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 />
A bit about us…<br /><ul><li>Ms. Peta Henshelwood
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 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 />
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
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
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 />
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 />
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 />
Go through the planner with your child daily in Q1
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 />
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 />email@example.com<br />firstname.lastname@example.org<br />