Lauren Miller

Welcome to C R Anderson Middle School 7th Grade English!  I am Miss Miller. This is my second year teaching at CRA and eighth 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!

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

Posted on September 6, 2019

September 6th Friday Letter

Happy Friday Wild Side Team,

Thank you to those of you who were able to make it to our Open House. I had a great time meeting all of you. It is always such a hectic night. If you would like to stop by at a different time, you are welcome whenever!

What a great week! Students worked hard to take their first test of the year. Students read an article about the American dollar and answered short constructed response questions as well as multiple choice questions covering our essential English standards. If you are curious what these standards are, please visit http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RL/7/

Students also took the STAR Reading assessment. If you would like to know your child’s results, let me know!

Be sure to check PowerSchool as the year goes on to see how your child is doing in his or her classes.

Next week, we will begin our grammar unit. To learn along with us, please visit https://grammaropolis.com/

Please encourage (and or force!) your student to read every night for at least twenty minutes!

Please let me know if you have any comments, questions, or concerns. Thank you for sharing your children with me, our team is the BEST!

Have a great weekend,

Miss Miller

Posted on August 29, 2019

August 30th Friday Letter

Happy Friday Wild Side Team!

Welcome to 7th grade English! Although it is hard to believe that summer is already over, I am looking forward to a great year with all of your children.

Students in my class can expect to be held accountable for their learning as well as their actions and words. We will be reading and writing every single day in class and students are expected to read at home as well, ideally for at least twenty minutes. I have high expectations for each student in my class and also hope that they have high expectations of me.  I am confident each year that my students teach me just as much as I teach them! 😊

I also have high expectations for you, the parents! Encourage your children to try their best and portray an attitude that school is worthwhile. Also, please make sure you are checking in daily with your child about his or her learning. I strongly believe that communication between school and home is a vital part of education and a child’s success. Each week I will send an email update letting you know all about what we are learning in class, as well as important information about upcoming events. I will also post these updates on my website which can be found here:

https://cra.helenaschools.org/teachers/lmiller/

Please be sure to contact me with any comments, questions, or concerns!

Let’s get this year started! I can’t wait to meet you all at Open House, or earlier!

Period 1- English

Period 2- English

Period 3- English

Period 4- Prep

This is a great time for parents to reach out if they have any questions or concerns.

Period 5- Advisor

Period 6- English

Period 7- English

Upcoming Events

  • October 17, 2019 - October 18, 2019

    No School

    MEA Convention

Lauren Miller's Schedule

  • 8:05-8:51

    1st Period- MONDAYS ONLY

  • 8:56-9:42

    2nd Period-MONDAYS ONLY

  • 9:47-10:33

    3rd Period- MONDAYS ONLY

  • 10:38-11:24

    4th Period- MONDAYS ONLY

  • 11:29-11:59

    Advisor-MONDAYS ONLY

  • 11:59-12:38

    LUNCH-MONDAYS ONLY

  • 12:38-1:24

    6th Period-MONDAYS ONLY

  • 1:29-2:15

    7th Period-MONDAYS ONLY

  • 8:05-8:56

    1st Period

  • 9:01-9:52

    2nd Period

  • 9:57-10:48

    3rd Period

  • 10:53-11:44

    4th Period

  • 11:49-12:19

    Advisor

  • 12:19-1:03

    LUNCH

  • 1:03-1:54

    6th Period

  • 1:59-2:50

    7th Period