GRADE 5 CORE TEACHERSMrs. Cooling – Science/MathMs. Henshelwood – English/S.S.Ms. Abraham – LSMrs. Thompson-WellnessMrs. Pierce - LSSupport teacher: Mr. Francis
Shift Happens – Rate of Knowledge Growth It is hypothesized that the amount of knowledge today will be 1/16 of what the graduates of 2013 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!
What does this mean for yourchildren? Research Communication Connection and Collaboration Critical Thinking and Problem Solving Personal Management and Reflection
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 17th 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 5th year teaching Grade 5 at ISM and I’m really excited about this new school year!
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 14th 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 7th year teaching at ISM. I am excited to be teaching in Grade 5 middle school again this year.
General Information Canteen: encourage students to make the right choice; remind students to eat before play (especially boys) Brain Food - In Henshelwood Classroom Backpacks are allowed Middle School is a longer day-sleep is important Uniform- PE kit can be worn to school if PE is the 1st subject, students are required to change Classrooms- ISM jumpers/sweaters
More General InformationGrade 5 students are required to attend tutorials for the 1st quarterHomebase 2:35-3:00 Monday and FridayTeacher planner checks every lessonStudents will need ID with them everydayLost property-security office Label everythingStudents wear watches –organization
Teaching Philosophy SUCCESS for every student! Teach to the MULTIPLE styles of learning POSITIVE environment Fair, firm, and friendly Promote LIFE LONG LEARNING!!!
Grade Level Concepts Quarter 1 Quarter 2 Organization Patterns Quarter 3 Quarter 4 Form and Change Function
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?
Assessments: Performance Assessments: Performance Tasks Rubric Peer & Self Assessment Transdiscplinary skills Levels of Proficiency for CORE subjects: Exemplary (E) 100% Proficient (P) 88% Developing (D) 76% Emerging (EM) 64% Insufficient Evidence Levels of Proficiency for ENCORE subjects: Exemplary E Proficient P Developing D
Homework Guidelines: In 5th 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
Stay Connected! If you wish to meet with us please make an appointment via the MS Office Please check phone tree and email addresses (make sure they are current and ones you want to be contacted on) Go through the planner with your child daily in Q1 Check out our Blogs Ask your child specific questions about their day!
Thank you! Please contact us with questions or concerns as they arise so that we can work together to support your child email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org Grade 5 Program Leaders: email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org
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