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Chesapeake Math & IT Academy Elementary

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09/14/2018

   
 
TABLE OF CONTENTS

Administrative Announcements

Uniform Policy


Kindergarten

Kindergarten Reminders!


1st Grade

First Grade


2nd Grade

2nd Grade News


3rd Grade

Kindness Matters!


4th Grade

4th Grade Updates


5th Grade

5th Grade News


Counselors Corner

DATA is NOT a 4-Letter Word :)


Special Education

10% of US children diagnosed with ADHD, study finds


Creative Arts

Technology Team


FAQs
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Administrative Announcements
Uniform Policy
We have been teaching our students what it means to be a CMIT Scholar and it starts with appearance. All CMIT scholars are required to be in full school uniform daily. This is a friendly reminder to parents to make sure your child comes to school in the school uniform. If you are not clear on the CMIT School Uniform Policy, please click the link below for clarity. http://cmitelementary.org/uniform-policy/

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Kindergarten
Kindergarten Reminders!
Greetings!!! Thank you to all of you who came out to Back to School Night. It was a pleasure meeting each of you again. Please remember to send in an extra change of clothes for your child, return all paper work that was sent home & connect with your child's teacher on Class Dojo, if you have not already done so. Also, we know that a lot of you have been asking about snack time. Due to early the early lunch schedule, we will be providing snacks for the students. Please inform your child's teacher of any allergies.

Sincerely, The Kindergarten Team
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1st Grade
First Grade
Thank you so much to all the parents that came out for Back to School Night! We were very happy to meet all of you! This week in first grade: -RELA: We will practice making predictions, retelling the story, comparing/contrasting main characters, making inferences, and writing opinions. Also, we will be learning about nouns and verbs, as well as short a and short i words. -Math: We will begin with Chapter 7 in our Math curriculum, which is counting by 1s and 10s to 120. -Science: We will continue to discuss Science Safety and how to be a safe scientist. -Social Studies: We will be learning about Rights and Responsibilities, as well as being a good citizen. Reminders: Homework will start next Monday, September 17. Please be on the lookout for your child's homework journal, as well as the homework sheet that will be sent home.

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2nd Grade
2nd Grade News
It was great seeing everyone at back to school night this past week. We really appreciated so many families showing up to find out about our classrooms. In case you missed it you can access the Powerpoint through the second grade website which is located at http://grade2.cmitelementary.org/. This week we will really start to dive into the curriculum. In math we are going to begin working on different methods to fluently add and subtract within 20. You may have noticed that last week's homework already started to cover that. The text we will be covering this week in reading will be "The Twin Club" with a focus on character and setting as well as monitoring and clarifying. The spelling pattern for the week will be short vowels and consonants. We will also begin MAP Testing this week. Please see the schedule below and make sure your child has a good night's rest and a good breakfast before the test. Since the tests will be taking place in the morning please make sure to get your child to school on time. MAP Testing Schedule: Trippe: Reading - Monday (9/17); Math - Wednesday (9/19) Stollof: Reading - Friday (9/14); Math - Tuesday (9/18) Glasper: Reading - Friday (9/14); Math - Tuesday (9/18) Cooper: Reading - Monday (9/17); Math - Wednesday (9/19)

- The Second Grade Team
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3rd Grade
Kindness Matters!
In the first few weeks of school, your scholars have been practicing the rules and procedures that will keep them safe at school. In addition to the rules and procedures, scholars have been receiving Character Education in order to promote a friendly, caring, environment. Next week we will begin instruction. If your scholar has not already done so, please bring in supplies on Monday. Scholars need 7 composition notebooks (4 for Math/Science, 3 for ELA/SS. Scholars should also be in the proper uniform each day, to include continuous black shoes. Next week in Math, scholars will begin learning about place value. In Science, scholars will explore weather, climate, and temperature. In ELA scholars will expand their literary community and in Social Studies, scholars will learn about various communities.

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4th Grade
4th Grade Updates
MAP testing begins this Friday, September 14! MAP tests are used to measure students reading and math levels. We will take this computer based assessment three time this year and measure student growth. The schedule is as follows: Mogilski and Moon Homerooms- 9/14 and 9/18 Webb and Ahmed Homerooms- 9/17 and 9/19 Testing will take place in the morning, so please ensure students arrive to school on time! All student supplies should be in at this point, and they should be organized. All students should have at least eight journals, two folders, one- three ring binder, headphones for testing, and all of the other supplies on the fourth grade list. Please refer to the fourth grade website to see the supply list. We will be diving headfirst into our fourth grade curriculum next week! Math fluency begins promptly at 7:55 AM. Don't be late! Fourth grade is off to a great start! Keep up the good work!

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5th Grade
5th Grade News
In ELA/SS with Ms. Smiley and Ms. Keys: This week will begin instruction!!!! WHHOOO HOOOO!! Students will be reading the main text "Red Kayak". We will be focusing on identifying the story elements, summarizing the text, and also identifying the point of view. We will also be giving students their first set of spelling words. Students are to learn to spell the words and also understand their meanings. Students will be provided with the definitions. The spelling test and vocabulary test will take place on Friday. - Homework begins this week!! - Homework is given on Monday and is due on Friday at the beginning of class unless otherwise stated - Reading Comprehension test will also be on Fridays - The comprehension tests are all related to the skills we have gone over throughout the week In Math/Science with Ms. Linton-Philp and Ms. Bhatt: Hello Parents! Second week of school complete ! We did it ! Looking forward next week here are a few thing to keep in mind and what we will be covering. Housekeeping: Make sure students come to school prepared with a pencil, folder and notebook. Please check their uniform before they come to school, CMIT has a strict rule on this and shirts must be tucked in. Make sure your child comes to school on time with and have eaten a good big breakfast. They do not get snack time and lunch and recess is 4 hours later at 12:35. It is important the students have energy to work their minds and bodies to their best potential. Week 3 Science topics: Solar system Sun’s Brightness Week 3 Math: Place Value Expansion Collapse Addition Subtraction Math Fluency: Multiplication drills Sincerely, Math and Science Teachers

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Counselors Corner
DATA is NOT a 4-Letter Word :)
Hello Tiger's Den! I have been busy all week collecting important feedback in order to ensure my efforts for this year are tailored to needs, desires and supports requested and required by our Tiger Cubs. I have been to 9 of our 24 classrooms so far, to survey, dialogue and discuss what it is in each classroom community that needs to be (and wants to be) focused on this year. From friendships to goal setting, we have worked to create a classroom climate data chart to see what our students are craving to learn and explore! I will finish up the rest of the 15 classrooms next week, and share with each teacher what their classroom climate is presently, so as we can continue to work collaboratively across all subjects to connect these life skills and their application in the every day. THE STUDENTS HAVE SPOKEN!....have you? If you have not yet been able to set aside some time (about 10 minutes tops!) to shares your thoughts and feelings in my parent survey, perhaps you can find some during this rainy weekend? Your thoughts and input offers invaluable data for me as I work to promote the school culture, climate and community we all thrive in! Just click this link, and don't hold back! :) https://goo.gl/forms/pMApRC312NVeHYVD2

Graciously, Your School Counselor
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Special Education
10% of US children diagnosed with ADHD, study finds
The number of children diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) has reached more than 10 percent, a significant increase during the past 20 years, according to a study released Friday. The rise was most pronounced in minority groups, suggesting that better access to health insurance and mental health treatment through the Affordable Care Act might have played some role in the increase. The rate of diagnosis during that time period doubled in girls, although it was still much lower than in boys. But the researchers say they found no evidence confirming frequent complaints that the condition is over diagnosed or misdiagnosed. Continue reading: https://edition.cnn.com/2018/08/31/health/adhd-trends-study-partner/index.html

Shannon McVeigh
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Creative Arts
Technology Team
Library: Last week, all of our 600 CMIT Elementary students were introduced to their school library! All students enjoyed a powerpoint presentation that either introduced or reviewed our procedures, library rules, & book care responsibility. Students then did an amazing job demonstrating what was just learned, including how to enter and exit the library, how to check out books, etc. By practicing Library culture, students gain confidence for when it comes time to do it for real. Students also used blank paper to create posters and signs announcing book care and library rules to help reinforce the week's lessons. Next week, students will start checking books out from the library for real! Students will also practice how to search on a computer at our library computer station & access an online catalog (opac) tool. We will also learn the parts of a book, read a story aloud, and then students will illustrate a story. Diana Dumbadze Lego/Robotics: Students met a new Technology which is called Modular Cubelets Robotics in the Lego/Robotics classroom this week. Students observed each Cubelets during the class period and will continue to learn next week as well. Mr. Inci Ecology: Students continued to practice ecology classroom rules and produces. Also, scholars observed some objects such as butterfly, dinosaur tooth, plant, grounded coffee bean, etc. The challenge was to observe objects' size, color, pattern, texture, etc. and try to find out something anyone observed before. Scholars had awesome observations. I even personally did not realize some features of the objects!! Next week, scholars will use evidence to create explanations and arguments to describe a scientist and the roles and responsibilities of a scientist. Mrs. Kocaslan-Inci Technology: This week we practiced keyboarding during our Technology class. 4th-5th ; https://www.typing.com/student/lessons 1st-2nd-3rd: https://www.bbc.com/bitesize/articles/z3c6tfr KG: http://www.abcya.com/kindergarten_computers.htm#more-cat Mrs. Avsar

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