Grade 5

Dates to Remember


Ongoing till May 17 - Upstairs Downstairs MS & HS Art Show - FAT Lobby
♦ May 17 - 19 - MS Film Festival - FAT 
♦ May 19 - All Library Books Due from Parents and Students
♦ May 19 - MS Assembly - FAT 
♦ May 19 - MS MANMUN 
♦ May 19 - 5-8pm - MS Party Bearcat Idol
♦ May 26 - Deadline for PowerSchool Re-enrollment for Returning Students
♦ May 26 - Grade Level Assembly - MS Gym
♦ May 29 - June 7  - Library Borrowing for Summer 
♦ May 31 - 5-7pm - MS Music Final Concert - FAT
♦June 7 - Grade 5 Birthday Celebration and End of Year Party (11:35 - 2:45)
♦June 8 - Last day of School - 12:00 pm Dismissal




G5Bearcats Twitter Feed

Dinner Conversation


♦ PLEASE take a LOOK at SEMESTER 2 COURSE OUTLINES in CURRICULUM TAB

♦ What is energy? 
♦ What is your favorite poem? 
♦ What is change? What can you learn from change? 
♦ What events have had the greatest impact on your life? 
♦ How can you have a growth mindset when there are challenging tasks?
What are the things you enjoy the most about school? 

♦ What is something you have failed at today? How can you learn from this? 



Watch the Grade 5 CWW Videos

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Approaching the End of the Year

posted May 18, 2017, 7:21 PM by Karoli Melwani

As you might know, there are a lot of great events that happen at the end of any school year. It is a busy time for students and teachers as we are celebrating learning and wrapping up the year. Please be sure to support your child at home by asking questions about upcoming assessments and assignments. 

Here are few posters from the many activities that are happening at ISM:


MAP Testing

posted Mar 19, 2017, 4:35 PM by Karoli Melwani

MAP (Measures of Academic Progress) testing will take place for grade 5 starting next week. Students take three different MAP tests that measure academic growth across the school year in the areas of Reading, Language and Mathematics. (Students are tested twice a year) Grade 5 students take MAP testing in classrooms using their ChromeBooks. MAP tests are unique in that they are adaptive. The test becomes more difficult the more questions the student answers correctly. When a student incorrectly answers a question, the following test question is adjusted accordingly and is at an easier level. In this way, your child will take a test specifically created for his or her learning level.

MAP results provide just one small piece of assessment data in the process of acquiring information and making judgments about student progress toward intended learning. At ISM, we believe sound assessment involves creating a multitude of ways to measure and communicate student learning over time – a photo album versus a single snapshot. There is no formal preparation required for MAP testing, however, it is important to remind students to get a good nights sleep, and eat a healthy meal before taking the test. Please remind students that they do not need to worry and that the focus is to "Do Their Best!" Teachers use this data to guide instruction throughout the year to support student learning and growth.

For more information on MAP testing, please consult the NWEA (Northwest Evaluation Association) website at www.nwea.org. In addition, parents can access the MAP Parent Toolkit at http://www.nwea.org/support/article/930/parent-toolkit.


 
SCHEDULE

Monday, March 20, 2017 - English Language and Usage 
7:30 am - Homebase: Elwell, Nelson, Bird, McElhinney 
10:15 am - Homebase: Melwani, Dolman, Navar, Maclean
Thursday, March 23, 2017 - Mathematics 
7:30 am - Homebase: Melwani, Dolman, Navar, Maclean
10:15 am - Homebase: Elwell, Nelson, Bird, McElhinney
Monday, March 27, 2017 - Reading 
7:30 am - Homebase: Elwell, Nelson, Bird, McElhinney 
10:15 am - Homebase: Melwani, Dolman, Navar, Maclean

Course Registration

posted Feb 28, 2017, 11:06 PM by Karoli Melwani

During Advisory today students attended an assembly about Course Registration for Grade 6. Here is the presentation that was shared with students. 

Welcome to Grade 6 for Grade 5 Assembly Lofthouse


MS Party Coming Up

posted Feb 28, 2017, 6:02 PM by Karoli Melwani


Classroom Without Walls - February 6 - 10

posted Jan 31, 2017, 1:51 AM by Karoli Melwani   [ updated Jan 31, 2017, 1:58 AM ]

Reminders for the Week
Monday: Papaya Academy Visiting - Service Learning
  • House Shirt 
  • PE Shorts 
  • Water Bottle
  • Lunch/Snack (Bring ID)
  • Bring All DONATIONS 

Tuesday: Team Building
  • PE Shorts and  Shirt
  • Water Bottle
  • Snack/Lunch

Wednesday - Friday : Off Campus
  • Meet in ES Playground at 6:45 
  • Find Advisory Teacher and Check-In by Picking up your Lanyard
  • Turn in your Medicines in a Ziploc Bag with Blue Paper 
  • Go to the Bathroom
  • Go to your Assigned BUS (Number is on your Lanyard)
  • Put Luggage in the Storage Compartment and Find a Seat






Celebrating The Arts

posted Nov 13, 2016, 9:28 PM by Karoli Melwani   [ updated Nov 13, 2016, 9:29 PM ]

Over these next two weeks we have the opportunity to celebrate student success as they preform at their music concerts: Choir, Strings and Band and showcase their artistic talents at the Art Show. We are so fortunate to have such an amazing Music and Arts program at ISM.  Please come out and celebrate student learning. 



Astronaut on ISM Campus

posted Nov 1, 2016, 7:14 PM by Karoli Melwani

MAP Testing

posted Sep 22, 2016, 1:22 AM by Karoli Melwani   [ updated Sep 22, 2016, 1:30 AM ]

MAP (Measures of Academic Progress) testing will take place for grade 5 starting next week. Students take three different MAP tests that measure academic growth across the school year in the areas of Reading, Language and Mathematics. (Students are tested twice a year) Grade 5 students take MAP testing in classrooms using their ChromeBooks. MAP tests are unique in that they are adaptive. The test becomes more difficult the more questions the student answers correctly. When a student incorrectly answers a question, the following test question is adjusted accordingly and is at an easier level. In this way, your child will take a test specifically created for his or her learning level.

MAP results provide just one small piece of assessment data in the process of acquiring information and making judgments about student progress toward intended learning. At ISM, we believe sound assessment involves creating a multitude of ways to measure and communicate student learning over time – a photo album versus a single snapshot. There is no formal preparation required for MAP testing, however it is important to remind students to get a good nights sleep, and eat a healthy meal before taking the test. Please remind students that they do not need to worry and that the focus is to "Do Their Best!" Teachers use this data to guide instruction throughout the year to support student learning and growth.

For more information on MAP testing, please consult the NWEA (Northwest Evaluation Association) website at www.nwea.org. In addition, parents can access the MAP Parent Toolkit at http://www.nwea.org/support/article/930/parent-toolkit.

Schedule: 

September 26 - 7:30 am - Mr. Nelson, Mr. Eric, Ms. McElhinney & Ms. Elwell Homebases will take the Language MAP

September26 - 10:15 am -Ms. Navar, Ms. Melwani, Ms. Dolman & Mr. Maclean Homebases will take the Language MAP

September 29- 7:30 am - Mr. Nelson, Mr. Eric, Ms. McElhinney & Ms. Elwell Homebases will take the Reading MAP

September 29 - 10:15 am - Ms. Navar, Ms. Melwani, Ms. Dolman & Mr. Maclean Homebases will take the Reading MAP

October 3 - 7:30 am - Ms. Navar, Ms. Melwani, Ms. Dolman & Mr. Maclean Homebases will take the Math MAP

October 3 -10:15 am - Mr. Nelson, Mr. Eric, Ms. McElhinney & Ms. Elwell Homebases will take the Math MAP


CWW: Amazing Race and Welcoming Papaya Academy

posted Sep 17, 2016, 7:14 AM by Karoli Melwani   [ updated Sep 19, 2016, 10:14 PM ]


Our Grade 5 Classroom Without Walls program is focused on team building and service. Students will have many opportunities to work together during these two days and develop their collaboration and teamwork skills through a variety of games and activities. 

On October 6th students begin their CWW experience with an Amazing Race activity from 7:30 - 10:30 am that is organized by Amanda Pekin. We are in need of parents to help sign up to run the various stations around the campus. It is a lot of fun and not a lot of work. If you haven't had a chance to sign up yet please sign up here. There will be a brief introduction meeting on September 20 from 9:10 - 9:30 am in the LT. If you can't make it, don't worry, just email Amanda, myself, or the PCA Liaisons. 

On October 7th we will be welcoming Grade 4 and Grade 5 Papaya Academy students to work with our students. Papaya Academy is a school that aims to help children and families that live in the Patayas area. It is a school dedicated to providing a quality education to impoverished children in this community. We divide the 60 visiting students into smaller groups and each advisory group welcomes 3 to 4 Papaya students. Prior to their arrival Grade 5 students prepare welcome posters, learn some Tagalog words, and help collect donations. The purpose of them visiting is so that our students get to know these students and engage in team building games, activities and shared picnic lunch (if you haven't signed up yet - you can do so here). Through these activities students learn the importance of giving back to their community by helping others. We welcome these Papaya Students back for a second visit during our February CWW. 

Papaya Academy is currently in need of Rice so that they can provide food for their students. We have therefore requested that each student in the Grade 5 make a donation of Rice in order to help this school. The school also has a wishlist consisting of: dishwashing soap, powdered laundry detergent, bath soap, toothbrushes, toothpaste and cooking oil. We will also be doing a Tie-Dye Activity on this day, so we have also asked some students to donate a white cotton t-shirt so that our Papaya Students will be able to do this activity. (Each grade 5 student needs to bring in a White cotton T-shirt for themselves for this activity.) 

 In some advisories this week students brainstormed other ways that they would like to help collect donations. We will be placing making announcements to all Middle School students in the daily announcements and during assembly time. Some students will also be making posters and others are working on some fundraising activities to buy them items from the wish list. If you have any donations of these items that you and your family would like to contribute please just drop them into any of the classrooms in the Grade 5 hallway. We will be putting these in boxes and sending them to Papaya Academy. This is a great opportunity to talk to you your child about giving back and helping others who are less fortunate. If you have any questions please feel free to email me. 



Papaya Academy - Information


The Amazing Race 2016 Info_For_Parents







Grade Level House Assembly

posted Sep 7, 2016, 2:08 AM by Karoli Melwani   [ updated Sep 7, 2016, 2:10 AM ]

On Friday, September 2nd, students had the opportunity to wear their House Shirts and participate in games during our Grade Level Assembly. Students played a game called Yoshi in which they had to work together to defend their areas and tag people from the opposing team. Two of our Grade 5 students ended this assembly about the importance of acting like a team and what it means to be humble when you win and to loose gracefully. 

Here are some pictures from that day: 




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