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  • You choose the topic area and the product format you want to
  • NHD – Enter your independent investigation of a historical topic in a statewide and possibly national competition. Based on an annual theme – such as “The Individual in History” and “Innovations: Impact and Change”
  • OM – A lot of fun but a big commitment. Time: Quest time, after school once a week, more as competition gets closer, several Saturdays
  • NHD – Enter your independent investigation of a historical topic in a statewide and possibly national competition. OM – A lot of fun but a big commitment. Time: Quest time, after school once a week, more as competition gets closer, several Saturdays WW – a break from our research to have some fun and use our creative thinking through games, activities, the Internet, and guest speakers.
  • I really stress the “real world problem” aspect of the definition of a Type III investigation. I makes the process so much more “real” for the kids.
  • As varied as the topics are, so are the product choices.
  • You can afford the LL time away from your team teachers (and not in 2 large perf music groups )

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  • 1. Welcome to King Philip Middle School Grade 5 – 6 Transition March 2010
  • 2. King Philip Mission Statement
    • At King Philip Middle School, all students demonstrate success in a safe, supportive academic community that has a challenging curriculum with measurable outcomes. Students develop independent thinking, respect, and self-worth in an enriching school culture.
  • 3. King Philip Community of Support for Students: Administrators Office Staff Nutrition Services Custodial Staff Security Officers Librarian Nurses Paraprofessionals Teaching Assistants Community Resource Officer Teachers Parents Guidance Counselors Social Workers Psychologist
  • 4. Student Support Programs
      • ESOL
      • Special Education
      • Speech and Language
      • Students with Special Needs
      • Developmental Math & Reading
      • Student Success Team
  • 5. A Team Philosophy…
    • Creates smaller schools
    • Enhances personal relationships among students, teachers and parents
    • Improves communication
    • Presents opportunities for interdisciplinary units and integrated instruction
    • Fosters an environment of caring and unity
    • Provides for a more meaningful learning experience for students
  • 6. A Community of “GEMS” 2009 -10 School Year
    • Grade Six: Topaz and Diamond Teams
    • Grade Six/Seven: Turquoise Team
    • Grade Seven : Sapphire and Opal Teams
    • Grade Seven/Eight: Amethyst Team
    • Grade Eight : Garnet and Emerald Teams
  • 7. A Typical Day:
    • 7:40 AM – 2:50 PM
    • Five Academics: Two Unified Arts:
    • Language Arts Art
    • Math Health
    • Science Music
    • Social Studies Physical Education
    • World Language Technology Education
    • * Morning Advisory
    • * Learning Lab, Band, Orchestra, Choir or Quest
    • *Lunch
  • 8. Schedule:
    • Morning Advisory : 8:00-8:18 AM
    • Period 1: 8:21-9:03 Academic - Sci
    • Period 2: 9:06-9:48 Unified Art - PE
    • Period 3: 9:51-10:33 Academic - Math
    • Period 4: 10:36-11:18 Academic - LA
    • Lunch: 11:18-11:49
    • Period 5: 11:52-12:34 Unified Art - Art
    • Period 6: 12:37-1:19 Academic - Spanish
    • Period 7: 1:22-2:04 Academic - SS
    • Period 8: 2:07-2:50 Learning Lab
  • 9. Morning Advisory Program
    • Rationale:
    • “ It simply makes sense that if we are to expect children to be knowledgeable, responsible, and caring—and to be so despite significant obstacles—we must teach social and emotional skills, attitudes, and values with the same structure and attention that we devote to academic subjects.”
    • --Promoting Social and Emotional Learning: Guidelines for Educators
  • 10. Behavior & Citizenship Committee :
    • Focus on Character Education :
    • Sets tone for respectful learning
    • Establishes a climate of trust
    • Research based
    • Relationship building (staff & students)
    • Merges social, emotional, and intellectual learning
  • 11. Format: Four Components
    • 1. Greeting – Students greet each other by name; all students seen and acknowledged
    • 2. Sharing – Articulation of thoughts, feelings and ideas in a positive manner
    • 3. Group Activity – Team-building exercise focused on a specific topic; builds group cohesion and active participation
    • 4. Reflection – Focus on meaning and/or message of the lesson; make connections
  • 12. What is Quest?
    • WHPS Gifted and Talented Enrichment Program serving the needs of high ability, highly creative, motivated students for students in grades 3-8.
    • An option for your Learning Lab period.
    • Please remain at the end of the main presentation for more information about Quest.
  • 13. What happens on the first day of school?
    • All Grade 6 students will meet their teachers in the auditorium and sit by team
    • Will remain with one team teacher all day, except for Unified Arts classes and lunch
    • Introductory & team-building activities, tour of building, review of KPM student agenda, explanation of schedule, review of team expectations and policies, etc..
  • 14. By the end of the first day of school at King Philip, students will:
    • Know where each of their classrooms are, as well as other important locations throughout the building
    • Be able to open a locker
    • Become familiar with cafeteria routines and expectations
    • Form new friendships with teammates and KPM faculty & staff
    • Learn about KPM’s school policies & procedures
    • Feel like part of a team – Diamond, Topaz or Turquoise
    • Have very little homework… 
  • 15. After School Activities:
    • Intramural Program
    • Clubs and Activities
    • Drama Workshop
    • Student Council
    • Sixth Grade Events
    • Musical Groups: Beaux Strings, Jazz Band, Wind Ensemble, Sixth Dimension
  • 16. Communication
    • KPM website
    • Team/Teacher Blogs
    • Homework Hotline
    • Student Agenda
    • Progress Reports
    • Report Cards
    • Parent Conferences
    • Individual or Team Conferences
    • Flier Day (Thursday)
    • Newsletters
    • Phone Calls and/or E-mail
  • 17. Awards & Recognitions
    • Team Awards (weekly, monthly basis)
    • Character Counts at KP!
    • Student of the Month
    • Honor Roll
  • 18. Character Counts at KP!
    • We recognize students on a regular basis for exhibiting positive character traits at King Philip…
    • RESPECT RESPONSIBILITY CITIZENSHIP
    • INTEGRITY HONESTY PERSEVERANCE
    • CARING FAIRNESS TRUSTWORTHINESS
    • SELF-DISCIPLINE
  • 19. Transition Activities…
    • Spring Orientation
    • PTO sponsored presentation & forum
    • Elementary schools visit King Philip
    • Lunch with the Principal
    • Counselor meetings with Grade 5 teachers
    • Summer Mailing
    • Sixth Grade Meet & Greet
    • Curriculum Night
  • 20. We welcome you to the King Philip Family…. and look forward to seeing you in September! Please join us for refreshments in the cafeteria. Quest Families, please move forward for the Quest Information Session.
  • 21. What is Quest?
    • WHPS Gifted and Talented Enrichment Program serving the needs of high ability, highly creative, motivated students for students in grades 3-8.
    • An option for your Learning Lab period.
  • 22. What do we do in Quest?
    • Type III Projects:
      • Independent Investigations of student choice
  • 23. What do we do in Quest?
    • National History Day Competition
  • 24. What do we do in Quest?
    • Odyssey of the Mind Competition
  • 25. What do we do in Quest?
    • Wacky Wednesdays
  • 26.
    • Why is it important to protect coral reefs?
    • Develop a proposal for chicken farms to treat animals fairly.
    • Do video games have positive or negative effects?
    • How did the bayonet affect warfare in the 1700's and impact the future of how war was waged?
    • How did the compiler impact computers of the mid-20th century and change the future of computing technology?
    • How did the Mercury astronaut training program prepare the astronauts for the difficulties they might encounter?
    • Develop a proposal for chicken farms to treat animals fairly.
    What do we do in Quest? Topics being investigated by KP Quest students right now:
  • 27.
    • Final Product formats include:
    • Exhibits
    • Books
    • Websites
    • Video productions
    What do we do (creative productivity!) in Quest?
    • Flash animation
    • 3-D Models
    • Robotics
    • Performances
    • Competitions
  • 28.
      • Strong academic abilities
      • Enjoy creative tasks – Go that extra mile to make things unique, beyond the expected
      • Task Commitment is HUGE… Will you commit to working hard, and happily, for the full school year?
    Are you Quest-able?
    • Renzulli’s 3-ring model :
  • 29.
    • Quest students are identified by classroom teachers as early as third grade, when they stand out in the classroom with Quest-able behaviors, often combined with results from standardized test scores.
    • Parents can request that their child be considered for Quest through the team teachers or by contacting me.
    • Team teachers can recommend you for Quest based on your performance in your regular classes.
    • When filling out the KP registration form for Learning Lab options, only students who have been formally identified for Quest should check “Quest” on the form at that time.
    Interested in Quest? Do you have a burning passion for a topic you would like to investigate outside of your academic classes?
  • 30. Questions?
    • Check out the district Quest website… http:// www.whps.org /curriculum/quest
    • The KP Quest Website: http:// www.whps.org/school/KingPhilip Under Curriculum – Quest
    • Email Mrs. Pascon… [email_address]
    Pick up a FAQ flyer up on the stage!