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Open house 2011 tara & peta

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