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Open house 2012

  1. 1. GRADE 5 CORE TEACHERSMrs. Cooling – Science/MathMs. Henshelwood – English/S.S.Ms. Abraham – LSMrs. Thompson-WellnessMrs. Pierce - LSSupport teacher: Mr. Francis
  2. 2. 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!
  3. 3. What does this mean for yourchildren? Research Communication Connection and Collaboration Critical Thinking and Problem Solving Personal Management and Reflection
  4. 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 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!
  5. 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 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.
  6. 6. 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
  7. 7. More General InformationGrade 5 students are required to attend tutorials for the 1st quarterHomebase 2:35-3:00 Monday and FridayTeacher planner checks every lessonStudents will need ID with them everydayLost property-security office Label everythingStudents wear watches –organization
  8. 8. Teaching Philosophy  SUCCESS for every student!  Teach to the MULTIPLE styles of learning  POSITIVE environment  Fair, firm, and friendly Promote LIFE LONG LEARNING!!! 
  9. 9. Grade Level Concepts Quarter 1 Quarter 2 Organization Patterns Quarter 3 Quarter 4 Form and Change Function
  10. 10. 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?
  11. 11. 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
  12. 12. 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
  13. 13. 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! 
  14. 14. Thank you!  Please contact us with questions or concerns as they arise so that we can work together to support your child Grade 5 Program Leaders: