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Meet the teacher evening information.

  1. 1. The PYP <ul><li>Date: Friday 17 th September 2010 (9.00 – 11.00) </li></ul><ul><li>Where: The Waedenswil Campus (room to be announced later) </li></ul><ul><li>To register: Please email David Sargeant, the PYP Coordinator, before Tuesday 14 th September at [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>There will be further curriculum sessions for parents in October and December. More info will be posted on the Lower School blog . </li></ul>
  2. 2. PYP Learner Profile Inquirers Risk-takers Caring Balanced Principled Reflective Communicator Thinker Knowledgeable Open-minded
  3. 3. <ul><li>Units of Inquiry : Grade Five </li></ul><ul><li>2010-2011 </li></ul><ul><li>Where We Are In Place And Time: Leadership </li></ul><ul><li>How We Organize Ourselves: Governmental Systems </li></ul><ul><li>How We Express Ourselves: Advertising </li></ul><ul><li>How The World Works: Laws Of Motion </li></ul><ul><li>Sharing The Planet : EXHIBITION </li></ul><ul><li>Who We Are: Transitions </li></ul>
  4. 4. LITERACY <ul><li>Reading </li></ul><ul><li>Literature Circles </li></ul><ul><li>Guided Reading </li></ul><ul><li>Read Aloud </li></ul><ul><li>Independent Reading </li></ul><ul><li>(In class, and at home) </li></ul>Writing Text Forms Writers’ Workshop Writing to: Handwriting inquire Spelling/Grammar explain Journals persuade describe instruct recount Speaking and Listening Oral Presentations Group Work Formal and Informal Interactions Awareness of Audience Listening Skills Spelling skills will be practiced and consolidated in the classroom.
  5. 5. Math <ul><li>STRANDS: </li></ul><ul><li>Number (counting; reading and writing numbers; identifying place-value; comparing numbers; working with fractions) </li></ul><ul><li>Shape and Space (exploring 2- and 3-dimensional shapes; classifying polygons) </li></ul><ul><li>Data Handling (collecting, organizing and interpreting data using tables, charts and graphs) </li></ul><ul><li>Measurement (using tools to measure length, capacity, weight and volume; telling time) </li></ul><ul><li>Pattern and Function (exploring number patterns, rules for number sequences, relation between numbers and attributes) </li></ul>Math facts will be practiced and consolidated in the classroom.
  6. 6. HOME LEARNING <ul><li>The school has developed a school-wide policy on homework / home learning. </li></ul><ul><li>Students will be expected to develop, share and celebrate their understandings. They will make connections between topics covered in class in creative and meaningful ways. </li></ul><ul><li>One of the most crucial components of Home Learning is the sharing and reflecting process. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Sample of a Learning Log:
  8. 9. Please be sure you have completed the parent permission form found on the parent portal of ZIS Links. This must be done before we leave for Leysin.
  9. 10. Location :
  10. 11. Counsellors: <ul><li>Each group of students is under the care of a group Counsellor all week. </li></ul><ul><li>These Counsellors are: </li></ul><ul><li>Qualified Specialists </li></ul><ul><li>Experienced with school groups </li></ul><ul><li>Experienced in Environmental Education </li></ul><ul><li>Enthusiastic, kind and caring </li></ul>
  11. 12. Activities: <ul><li>Team work and group games </li></ul><ul><li>Hiking </li></ul><ul><li>Rock Climbing </li></ul><ul><li>Shelter Building </li></ul><ul><li>Map Reading </li></ul><ul><li>Full evening programme </li></ul>
  12. 13. Accommodation and food! <ul><li>A hotel accommodating boys and girls separately in rooms of 2-5 students. </li></ul><ul><li>Three full meals a day – breakfast in the chalet, a packed lunch and a large nutritious dinner. </li></ul>
  13. 14. Weather: <ul><li>Can be changeable in the mountains! </li></ul><ul><li>Check www.leysin.ch for a forecast… </li></ul>                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
  14. 15. What must you do? <ul><li>Be sure to help your child to pack sensibly, according to the list provided. Students may bring electronic games/ipods for the bus but they will be collected once they get off the bus. </li></ul><ul><li>Cell phones are definitely not allowed at all, this is a Village Camps rule . </li></ul><ul><li>Discuss “homesickness” or separation anxiety with your child as necessary. </li></ul><ul><li>Be enthusiastic and look forward to the trip together with your child. </li></ul>
  15. 16. Times & Contact <ul><li>Departure: 9:00 Monday September 20th </li></ul><ul><li>Arrival back at ZIS 17:00 Friday September 24th </li></ul>Village Camps SA CP 24 CH – 1854 LEYSIN Tel. +41 (0)22 990 9460   Fax. +41 (0)22 990 9464   Mobile. +41 (0)79 632 40 52 Emergency phone  0794659651 0795550346
  16. 17. Communication in Grade 5. <ul><li>Email – for all bus changes and individual correspondence. </li></ul><ul><li>Blog – this is our primary communication tool. Please be sure to check the class and grade blogs regularly. We suggest signing up for the update email on each home page. </li></ul><ul><li>http://blogs.zis.ch/grade5/ </li></ul>

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