Miller's Minutes

The going-on's in our classroom


We are off to a great start in 2016. As you know there have been many changes since we have been back but we definitely think its for the best. The boys have been doing great adapting to the change of classroom structure and schedule.

For your knowledge here is our new schedule:

8:00-8:15 Morning Meeting

8:15-9:15 Guided Reading

9:15-9:30 One Stop Word Shop

9:30-10:00 ELA Whole Group

10:00-10:30 Science Whole Group

10:30-11:00 Math Whole Group

11:15-11:45 Lunch

12:00-1:45 Open Work Cycle

1:45-2:45 (Recess, Specials, Etc.)

What are we learning?


We just finished up a unit on categorizing geometric shapes.

Next week we will be starting graphing and coordinate planes.

After that we are on to FRACTIONS!


  • Using context clues to determine the meaning of unknown words
  • Characterization
  • Determine the theme of the text


We have started a unit on the human body and will be going through the different systems. So far we have done the muscular system and next week we will move on to the skeletal system.