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Chesapeake Math & IT Academy Elementary

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01/18/2019

   
 
TABLE OF CONTENTS

Administrative Announcements

Parent Workshop- Testing and Testing Anxiety

Black History Month Poster and Essay Contest Incentive


Kindergarten

Kindergarten News


1st Grade

First Grade


2nd Grade

2nd Grade News


3rd Grade

Celebrating Black HIstory


4th Grade

4th Grade Updates


5th Grade

5th Grade News


Counselors Corner

We Believe: The Best Men Can Be


Special Education

Advocates for students with disabilities call on Ontario to stop school exclusions


Creative Arts

Technology Team


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Administrative Announcements
Parent Workshop- Testing and Testing Anxiety
January 24th is quickly approaching! Don't forget to sign up to attend our second parent workshop where you will be provided with valuable information about the different kind of testing elementary students are required to take in addition to how to manage testing anxiety. Childcare will be provided, so sign up now to confirm your attendance. Looking forward to seeing you there! https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30E0C4EA5AA2DA2FD0-parent

Ms. Morino (K-2 ILT)
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Black History Month Poster and Essay Contest Incentive
Hello Parents, Would you like the chance to help your child win a pizza party for their class? If so, you can do so by encouraging them to participate in the Black History Poster/Essay Contest. Students from grades K-5 can create a poster that gives recognition to the role/impact of an African American on shaping culture, history and/or industry. The contest expectations are posted in the flyer. All work must meet the requirements or else it can not be submitted. Please be advised that fifth grade students only, can choose to challenge their self by writing an essay instead of completing a poster board. This choice is optional. If a fifth grade student is interested in completing an essay, their work will be submitted with the middle school and high school students instead of the elementary group of students. The class with the most participants wins a Pizza Party! The winning class will be announced Friday January 25, 2019.

Ms. Morino (K-2 ILT)
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Kindergarten
Kindergarten News
This week we learned about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The students were very intrigued by all that Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. had accomplished. We also enjoyed our visit from In A Perfect World Foundation. We learned how to complete various Acts of Services into order to show kindness to others just like Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Please be advised that Kindergarten Assessments will continue throughout the month of January. Please ensure that your students are well-rested and eat a good breakfast each morning.

Sincerely, The Kindergarten Team
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1st Grade
First Grade
Next Week in First Grade! Reading - We are reading "The Emperor's Egg" by Martin Jenkins and "Tacky the Penguin" by Helen Lester. Reading skills: retelling, making connections, and making inferences Phonics: long u - spelled 'ew' (ex: chew, stew, blew) Math - We are continuing with 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 are designing and building simple machines. Social Studies - We are continuing to learn about goods and services. Health - We are continuing to learn about families.

First Grade Team
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2nd Grade
2nd Grade News
We had a wonderful week in 2nd grade. Next week in Reading, we will be beginning Unit 3, Week 3. We will be reading the folktale, "Anansi Goes Fishing." The question of the week next week will be, "How can creative thinking solve problems?" Throughout the week, we will be continuing to focussing on comparing and contrasting, as well as summarizing. The spelling pattern for list A next week will be compound words. In math we will be continuing Topic 5. This topic is about subtraction within 100 using strategies. Over the next few weeks the second grade team will begin conducting our second round of DRAs. This will give us even more data on the students' reading levels. Have a wonderful long weekend and we will see you on Tuesday.

- The Second Grade Team
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3rd Grade
Celebrating Black HIstory
Scholars did such a wonderful job on their Black History Posters and we are so proud of them. Please remember that scholars are required to do an essay, and it is due on January 25. Thank you so much for your support. The Skate Zone field trip will be rescheduled and Mr. Hamms will inform us of the new date. If you have not paid, it is not to late to do so. Thanks for all you do!! Next week in learning: Math: Scholars will continue to understand fractions. Science: Scholars will continue to understand the engineering process. ELA: Scholars will continue evaluating informational text. S.S.: Scholars will understand ecosystems. Upcoming Events: January 21 - MLK Day no school January 25 - Black history essay due "The time is always right to do what is right." - Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Third Grade Team
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4th Grade
4th Grade Updates
Ms. Webb's Updates: Math: We will begin multiplying 2-digit by 2-digit numbers. Students will choose the following methods: Traditional (partial products), area model, and lattice. Feel free to watch videos on youtube or Kumon to get a head’s up. Videos: traditional (partial products) - https://youtu.be/q-6Owg7joIQ and lattice method - https://youtu.be/4QHKVwInkm8 Science: We will continue Earth/Space Science based on Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). We will discuss weathering and erosion of the earth's surface. We will do an activity called My Pet Rock! Students should bring in a rock from home. Then students will use art materials to make a pet rock. Please have your child find a rock at the playground or in the neighborhood. Health: Students will present a Public Service Announcement PSA poster or commercial concerning the effects and/or dangers of drug use/abuse. The instructions, rubric, and due date will be discussed in class. We have already viewed examples. We will continue discussing body systems. We will focus on the Circulatory System next If there are any parents that are health professionals that could come in and give a brief presentation on some sort of health topic (i.e. drug use/abuse, nutrition, body systems, etc.) please let me know. Ms. Ahmed's Updates: Math: We have finished Topic 4 multiplication and will begin Topic 5 division. Science: We will continue our unit on Changes on Earth's surface. Health: Students will learn about the human body systems, with a focus on the circulatory system. RELA Updates: Next week we will continue with our Unit 2 theme of patterns in nature. We will learn about hurricanes and read the non-fiction text "Eye of the Storm." We will focus on cause and effect, identifying important facts in a non-fiction text, and learn the differences between first hand and second hand accounts.

4th Grade Team
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5th Grade
5th Grade News
Hello parents!! These are the updates for next week: For ELA, students will continue to learn about Artists and Inventors within unit 3. We will be reading the story "The Dinosaurs of Waterhouse Hawkins" which is a biography. By the end of the week students will be able to answer the question "How can paleontologists help us understand the past?". We will also continue reading our novel Bud, Not Buddy" and jump into chapters 3-4. For Social Studies the students will begin the last lesson of chapter 3 which speaks about The French and Dutch in North America. Students will have pearsonrealize activities to complete this week as well as book work. They will learn how the settlements grew as well as how the French learned to trade and what they traded. Math 1. Multiplication and Division of Fractions. 2. Review of addition and subtraction of fractions. Science/Health 1.The Sun’s Path 2. Parts of the Brain and how drugs affect the brain. Homework Math/Science: 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. REMINDERS/UPDATES: January 21- NO SCHOOL MLK DAY January 31- January Book Project Due PLEASE BE SURE TO CHECK YOUR CHILD'S SCHOOLMAX WEEKLY TO STAY UP TO DATE WITH THEIR PERFORMANCE AND PROGRESS. Have a great week!

5th Grade Team
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Counselors Corner
We Believe: The Best Men Can Be

Graciously, Your School Counselor [Mrs. Whitney Green]
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Special Education
Advocates for students with disabilities call on Ontario to stop school exclusions
Autism advocates in Ontario are calling on the province to remove a principal’s power to exclude students from school for an indefinite period, saying it is being misused as a disciplinary measure that disproportionately targets children with special needs. A Globe and Mail analysis found that families with children who have intellectual and developmental disabilities are increasingly being asked to pick up kids early, start the school day later or simply keep them home for days. Most school districts don’t formally track these exclusions or shortened days. Informally, parent and advocacy groups have documented the problem and have seen a rise in the incidence of these events. Continue reading here: https://www.theglobeandmail.com/canada/article-advocates-for-students-with-disabilities-call-on-ontario-to-stop/

Shannon McVeigh
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Creative Arts
Technology Team
Library This week, our kindergarten students enjoyed checking out books from our library for the first time. 1st thru 5th grades started researching for Black History Month using library books & resources. Computers, encyclopedias, biographies, and books were searched for sports, art, science, etc. Our CMIT Scholars were focused and did a wonderful job using and trying different sources and materials for research. Ecology Our scholars had learned renewable and nonrenewable energy in this week. This topic is part of MudWatt experiment and we are so close to start this exciting experiment soon. It is so awesome to generate own electricity. Stay tuned to get more information.

Technology Team
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