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Chesapeake Math & IT Academy Elementary

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10/26/2018

   
 
TABLE OF CONTENTS

Administrative Announcements

Parent Workshop- Reminder

Book Character Day


FYI

STEM FAIR INFORMATION

PTO News!


Kindergarten

Kindergarten News


1st Grade

First Grade


2nd Grade

2nd Grade News


3rd Grade

United We Stand


4th Grade

4th Grade Updates


5th Grade

5th Grade Updates


Counselors Corner

"Read me a story...please?"

Podcasts!


Creative Arts

Technology Team


FAQs
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Administrative Announcements
Parent Workshop- Reminder
Wow! This month is just flying by! We are a week away from our first Parent Workshop, where we will be discussing social and emotional care. IMPORTANT: Please note that students are welcomed to attend but will be in a different setting from their parents. See you next Thursday, at 6PM.

Ms. Morino (K-2 ILT)
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Book Character Day
We had a marvelous time on Book Character day. Staff and students wore their costumes of their favorite characters and paraded around the school showing their books. We had a great time!

Administration
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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 shiuld have been submitted to teachers by October 26th. Go ahead and start your projects. 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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PTO News!
PTO Classroom Membership Drive Winner - Ms. Glasper's class! CMIT ES PTO news- On Wednesday, Oct. 24 Mid-Atlantic Fundraiser was due! Please turn in all money orders made out to CMIT ES PTO to your student’s teacher with the total amount due. Friday, Oct. 26 - (cafeteria and gym) After school Book Character Day Party from 3p-6pm; *$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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Kindergarten
Kindergarten News
Greetings! As we are preparing for our upcoming field trip on next Wednesday, October 31, 2018 to Clark Elioak Farm, please be sure to dress the students appropriately according to the weather. Students are still expected to wear their school uniforms. Students are required to bring a bag lunch with them. Please place their lunches inside of a bag that the students can carry themselves. Also, don't forget that STEM projects are due next Wednesday as well. Have a great weekend!

Sincerely, The Kindergarten Team
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1st Grade
First Grade
Thank you so much to all the parents that attended our first field trip to Sharp's at Waterford Farm on Thursday! We all had a blast!! Next Week in First Grade: RELA: We will be reading Pumpkin Jack by Will Hubbell and Pumpkin Circle by George Levenson. Reading skills: visualizing, retelling, making connections, author's purpose, nonfiction text features. Spelling: Long 'o' with silent 'e' Grammar: Exclamatory sentences, declarative sentences, interrogative sentences. Math: We are continuing Chapter 1, 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 continuing to learn 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 will be BUSY. On Wednesday the students will be rotating to each class throughout the day to participate in a different fall activity. Please be on the lookout for a message coming home with materials that could be donated. On Thursday, each class will be conducting a pumpkin dissection. A flier was sent home with some materials we may need donated to make this a successful day. Not only are we looking for materials to be donated, but we are also looking for parent volunteers to help out with the activity. Please contact your teacher if you are willing to volunteer Finally, next Friday is our first field trip to Elioak Farm. If you have not submitted a permission slip for that please submit it by Monday 10/29. In reading next week we will be starting a new unit. Over the next six weeks we will be focusing on working together, through the weekly stories and writing activities. For week one we will be focusing on cause and effect as well as summarizing. List A's spelling pattern will be r-Controlled ar, or, ore, oar. In math we are beginning to work on Topic Three which is adding within 100 using strategies. Have a wonderful weekend and we will see everyone next week.

- The Second Grade Team
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3rd Grade
United We Stand
Third grade students have been working diligently to excel as scholars and they are also growing into responsible, caring individuals who have pledged to stand up against bullying. Please remind your scholar to be kind, accepting, and caring so that our learning community is safe for each and everyone of us. We are so proud of our scholars, they did a magnificent job on their Community Projects and their Water Cycles. This week will be incredibly busy, If you have not already done so, please send in field trip permission slips/money. For both trips, we ask that scholars wear their white oxford shirts. Math: This week students will gain fluency with multiplication and learn the inverse operation (division). Science: This week scholars will discover the phases of the moon. (If you have not done so, please bring in Oreo cookies for this project) ELA: Scholars will continue researching and investigating early currency. Social Studies: This week scholars will explore the branches of the government. Important Events: 10/30 Air and Space Museum Field Trip 11/2 Imagination Stage: Cinderella 11/6 No school Election Day 11/12 No school/Parent-Teacher Conferences

Third Grade Team
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4th Grade
4th Grade Updates
We had an amazing day today at the Book Character Parade! It was great to see so many creative costumes and see the books that inspire our students. Please continue to check Class Dojo for important class updates from your teacher. Science/STEM FAIR- STEM Fair links have been posted on Class dojo. Please continue to work on STEM Fair Projects as due dates are rapidly approaching. Social Studies- We have wrapped up our unit on Maryland's government and are moving onto Cultural Life in Maryland!

4th Grade Team
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5th Grade
5th Grade Updates
Hello Parents! The 1st quarter is rolling by and we are rolling with it! This is our 9th week of school! Here are some updates: For ELA/SS: Students are rolling along. This week we will be covering making inferences. Students began writing personal narratives last week. They were able to use a graphic organizer to brainstorm their ideas. This week the students will learn to take those ideas and transfer them into a well thought out and organized paper. Students have been given their vocabulary words for the week last Thursday on words that end with -s. Please have your scholar study their words and spelling to ensure that they are successful on their assessments. Students will also continue and finish up reading our novel Frindle. For Social Studies students will continue to learn about Native Americans and how they learned to use the land to their advantage in order to survive. Students are currently working on their 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. We are asking you to send in shoe boxes, Popsicle sticks, cardboard, Lego pieces, etc. so they can display their ideas and creativity! This week’s focus is on dividing multi digit and decimal numbers. Assignments will be posted on these websites: IXL Pearsonrealize 2.0 Each student has a password and it should be the same as last year. If not, we can reset it for them. Science: Solar System Layer of the Earth STEM Fair Projects: Kindly follow the guidelines for the stem fair projects. At this time, students should have chosen their topics and have their teacher’s approval. This was due on Friday October 19th. Let us know if you have questions. ***UPDATES and Reminders*** November 1- Fifth grade will be holding a parent night from 6:00p.m-7:00p.m We will cover student data as well as reminding parents of our expectations for students and explaining procedures. Please place this date on your calendars! We hope to see you there! November 2- End of 1st Quarter November 3- CMIT CultureFest at CMIT Elementary 10:00a.m-3:00p.m November 6- NO SCHOOL November 9- October ELA Book Reports due NO LATE REPORTS ARE ACCEPTED November 12- NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS Parent/Teacher Conferences (sign up will be sent out soon)

5th Grade Teachers
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Counselors Corner
"Read me a story...please?"
Those are some wild numbers if you ask me!!! Just one book a day? 1,825 by the age of 5? YES PLEASE! Just imagine how those minds continue to grow :) Here is a fascinating article about what actually happens inside our Tigers' brains, when we read to them!... Enjoy! (and keep reading!) https://www.kqed.org/mindshift/51281/whats-going-on-in-your-childs-brain-when-you-read-them-a-story?utm_medium=Email&utm_source=ExactTarget&utm_campaign=20181021MindshiftNewsletterSubscribers&mc_key=00Qi000001fubIbEAI

Graciously, Your School Counselor [Mrs. Whitney Green]
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Podcasts!
Hellooooo Tigers' Den! I don't know about you all, but I am a super-nerd when it comes to podcasts! They have literally transformed any long rides in the car, and especially my morning commute! I used to be one to jam out to some music on my way to school, allowing my brain to just "chill out" as it woke up and prepared for the day. Wildly though, since listening to podcasts in the morning, my brain is way more awake, alert and ready to begin the day than before I was listening. My mindset upon entering the building is already in a contemplative or exploratory frame, and I feel inspired to share in dialogue what I have been listening to, or just continue to process it in my own mind until my return car ride home. I know that in today's working/wild/world, we are often hard-pressed to find "me time" and "us time" for families. Listening to a shared podcast together is an amazing way to connect, dialogue, share, inspire and grow! And you can do it in the few minutes (or many minutes, depending on where you are coming from) on your way to and from school! I urge and encourage you to turn off the ipads, the drop down tv screens, etc... and instead check out one of these Podcasts for your shared time together in the car. (**My sister and her kiddos listen to a podcast while they prepare dinner together at night, and then discuss it over the meal. Listening to a podcast in a comfy nook in the house as a quiet time activity, or a "calm down" option with a reflection/summary/review of it afterwards, are some other ways to use this list. Get creative with your time and let me know if there is one that you especially enjoy! Id love to continue to grow the collection!**) Top 35 Growth Mindset Podcasts for Kids, Teens, and Parents by Alexandra Eidens April 05, 2018 KIDS! □ 1. Dream Big Podcast □ 2. Wow in the World □ 3. Peace Out □ 4. Story Time □ 5. What If World □ 6. But Why? □ 7. Brains On! □ 8. Short & Curly □ 9. Sesame Street □ 10. Storynory □ 11. TedTalks Kids & Family □ 12. Five Minutes with Dad □ 13. Rebel Girls □ 14. Circle Round □ 15. Sparkle Stories TEENS!: 16. Unstoppable Teen 17. Youth Radio 18. The Moth - True Stories 19. How Stuff Works 20. BrainStuff 21. Part-Time Genius 22. The Stuff of Life 23. Mentor 4 Teens PARENTS! □ 24. Brave Writer □ 25. Little Sprigs □ 26. The Modern Dads □ 27. Spawned □ 28. Zen Parenting Radio □ 29. The Child Repair Guide □ 30. Parenting Today's Teens □ 31. Parenting Beyond Discipline □ 32. Parenting Great Kids □ 33. Maggie Dent □ 34. Janet Landsbury Unruffled □ 35. The Mindful Kind

Graciously, Your School Counselor [Mrs. Whitney Green]
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Creative Arts
Technology Team
Ecology: This week scholars really enjoyed in class planet project. This project will be ending in 3 weeks. Scholars are searching, working, and decorating about a planet that is assigned to them. When they are done, scholars will present their project and share what they have learned with others. I am so excited to see their presentations and learn new information about planets. Library: This week scholars in 1st & 2nd grades used computers to explore our library catalog and research books. Our kindergarten students read the story and discussed the moral of the story. Then, students discussed and brainstorm the story characters. Our 3rd graders researched the solar system's planets using both books and computers in the library media center. CMIT 4th-5th grade students were introduced to different encyclopedias. Students picked their own encyclopedia and wrote topics and took notes on what information they learned. Technology: This week scholars learned Cyberbullying and Cyber-Five rules. Cyber-Five Rules are: Never share personal information. Don’t download alone. Don’t respond to a bully. Copy and Paste, Save it and Print If you feel uncomfortable with what you see, tell an adult Immediately. Lego&Robotics; Robotics club has started. This year our school will participate FLL (First Lego League) and FLL Jr. Competitions. We are so excited being part of this world wide competition.

Technology Team
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FAQs
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