-Controlled vowel spelling
Writing: Narrative Non-fiction and Biographies
Grammar: Types of Nouns

Science: The Nature of Science: Skills, Tools, Data, The Scientific Method
(Please help your child work on their STEM Fair Topic.)

Social Studies: Good Citizenship and Cooperation


2nd grade team
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3rd Grade
Aim High!
The Third Grade students had a wonderful time on their field trip to the National Smithsonian Air and Space Museum. We took a class and learned how to make paper airplanes. We were also taught how to attach a paper clip to them in order to make them fly further. We saw some of the first airplanes and helicopters that flew, and we also learned about hot air balloons. The students also saw a space lab and learned about the many experiments that took place on the moon. It was awesome. The students most definitely ROARed! We would like to thank the parents that were able to chaperone, without you, it would not have been a successful and fun field trip!

Third Grade Team
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FAQs
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