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Pastries with the Principal

3rd Grade Fundamentals

PE News

Kindergarten

Fabulous Fourth Graders

PEARSON SUCCESS NET

First Grade Rocks!

TESTING 2015 IN CMIT ELEMENTARY

THANK YOU, PARENTS!

CONGRATULATIONS!

JANUARY PTO MEETING

 
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  Pastries with the Principal  
 

Pastries with the Principal is an opportunity for parents to converse with the principal. Parents and the principal will brainstorm new ideas and voice their concerns about CMIT-Elementary while enjoying breakfast refreshments. All gatherings are scheduled to begin at 8 a.m. in the Main Office Conference Room of CMIT-Elementary.

The following dates/classes have been scheduled:

JANUARY 12 - Graver's Kindergarten Class
JANUARY 13 - Santiago's Kindergarten Class
JANUARY 22 - Fisher's 3rd Grade Class
JANUARY 23 - Fryson's 3rd Grade Class
FEBRUARY 3 - Marsh's 2nd Grade Class
FEBRUARY 4 - Trippe's 2nd Grade Class
FEBRUARY 10 - Rhodes 1st Grade Class
FEBRUARY 11 - Battle's 1st Grade Class

Parents may RSVP via the email invitation sent by Ms. Stefanie.Powers@pgcps.org. NOTE: January and February dates are subject to change. In the event of a SNOW DAY, each event will be rescheduled for the next scheduled event. For instance, if a snow day occurs on January 13th, then Ms. Santiago's class will meet on January 22nd. In the event of a 2 hour delay, the events will also push back a date.

CMIT Leadership

 
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  3rd Grade Fundamentals  
 

Happy New Year,

Our third grade students are striving for excellence in every subject area. In Language Arts, students have been researching topics and using multiple resources to formulate opinions, Public Service Announcements (PSAs), and critiques of different authors' work. In Mathematics, students have been learning the concept of area and perimeter in 2 dimensional shapes and abstract shapes. Students have been using strategies of adding, subtracting, multiplication, and division. In Science, students have been exploring the Solar System and all of its components. Students have also have been making connections on how the certain elements in space affect the Earth's weather. In Social Studies, students have been learning about the explores of different countries.
As you can see, we are learning a lot and making sure our students are exposed to content knowledge that will make them successful on our end of the year assessments and life. We believe we can do it. Therefore we will keep striving.

tenika.fryson@pgcps.org

 
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  PE News  
 

Happy New Year!

January will be very exciting in Physical Education. Students in grades K-3 will focus on Educational Gymnastics. They will learn how to balance on various body parts and roll in different directions. Students in grades 4 and 5 will focus on striking with the hand. They will learn how to underhand serve and set a volleyball.

mhatcher@cmitelementary.org

 
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  Kindergarten  
 

Kindergarten continues to practice reading and writing through our sight words, decodeable books, and journals. In Math, we are learning to add and subtract numbers 11-19. After learning about how to add and subtract with small numbers, we're ready for the teens! In Science, we are reviewing science skills and the scientific method. We are learning about different kinds of tools we can use to observe! For Social Studies, we are learning about culture! We learn that all people are different and alike in different ways.

jlsantiago@cmitelementary.org

 
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  Fabulous Fourth Graders  
 

Welcome Back Parents!
Watkis/Weaver
Fabulous Fourth Graders are committed to working hard for all upcoming assessments and for life.

Curriculum- students are currently working on Math-decimals, Science- physics, Reading- fact/opinion; text structure, Social Studies-The Government - state of MD

The following are important dates to remember:-
-SRI will be done next week-1/13
-MLK B/Day- Monday 1/19 School Closed
-End of semester-1/23
-Teacher Planning/Grading- Monday 1/26 (School Closed)

Please encourage our students to complete all homework and to remain focus on doing well in all areas of school life.

lwatkis@cmitelementary.com

 
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  PEARSON SUCCESS NET  
 

Pearson Success Net

The site address: The address for the Pearson Success Net is www.sfsuccessnet.com.

If the log on fails: There are 3 possible screens that might come up if the log on fails. If you get a screen with red Xs, the username or password were entered incorrectly and you should read the following "Log on issues". If you get a message that says there are no available products, please contact to your homeroom teacher.If your navigation timed out (the message about the web site not being able to be displayed) you will need to close your internet browser and start the process over again.

Log on issues: Each student has a username and password that will be given to them on the letter that was sent home.Please contact to your homeroom teacher.

Activities will not work: Most of the activities on the web site require the latest version of the free shockwave player. You can go to the Adobe Shockwave Download site and install that program on your computer in order to access many of the SuccessNet features.

Program Coordinator

 
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  First Grade Rocks!  
 

Next week in First Grade -- In Language Arts, we will be focusing on making and confirming predictions, present tense verbs, and blending words with the long i, consonant, e. In Math, we will continue to practice subtraction facts and students will learn to recognize doubles as a strategy for remembering sums. In Science, we are exploring the relationship that the sun has with the Earth and how Earth is affected.

Ms. Rhodes and Mr. Battle

 
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  TESTING 2015 IN CMIT ELEMENTARY  
 


Ten Benefits of Testing

Benefit 1 The testing effect: retrieval aids later retention
Benefit 2 Testing identifies gaps in knowledge
Benefit 3 Testing causes students to learn more from the next learning episode
Benefit 4 Testing produces better organization of knowledge
Benefit 5 Testing improves transfer of knowledge to new contexts
Benefit 6 Testing can facilitate retrieval of information that was not tested
Benefit 7 Testing improves metacognitive monitoring
Benefit 8 Testing prevents interference from prior material when learning new material
Benefit 9 Testing provides feedback to instructors
Benefit 10 Frequent testing encourages students to study

* Ten Benefits of Testing and Their Applications to Educational Practice (Henry L. Roediger III, Adam L. Putnam and Megan A. Smith)

*CMIT ELEMENTARY Testing Timeline *

January 5- January 16 : (SAT - Stanford Achievement Test Series) -Grade 3

January 20- January 30 : (MATH AND ELA QBT- QUARTERLY BENCHMARK TESTING - GRADE 3-5)

January 20-January 30 : FAST Science - Grade 5

January 12 - February 12 :ACCESS ELL TESTING

January 5- February 27 :MAP TESTING ONLINE ( MATH AND ELA - K-5)

March 2- March 27 : PARCC PBA ONLINE - (GRADE 3-5)

April 13- May 8 MSA SCIENCE ONLINE - ( GRADE 5)

April 20- May 15 :PARCC EOY ONLINE -(GRADE 3-5)

May 18-June 12 :SRI (SCHOLASTIC READING INVENTORY) - Grade 2-5

May 20- June 5 : SAT 10 Administration -Grade 2

May 18-June 12 : EOY MAP TESTING K-5

Program Coordinator

 
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  THANK YOU, PARENTS!  
 

The staff of CMIT-Elementary thanks the parents for their kindness and generosity during Spirit Week! We appreciate the sweet treats and smiles. All treats were absolutely delicious!

CMIT Staff

 
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  CONGRATULATIONS!  
 

CONGRATULATIONS to DAVE JOSE!!!
David answered the question correctly from the STEM Fair Tips featured in the CMIT Newsletters.

CMIT Principal

 
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  JANUARY PTO MEETING  
 

Please note the date for the January PTO Meeting is January 20, 2015 at 6:30 p.m. in the Cafeteria. All Parents are welcome to attend or sign up for the Go To Meeting. Parents will receive an email will be sent to register for Go To Meeting.

CMIT PTO

 
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