The Miller Times

Oct. 9 - 13

Homecoming Week

Homecoming week is next week. We will be having some different activities throughout the week, but one of the big components is spirit days with different dress up options.

Monday - PJ Day - I would allow a pillow or stuffed animal as well. If they can have it and not be distracted they can use it during independent work.

Tuesday – Jersey Day - I would include any club shirt (dance, race t-shirts, whatever)

Wednesday – Wacky Day - Interpret this however you want, just make sure it is not so distracting that we can't accomplish anything in class :)

Thursday – Inside-out Day - Or could be backward instead of inside out.

Friday – Blue and Gold Day

Class Rebranding

The class undertook the task of rebranding the classroom with a name, logo, and slogan. The idea is to not be "Mr. Miller's Class" but to have a name that represents all of the students and teachers as equal invested partners. They had lots of great I ideas but finally voted on "Boss Dogs" as the name and "We climb higher together" as their slogan. It was a fun process to help them boil down their ideas about class identity into a concise and memorable class brand. The logo is below courtesy of Aubrey Trent and Lucy Taylor.
Big image

Bulldog Jog was a hit

They don't have final totals but it looks like another big success for the PTO. Thanks for all your donations and support.

Photos of the week

We got some class pics before the Bulldog Jog. Marcel practicing his spelling. A food chain activity and some outside reading.
Big image
Big image

What's coming Up

Fall Festival - We will not have a traditional "Halloween Party" but we will have a special day that week with school-wide activities and classroom activities. Please let me know if you are interested in helping plan or execute the activities.

November 8, 2017 - Parent/Teacher Conferences at South Meadows - 3:45-7:00

November 16, 2017 - Parent/Teacher Conferences at South Meadows - 3:45-7:00

November 21, 2017 - End of 1st Trimester - ½ Students

November 22-24 - No School - Thanksgiving Break

Operation Beautification Project

Scholastic Book Orders

I just got my book orders figured out. If you want to order books from the scholastic pamphlet that comes home you can go to and use the class code PB4HN. I prefer this to sending in the paper orders, but I will do this if you want. These orders help us earn money for class book sets and our library.

What are we learning?

Math - We are starting unit 2 this week.

Writing - We are working on writing narrative stories and now working on revision and editing. They will get their graded first writing pieces back this week.

Science - We are studying organisms and their habitats. The emphasis is on adaptations and specific characteristics.

Reading - We are working on inferential thinking and responding to reading with more depth and structure. We will focus on character development.

Word Work/Grammar -We are working on spelling high-frequency words and spelling patterns.

Help on Math Homework

I added in a link that will be on all the newsletters. It is a pdf that is reference for math homework. It contains explanations and answers to all assignments. Follow link below.

Specials Schedule

Monday - Gym

Tuesday - Art

Wednesday - Gym

Thursday - Media Center/Library

Friday - Music

Scholastic Book Wizard - Get help finding book levels