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Chesapeake Math & IT Academy Elementary

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12/20/2018

   
 
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Administrative Announcements

Teacher, Staff, and Volunteer of the Month for November

Winter Break Performance


FYI

Kindergarten Holiday Performance

The Gallery Walk was Amazing!


Kindergarten

Kindergarten News


1st Grade

First Grade


2nd Grade

2nd Grade News


3rd Grade

Happy Holidays!


4th Grade

4th Grade News


5th Grade

5th Grade News


Special Education

This Santa understands kids with autism... because he has it, too


Creative Arts

Technology Team


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Administrative Announcements
Teacher, Staff, and Volunteer of the Month for November
It is with great pleasure to announce that for the month of November Mrs. Scott was chosen as teacher of the month. She co-teaches with Mrs. Flanagan in Kindergarten. She teaches with great excitement and is always readily available to help her teammates. She has a great attitude, flexible and provides a wealth of knowledge to her team. We are extremely proud that she was chosen as teacher of the month for November. We are overjoyed to announce that Mrs. Virgil was chosen as staff of the month for the month of November. She is a great asset to our team. She provides great customer service to our stakeholders and handles difficult situations with grace. Her organized, creative skills are deeply appreciated by the entire staff. Thank you, Mrs. Virgil for your hard work and dedication to CMIT North Elementary. Lastly, we want to announce that Kim Tavel was chosen to be volunteer of the month for the month of November. She has has helped out in our classrooms and aided students with their work or activities. She adds to our positive culture with helping teachers out whenever she is requested. Thank you so much, Ms. Tavel for your dedication to our school.

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Winter Break Performance
Our intermediate grade students (grades 3-5) conducted such great performances for our primary scholars (grades K-2) to enjoy. The crowd was engaged during the creative art performances that included a mini skit, dancing and singing. Thank you scholars the great efforts that you put for us to enjoy before our Winter Break!

Ms. Morino (K-2 ILT)
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FYI
Kindergarten Holiday Performance
Our kindergarten scholars worked very hard to give us a great Holiday performance on Wednesday December 19, 2018. They sang two beautiful songs with the assistance of our very own music teacher, Mr. Nenner. Parents were also able to create gingerbread houses with their scholar. I hope you enjoyed the special treats and priceless memories. Thank you to all of our Kindergarten teacher for hosting this special event!

Ms. Morino (K-2 ILT)
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The Gallery Walk was Amazing!
We had our gallery walk on December 19th. The event was exceptional! We thanks all the parents and teachers who made it possible. A special thank you to Ms. Thyme for being our parent STEAM committee member. Parent were impressed by the work our scholars produced. 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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Kindergarten
Kindergarten News
On behalf of the Kindergarten students, teachers and staff we would like to thank each of you for your participation on this past Wednesday for our Kindergarten Winter Wonderland. We enjoyed having each of the families here with us. When we return to school on Wednesday, January 2, 2019 we will begin working on the following in Math and ELA... Phonics /i/ Spelled /i Comprehension Skill: Sequence Language Vocabulary: Sequence Words Conventions: Adjectives for Opposites Writing: Respond to Literature Math: Addition Have a Happy Holiday!

Sincerely, The Kindergarten Team
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1st Grade
First Grade
Next Week in First Grade! Reading - We are reading "The Snowy Day" by Ezra Jack Keats. Reading skills: retelling, making connections, inferencing Math - We are finishing Chapter 2, which includes counting on, doubles, near doubles, and using addition to subtract. We will be starting Chapter 9, which is comparing two-digit numbers. Science - We are continuing to work on The Engineering Design process by working on our in class STEM project of The Elves and The Baker. We will be designing and building simple machines. Social Studies - We are learning about making choices. Health - We are learning about pollution.

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2nd Grade
2nd Grade News
Happy Winter Break! Over Winter Break the second grade team will be offering the opportunity to earn some extra credit. In order to earn the extra credit, please complete the second grade winter packets at the following link and turn them in no later than 1/3/19. https://www.pgcps.org/winterpackets/ Upon our return from winter break,we will be jumping back into the swing of things for the most part. Because it is only a 3 day week we will not begin the new unit in reading. Instead, we will be working on reading comprehension to prepare for the second round of DRA testing. In math, we will be continuing to work on fluently adding within 100. We hope everyone has a wonderful break, and we will see you in the new year!!

- The Second Grade Team
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3rd Grade
Happy Holidays!
We would like to thank all of our volunteers and chaperones for your support, we appreciate all that you do! When scholars return they should be ready to learn. We ask that you encourage and motivate your scholar to do their very best, at all times. Homework, classwork, assessments, and projects should be done by your scholar, and they should give 100% to all that they do. Scholars should do homework each evening and should be studying any skills that they learned in class. Your scholars are almost fourth graders and they are responsible for their own assignments. Scholars should not wait for the last minute to do projects and they should ask their teacher any questions that they may have. Also, many scholars are in need of pencils, crayons, glue, and paper. Scholars had a wonderful time doing our holiday classroom rotations. In learning, when we return; ELA- Students will use text features to understand nonfiction literature. SS- Students will understand the environmental influences of settlement. Math-Students will learn to tell time to the nearest hour. Science-Students will continue to learn about the engineering process. Upcoming Events: Black History Project will be given no later than January 5 STEAM Fair- January 5 (you will be notified if your scholar is invited) "Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world" -Nelson Mandela

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4th Grade
4th Grade News
Ms. Ahmed's updates: Math: We will continue to learn Topic 4 in math: multiplication strategies for two digits, and estimating products. Please ensure your student completes online Pearson math assignments for Topic 4 and IXL.com homework in addition to the January math log. Science: The STEM fair projects were STEM-tastic!!! We will continue learning Earth Science topics: changes to the Earth's surface. We also will have a homework assignment for finding current events related to STEAM, and students will have to complete this by Monday, January 7th. Health: We will learn about drug safety. RELA/Social Studies: When we return from break we will continue to focus on patterns in nature. We will be reading the myths "How Night Came from Sea" and "The Ant and the Bear." We will focus on theme, making inferences, and character analysis. In Social Studies, we will begin focusing on the Geography of Maryland which will include physical geography, climate, population, and environmental issues. We wish everyone a safe, happy, and healthy New Year! We look forward to returning and having a successful 2019!

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5th Grade
5th Grade News
Math: There will be a worksheet for holiday homework. This must be signed by both student and parent upon completion. When we return, the students will start or continue fractions. Specifically adding and subtracting with uncommon denominators. The vocabulary they need to be familiar with is, numerator, denominator, mixed fractions, least common number, simplest form. These are the words we will be discussing upon return. Science: When we return students will continue their in class project about developing a model to assist recycling and stop the pollution of trash and plastic. They will be discussing how this problem is impacting life on earth. They will also be working in groups to develop a model of this and later explain how they came up with the idea and how it will help this problem. Here is the vocabulary students need to be knowledgeable of. Species, niche, habitat, ecosystem, population, symbiosis, parasitism, commensalism , mutualism,abiotic,biotic, renewable and non-renewable resources. We will be learning about these more upon return. ELA: Students will complete one more week of review to ensure that skills are mastered and understood. This week we will review more cause and effect as well as point of view and compare/contrast. Students will also finish reading our novel Abby Takes a Stand and complete the activity for these chapters. No story will be read this week and no vocabulary words. Homework will be activities focusing on these skills. Social Studies: Students will begin chapter 3 "Settlements Take Roots". For this week we will focus solely on The Spanish Colony in the Americas. Students will focus learning on the class structure of the people in the colony, the government system, as well as being able to label whether or not there was cooperation or conflict. Updates: School supplies in wish list for the classroom if you’d like to donate it, we would be grateful. Tissues. Lysol wipes. - Please check Schoolmax weekly to stay updated on your students progress -January 2- First day back to school -January 5- STEM Fair Students needs (for their work): Flashcards due by Jan. 4th Ziplock bag for their flashcards. Due by Jan 4th Some student’s math notebooks maybe full. Please ask them if they think they need another one. Chances are they do. Thank you for all of your support and teamwork ! Happy Holidays and Happy New Year! See you in the new year ! 😊

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Special Education
This Santa understands kids with autism... because he has it, too
Kerry Magro will always remember the first time he met Santa - and it's not a happy memory. Things were fine, and then the flash on the camera threw 6-year-old Kerry, who has autism, into sensory overload. He jumped up, clapped his hands over his ears and started twirling furiously in circles. His parents decided that a crowded mall was not the best environment for Kerry, and that was the end of his Santa visits. "It was sad for me," Magro, now 30, recalls. "I thought, why are those other kids able to do this, and not me? I didn't have any friends, and I was really trying to find that connection." He felt like he'd let himself down, and worse, that he'd let Santa down Continue reading here: https://www.today.com/parents/santa-autism-helps-kids-autism-celebrate-christmas-t144691

Shannon McVeigh
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Creative Arts
Technology Team
Lego&Robotics FLL Robotics team were having fun at the Air and Space Museum. They explored their project for Competition. Our school will compete against 24 teams right after winter break on January 5, 2019. They are so excited to be part of Robotics team! Great experience visiting NASA’s Air and Space Museum!!! Technology K-2 grades practiced Computer Fundamentals: Data Storage: During this engaging and interactive digital lesson, the learners receive direct instruction and practice with data storage devices, accessing stored data, and using and taking care of compact discs, DVDs, flash drives, and computer drives. https://login.learning.com/ 3-5 grades practiced Coding: In this lesson, learners of all ages get an introductory experience with coding and computer science in a safe, supportive environment https://hourofcode.com/us/learn Have a great holiday!!!

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