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Chesapeake Math & IT Academy Elementary

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10/19/2018

   
 
TABLE OF CONTENTS

FYI

STEM FAIR INFORMATION

Mid Atlantic Fundraiser!

PTO News!


UPCOMING EVENTS

Technology Class News


Kindergarten

Kindergarten News!


1st Grade

First Grade


2nd Grade

2nd Grade News


3rd Grade

Fall is in the air!


4th Grade

4th Grade Updates


5th Grade

5th Grade News


Counselors Corner

3 Phrases Every Student Needs To Hear

UNITY DAY! We Wear ORANGE!


Special Education

Special Education Trivia!!


Creative Arts

Technology Team


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FYI
STEM FAIR INFORMATION
Stem Fair time is approaching. Students should start preparing their STEM fair projects. Please review the attached information packet. All students are required to complete a STEM fair project. Third through fifth grade must complete a traditional STEM fair project following the scientific method. Lower elementary may select a traditional project or a Model, STEM Occupation, or STEM Person (K-2 only). Project topics should be submitted to teachers by October 26th. Stay tuned for a STEM information session announcement. Please note our STEM fair projects will be due December 14, 2018 (before Winter break this year). Our STEM fair and gallery walk will still be after winter break. We are excited to see all the amazing projects again this year. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1_3XWF7Iliz-Th0v7lICe1UuhVYr5hFwckgYP_siriG8/edit?usp=sharing

CMIT STEM Committee
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Mid Atlantic Fundraiser!
Our school is having a school-wide fundraiser. Students participated in an assembly and received packets on October 4th. Fundraiser items will be due on October 24th. Parents please collect all money and send in one money order with the total payment due. You may shop online at www.midatlanticfundraising.com and the school ID is CMITESN. Thank you!

CMIT ESN PTO
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PTO News!
PTO Classroom Membership Drive Winner - Ms. Glasper's class! CMIT ES PTO - Important Announcements and Upcoming Events WINNERS, WINNERS, WINNERS!!! We would like to congratulate the winners of our Classroom PTO Membership Challenge – and the winning class is: Ms. Glasper’s 2nd Grade Class! Your class has won a party in celebration of your winning recruitment efforts! The PTO will be in touch to set a date. Congrats! Friday, Oct. 19 - (off-site) ChuckECheese Spirit Night, 936 Fairlawn Ave. , Laurel 3-9PM ***Wednesday, Oct. 24 - PTO meeting 6-8PM*** Theme: Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports (PBIS) Special Guest Speaker: Mike Muempfer (formerly of MSDE) Teachers, Parents, Administrators are encouraged to attend *Presentation will not be broadcast via FB live Wednesday, Oct. 24 – Mid-Atlantic Fundraiser ends !! Please return a money order made out to CMIT ES PTO to your student’s teacher or bring with you to PTO meeting with the total amount due. Friday, Oct. 26 - (cafeteria and gym) After school Book Character Day Party from 3p-6pm; **Volunteers needed! Please sign up with this link. Note: Volunteers must be fingerprinted. Click here for more details on how to get fingerprinted. Permission slips for students to come home on Friday, Oct. 19. *$8 PTO members; $10 Non-members; includes 1 slice of pizza, chips and a drink. Monday, Oct. 29 - (off-site) Panera Bread Spirit Night Bowie - 6-9PM November PTO Events, please mark your calendar! Saturday, Nov. 3 – PTO Booth at CultureFest (10AM-4PM – CMIT North Academy HS) Thursday, Nov. 8 – Scholastic Book Fair begins (ends on Nov. 16) Wednesday, Nov. 14 – Chick-Fil-A Spirit Night (3-8PM), Contee Road, Laurel Monday, Nov. 19 – Chipotle Fundraiser (4-8PM), Laurel Wednesday, Nov. 29 - PTO Meeting 6-8PM

CMIT ESN PTO
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UPCOMING EVENTS
Technology Class News
Dear Parents, October is National Bullying Prevention Awareness Month. Therefore, starting from next week, we will be doing activities about Cyberbullying Prevention and Online Safety during our technology classes. Please see the attached articles for parents: 1- CYBERBULLYING PREVENTION GUIDE FOR PARENTS https://support.learning.com/parent-resources/cyberbullying-prevention-guide-parents-english/ 2-ONLINE SAFETY GUIDE FOR PARENTS  https://support.learning.com/parent-resources/online-safety-guide-for-parents-english/

Mrs. Avsar Technology Teacher
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Kindergarten
Kindergarten News!
Greetings Parents! As we have now entered into a new season please remember to send your child with a jacket or coat. Students go outside for recess everyday as long as the weather permits. Also, please be on the lookout for permission slips and more information regarding our upcoming field trip. The trip will be held on October 31, 2018 @9am-1pm to Clark's Elioak Farm. If you have not already completed and returned your emergency and photo consent form please do so as soon as possible.

Sincerely, The Kindergarten Team
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1st Grade
First Grade
Next Week in First Grade: RELA: We will be reading Bat Loves the Night by Nicola Davies. Reading skills: visualizing, making connections, inferring, nonfiction vs. fiction Spelling: Long 'i' with silent 'e' Grammar: Exclamatory sentences Math: We are continuing, which includes adding to, taking from, finding unknown addends, and comparing number situations. Social Studies: What makes a leader? Who is a leader at home? Who is a leader at school? Who is a leader in the community? Science: We are learning about the properties of sound. Please remember that Homework is due on the Fridays and we will have our spelling tests on Fridays (or the last day of the week).

First Grade Team
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2nd Grade
2nd Grade News
Next week in Reading, we will be reviewing the topics covered in unit 1. There will only be one spelling list next week. It will be a review of the words from each spelling pattern covered in unit 1. There will still be 12 words. Since there is only one list there will be no pretest on Monday. In math we will be finishing up topic 2 and taking the test on working with equal groups. As a reminder, next Friday (10/26) is Story Book Character Day. Students will be allowed to come to school dressed as a character from a book. During the day, second grade is planning on conducting a pumpkin dissection. This being said each second grade class is looking for 4 pumpkins to be donated to be dissected. If you are able to donate a pumpkin to your students classroom, please send the teacher a message on ClassDojo to make sure they have not already received enough donations. Please be on the lookout for the field trip permission slip to be coming home next week. Have a wonderful weekend and we will see everyone next week.

- The Second Grade Team
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3rd Grade
Fall is in the air!
Our scholars are still working diligently and learning how to navigate all that third grade offers. We would like to remind you that your scholar's homework folder should be checked daily for graded work or important notices. Many scholars are also leaving their jackets and coats on the playground or classroom. Please remind your scholar to keep track of their belongings and please write their first and last name on the inside. Week of October 22, 2018 ELA: The students will review the skills learned in Unit One and prepare for the end of the unit test. SS: The students will research early explorers to the United States Math: The students will continue to practice their multiplication tables (1, 2,and 3) and word problems with multiple steps. (All online homework must be completed in order to receive credit) Science: The students are investigating and researching science fair topics. Upcoming Events: October 26 Character Book Day Parade October 30 Field trip

Third Grade Team
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4th Grade
4th Grade Updates
This week in Math, we are reviewing rounding, estimation, addition and subtraction strategies. Please make sure students are logging onto PearsonRealize to access math practice. Homework is on IXL for fourth grade math- look for starred items under fourth grade. Students are making great progress in mastering skills, so keep up the good work! In Science, we are continuing the nature of science, EDP (engineering design process) and will begin our Earth science unit. We also will explore metric measurement skills to be prepared for our STEM Fair projects. In Reading, we finished up our cycle on National Park Preservation. One of our students, Aiden Carpenter, shared some photos that his dad took on a recent trip to Yosemite! Thanks so much Aiden and Mr. Carpenter! We also started reading the fable "The Tiger and the Fox." We are working on making inferences and story maps!

4th Grade Team
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5th Grade
5th Grade News
We are rolling!! Students have begun working on their Project Based Learning Assignment in class. They have been placed in groups and are working on creating their very own restaurants! They are in charge of creating the name, type of food they want to serve, hiring the staff, creating the menus, budgeting their money, etc. For this project we ask that you purchase or provide your students with a shoe box to create a 3d model of their restaurant in class. For ELA/SS: Students will move into the next unit of study which is Doing the Right Thing. We will be reading the story At the Beach and having students compare and contrast stories! Students will also be learning about authors purpose. Authors write for 3 reasons! To persuade, to inform, and to entertain. We will complete activities related to these skills and also the unit message. Students have their content words from the story inside of their vocabulary words. This should help them to be successful on the comprehension test on Fridays. Math: Students are currently working on restaurant projects. They have to come up with a budget and a practically priced menu. A rubric has been sent out to each group of students. Please have a table conversation with them about this to spark their minds. Next week we will continue multiplying multi digit and decimal numbers and start dividing and estimating multi digit numbers. Websites we will be using: IXL Pearsonrealize 2.0 Each student has a password, it should be the same as last year. If not we can reset it. Science: Solar System Layer of the Earth STEM fair discussion and brain storm. Students must submit their topic to the to their science teacher on Friday October 19th. This month we have our more emphasis on math due to make sure students excel in their state exams. Reminders: Book Report Projects due November 9

5th Grade
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Counselors Corner
3 Phrases Every Student Needs To Hear

Graciously, Your School Counselor [Mrs. Whitney Green]
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UNITY DAY! We Wear ORANGE!
Wednesday, October 24, 2018 "Together against bullying. UNITED for kindness, acceptance and inclusion! Make it ORANGE and make it end! What are your true colors when it comes to showing that you believe that all youth should be safe from bullying? Come together in one giant ORANGE message of hope and support, WEAR AND SHARE ORANGE to color our nation, and even the world, visibly showing that our society believes that no child should ever experience bullying. 'ORANGE provides a powerful, visually compelling expression of solidarity,' said Paula Goldberg, Executive Director of PACER Center. Whether it’s hundreds of individuals at a school wearing ORANGE, store owners offering ORANGE products, or a community changing a landmark to ORANGE, the vibrant statement becomes a conversation starter, sending the supportive, universal message that bullying is never acceptable behavior.” WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 24, OUR TIGERS WILL ROAR IN ORANGE! Orange shirts/tops are encouraged to be worn on this day, demonstrating out solidarity and pro-kindness efforts!!! Uniform bottoms are expected (pants and shoes, as per our uniform policy)

Graciously, Your School Counselor [Mrs. Whitney Green]
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Special Education
Special Education Trivia!!
Hello Tiger Den! Here is another trivia question!! According to recent research published by the American Psychological Association, as early as the fourth grade, is it girls or boys who perform better than the other on standardized tests in reading and writing? Note: And as they get older that achievement gap widens even more. Think you know? Send your answers to smcveigh@cmitelementary.org

Shannon McVeigh
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Creative Arts
Technology Team
Library: Last week, grades 3-5 had STEM challenges after we read "Rosie the Engineer" as a group. Students were tasked to first brainstorm ideas & then design/create inventions inspired by the gadgets Rosie creates in the story. Our K-2 grades focused on learning various parts of the book. We read two stories aloud about Autumn and then discussed our comparison of the two stories with each other. Lego&Robotics: Please see attached one picture of Cubelets for Newsletter. If you do not know how to publish, let me know. Students have learned how to design 3- and 4- block robots this week and demonstrated an understanding of the Distance SENSE Cubelet by controlling their Drive Bot. Students worked collaboratively to design and explain their robot constructions. Ecology Scholars started to explore solar system this week. They have learned planets, orbits, and asteroids and asked very inspiring and intelligent questions. I really enjoyed while I was answering their questions. Next week, we will work on a solar system in class project. Can't wait to work and see their projects.

Technology Team
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