Welcome to C R Anderson Middle School 7th Grade English! I am Miss Miller. This is my first year teaching at CRA and seventh overall year of teaching. After graduating from Carroll College (GO SAINTS!) in 2012, I moved to Boise, Idaho to teach fourth grade. Realizing how great Montana is, my homesickness brought me back to Helena where I get to spend time with my parents, grandparents, and siblings who are all in town, or close by in Bozeman and Missoula! When I moved home, I taught fourth grade at Jefferson Elementary School for five years. After teaching several years, I obtained my Master’s Degree from Western Governor’s University in Learning and Technology.
I have high expectations for each student in my class. Students should also have high expectations of me! I am confident each year that my students teach me just as much as I teach them. To best help your students through this experience and to give them the best chance to be successful, please encourage your child to read every night for at least twenty minutes. Encourage them to try their best and portray an attitude that school is worthwhile! Let’s have a great year!
Happy LAST FRIDAY OF SCHOOL Wild Side Team!
Can you believe this is my last update of the school year?! I dread this time of the school year because I know my time with my students is coming to an end and I will miss them all very much!
It was an absolute pleasure to have your children in my classroom. We learned so many things and your children have grown this year academically and as young people. Even though your children would have grown without my help, it was a privilege to get to spend each day with them learning about their unique personalities, learning from them, and hopefully encouraging them to foster a love of learning and especially a love of reading.
I will always have a great interest in your children and their futures–wherever they go, whatever they do, and whoever they become–I know they will be lovely humans. My wish for this year was to help your children see the light in this world and in themselves and others. I hope they continue seeking the good!
Please let me know if you have any comments, questions, or concerns. Thank you for supporting my efforts this year. Thank you for taking the time to love and care about your child. Have a great summer!
Happy Memorial Day Weekend Wild Side Team,
I hope you enjoy your long weekend and that the sun decides to join us in Helena!
This week students worked hard to take the ACT Aspire and the STAR Reading Tests. If you are interested in your child’s STAR results for reading this year, I would love to share these with you! I am very proud of the progress students have made this year.
Next week we will be continuing in our novel and will be writing argumentative essays.
Let me know if you have any comments, questions, or concerns. Have a great weekend!
Happy Friday Wild Side Team!
Only three more weeks of school, can you believe it? This has been an amazing school year and I will be sad when your children are no longer in my class.
This week we continued to read The Music of Dolphins and discuss feral children, scientific researching, human thought process, and the concept of family. Please check in with your child about our discussions!
Next week, students will be taking yet another standardized test–the ACT Aspire test as well as the STAR Reading test.
If you have any comments, questions, or concerns, please let me know! Have a lovely weekend.
Happy Mother’s Day Weekend!
This week students had great conversations about our novel, The Music of Dolphins by Karen Hesse. Be sure to ask your child what he or she is reading at home as well.
Next week we will continue reading and will also be preparing for, you guessed it, more standardized testing! Students will be taking the ACT Aspire test as well as the STAR reading test in the next few weeks.
Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns. Have a great weekend!
Happy Vigilante Day!
Students did a fantastic job on their Smarter Balanced Assessments. I was proud of how focused they were the entire time and didn’t hear TOO much complaining!
Next week we will be starting a new novel, The Music of Dolphins, written by Karen Hesse. Please make sure to ask your child what they are learning about scientific research.
Please let me know if you have any comments, questions, or concerns. Enjoy the parade!
Happy Friday Wild Side Team,
Can you believe that Vigilante Day is only one week away?
Your children will be taking their ELA SBAC tests next week. Please make sure they are at school and ready to do their best! If you have any questions, let me know.
After our testing, we will be starting another novel called The Music of Dolphins. This novel by Karen Hesse has many great themes for us to discuss such as scientific testing, genetic modifying, music, and family. We would love for you to read along!
Have a great weekend!
Happy Friday Wild Side Team,
Students worked hard this week! We reviewed argumentative writing and making claim statements. Ask your child about our Apples to Apples game days!
Next week, we will be reviewing informative writing one more time before our Smarter Balanced Assessments.
REMINDER: Seventh grade Smarter Balanced Assessments will begin on April 22. April 22 to April 25, students will be taking their Math Assessments during their regularly scheduled math classes. April 29 to May 2, students will be taking their ELA Assessments. The ELA tests will be all afternoon on these days and students will be testing in their 6th period classrooms. Please be sure your child gets plenty of rest and eats a healthy breakfast every day but especially during these weeks as the tests are very rigorous.
Let me know if you have any questions or concerns. Enjoy the nice weather this lovely Friday!
Happy Friday Wild Side Team,
This week students worked on reviewing narrative writing. Students re-wrote the story Uprising from the point-of-view of one of the characters. Next week we will be reviewing argumentative writing and discussing school lunch!
Be sure to ask your child to see the results of his or her district writing assessment!
Seventh grade Smarter Balanced Assessments will begin on April 22. April 22 to April 25, students will be taking their Math Assessments during their regularly scheduled math classes. April 29 to May 2, students will be taking their ELA Assessments. The ELA tests will be all afternoon on these days and students will be testing in their 6th period classrooms. Please be sure your child gets plenty of rest and eats a healthy breakfast every day but especially during these weeks as the tests are very rigorous.
Please let me know if you have any questions. Thanks!
Happy Fourth Quarter Wild Side Team,
Welcome back! I had a relaxing spring break and am ready to work hard the rest of the school year, I hope your students are as well!
This week students took the district writing assessment. We also took this assessment in the fall! The English teachers will be grading these on April 10, be sure to check in with your child to see how he or she did on the assessment!
Be on the lookout for information regarding the Smarter Balanced Assessments!
Let me know if you have any questions or concerns. Thanks!
Happy SPRING BREAK Wild Side Team,
We made it! This year has gone by so quickly, it is hard to believe it will be the fourth and final quarter of school when we get back from break.
This week students continued working on answering short response questions. Students learned more about the Triangle Factory Fire.
After break, we will be in testing mode! Students will be completing the Spring District Writing Assessment as well as the Smarter Balanced Assessments. Please be on the lookout for more information about testing.
As always, please know how honored I am that I get to spend my days with your amazing children. Let me know if you have any questions or concerns, and most importantly, have a wonderful break!
This is a great time for parents to reach out if they have any questions or concerns.