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Chesapeake Math & IT Academy Elementary

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11/09/2018

   
 
TABLE OF CONTENTS

FYI

STEM FAIR INFORMATION

STEM FAIR NIGHT

MESA Club


UPCOMING EVENTS

CODE-A-THON CONTEST


Kindergarten

Kindergarten News


1st Grade

First Grade


2nd Grade

2nd Grade News


3rd Grade

Time Flies!


4th Grade

4th Grade Updates


5th Grade

5th Grade News


Counselors Corner

Rude, Mean or Bullying?

R-E-S-P-E-C-T, find out what it means...for ALL OF US!


Creative Arts

Technology Team

Technology Class News


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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 have been submitted to teachers by October 26th. Go ahead and start your projects. 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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STEM FAIR NIGHT
STEM Night was November 8th from 6:00-7:00pm. Thank you to all the families who came out for STEM night. STEM Night Presentation: http://prezi.com/vikhxqbe54-y/?utm_campaign=share&utm_medium=copy Parent questions can be submitted below. Https://goo.gl/forms/kKsg5kINx3kXArvI2 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, a Model, STEM Occupation, or STEM Person (K-2 only). Project topics should have been submitted to teachers by October 26th. Go ahead and start your projects. Please note our STEM fair projects are 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. STEM fair packet https://docs.google.com/document/d/1_3XWF7Iliz-Th0v7lICe1UuhVYr5hFwckgYP_siriG8/edit?usp=sharing Information on the scientific method https://youtu.be/qAJ8IF4HI20 Project ideas https://www.sciencebuddies.org/science-fair-projects/project-ideas/list

CMIT STEM Committee
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MESA Club
Congratulations to all those scholars who made the lottery for MESA club. Students are expected to attend all club sessions. All club forms and fees were due at our second session. Our first club STEM field trip will be on November 28th. I look forward to an exciting year! We will not meet on Thursday, November 15th. We will instead meet on Monday, November 19th. All students should have entered their MESA club shirt sizes online so the order can be placed. Thank you!

Mrs. Mccain-Wigfall STEAM coordinator
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UPCOMING EVENTS
CODE-A-THON CONTEST
Dear Parent or Guardian, I’m pleased to share some exciting news with you! During the week of November 12-16, 2018 our class will be participating in a nationwide coding contest called the Code-a-thon, sponsored by Learning.com. Students will be learning a real computer programming language using online lessons from Learning.com. You can learn more about the EasyCode curriculum that we will be using during the Code-a-Thon at www.learning.com/coding. At the end of the competition, one participating school will be randomly selected to receive $500 for a pizza party, and a year-long subscription of Learning.com’s digital literacy and coding curriculum! I encourage you to ask your child at home about the new skills they are learning and their thoughts about coding. Please don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any questions about the contest or curriculum we will be using. Thank you,

Mrs. Avsar Technology Teacher
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Kindergarten
Kindergarten News
Greetings! We are now in the 2nd quarter of the school year!! Yippie!! Please remember that parent-teacher conferences are on this upcoming Monday, November 12, 2019. If you have not already signed up please be sure to do so. We look forward to meeting with each of you.

Sincerely, The Kindergarten Team
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1st Grade
First Grade
REMINDER: Parent Teacher Conferences are Monday, November 12, 2018. If you have not signed up for a time to come in, please use the sign up genius link provided to you by your child's teacher. Please arrive on time for your conference! Next Week in First Grade! Reading - We will be reading Turkey Trouble by Wendi Silvano and A Turkey for Thanksgiving by Eve Bunting. Reading skills: visualizing, retelling, making connections, author's purpose Spelling: Long a spelled with 'ai' Math - We are finishing Chapter 1, which includes adding to, taking from, finding unknown addends, and comparing number situations. We will be starting Chapter 2, which includes counting on, doubles, near doubles, and using addition to subtract. Science - We are continuing to discuss how technology helps people and man made vs. natural. Social Studies - Community Government, State Government, National Government Health - We will continue with our drug free lessons and this week's focus is on tobacco.

First Grade Team
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2nd Grade
2nd Grade News
2nd Grade had an amazing time dissecting pumpkins, and going on our field trip to Clark's Elioak Farm last week! We would like to thank all the parents that donated materials to make last week possible. We would also like to thank the parents who volunteered to be a chaperone on the field trip. Next week in reading we will be focussing on facts and details as well as background knowledge. Students will be reading a story about scarcity. List A's spelling pattern will be vowels: r-Controlled er, ir, ur. In math we will be continuing to work on adding within 100 using strategies. In science we will be focusing on plants and their life cycles. Reminders: Please continue to work on your STEM Fair Projects. They are due December 14, 2018. Next week is STEAM Day at CMIT. Please look for a list of items second grade would like to be donated on your Class Story on ClassDojo. Have a wonderful weekend and we will see you next week.

- The Second Grade Team
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3rd Grade
Time Flies!
Congratulations to our scholars who will be attending the Class Dojo party. Great job!! We hope to see many more scholars at our next Class Dojo party! Please remind your scholar to ROAR ! Next week in learning: Math- Scholars will understand the distributive property and finding the area of a figure. Science- Scholars will continue discussing and understanding Newton's Law of Motion. ELA- Scholars will use illustrations to help understand text features. SS- Scholars will continue discussing local, state, and federal government. Upcoming Events: Parent-Teacher Conferences- Monday, November 12 Go Green/ Wear Green- Tuesday, November 13

Third Grade Team
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4th Grade
4th Grade Updates
Math- We are learning about multiplication strategies and are beginning Topic 3 in Envisions. Please ensure your child is completing IXL online math homework, as well as the nightly math log entries. The IXL homework is checked and should be one hour of work at home every week. This resource really helps your child master skills needed for Common Core math. Science- 4th grade will begin studying Earth Science which includes processes that change the Earth, weathering, and erosion. Please ensure that your child is working on the STEM project and following the timeline that was given. The link is: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1xANLnwli5veWBwox_jTgUMKmy_5kXOocidA4PjMFd2s/edit?usp=sharing Reading- We are reading "Serious Survivors," an informational text about how plants protect themselves. We are learning how to answer close reading questions and also how to identify different text structures. Please remember that weekly AAAspell and IXL homework is due Every Friday! Quarter 1 Project- Students have begun working on their Quarter 1 Project. Students have completed the first portion of the project in class, and should bring their data collection worksheets and rubrics home. Part Two of the project, which requires students to create a short Google Slides or Prezi presentation, is due next Tuesday, 11/13. Presentations must be emailed to student's homeroom teachers not later than 8 AM on 11/13. Please note, this information was also sent home in last week's newsletter. If you need another copy of the rubric or instructions, it can be viewed on the fourth grade website by clicking on the link below. http://grade4.cmitelementary.org/?page_id=226

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5th Grade
5th Grade News
Hello Parents! It is now week 11 and we are official in Quarter 2. By now all students should know the classroom expectation and how their behavior should be in class. There are no excuses. We have revised how to stand and walk in the hallway, raise your hand when you have a question, no bullying, sit quietly at your desk while following instructions and when to hand in homework ie. on time. Next week we will be covering: Math: The focus in math is on Evaluating Expressions Weekly homework packets will be assigned. Assignments will be posted on IXL and Pearsonrealize 2.0 websites: Each student has a password and it should be the same as last year. If not, we can reset it for them. Science DCI 5-ESS.1B.2 The orbit of Earth around the Sun and of the moons around the Earth. The North and South poles and its observable patterns. These include: 1. Day and night changes. 2. Daily changes in the length and direction of shadows. 3. Different positions of the earth, sun, moon, and stars at different times. a. Day b. Month c. Year ELA/SS Students will be reading the story "The Ch'i-lin Purse. We will be covering comparing/contrast again. This gives students another chance to demonstrate mastery of this skill. Students will also be completing activities with action and linking verbs. They will need to complete IXL practice this week for this skill. Please adhere to the homework checklist so that we can ensure that students are completing all of their homework. Students will also continue to work on their personal narratives. We will begin the final preparation for publishing their papers. We have officially completed the novel Frindle and will be moving right ahead to our 2nd quarter novel which is called "A Moment in Time: Abby Takes a Stand". We will be completing activities and comprehension questions pertaining to this novel. In Social Studies students will still be learning about Native Americans but we will move into the Culture aspect. REMINDERS/UPDATES: November 12- NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS November 12- Parent/Teacher Conferences November 15- 5th Grade Parent Night November 16- Last day for Book Fair December 10- 5th Grade Field Trip to Skatezone (Permission slips and more info to come soon)

5th Grade Team
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Counselors Corner
Rude, Mean or Bullying?

Graciously, Your School Counselor [Mrs. Whitney Green]
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R-E-S-P-E-C-T, find out what it means...for ALL OF US!

Graciously, Your School Counselor [Mrs. Whitney Green]
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Creative Arts
Technology Team
Library The upcoming Scholastic Book Fair for CMIT Elementary is between November 8th-16th in our Library Media Center. CMIT students will have the opportunity to buy books on their scheduled library media center time. The Book Fair runs Monday-Friday during the hours of 7:35 AM to 4:00 PM. NOTE: As school is closed for students on November 12th, these Monday classes can attend Friday (9th or 16th). Lego&Robotics I am happy to announce that Cmit North Elementary School will participate in three Robotics Competition this year. The first competition will take place on Jan 05, 2019, at Rockville Science Center. The second competition will take place on Jan 26, 2019, at PGCPS. The third competition will take place on Feb 23, 2019, at the University of Maryland. Ecology Scholars will start to learn how to recycle next week. Recycling is very important as waste has a huge negative impact on the natural environment. Scholars will help to protect the environment and will compete each other on November 15. There is a recycling contest on November 15. Scholars will receive a sticker called "I Recycle" each time they recycle something. At the end of the day, the winner class will be rewarded. Good Luck Tigers!

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Technology Class News
Greetings Parents/ Guardians, KG practiced how to login to www.learning.com and learned their username and passwords. 1st and 2nd graders practiced Computer Fundamentals: Mouse, Select, Drag, and Double-click - In this engaging and interactive digital lesson, the learners receive direct instruction and practice using a mouse to select, drag, and double-click as they select items using the pointer and mouse button, move objects on the screen, and double-click to open objects. www.learning.com 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders practiced Computer Fundamentals: Symbols of Technology - In this engaging and interactive digital lesson, the learners receive direct instruction and practice recognizing and applying simple pictures and symbols to identify and use technology. www.learning.com

Mrs. Avsar Technology Teacher
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