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Open house 2011 tara & peta
Open house 2011 tara & peta
Open house 2011 tara & peta
Open house 2011 tara & peta
Open house 2011 tara & peta
Open house 2011 tara & peta
Open house 2011 tara & peta
Open house 2011 tara & peta
Open house 2011 tara & peta
Open house 2011 tara & peta
Open house 2011 tara & peta
Open house 2011 tara & peta
Open house 2011 tara & peta
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  • 1.  
  • 2. Mrs. Cooling – Science/Math Ms. Henshelwood – English/S.S. Mrs. Cook– English/S.S Mr. Maclachlan - Science/Math Ms. Navar - Science/Math Ms. Elwell - English/S.S Ms. Powell- Science/Math Mr. Eric -English/S.S Mr. Bizley – ESL Ms. Abraham – LS Mrs. Thompson-Wellness
  • 3. Shift Happens – Rate of Knowledge Growth
    • The amount of knowledge today will be 1/16 of what the graduates of 2011 will face.
    • The graduates of today absorb more information in their final year of school than their grandparents did in their entire lifetime.
    • By 2020, some futurists predict the amount of knowledge will double every 35 days!
  • 4. A bit about us…
    • 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 16 th 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 4 th year teaching Grade 5 at ISM and I’m really excited about this new school year!
  • 5. A bit about us…
    • Mrs. Tara Cooling
    • I was born in London, England
    • I gained my degree at De Montfort University in England.
    • In my 13 th year of teaching:
      • 3 years teaching Year 4/5 in London
      • 2 years in Jakarta teaching Year 3
      • 2 years in (Lincolnshire) England teaching Year 5
      • This is my 6 th year teaching at ISM. I am excited to be teaching in Grade 5 middle school again this year.
  • 6. Information
    • Food- encourage students to make the right choice
    • Remind students to eat before play
    • Brain Food - In Henshelwood Classroom
    • 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 1 st subject, students are required to change
    • Classrooms- ISM jumpers/sweaters
    • Tutorials mandatory in Grade 5
    • Homebase 2:35-3:00 Monday and Friday
    • Behavior policy in Grade 5
    • Planner checks (5 mins)
    • Students need ID with them everyday
    • Lost property-security office
    • Label everything
    • Students wear watches –organization
  • 7. Teaching Philosophy
    • SUCCESS for every student!
    • Teach to the MULTIPLE styles of learning
    • POSITIVE environment
    • Fair, firm, and friendly
    • Promote LIFE LONG LEARNING!!! 
  • 8. Grade Level Concepts Quarter 1 Organization Quarter 2 Patterns Quarter 3 Form and Function Quarter 4 Change
  • 9. Essential Questions:
    • These open-ended “hook” questions are designed to guide student inquiry and focus instruction for “uncovering” the important ideas of the understandings.
    • Q1 Why do we organize?
    • Q2 What organizational structures work for you?
    • Q3 How are different organizational structures effective for different purposes?
  • 10. Quarter 1 -Curriculum Focus (check our blogs for upcoming learning concepts )
    • Math Q1
    • Number sense
    • Measurement
    • Science Q1
    • Observations
    • and inferences
    • Scientific process
    • English Q1
    • Independent; shared and guided reading and making connections
    • Paragraph writing
    • Narrative writing
    • Elements of Fiction & Non-Fiction
    • Social Studies Q1
    • Ancient Civilizations and how they organized themselves to form a civilized society.
  • 11. Assessments:
    • Performance Assessments :
      • Performance Tasks
      • Rubric
      • Peer & Self Assessment
      • Transdiscplinary skills
      • Levels of Proficiency:
      • Exemplary (E) 100%
      • Proficient (P) 88%
      • Developing (D) 76%
      • Emerging (EM) 64%
      • Insufficient Evidence
    • PowerSchool:
    • Please read parent bulletins for Power school training
  • 12. Stay Connected!
    • If you wish to meet with us please make an appointment via the MS Office
    • Please check phone tree and email addresses
    • Offer encouragement and constructive feedback
    • Go through the planner with your child daily in Q1
    • Check out our Blogs
  • 13.
    • Homework Guidelines :
    • In 5 th Grade we are huge believers in only setting homework that is valid and constructive
    • The middle school has set in place the following guidelines in regard to homework:
    • Grade 5:
    • Approximately 40mins per week for each CORE subject
    • Approximately 20mins per week for each ENCORE subject
  • 14. Thank you! 
    • Please contact us with questions
    • or concerns as they arise
    • so that we can work together to support your child
    • [email_address]
    • [email_address]
    • Grade 5 Program Leaders:
    • [email_address]
    • [email_address]

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