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Chesapeake Math & IT Academy Elementary

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12/15/2018

   
 
TABLE OF CONTENTS

FYI

MDOT and AASHTO sponsored program is at CMIT North Elementary!

STEM FAIR Projects are in and now we will have our Gallery walk and STEM Fair!


UPCOMING EVENTS

FUNDRAISER PICKUP!


1st Grade

First Grade


2nd Grade

2nd Grade News


3rd Grade

Happy Holidays!


4th Grade

4th Grade News


5th Grade

5th Grade News


Counselors Corner

STRESS!


Creative Arts

Hour of Code Activities


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FYI
MDOT and AASHTO sponsored program is at CMIT North Elementary!
The STEAM committee participated in an amazing training for R.I.D.E.S. (RIDES: Roadways Into Developing Elementary Student). This program is sponsored by MDOT and AASHTO. This program provided our school with STEAM supplies to engage students into learning. We are happy to have these new partnerships.

CMIT STEAM Committee
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STEM FAIR Projects are in and now we will have our Gallery walk and STEM Fair!
All CMIT students should have submitted projects on Friday December 14th. On December 20th we will have our school-wide gallery walk. This is a chance for parents to come see our great projects. From 8:30am-10:00am we will open our doors to have parents come get a look at all the great projects students have created. We can't wait to see you! Go Tigers! Volunteers needed for our STEM fair. Our annual STEM fair will be January 5, 2019. Please sign up to volunteer below. https://goo.gl/forms/TVWXgVNDJ7hnK9Kn2

CMIT STEAM Committee
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UPCOMING EVENTS
FUNDRAISER PICKUP!
All fundraiser items were picked up by December 12th. This is a first for CMIT North Elementary. Thank you to all the parents who supported our fundraiser. If you had missing or broken items please email Mrs. McCain at bmccain@cmitelementary.org.

CMIT ESN PTO
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1st Grade
First Grade
Next Week in First Grade! Reading - We are comparing and contrasting different Gingerbread stories, such as "Gingerbread Man," "Gingerbread Girl," Gingerbread Boy," and "Gingerbread Baby." Reading skills: retelling, making connections, inferencing, problem vs. solution, comparing and contrasting. Math - We are continuing with Chapter 2, which includes counting on, doubles, near doubles, and using addition to subtract. Science - We are continuing to work on The Engineering Design process by working on our in class STEM project of the Gingerbread Boat Floats. Social Studies - We are continuing to learn about wants and needs. Health - We are continuing to learn about community helpers.

First Grade Team
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2nd Grade
2nd Grade News
Next week we will be presenting our STEM Fair projects. Throughout the week we will be working on different winter activities. Please be on the lookout for a signup genius that will be posted on ClassDojo. Just like our Fall activities, we will be looking for some donations for the Winter activities. In math we will continue to work on fluently adding within 100. Below you will find the scoring rubric for Social Skills that will be used across the board in second grade: ClassDojo Reward System: Respect Others: +2 Points/-1 Point Opt To Be Scholarly: +2 Points/-1 Point Act Responsibly: +2 Points/-1 Point Respect Others: +2 Points/-1 Point Social Skills Rubric: 2nd Grade teachers will check each students' positive percentage via ClassDojo reports weekly to determine social skills grades. Scores will be out of 100. 90-100 = A 80 - 89 = B 70 - 79 = C 60 - 69 = D 00 - 59 = E For work habits, students will begin filling out reflection forms every Friday. Teachers will fill out the same form so both parents and students can compare the two scores. These reflection forms will be sent home at the end of each week to be signed by a parent over the weekend. The work habits grade will come from the teacher's portion of the reflection. Reminders: Be on the lookout for a message about donating resources for Winter STEAM Activities. Have a wonderful weekend and we will see you next week.

- The Second Grade Team
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3rd Grade
Happy Holidays!
In the upcoming week, scholars will be presenting their STEAM projects to judges. On Friday, December 21, third grade will have classroom rotations, with an activity in each classroom. If you signed up to volunteer, thank you, and we will see you on Friday. We would like to thank our chaperones that were able to accompany us on Monday to the University of Maryland. We had so much fun and it would not have been a success without you all! Going forward please remind your scholars: They are responsible for their own learning, and it is them that we will hold accountable. Homework/projects/extended learning is also their responsibility and incomplete or late assignments will adversely effect their grade. To persevere and not give up! Expect the most and best from themselves! NO EXCUSES! To also RESPECT others, OPT to be scholarly, ACT responsibly, and to REACT with kindness! Please also take the winter vacation to replenish school supplies. Upcoming Dates: Friday, December 21- Tuesday, January 1 Winter Break Schools closed “We all have dreams. In order to make dreams come into reality, it takes an awful lot of determination, dedication, self-discipline and effort.” —Jesse Owens, world record-setting Olympic athlete

Third Grade Team
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4th Grade
4th Grade News
RELA/Social Studies: This week we continued working on text features and text structure while reading "Sea Animals on the Move." In Social Studies we reviewed our current unit on history and culture in Maryland. Our field trip to UMD was amazing and students were filled with Tiger Pride! Next, week we will be working on fact and opinion while reading "Adelina's Whales." We will also do some creative writing activities. Students should continue to complete weekly IXL and AAAspell homework. One week until Winter Break! Keep up the good work 4th Grade!! Ms. Ahmed's Updates: In math, students will continue learning two-digit and multi-digit number multiplication through studying Topic 4. Please ensure students are completing both PearsonRealize homework and IXL homework online every week! In science this week, students will present their STEM fair projects to each other and the judges will determine who makes it to the final round. Judging takes place on December 17th-19th. We are having fun exploring the rock cycle. Ms. Webb's Updates: Math: We will continue multiplying multi-digit numbers. We will explore the following methods: Traditional, area model, and lattice. Feel free to watch videos on youtube or Kumon to get a head’s up. Science: We will continue Earth/Space Science based on Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). We will discuss the rock cycle and the different types of rocks. Digital projects of students in Mrs. Moon and Ms. Webb's class will be scored by Ms. Ahmed. Hardcopy research papers will be given to Mrs. Moon (Reading/Language Arts teacher) for grading. The scores will be based on the rubrics in the CMIT Grade 4 STEM Fair Packet. Holiday Party: Teachers will send home more information about our classroom winter celebrations on Friday, 12/21. Sign up forms for donations will be sent home via class Dojo. We will also have ice cream provided by the teachers for our "Scooping up the Facts" rewards!

4th Grade Team
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5th Grade
5th Grade News
Hello parents!! These are the updates for next week: RELA This week students will review Cause and Effect. All activities will pertain to this skill. We will read stories and complete rotations only focusing and reviewing cause and effect. Students previously learned this skill back in the first quarter so we would like to review before we move forward to ensure they fully comprehend. There is no main story for this week. Students also do not have spelling words and vocab. They will have a homework packet based on the skills covered in class. Students will publish their personal narratives this week. We will also continue to read our novel Abby Takes a Stand. We will read and complete activities this week on chapters 8-9. Social Studies: Students have wrapped up unit 2 which covered the Spanish Explorers and their Explorations. Students will take their unit 2 test this week to wrap up the unit so that we may begin unit 3 when we return fro winter break. Math We will be starting Fractions. Science We will be exploring vocabulary words such as species, habitats, population, and community. Math and Science Homework: All homework will be online. Parents please check to make sure students are completing the work. Signing the sheets ensures they are doing so. However, in some cases students are handing in the sheet with a signature but all of the work is not complete. The signature is beneficial for the students. This keeps the students accountable and ensures they are supported by both parents and teachers. Updates/Reminders: Please check Schoolmax weekly to stay up to date with your students progress December 20- STEM projects gallery walks December 21- Last day of school before winter break December 22- NO SATURDAY ACADEMY December 24-January 1- NO SCHOOL WINTER BREAK January 4- December book reports due (no late projects accepted) January 5- STEM FAIR Happy Holidays to you all!!

5th Grade Team
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Counselors Corner
STRESS!
Too often we neglect checking in with ourselves, and how we are feeling (both physically and emotionally). Stress is sneaky and powerful, as it has direct relation to both kinds if feelings. Check out this informative clip, emphasizing the importance of self care to combat stress... left alone, it is a scary and damaging thing. https://youtu.be/WuyPuH9ojCE

Graciously, Your School Counselor [Mrs. Whitney Green]
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Creative Arts
Hour of Code Activities
Greetings, Our scholars had an awesome Hour of Code week. Here are some examples; KG practiced coding with Puppy Adventure: https://www.tynker.com/hour-of-code/puppy-adventure 1st graders practiced coding with Kodable; https://www.kodable.com/hour-of-code#self-guided 2nd graders practiced coding with Grinch: http://www.grinchhourofcode.com/ 3rd, 4th and 5th grade students tried a lot of coding websites. They especially liked to practice; Dance party; https://code.org/dance Scratch; https://scratch.mit.edu/projects/editor/?tip_bar=music&utm_source=codeorg Minecraft; https://code.org/minecraft Starwars; https://code.org/starwars Playlab; https://code.org/playlab Dragon Blast; https://www.tynker.com/hour-of-code/dragon-blast Code Combat; https://codecombat.com/play/dungeon?hour_of_code=true Create Google logo; https://csfirst.withgoogle.com/c/cs-first/en/create-your-own-google-logo/create-your-own-google-logo/create-your-own-google-logo.html For all of these Coding activities and more please check this website; https://hourofcode.com/us/learn

Mrs. Avsar Technology Teacher
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