Grade 5 CORE Teachers<br />Mrs. Cooling – Science/Math<br />Ms. Henshelwood – English/S.S.<br />Mrs. Cook– English/S.S<br ...
Shift Happens – Rate of Knowledge Growth<br />	The amount of knowledge today will be 1/16 of what the graduates of 2011 wi...
A bit about us…<br /><ul><li>Ms. Peta Henshelwood
I was born in Hobart Tasmania, Australia,
As an exchange student to Thailand (20+ years ago) I became captivated by cultures and varying customs.
I gained my degree at the University of Tasmania, Australia.
In my 16th year of teaching:
4 Years teaching Pre-School in Victoria, Australia;
5 1/2 Years teaching Library and IT; Grades Prep, Grade 1-2, and Grades 3- 4 in Primary Schools around Victoria.
2 years in Norway teaching Kindergarten, then Grade 5.
This is my 4th   year teaching Grade 5 at ISM and I’m really excited about this new school year!</li></li></ul><li>A bit a...
Information <br /><ul><li>Food- encourage students to make the right choice </li></ul>Remind students to eat before play<b...
Backpacks are allowed to be carried around school
Uniform- PE kit can be worn to school if PE is the 1st subject, students are required to change
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  2. 2. Grade 5 CORE Teachers<br />Mrs. Cooling – Science/Math<br />Ms. Henshelwood – English/S.S.<br />Mrs. Cook– English/S.S<br />Mr. Maclachlan - Science/Math<br />Ms. Navar - Science/Math<br />Ms. Elwell - English/S.S<br />Ms. Powell- Science/Math<br />Mr. Eric -English/S.S<br />Mr. Bizely – ESL <br />Ms. Abraham – LS <br />Mrs. Thompson-Wellness<br />
  3. 3. Shift Happens – Rate of Knowledge Growth<br /> The amount of knowledge today will be 1/16 of what the graduates of 2011 will face.<br /> The graduates of today absorb more information in their final year of school than their grandparents did in their entire lifetime.<br />By 2020, some futurists predict the amount of knowledge will double every 35 days!<br />
  4. 4. A bit about us…<br /><ul><li>Ms. Peta Henshelwood
  5. 5. I was born in Hobart Tasmania, Australia,
  6. 6. As an exchange student to Thailand (20+ years ago) I became captivated by cultures and varying customs.
  7. 7. I gained my degree at the University of Tasmania, Australia.
  8. 8. In my 16th year of teaching:
  9. 9. 4 Years teaching Pre-School in Victoria, Australia;
  10. 10. 5 1/2 Years teaching Library and IT; Grades Prep, Grade 1-2, and Grades 3- 4 in Primary Schools around Victoria.
  11. 11. 2 years in Norway teaching Kindergarten, then Grade 5.
  12. 12. This is my 4th year teaching Grade 5 at ISM and I’m really excited about this new school year!</li></li></ul><li>A bit about us…<br />Mrs. Tara Cooling<br />I was born in London, England<br />I gained my degree at De Montfort University in England.<br />In my 13th year of teaching:<br />3 years teaching Year 4/5 in London<br />2 years in Jakarta teaching Year 3<br />2 years in (Lincolnshire) England teaching Year 5<br />This is my 6th year teaching at ISM. I am excited to be teaching in Grade 5 middle school again this year.<br />
  13. 13. Information <br /><ul><li>Food- encourage students to make the right choice </li></ul>Remind students to eat before play<br /><ul><li>Middle School is a longer day-sleep is important
  14. 14. Backpacks are allowed to be carried around school
  15. 15. Uniform- PE kit can be worn to school if PE is the 1st subject, students are required to change
  16. 16. Classrooms- ISM jumpers/sweaters
  17. 17. Tutorials mandatory (
  18. 18. Homebase 2:35-3:00
  19. 19. Behavior policy in Grade 5
  20. 20. Planner checks (5 mins)
  21. 21. Students need ID with them everyday
  22. 22. Lost property-security office
  23. 23. Label everything
  24. 24. Students wear watches –organization </li></li></ul><li>Teaching Philosophy<br />SUCCESS for every student!<br />Teach to the MULTIPLE styles of learning<br />POSITIVE environment<br />Fair, firm, and friendly<br />Promote LIFE LONG LEARNING!!! <br />
  25. 25. Grade Level Concepts<br />
  26. 26. Essential Questions:<br />These open-ended “hook” questions are designed to guide student inquiry and focus instruction for “uncovering” the important ideas of the understandings.<br />Q1 Why do we organize?<br />Q2 What organizational structures work for you?<br /><ul><li>Q3 How are different organizational structures effective for different purposes? </li></li></ul><li>Quarter 1 curriculum focus (check blog for upcoming learning) <br />
  27. 27. Assessments:<br />Performance Assessments:<br />Performance Tasks<br />Rubric<br />Peer & Self Assessment<br />Transdiscilpinary skills <br />Levels of Proficiency:<br />Exemplary (E) 100%<br />Proficient (P) 88%<br />Developing (D) 76%<br />Emerging (EM) 64%<br />Insufficient Evidence<br />
  28. 28. Powerschool<br />PowerSchool :<br />New parent orientation of Powerschool by Admin on Thursday August 19th . Please contact the MS office if you would like to attend.<br />Read parent bulletins for Power school training <br />Additional orientation of Powerschool will be provided on September 30th . Please contact the MS office if you would like to attend.<br />
  29. 29. Stay Connected!<br /><ul><li>Email (email blast re: parent email addresses)
  30. 30. If you wish to meet with us please make an appointment via the MS OfficeCommunicate with us via office-e-mail-check blog-double check phone tree numbers-email
  31. 31. Offer encouragement and constructive feedback
  32. 32. Go through the planner with your child daily in Q1
  33. 33. Expected Tutorial Attendance:</li></ul> – Tuesday and Thursday 2:30-2:50<br /><ul><li>Blogs </li></li></ul><li>Homework Guidelines: <br />Importance of age / social /play development <br /> The middle school has set in place the following guidelines in regard to homework:<br />Grade 5: <br />Approximately 40mins per week for each CORE subject<br />Approximately 20mins per week for each ENCORE subject<br />
  34. 34. Thank you! <br />Please contact us with questions<br /> or concerns as they arise <br />so that we can work together to support your child<br />Coolingt@ismanila.org<br />Henshelwoodp@ismanila.org<br />Grade 5 Program Leaders: <br />coolingt@ismanila.org<br />cookt@ismanila.org<br />

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