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Posted on November 15, 2019

November 15th Friday Letter

Happy Friday Wild Side Team,

Thank you to those of you who were able to make it to parent/teacher conferences and to those of you who stopped by to meet me! I love being able to meet the people who raise my amazing students! I am overjoyed that my job is all about spending time with your children, who teach me just as much as I teach them and show me that kindness does exist in our world. Please know that I am always happy to meet with you, even when it is not conference week 🙂

This week, students wrote informative essays about figurative language. Next week, we will be writing personal narratives. Make sure to read their essay to see how much effort your child put into his or her writing!

As always, let me know if you have any comments, questions, or concerns. Have a great weekend!

Miss Miller

Posted on November 6, 2019

November 6th Wednesday Letter

Happy mid-week Wild Side Team!

We had a great start to the second quarter here in 7th grade English. Students had a library lesson, took a test over our story, and began writing their essay about figurative language.

I am looking forward to seeing you next week during Parent/Teacher Conferences. These conferences are a great opportunity to make a connection between home and school. I believe this is a vital part of any child’s success in the classroom. The more communication, the better!

I will be out of town the rest of the week as I am off to watch the Oregon State/Washington football game! If you need anything, I will be checking my email! Have a great weekend!

Miss Miller

Posted on November 1, 2019

November 1st Friday Letter

Happy end of first quarter!

Monday marks the beginning of second quarter! How did that happen? Your children have been working so hard this school year and are doing an amazing job every day.

This week students worked on writing short constructed responses. These are a major focus of the Smarter Balanced Assessment and more importantly, are the types of questions students will be answering in the majority of academic classes from now until college.

As always, please let me know if you have any comments, questions, or concerns. Have a great weekend!

Miss Miller

 

Posted on October 25, 2019

October 25th Friday Letter

Happy Friday Wild Side Team!

This week, after much anticipation, students finally read our story Mississippi Solo. Next week, students will begin answering short constructed responses.

Please be on the lookout for information regarding parent/teacher conferences. Again, if your child is in MY advisor and you would like to schedule a conference for earlier in the month of November or would prefer a phone or email conference, let me know. I am more than happy to accommodate your schedule.

Thanks for sharing your wonderful children with me. I am learning so much from them and am having a great year!

Miss Miller

Posted on October 14, 2019

October 14th Monday Letter

Happy Monday!

There will be no school this week on Thursday or Friday due to MEA Convention. I hope you all have a lovely long break!

This week, students continued watching the documentary about the Mississippi River. Students also worked on their vocabulary words. Next week, we will be discussing figurative language.

Be on the lookout for information regarding parent/teacher conferences on November 13-14. If your child is in MY advisor class and you would like to schedule a conference before these dates or would prefer a phone or email conference, please let me know and I would be glad to accommodate your schedule.

I will be out of town the rest of the week, but, will be checking my email if you have any comments, questions, or concerns. Have a great weekend!

Miss Miller

Posted on October 11, 2019

October 11th Friday Letter

Happy Friday Wild Side Team,

How gritty are you? Students took Angela Duckworth’s Grit Scale Test to find out just how determined and hard working they are. To find your score, head to Grit Scale

This week, students began researching the Mississippi River and watched a documentary in preparation for reading the memoir Mississippi Solo.

Next week, there will be NO SCHOOL on Thursday or Friday due to the MEA Convention.

Visit Donors Choose to help support our classroom! So far this year, generous donors have gifted us two class sets of novels. If so inclined, help us reach our goal of a third class set, no pressure! 🙂

Please let me know if you have comments, questions, or concerns. The second quarter is right around the corner.

Have a great weekend,

Miss Miller

Posted on October 4, 2019

October 4th Friday Letter

Happy October Wild Side Team,

I can’t believe how quickly this school year is going. How is it already October?

This week, students learned about the four main types of sentences. We transformed ourselves into real estate agents and used our knowledge of sentence variety to write ads for haunted houses.

Next week, we will be starting a memoir called Mississippi Solo about one man’s journey along the Mississippi River. We will be learning about figurative language an new vocabulary. Quick Quiz: Do you know what the word puce means?

Please be sure to check PowerSchool to see how your child is doing in his/her classes. The second quarter is only a month away!

As always, let me know if you have any comments, questions, or concerns. Have a great weekend!

Miss Miller

Posted on September 27, 2019

September 27th Friday Letter

Happy Friday!

It was another great week at CR! Your children had a library lesson and continued learning about grammar.

Your child also received his or her District Writing Assessment on Friday. Be sure to ask your child how they did on the assessment. We will take another writing assessment in the spring. We are (hopefully) done with our standardized testing for a while!

Next week, we will continue discussing sentence mastery and punctuation.

Let me know if you have any comments, questions, or concerns!  Have a great weekend, enjoy the SNOW!

Miss Miller

Posted on September 20, 2019

September 20th Friday Letter

Happy Friday Wild Side Team,

We had a busy week of testing! Students worked on the Fall District Writing Assessment and also took the ACT Aspire. The District Writing Assessments will be graded by all English teachers next week. Be sure to ask your child how they think they did on these assessments!

Next week we will continue with our grammar unit and will begin discussing sentence mastery.

As always, please encourage your child to read at home! Let me know if you have any comments, questions, or concerns. Have a lovely weekend!

Miss Miller

Posted on September 13, 2019

September 13th Friday Letter

Happy Friday Wild Side Team,

This week students learned a lot about the parts of speech. We will continue studying grammar, punctuation, and sentence mastery next week.

Next week is also a week of testing! Please encourage your child to be at school every day, to get a good night’s rest, and to eat a healthy breakfast! Students will be taking District Writing Assessment on Monday and Tuesday and will be taking the ACT Aspire Test on Thursday or Friday. This test will help prepare them for the ACT! It is never too early to be thinking about college.

As always, please encourage your child to read every night at home. I love giving book suggestions!

Let me know if you have any comments, questions, or concerns. Have a lovely weekend!

Miss Miller