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Chesapeake Math & IT Academy Elementary

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12/03/2017

   
 
TABLE OF CONTENTS

Administrative Announcements

Literacy at CMIT

Give to a Good Cause!!

October Student of the Month Lunch


FYI

STEM FAIR

Toys for Tots and homeless care-packs.


UPCOMING EVENTS

Future Events/Assessments...


1st Grade

First Grade


3rd Grade

"Fall into Learning"


4th Grade

4th Grade News


5th Grade

5th grade Reading announcements


Counselors Corner

College Spirit Day!


Creative Arts

CMIT ELEMENTARY CELEBRATES THE COMPUTER SCIENCE EDUCATION WEEK WITH HOUR OF CODE


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Administrative Announcements
Literacy at CMIT
CMIT Elementary School is a STEM school with a focus on Literacy. As teachers, we recognize that all students must become fluent readers to comprehend what they read.
Parents-we need your support to encourage all scholars to read daily. All students should be be coming to school with books to read. Students 2-5 should be seen with a chapter book. This is developing healthy habits for the rest of their life.

Picture:-Fifth graders utilizing the library for research.

Lesma Watson Watkis
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Give to a Good Cause!!
All students who participate in the Toys for Tots or Homeless Care Bag Drive will be allowed to dress down on December 8, 2017. Students can bring in a brand new toy for Toys for Tots or a bag of toiletries and snacks in a ziplock bag for the Homeless Care Bag Drive.

Tenika Fryson
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October Student of the Month Lunch
On December 1, 2017, students enjoyed their special lunch and their Student of the Month wristband for R.O.A.R.ing for the month of October. Congratulations Tigers and continue to R.O.A.R.!!!

Tenika Fryson
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FYI
STEM FAIR
STEM fair is is fast approaching. In the link below you will find the information needed for our STEM fair projects. The STEM fair packets were not 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 have written their title, question, hypothesis, materials, and procedures. Students should start their experiment. Lower elementary students should start research. Thank you to all the families who came out to STEM night. Please consider volunteering for our STEM fair.

Volunteer link
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe1QTeDU0CAq-9v-k89PN7GAP38F01PEXXWWa-H78YypmU8yA/viewform?c=0&w=1

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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Toys for Tots and homeless care-packs.
We are now having our annual Toys for Tots drive. Students will have a special opportunity to dress down Friday, December 8th. Students should come to school with a new toy or homeless carepack (in a clear ziplock bag) in their hand on December 8th. Together we can make a difference.

CMIT Staff
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UPCOMING EVENTS
Future Events/Assessments...
December 6th: Picture Make-Up Day
December 7th: Open House for Prospective Parents @ 6:00pm.
December 8th: PD Day - 2 hour Early Dismissal for Students
December 13th: Book Drive/Pajama Day
December 25th - January 1st: Winter Break

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1st Grade
First Grade
In reading, students will be reading The Snowy Day. We will complete activities regarding the book and continue practicing writing skills. For spelling students will be working with OW sounds within their words. Please be sure to complete ALL homework. Homework is 15% of their grade and if they are not completing it this will impact their grade.

For math, students will continue to work with word problems. We will move into subtraction within word problems. Students will need to identify key words that help them know when to use a subtraction symbol within their equation.

For science, students will begin a STEM project. We will be reading a Gingerbread Pirate book. Students have to figure out how to build a strong enough boat to get the gingerbread across the water without falling off.

First Grade
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3rd Grade
"Fall into Learning"
Parents we really need your assistance in ensuring that ALL homework is done, this is to include the PE assignments on Edmodo. We also ask that you remind your scholars to Respect Others, Opt to be Scholarly, Act Responsibly, and React with Kindness. These are the expectations in the classroom, in specials, in the cafeteria, and at recess. Please note that misbehavior, missing homework, and incomplete classwork will be reflected in your scholar's work habits and social skills grades.
In Math, students will be practicing telling time to the minute and measurement. In Science, students will be designing a problem that can be solved by applying scientific ideas.
In Reading, students will be reading nonfiction and identifying the main idea and details. In Social Studies, we will be learning about Native Americans, and the early settlers of the United States.
Gentle Reminders:
December 6, 2017 Picture Make-up day
December 8, 2017 Two-hour early dismissal for students
We are still collecting pjs, toys, and any clothing for the needy.

Third Grade Team
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4th Grade
4th Grade News
We are flying into second quarter here in fourth grade! Congratulations to all of our students for doing a great job in the first quarter of the school year. We'd also like to congratulate the students who made Honor Roll and met their Class Dojo goal for first quarter!

Announcements:

Inci:
I would like to share the first tournament final results for Math Olympiad. There are 57,560 participants. One of our scholars is in first 3% and 5 of them are in the first 10%. Second tournament is on Tuesday, December 12.


Webb/Mogilski/McAllister:

Students will be receiving their Pearson logins this week. We will start assigning online work in the coming weeks. We will send home the information, as well as instructions on how to log in and complete the assignments!

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5th Grade
5th grade Reading announcements
I hope all enjoyed their short break.

This week we are reading the story "Hold the flag high".

In class, we are completing research on famous incidents that have put someone at risk for helping others. For example, the underground railroad is a famous incident and Harriet Tubman took a risk and helped other slaves break free. This activity is a part of our story that we

We are also focusing on possessive nouns, plural possessive and singular possessive.

In Social Studies we will focus on the ancient Americans and how the migrated to the North.

Homework packets were passed out on yesterday and are due on Monday, December 4, 2017.

Spelling and reading test on Friday, December 1, 2017

Friendly reminder, the school is having a pajama drive. Please donate pajamas for our drive. Students' can bring the pajamas to class and put them in the box in their homeroom.

We are all set up for Pearson Realize!
students received their username and password and are ready to go. Their first assignment is a discussion that is due by 11:59 pm tonight.

On next week they are receiving a book project on Fantasy for the month of December. Please have your child select a fantasy book that they would like to do a project on. More details will be provided to the students on Monday along with the detailed assignment. The book project will be due on January 2, 2018.
Book projects will be projects will be given every month.

Thanks!
Ms. Keys

Terri Keys
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Counselors Corner
College Spirit Day!
What:
College Shirt Day!

Our College & Career Prep. starts in Kindergarten! We are inviting all of our Tigers to wear a College/University shirt as we Power-Up our ROAR'ing Tigers' motivation, and provide purpose and direction for all their efforts :)

When:
Friday, December 1, 2017!

Who:
ALL of our students are invited and encouraged to wear a College/University shirt this Friday in place of their regular uniform shirt

Graciously,
Your School Counselor
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Creative Arts
CMIT ELEMENTARY CELEBRATES THE COMPUTER SCIENCE EDUCATION WEEK WITH HOUR OF CODE
Dear Parents,
We live in a world surrounded by technology. And we know that whatever field our students choose to go into as adults, their ability to succeed will increasingly depend on understanding how technology works.
But only a tiny fraction of us are learning how technology works. Fewer than half of all schools teach computer science.
That’s why our entire school is joining in on the largest learning event in history: The Hour of Code, during Computer Science Education Week (December 4-10). More than 100 million students worldwide have already tried an Hour of Code.
Our Hour of Code is making a statement that CMIT ES is ready to teach these foundational 21st-century skills. To continue bringing programming activities to your students, we want to make our Hour of Code event huge.
See http://hourofcode.com/us for details, and help spread the word.
Also visit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qYZF6oIZtfc&feature=youtu.be
Sincerely,
Technology Teacher

Mrs. Avsar
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