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Posted on April 7, 2020

April 6th-10th

4th QUARTER! Almost big bad 8th graders, look out! I hope you all had a nice spring break self isolating with your families. Make sure you are checking your student email daily. You should also be checking Teams, Clever, and our team Teacher Pages. Assignments will be assigned on Monday by noon and will be due by Sunday at 8:00 pm for my Life Science class.  I will be updating my gradebook today, so be sure to check PowerSchool to see what your grade in Life Science is for the 3rd quarter as well as what you might be missing for the fourth quarter. Here is the plan for the week of April 6th-10th.

April 6th-10th


Literacy Standard:

Swift Fox Article & Questions: I can determine the central ideas or conclusions of a text and provide an accurate summary of the text distinct from prior knowledge or opinions.

Life Science Essential Standard:

Amplify: By the end of this Unit, I will be able to construct a scientific explanation based on evidence for the role of photosynthesis in the cycling of matter and flow of energy into and out of organisms.

Learning Target(s) for Amplify Chapter 1: Photosynthesis

Why didn’t the plants and animals in the biodome have enough energy storage molecules?


Read all Emails from Mr. Hunt and your other teachers.

Journal Question – Response via email.

Refresh ourselves with Amplify Science.

Login to Clever and click on the Amplify Link. Spend some time looking around Amplify to get a little more familiar with the site (~10 min).


Amplify Science – Matter and Energy in Ecosystems

Chapter 1: Photosynthesis

Lesson 1.1 Pre-Unit Assessment

1)Multiple Choice Questions

2)Written-Response Question #1

3)Written-Response Question #2


Swift Fox Article & Questions

Microsoft Forms Answer sheet


  • Please Check Homework Calendar or Teams daily for detailed instructions.

  • Check Teams daily for detailed instructions for your assignments. PLEASE READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS (2x!) before emailing/messaging me. As you can imagine, with 130+ students emailing me it’s hard to respond to students who have legitimate questions when I have so many messages from students who are simply not reading the directions.

  • My office hours are 10:00-11:00 A.M. & 1:00-2:00 P.M. daily.  You can email me any time.

  • My assignments will be posted for the week by Monday at Noon.

  • These assignments are due Sunday at 8:00 P.M.


Complete the Pre-Unit Assessment (Amplify “Matter & Energy in Ecosystems” Chapter 1, Lesson 1.1)

  1. Login to Clever & go to Mr. Hunt’s page.
  2. Click on the Amplify link.
  3. Scroll down and click on the “Matter and Energy in Ecosystems” Unit.
  4. Click on “Chapter 1: Photosynthesis.”
  5. Click on “Lesson 1.1: Pre-Unit Assessment.”
  6. Complete all answers to the best of your ability. Eighteen multiple choice questions and two written response questions.

PLEASE NOTE: This is a PRE-Assessment, you are NOT expected to know the answers. Therefore, this will be a COMPLETION GRADE.

–> As long as you give your best effort and complete all questions you will get full credit!:)


  1. Login to Clever & go to Mr. Hunt’s page
  2. Click on the homework link to Swift Fox
  3. The article link is at the top in the green box. The hyperlink to the article is blue.
  4. Read the article from Montana Outdoors & fill out the microsoft forms answer sheet.
  5. Submit once you have completed the form.

This form will be graded out of 25 points.


Posted on April 6, 2020

Online Learning Update #7

Welcome to fourth quarter of 7th grade English!
I hope you all had a great spring break and were able to spend some time relaxing with your families. Your Uprising narratives (stories) are due to my by the end of the day Tuesday. I am giving you an EXTRA day to finish these 🙂 You can either share this with me through word online or email it! I will be updating my gradebook today, so be sure to check PowerSchool to see what your grade in English is for the 3rd quarter as well as what you might be missing for the fourth quarter.
Watch this for a look at the rest of this week!
Miss Miller
Posted on March 27, 2020

Happy Friday and SPRING BREAK!

Happy Friday and SPRING BREAK!
I appreciate all of the hard work that you are doing at home to stay connected to me and to school. I know that this is a stressful time, but we are all in this together!
As far as grades go, your grade for the third quarter will be what your grade was the last day we had school in the classroom. The work we have done since school has been online will all be a part of your fourth quarter grade. The grades are not entered yet in powerschool because I have to wait for the fourth quarter to start before I can enter anything! If you have any questions about this, please ask!
There is no new homework for today! You should have turned in your google form quiz and your Uprising  short-constructed responses already. If you have not, you need to turn these is as soon as you can!
You have the entire spring break to work on your Triangle Factory Fire narrative story. These must be emailed to me by Tuesday, April 7th. 
I will send out another email on the Monday after spring break to let you know what we will be doing next.
Over the break, please spend time relaxing with your families without the pressure of checking your email 🙂 Perhaps also over this break, spend time looking for all the good that is in the world! I certainly see the good in all of you.  Thank you all for helping me these past few weeks! Let me know if you have any comments, questions, or concerns. Have a great day and week!
Miss Miller
Posted on March 27, 2020

Friday 3/27/20

Friday! Friday! Friday!

Happy Friday everyone. Remember your Science News For Students article questions are due today by midnight. So far I have about 80/127 submitted, not all are turned in on teams. Remember that you need to return to teams after “submitting” your form so you can “turn in” your assignment on teams. I know this is a hassle but TEAMS and CLEVER are our main platforms for assignments.

Last assignment before spring break. I need to know if you can get on to my CLEVER teacher page (Mr.Hunt – 7th Grade Life Science). This is the platform that you should get into first. From Clever you can open Teams and assignments, and Amplify if we decide to use it. I will try to be posting assignments on Clever and on TEAMS. So, send me a chat or an email to let me know if you can get onto my Clever page. If not I can get you a backup code.


When we return from spring break we will start on ECOLOGY! I will send out a Monday email with the weekly schedule for science. There will be 1-2 assignments per week. You are being graded so make sure to take your time and formulate well thought out answers.

I hope you guys have a good time with your families during spring break! Try to be active during your time off. Of course there is always room for a couple relax days with hours of video games or Netflix but do your best to help around the house and get outside to move.

Posted on March 26, 2020

Thursday 3/26/20

Good morning crew!

Your COVID-19 Assignment was due on Tuesday the 23rd. Please get this assignment done if you have not already. Here are my results so far:

1st – 21/23 Submitted = Missing 2

2nd – 22/27 Submitted = Missing 5

3rd – 23/25 Submitted = Missing 2

6th – 21/23 Submitted = Missing 2

7th – 19/25 Submitted = Missing 6

REMEMBER – 1)You will submit your Microsoft Form 2) Return to TEAMS, go to ASSIGNMENTS and select the “TURN IN” button!

I still have many of you that have not TURNED IN your assignment but I DO have your Microsoft Form submitted. If you turned in your assignment you should receive a return from me with feedback and a score. I will be messaging and emailing those of you that have not turned in your assignment.

Assignment #2 – Science News For Students

This assignment is DUE TOMORROW by 11:59 PM

There will be NO work over spring break. The week after we will begin some Ecology – relations of organisms to one another and to their physical surroundings. Hopefully we can get back to our classroom after that week.

That is all I have for now. Remember to email or chat with me if you have any questions. If you are struggling to get onto teams or clever ask me, ask a friend. We are all in this together so we need to help each other out and communicate.

Have a good day!

Posted on March 25, 2020

Online Learning Update #6

Happy Wednesday!
Make sure you email me your Uprising responses if you have not already done so. These were due yesterday!
Here is your homework for the rest of this week:
You have read several stories about the Triangle Factory Fire (Flesh and Blood so Cheap/Uprising). You need to write a realistic fiction story about this event. Basically, you are writing a made-up short story that has realistic details and facts about being in the fire!  For your story, imagine that you were a person who experienced the Triangle Factory Fire. When writing your story, find ways to use information and details about the fire and that time in history. Make sure you develop your character(s), the setting, and the plot, using details and descriptions where appropriate. Your story can not be longer than 500 words, so it will be fairly short.
Please type your story in Word Online. Make sure to include a title!
HINT: IF you are stuck, pick a character from Uprising and write from that person’s point of view. You can write about what happens to this person after the fire or about this person’s life before the fire. If the person you pick, dies in the fire, you may not just say: I died, the end. You need to make up a story about what happened to that person’s family or friends. YOU MAY USE THE ONLINE BOOK TO HELP YOU!
HINT 2: Use as many personal pronouns as you would like! This is a story 🙂 
HINT 3: Plan out your story first using the BME Chart. This is on my website under the documents section and is called the Narrative Writing Cheat Sheet.
This won’t be due until Monday, April 6, so you have a lot of time to do this. I would say only spend ten or fifteen minutes a day doing this assignment. Please be sure to email me if you are stuck or have any questions. Remember, this is not a huge assignment you have to do in one night. You have over a week to work on this!
I will send out information on how to submit this to me for grading when I find out more information about whether or not we will be back in school! I miss you all!
Miss Miller
Posted on March 25, 2020

Wednesday 3/25/20

Nice work Life Science students! You are doing a great job with your remote learning so far. Keep up the good work. Try to get a routine down with you school day. Checking emails, checking TEAMS, and working on your assignments.

So far in science class you have:

1)posted your favorite snack to our TEAMS page

2) Completed the COVID-19 RESEARCH TASK assignment on microsoft forms and submitted it

3) Returned to TEAMS to “turn in” your covid assignment (many of you have still not done this part, most of you have)

4) Posted one of your questions from the covid article to our teams page and replied to at least 3 other student questions.

5) Began working on the Science News For Students assignment. This assignment is due on Friday 3/26/20.

Do not be hesitant to send me an email or a chat in TEAMS with your questions. We are all in this together. Keep working hard and staying healthy physically and mentally.

Posted on March 24, 2020

Online Learning Update #5

Happy Tuesday,
Your Uprising questions are due to me today by the end of the day (midnight) along with the paperrater.com scores! If you have any questions please let me know.
I will send an email tomorrow morning with your next assignment!
In the meantime…
Have a good day!
Miss Miller
Posted on March 24, 2020

Tuesday 3/24/20

Assignment #1 – COVID-19 RESEARCH TASK – Due Today by 11:59 pm

Make sure after you submit your Microsoft Forms answer sheet you “turn in” the assignment in teams. Again, there will be no document attached in teams when you turn in. I will be transferring these grades into the powerschool gradebook.

Assignment #2 – SCIENCE NEWS FOR STUDENTS – Due Friday by 11:59 pm

Here is the link too: (highlight all, right click, go to https://…)


When you open the forms page make sure it says your name above article information. There is a link at the top that will open sciencenewsforstudents.org. Here is where you will search for an article that interests you.

You are going to choose one article that interests you. Read the article and fill in the Microsoft Forms answer sheet. After you submit the form, return to teams and “turn in” the assignment.

Email or Chat with me in TEAMS if you need help.

Posted on March 23, 2020

Monday 3/23/20

Happy Monday! I hope you all had a good weekend. I miss seeing you guys, I hope you all are healthy!

We have survived our first week of online learning!
Assignment Review:
1) SNACK: There are still some of you that have not yet posted your favorite snack to  our Teams page.
2) COVID-19 RESEARCH TASK: Many of you have completed this assignment but did not complete the process by “turning it in” on the Teams page under assignments. There will be no document attached, but I have your work in microsoft forms.
3) POST/COMMENT: Post of of your questions from the Covid article to our teams page. Respond/Reply to at least 3 questions from your classmates.
4) ASSIGNMENT #2: This will be posted tomorrow and will be due on Friday.
I just wanted to fill you in on some details as we move forward:
  • I will not be giving you daily assignments for Life Science. This is a hard time with LOTS of craziness for all of us: lots of helping that needs to be done at home, lots of unknowns, lots of figuring out technology. Mr. Thennis has asked us to keep it simple and not overwhelm you guys. And I agree!! So, as we continue with this online instruction, you’ll only be getting 1-3 assignments/week from me.

  • I will have “office hours” Monday through Friday from 9:00 – 11:00 am and 12:00 – 3 pm.
      • If you’re struggling with something (assignment-wise OR life-wise), or just want to send me a message and hear right back from me, that would be a perfect time to reach me.
  • The BEST way to send me a message is through the “Chat” option in Teams. Email is ok, but I really prefer the way Chat in Teams keeps everything organized and all in one place (see the attached image if you’re not sure how to get a Chat started with me:).

  • I’m going to be VERY protective of our online space in TeamsIf you post a comment or a reply that I don’t understand, I will delete it. If I think it could be possibly interpreted in an inappropriate or mean way, I will delete it.
      • Bottom line: when we are typing things & existing in an online-only space, everything we write/share can be extra hard to interpret. ERROR ON THE SIDE OF KINDNESS, RESPECT, AND BEING APPROPRIATEI will get your parents involved if you can’t abide by these simple rules.
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