Mr. Miller's 7/8 Class

Where learning comes to life!

Upcoming Events

Culminating Event on Libraries!!!

Tuesday, Nov. 26th, 10:15-11am

1800 Grand Ave

West Des Moines, IA

Culminating event will be held in the classroom!!! The kids are so excited to share their learning with you!

Thanksgiving Break

Wednesday, Nov. 27th, 12am to Sunday, Dec. 1st, 11:30pm

1800 grand ave

Enjoy your break! The break is from Wednesday through Friday. See all of my friends on Monday, December 2, 2013.

Our Classroom Schedule

8:15- 8:30 Calendar, Expectations

8:30- 8:45 Fact Fluency

8:45- 9:45 Math Workshop

9:45- 10:30 Writing Workshop

10:30- 11:00 Word Wizards/ Handwriting

11:00- 11:30 Recess

11:30- 12:00 Lunch

12:00- 1:45 Reading Workshop

1:45- 2:30 Project Discovery

2:30- 3:00 Specials

Monday- P.E.

Tuesday- Library

Thursday- Music

Friday- Art

3:00- 3:15 Clean up, Rest and Read, Close Day

3:15 Dismissal


What We're Working On...

Reading: Making Connections.


Writing: Publishing a personal narrative.


Math: Measurement: length, weight, volume, time, money.


Projects: Libraries: working on representations.

All about Mr. Miller

I'm so excited to be teaching at the Downtown School working with the 7/8 classroom! This is my seventh year of teaching, and I can't believe it! The first six years were spent in Virginia where I taught kindergarten, 2nd, and 3rd grade. I graduated from Old Dominion University with a Master's degree in Early Childhood Education in 2006. Last year, my wife and I moved to Iowa. So far, I'm really enjoying Iowa and the winters. :)


How to reach Mr. Miller

Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns.


We did some fall planting!!!

Our First Project Was...Ice cream!

We made ice cream!!! What did your child think was the best part?!

Our class social contract! Please ask your child about it!

Our time at meals from the heartland

Thank you to my parent volunteers! I don't know how I would have done it without you! We had an awesome time, so ask your child about their experience helping others in need!



Remember children do what they see us do, so taking your child to volunteer when and where you volunteer is a great way to create life long good helpers and citizens!