5th grade!










Tharushi Nanayakkara Brian Milburn and Nushy Cader, the  Grade 5 teaching team.

Profile of Brian Milburn

Greetings and welcome to fifth grade with Mr. Milburn.  I began teaching grades first through third in small-town Wisconsin and Minnesota nearly twenty years ago.  My first stop overseas was at the Singapore American School followed by eleven years at the Lincoln School in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and the past two years in Kathmandu, Nepal.  I’m thrilled to be at OSC teaching grade five. I enjoy being close to nature swimming, biking, and running.  Music is important to me, and I love to read. I look forward to a home with a garden and dog.

Profile of Tharushi Nanayakkara

Hi, I am Tharushi, Welcome to fifth grade! I am looking forward to an exciting year of inquiring into new ideas, and building on our literacy and mathematics skills. I had the pleasure of moving up from fourth grade with this wonderful group of students. Therefore, many of the students are old friends of mine. However, this year will allow me to get to know them even better. I am also looking forward to forging new friendships with our new students and families. I hope this year turns out to be a happy and memorable one for us all.

Profile of Nushkiya Cader

Hello, My name is Nushkiya Cader, Nushy for short. This is my third year at OSC, and my first year as a grade 5 assistant teacher. I am thrilled and looking forward to new learning experiences and a whole lot of fun. I have studied in Sri Lanka during my elementary school years.  I  completed my high school education living in Toronto, Canada for four years. I pursued higher education options majoring in education and psychology  at the Gateway Graduate school and the Colombo Institute of Research and Psychology. I enjoy teaching, dancing,relaxing  and reading magazines.

Contact us on:   bmilburn@osc.lk , tnanayakkara@osc.lkncader@osc.lk

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TypingClub Raz-Kids

Teacher Usernames for Raz-Kids

5M– oscgrade5

5N – oscgrade5A

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Works Cited Table 

Citation Table, Grade 5 student copy