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Posted on June 8, 2020

Happy Last Week!

Happy last week of 7th Grade English!
WHEW! What a year! Being your teacher has truly been one of the greatest joys of my life. Even though this year did not go the way we all hoped or expected, I am fully confident that each and every one of you will impact this world positively because of the light that you share each day just by being yourselves. Please, whatever you do, remember to always pour out kindness into this world. The progress you all made this year was tremendous, and I am so proud.
This summer I encourage you to find the fire inside of you, the fire that encourages your soul and empowers you to make this world a better place. I want you all to show the world what you can do. If you can’t do this, at least make sure you read¬†ūüôā¬†
I will miss you all! Before your summer starts, please watch this one last video!
Posted on June 1, 2020

Online Learning Update # 16

Happy Monday Wild Side Team!
I can’t believe that I will only be sending out two more emails for the entire school year¬†ūüė≠ This year has been incredibly strange and it doesn’t seem like we should be saying our goodbyes quite yet.¬†
This week’s TO DO LIST:
FINISH ALL OF YOUR SHORT-CONSTRUCTED RESPONSES FOR THE OUTSIDERS. I NEED TO HAVE THESE AS SOON AS POSSIBLE BUT NO LATER THAN JUNE 10th AT NOON. 
Your¬†NEW ASSIGNMENT¬†for the week is, in my opinion, a fun assignment. This week you need to write a letter to the students who will be in my 7th grade English class next year. This letter is a “How to Survive Miss Miller’s Class” note. Basically in your letter you need to make me sound as mean and scary as possible! Make my class seem like it is impossible to pass! Some of you may have an easy time with this assignment because perhaps you really do think I am mean and scary and that my class is horrible! I like to read these letters to my new students on the first day of school, I read some to you on the first day if you can think back that far!¬†ūüôā¬†
You are welcome to title your letter Dear Victims, Dear 7th Graders, Dear Children Who Should Run For Their Lives Now, whatever you would like, be creative! Give tips on how to make it through the year such as it would benefit kids to do wrist strengthening exercises so their hands don’t fall off whilst completing thousands of short-constructed responses. Possibly you can create an image of what is really behind that secret door in the back of our classroom, is it a real bathroom or a torture chamber? Use your imagination!
At the bottom of the letter, please write: 
  1. Your favorite thing about 7th grade and why (Don’t everyone write Miss Miller¬†ūüôā hehe)¬†
  2. What you learned this year (It can be but doesn’t have to be academic, this could be that you learned the importance of kindness and why, that friendships change, to be organized, ect.)

 

When you are done with this assignment, please just share it to me via email! You can even just email the entire thing to me if that is easier than a word document. I need to have this by June 10th at noon.
Don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any comments, questions, or concerns. I miss you all dearly!
Posted on May 25, 2020

Online Learning Update #15

Happy Memorial Day!
School is ALMOST out for summer¬†ūüė≠¬†
ALL OF YOUR WORK IS DUE JUNE 10TH AT THE VERY LATEST!
We are running out of days for you to get your work turned in.¬†If you are struggling with getting homework done, you need to contact me AS SOON AS POSSIBLE so we can make a plan to get you caught up. I can’t give you credit if you are not doing anything…¬†
 
If you have contacted me about taking my class for credit, you still need to do the assignments that I sent to you. These are also due by June 10th. If you are interested in taking my class for credit rather than for a letter grade, you need to contact me as soon as possible. NOTICE THAT I KEEP SAYING AS SOON AS POSSIBLE?? Yes, we are running out of time!
 
This week we are finishing the novel! Then, you only have¬†one¬†more writing assignment for English (How to Survive Miss Miller’s Class) and you will be done for the year!
Here is an outline for the rest of this week:
Literacy Standard: I can determine a theme and two or more central ideas in a text (RL 7.2) (The Outsiders)
Essential Standard: I can determine a theme and two or more central ideas in a text (RL 7.2) (The Outsiders)
Learning Target: Students will read two chapters of The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton and will answer four short-constructed response questions per chapter. (W7.2)
Monday: NO SCHOOL. YOU SHOULD PROBABLY USE TODAY AS A CATCH UP DAY TO GET ALL OF YOUR WORK DONE!!!!!!!!!!
Tuesday: Please read chapter 11 in The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton. The book is posted online on my website under the links section. I have also included the link in this email. You are welcome to read this or listen to it! As you read, or listen, you may want to take notes because you will be answering short-constructed response questions about this book.
Wednesday: For chapter 11, you need to pick two short-constructed response questions to answer. You may pick any to answer and you do not need to answer them in order. Make sure to restate the question using the title and author, use text evidence to support your answer, and make a connection with the conclusion. These questions are posted on my website under the documents section and are also included in this email below.
Thursday: Please read chapter 12 in The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton. The book is posted online on my website under the links section. I have also included the link in this email. You are welcome to read this or listen to it! As you read, or listen, you may want to take notes because you will be answering short-constructed response questions about this book.
Friday:  For chapter 12, you need to pick two short-constructed response questions to answer. You may pick any to answer and you do not need to answer them in order. Make sure to restate the question using the title and author, use text evidence to support your answer, and make a connection with the conclusion. These questions are posted on my website under the documents section and are also included in this email below.
These responses must be emailed to me by the end of the day SUNDAY, MAY 31.
 
Links:
Notes:
PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU LABEL YOUR QUESTIONS WITH THE CHAPTER! I GRADE A LOT OF THESE AND IT IS EASY FOR ME TO GET CONFUSED, SHOCKING I KNOW!¬†ūüôā¬†
 
Make sure that you have the correct author of our novel. S.E. Hinton wrote this book! Daniel Roberts is the man reading the audiobook, not the author¬†ūüôā¬†
You do not have to follow the daily schedule exactly, this is merely a guideline to help you not fall behind.
Please make sure you are checking my email and my website. If you have any questions, concerns, OR just miss me like I miss you, please email me and we can set up a time to video call through TEAMS.
Have a great day and GET CAUGHT UP IN ENGLISH!!!!!!!
Posted on May 18, 2020

Online Learning Update #14

Happy Monday!
ONLY 17 more days of school, can you believe it?
I¬†will let you turn assignments in any time before the end of the year for full credit!¬†If you are struggling with getting homework done, you need to contact me AS SOON AS POSSIBLE so we can make a plan to get you caught up. I can’t give you credit if you are not doing anything…¬†
HUGE HINT! 
 
I have noticed that the students who follow my exact outline, are the students with NO missing assignments. Be like these people!
Here is an outline for the rest of this week:
Literacy Standard: I can determine a theme and two or more central ideas in a text (RL 7.2) (The Outsiders)
Essential Standard: I can determine a theme and two or more central ideas in a text (RL 7.2) (The Outsiders)
Learning Target: Students will read two chapters of The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton and will answer four short-constructed response questions per chapter. (W7.2)
Monday: Please read chapter 9 in The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton. The book is posted online on my website under the links section. I have also included the link in this email. You are welcome to read this or listen to it! As you read, or listen, you may want to take notes because you will be answering short-constructed response questions about this book.
Tuesday: For chapter 9, you need to pick two short-constructed response questions to answer. You may pick any to answer and you do not need to answer them in order. Make sure to restate the question using the title and author, use text evidence to support your answer, and make a connection with the conclusion. These questions are posted on my website under the documents section and are also included in this email below.
Wednesday: Please read chapter 10 in The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton. The book is posted online on my website under the links section. I have also included the link in this email. You are welcome to read this or listen to it! As you read, or listen, you may want to take notes because you will be answering short-constructed response questions about this book.
Thursday:  For chapter 10, you need to pick two short-constructed response questions to answer. You may pick any to answer and you do not need to answer them in order. Make sure to restate the question using the title and author, use text evidence to support your answer, and make a connection with the conclusion. These questions are posted on my website under the documents section and are also included in this email below.
Friday: Extra work day to make sure you are done with reading and answering questions for chapters 9 and 10. These responses must be emailed to me by the end of the day SUNDAY, MAY 17.
 
Links:
Notes:
PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU LABEL YOUR QUESTIONS WITH THE CHAPTER! I GRADE A LOT OF THESE AND IT IS EASY FOR ME TO GET CONFUSED, SHOCKING I KNOW!¬†ūüôā¬†
 
Make sure that you have the correct author of our novel. S.E. Hinton wrote this book! Daniel Roberts is the man reading the audiobook, not the author¬†ūüôā¬†
You do not have to follow the daily schedule exactly, this is merely a guideline to help you not fall behind.
Please make sure you are checking my email and my website. If you have any questions, concerns, OR just miss me like I miss you, please email me and we can set up a time to video call through TEAMS.
Have a great day and stay gold!
Posted on May 11, 2020

Monday 5/11/20

Back to Amplify this week. We are moving on to Lesson 1.5 – Photosynthesis in Ecosystems.

Make sure that you are watching the videos posted on Teams for Amplify assignments. You will have a very hard time using the simulations and tools correctly if you do not watch the videos.
I will take your missing work. You need to let me know when you are turning something in late. Really, you have until:

June 3rd ‚Äď Students may elect to be graded with the traditional letter grade or to choose a grade of ‚Äúcredit.‚ÄĚ If a student has earned credit, they will have achieved the minimum standard.

June 10th¬†‚Äď Grades are due and will be stored

All assignments and journals are located on our TEAMS page in the toolbar at the top of the page.

I hope you all are getting a routine down with your daily life. Weekly, my Monday are the long hard work days with multiple meeting. By Wednesday things have calmed down pretty good¬†ūüôā Try your best to work hard during the week. We are almost done with this school year, don’t give up or slack off now. 8th graders in about 4.5 weeks!¬†If you need anything please let me know.¬†Have a good week everyone!

Posted on May 10, 2020

Online Learning Update #13

Please make sure you are getting your missing assignments turned in as soon as possible! Remember, I¬†will let you turn these in any time before the end of the year for full credit!¬†If you don’t know what you are missing, contact me!¬†We only have a little over a month of school left!
This week we are continuing on in The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton. THIS WEEK WE ARE ON CHAPTERS 7 and 8! I am only going to require you to answer two short-constructed response questions per chapter. You may choose your two! If you want EXTRA CREDIT, continue to answer four short-constructed response questions per chapter. 
HUGE HINT! 
 
I have noticed that the students who follow my exact outline, are the students with NO missing assignments. Be like these people!
Here is an outline for the rest of this week:
Literacy Standard: I can determine a theme and two or more central ideas in a text (RL 7.2) (The Outsiders)
Essential Standard: I can determine a theme and two or more central ideas in a text (RL 7.2) (The Outsiders)
Learning Target: Students will read two chapters of The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton and will answer four short-constructed response questions per chapter. (W7.2)
Monday: Please read chapter 7 in The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton. The book is posted online on my website under the links section. I have also included the link in this email. You are welcome to read this or listen to it! As you read, or listen, you may want to take notes because you will be answering short-constructed response questions about this book.
Tuesday: For chapter 7, you need to pick two short-constructed response questions to answer. You may pick any to answer and you do not need to answer them in order. Make sure to restate the question using the title and author, use text evidence to support your answer, and make a connection with the conclusion. These questions are posted on my website under the documents section and are also included in this email below.
Wednesday: Please read chapter 8 in The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton. The book is posted online on my website under the links section. I have also included the link in this email. You are welcome to read this or listen to it! As you read, or listen, you may want to take notes because you will be answering short-constructed response questions about this book.
Thursday:  For chapter 8, you need to pick two short-constructed response questions to answer. You may pick any to answer and you do not need to answer them in order. Make sure to restate the question using the title and author, use text evidence to support your answer, and make a connection with the conclusion. These questions are posted on my website under the documents section and are also included in this email below.
Friday: Extra work day to make sure you are done with reading and answering questions for chapters 7 and 8. These responses must be emailed to me by the end of the day SUNDAY, MAY 17.
 
Links:
Notes:
PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU LABEL YOUR QUESTIONS WITH THE CHAPTER! I GRADE A LOT OF THESE AND IT IS EASY FOR ME TO GET CONFUSED, SHOCKING I KNOW!¬†ūüôā¬†
 
Make sure that you have the correct author of our novel. S.E. Hinton wrote this book! Daniel Roberts is the man reading the audiobook, not the author¬†ūüôā¬†
You do not have to follow the daily schedule exactly, this is merely a guideline to help you not fall behind.
Please make sure you are checking my email and my website. If you have any questions, concerns, OR just miss me like I miss you, please email me and we can set up a time to video call through TEAMS.
Have a great day!
Miss Miller
Posted on May 4, 2020

Online Learning Update #12

Happy Monday Wild Side Team,
It is with a heavy heart I sent this (long) update knowing that I will not get to see any of your smiling faces in person again this school year! What a weird way to end a year–I have started counting how many times a day I say “this is a strange or weird time…” and let me tell you, it is A LOT! What I do know is that if there ever were a good year to have a global pandemic and for schools to shut down, this would be the year because I have the most absolutely wonderful students (who have wonderful parents) and I know I can count on all of you to do your best, to support each other and me, and to lift everyone up around you. I am thankful for all of you because you are making this difficult time much easier! We only have a few more weeks together and I will be sure to make the most of it!
I have noticed that a lot of you are STILL missing assignments and getting behind. If you keep putting assignments off, more will build up and you will get even more behind! Please communicate with me so I know how I can help make this easier for you! 
 
I am going to be entering grades into the gradebook as missing and as a 0! Do not panic, I will let you turn these in any time before the end of the year for full credit! I am entering grades like this so that you know what you are missing and what needs to be done. Please make sure you are checking PowerSchool and contacting me so that we can get everyone caught up. We only have a little over a month of school left!
This week we are continuing on in The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton. I realize that this is a lot of work and that online school is overwhelming. I am only going to require you to answer two short-constructed response questions per chapter. You may choose your two! If you want EXTRA CREDIT, continue to answer four short-constructed response questions per chapter. 
HUGE HINT! 
 
I have noticed that the students who follow my exact outline, are the students with NO missing assignments. Be like these people!
Here is an outline for the rest of this week:
Literacy Standard: I can determine a theme and two or more central ideas in a text (RL 7.2) (The Outsiders)
Essential Standard: I can determine a theme and two or more central ideas in a text (RL 7.2) (The Outsiders)
Learning Target: Students will read two chapters of The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton and will answer four short-constructed response questions per chapter. (W7.2)
Monday: Please read chapter 5 in The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton. The book is posted online on my website under the links section. I have also included the link in this email. You are welcome to read this or listen to it! As you read, or listen, you may want to take notes because you will be answering short-constructed response questions about this book.
Tuesday: For chapter 5, you need to pick two short-constructed response questions to answer. You may pick any to answer and you do not need to answer them in order. Make sure to restate the question using the title and author, use text evidence to support your answer, and make a connection with the conclusion. These questions are posted on my website under the documents section and are also included in this email below.
Wednesday: Please read chapter 6 in The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton. The book is posted online on my website under the links section. I have also included the link in this email. You are welcome to read this or listen to it! As you read, or listen, you may want to take notes because you will be answering short-constructed response questions about this book.
Thursday:  For chapter 6, you need to pick two short-constructed response questions to answer. You may pick any to answer and you do not need to answer them in order. Make sure to restate the question using the title and author, use text evidence to support your answer, and make a connection with the conclusion. These questions are posted on my website under the documents section and are also included in this email below.
Friday: Extra work day to make sure you are done with reading and answering questions for chapters 1 and 2. These responses must be emailed to me by the end of the day SUNDAY, MAY 10.
 
Links:
Notes:
PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU LABEL YOUR QUESTIONS WITH THE CHAPTER! I GRADE A LOT OF THESE AND IT IS EASY FOR ME TO GET CONFUSED, SHOCKING I KNOW!¬†ūüôā¬†
 
Make sure that you have the correct author of our novel. S.E. Hinton wrote this book! Daniel Roberts is the man reading the audiobook, not the author¬†ūüôā¬†
You do not have to follow the daily schedule exactly, this is merely a guideline to help you not fall behind.
Please make sure you are checking my email and my website. If you have any questions, concerns, OR just miss me like I miss you, please email me and we can set up a time to video call through TEAMS.
Have a great day!
Posted on May 4, 2020

5/4/20

Happy Monday Life Science Students!
I hope you all had a nice weekend. This week in Life Science we are going to take a break from Amplify Science. There are two assignments for this week located on TEAMS.
#1-Bill Nye Video and Questions
#2-Safe Passage Article and Summary
Both of these assignments are FORMS documents.
IMPORTANT: if you click “Submit” at the end of the questions you WILL NOT be able to go back and edit your answers.¬†It will not reset your questions, so DO NOT CLICK SUBMIT until you are¬†completely¬†finished with all of your answers or your Summary Paragraph.
Make sure you are answering your weekly JOURNAL question as well. These are worth 20 points just like in the classroom. Copy and paste the question, respond with at least 3 complete sentences. There are many missing journals from last week…
LATE WORK
Check Powerschool!¬†I will take late work but please please email me to let me know what you are turning in late. If you have questions on last week’s 1.4 grade remember that activity 3 was also taken for a grade. Miss Kathryn on our video gave us the answers to all 5 of the fill in the blank questions. If you did not get a 5/5 you did not watch the video.
If you have questions or are having issues please let me know. Reminder that my office hours are 10:00-11:00 and 2:00-3:00 Tuesday-Friday. Monday’s are meetings and gradebook updates. I will still be able to answer questions on Monday.
Have a great week everyone!
Posted on April 27, 2020

Online Learning Update #11

Happy Monday Wild Side Team,

I have noticed that a lot of you are missing assignments and getting behind. I am going to be entering grades into the gradebook as missing and as a 0! Do not panic, I will let you turn these in any time before the end of the year for full credit! I am entering grades like this so that you know what you are missing and what needs to be done. Please make sure you are checking PowerSchool and contacting me so that we can get everyone caught up. We only have a little over a month of school left!
This week we are continuing on in The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton. I realize that this is a lot of work and that online school is overwhelming. I am only going to require you to answer two short-constructed response questions per chapter. You may choose your two! If you want EXTRA CREDIT, continue to answer four short-constructed response questions per chapter. 
Here is an outline for the rest of this week:
Literacy Standard: I can determine a theme and two or more central ideas in a text (RL 7.2) (The Outsiders)
Essential Standard: I can determine a theme and two or more central ideas in a text (RL 7.2) (The Outsiders)
Learning Target: Students will read two chapters of The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton and will answer four short-constructed response questions per chapter. (W7.2)
Monday: Please read chapter 3 in The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton. The book is posted online on my website under the links section. I have also included the link in this email. You are welcome to read this or listen to it! As you read, or listen, you may want to take notes because you will be answering short-constructed response questions about this book.
Tuesday: For chapter 3, you need to pick two short-constructed response questions to answer. You may pick any to answer and you do not need to answer them in order. Make sure to restate the question using the title and author, use text evidence to support your answer, and make a connection with the conclusion. These questions are posted on my website under the documents section and are also included in this email below.
Wednesday: Please read chapter 4 in The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton. The book is posted online on my website under the links section. I have also included the link in this email. You are welcome to read this or listen to it! As you read, or listen, you may want to take notes because you will be answering short-constructed response questions about this book.
Thursday:  For chapter 4, you need to pick two short-constructed response questions to answer. You may pick any to answer and you do not need to answer them in order. Make sure to restate the question using the title and author, use text evidence to support your answer, and make a connection with the conclusion. These questions are posted on my website under the documents section and are also included in this email below.
Friday: Extra work day to make sure you are done with reading and answering questions for chapters 1 and 2. These responses must be emailed to me by the end of the day SUNDAY, MAY 3.
 
Links:
Notes:
You do not have to follow the daily schedule exactly, this is merely a guideline to help you not fall behind.
Please make sure you are checking my email and my website. If you have any questions, concerns, OR just miss me like I miss you, please email me and we can set up a time to video call through TEAMS.
Have a great day!
Posted on April 27, 2020

4/27/20

Make sure you are keeping up on your emails. Try to clear your inbox everyday. Check all sections of your email, not just the favorites. I have been informed by a couple students that my emails were going to their junk mail, or their “other” inbox.
I hope you all are doing well. I sure do miss you guys! I wish we could be doing fun labs, dissections, building DNA models and 3D ecosystems¬†ūüôĀ. Make sure you are communicating with me if there is an issue with an assignment or a situation in your own life.¬†
This week’s assignment is posted on TEAMS. Lesson 1.4 has 4 activities to “HAND IN”. Also, don’t forget about your weekly journal!