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Whew! The second week of school has come and gone and we've been SO busy in room 105.  We continued learning classroom/school rules and procedures and are ready to start week 3 of 2nd grade!  Last week we set the stage for reading and math centers. We shared conversations about how they should look and sound. We modeled the correct behaviors for rotations. Reading and math centers are where the real MAGIC happens in our classroom. These centers allow students to practice new skills, review previously mastered skills, as well has work with me in small differentiated groups. This means I can make sure ALL students are challenged as well as remediated as necessary. Reading and math centers also allow for more independent as well as cooperative learning with classmates. This week we practiced working in partners on several activities which will help us work successfully together throughout the entire school year. We will use the Star Quality of teamwork everyday in 2nd grade.  This week we will have several visitors in room 105. Ms. Koenig as well as Mrs. Foor will be joining us for a read aloud. How exciting! We will have our first tech time with Ms. Greer and Ms. McDermott as well this week! Students will be creating a motivational poster for the Star Qualities using iPads.  On Wednesday, we will be helping the cafeteria prepare lunch by husking the corn. What an awesome way to reinforce the Star Qualities of responsibility and compassion.  Don't forget to check out the other links on my webpage for more information, resources, as well as important dates coming up at Porter!  Have a great week! Ms. Miller
Posted by milleraa  On Sep 08, 2019 at 9:54 AM
Woo hoo! We all rocked our FIRST WEEK OF SCHOOL! What an amazing week it was in room 105! We reviewed our STAR Qualities, classroom and school procedures, rules, and started to really get to know one another. This year, our class motto is: Show Kindness Always.  We will be working together to create a classroom community that consistently demonstrates the STAR Qualities and shows support and kindness towards all students and adults at Porter. We will participate in a daily morning meeting where we will learn more about each other and we will learn important skills to grow as good citizens not only in our school but also in our outside communities AND families.   To my wonderful Patriots in room 105: I believe in you. I believe you are capable of AMAZING things! I cannot wait to watch how you grow this school year. We will learn more about our Growth Mindsets, however, remember what I told you today... you just don't know it, YET! Keep trying and never give up no matter how difficult things may be. And if you fail? TRY, TRY, TRY AGAIN! YOU are AMAZING! Parents: Please check the blue emergency cards and correct any mistakes (transportation included) and return them to school ASAP.    Love,  Ms. Miller
Posted by milleraa  On Aug 28, 2019 at 4:28 PM
8/19/2019 Welcome back to school AMAZING 2nd graders!  My name is Ms. Miller and I'm so excited to be your teacher this school year!  I update my webpage weekly and will include special events in our classroom, field trip information, volunteer sign-ups and volunteer information, test dates, weekly standards being taught, as well as links for students to study and practice skills. I utilize the Useful Links AND the Files and Documents sections so be sure to check each section weekly for updates.  Before the year starts, parents, please visit the Beginning of the School Year folder within the Files and Documents section of my page for important information for the beginning of the school year! These documents will be included in your Meet and Greet paperwork on August 22nd from 3:00-4:00 p.m.  I cannot wait to meet you all and spend this school year together! 2nd grade rocks!
Posted by milleraa  On Aug 19, 2019 at 2:58 PM