5-20-20 UPDATE - I am available for feedback during regular school hours (8:30 am - 3:15 pm). If I happen to be online during the evening and you email me, I will respond. Otherwise, I will get back to you the next morning.
Monday, May 25, 2020 is Memorial Day. There will not be an assignment, there will be NO Google Meet, and I will not be available. Enjoy a long weekend.
4-24-20 Hi everyone! Well, we made it through our 1st week (although, short) of Mandatory education. I thought I'd put a note on here just in case any of you are still checking in on my webpage. I have about 1/3 of my math students NOT COMPLETING any of their work as of right now. Remember, this is MANDATORY. So the work is just going to PILE UP. Please make sure your child is going to the Google Classroom (not just for my class) and completing their assignments. We teachers are being very careful not to overload anyone with too much work. We are aware of the circumstances; we too are feeling the stress.
Thank you for what you are doing to keep "our" children educated.
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UPDATE: April 19, 2020 VERY IMPORTANT! Beginning this week, all school work is MANDATORY. Mon/Tues are teacher in service days to prepare our Google Classrooms for the start of the 4th quarter on Wednesday, April 22, 2020. The only thing required of your child on Mon/Tues is for him/her to accept the invitation I sent out this evening to join our Google Classroom (Mrs. Miller - 6th Grade Math). Please have your child accept the invite. That is all they have to do until Wednesday. All assignments for All Sections will be posted to the Google Classroom beginning Wednesday, April 22, 2020 and all work must be submitted to Google Classroom. Again, school is now MANDATORY for the 4th quarter, beginning Wednesday, April 22, 2020. I am looking forward to communicating with everyone again!
UPDATE: April 16, 2020 Good Morning! I was on PINTEREST yesterday and I saw math games with UNO cards. When I read it, I found that it was for Primary grades. But then I thought, well, maybe my students have younger siblings? Then I thought....how about a new page? So I created a "Family Fun" page. Unfortunately, PINTEREST is blocked from the Riverside website so I couldn't link it to my website, but I did explain the games and mentioned the name of the page. I'll try to put new things on every so often. Have a great day!
UPDATE: April 15, 2020 Good Morning! I wanted to remind all students that there are lessons posted on specialists' and gifted teachers websites. Please remember to visit thesee websites. THANK YOU!
UPDATE: April 12, 2020 Happy Easter! Welcome to Week 3. Please don't hesitate to contact me with any questions. I have Monday's assignment up and ready. It is on decimal division. All brain teaser answers are now posted. I have 3 students that submitted all 4 brain teasers correctly: Nicolas Bohenek; Billy Byrne; Jason Posluszny! Great Job! I will be sending you a treat in the mail! This was not posted. Just a little surprise! There were many other students that did great work and deserve recognition: Nathan Beecham, Santino D'amico, Kyla O'Donnell, and Chase Marsala all turned in 3 out of 4 brain teasers! Great Job!!
UPDATE: April 7, 2020 Good Morning! :LAST CHANCE to join the scavenger hunt scheduled for tomorrow, 2pm. Sign up until 8pm tonight!! All of this weeks assignments are up. As a recap: Monday was a vocabulary crossword puzzle from Units 1-4. No need to submit any proof of this work. This is simply a review of vocabulary. Tuesday is a brain teaser. Please have your child email me their answer. Wednesday is also a brain teaser (again, email me the answer). Thursday is an Easter Algebraic "Eggspressions" worksheet. The answer sheet is linked below the worksheet, along with a google form (survey). Please have your child complete the google form after completing the worksheet. Lastly, Friday is another brain teaser, reviewing landmarks (send me answers via email). I wish all of you a beautiful and healthy Easter.
UPDATE: April 3, 2020 Good Morning! There will be a global call going out today. Mr. Walsh is putting together a Scavenger Hunt for REE students! It will be on Wednesday, April 8, 2020 at 2PM. Here is the link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfoCp9H76lwIzNHSOUbTmhLgrg7E_MJ6UV3MBuulHI9cvXsVQ/viewform . If your child is interested in participating, please have them click on the link and use their RIVERSIDE EMAIL address to sign up. THEY MUST USE THEIR RIVERSIDE EMAIL ADDRESS TO PARTICIPATE. We hope to see everyone virtually via Zoon on Wednesday!!
UPDATE: April 2, 2020 another update....on my homework page, I am only going to post the assignment 1x because the assignment is the same for ALL THREE CLASSES. I did not assign a section to the assignment; it is labeled UNASSIGNED. In the title, I started with ALL CLASSES. Please note this change. THANK YOU!
UPDATE: April 2, 2020 Good Afternoon! I wanted to bring to your attention that at the end of the assignments on the Review and Enrichment page there are survey's for every day. Please have your child complete these surveys. It lets me know what resources are being utilized. Thank you!!!!
UPDATE: March 31, 2020 1pm
HI everyone, Someone brought to my attention that all of my surveys were titled Day 5 and contained a survey for the Ratios assignment (which was Day 2). You can envision the emoji's I'm thinking of right now!!! So, this has been corrected...Thank you, Marsala Family!
UPDATE: March 30, 2020
Good Morning! Since I am not using Googe Classroom, I needed to come up with a way to track which students are completing assignments. I created a Google Form so the students can rate the assignments I am giving them. They can let me know if they are utilizing the resouces I am offering and let me know how they are doing on the assignments on a scale of 1-5 (1 being "not so good" and 5 being "great"). No one but I will see these forms. I will upload the forms today; I am working on them now. Please encourage them to complete the forms for me. Thanks! Have a great day!!
UPDATE: March 28, 2020
Good Afternoon! So with the help of Kelly, one of my daughers, we got a pic of Izzy added to the website. She is a 1 year old German Shepard and VERY active. Shelly, the Sherpard/Husky mix crossed the rainbow bridge in June, 2018. We miss her so much.
So, I have posted this coming week's assignments and answer keys. Additionally, I will be available for feedback between 8:00 - 10:00 am and again from 6:30 - 8:00 pm. You can reach me by email (firstname.lastname@example.org). As I said before, I check my email frequently, so if you email me outside of these hours, it is quite possible I will get back to you rather quickly. However, I will get back to you within 24 hours if you contact me outside of those hours.
I look forward to hearing from my students and/or parents, even if it's just to say HI! I miss my students and I miss what I do! A few days off for a holiday or long weekend is nice, but this, this? Well, I really have no words except to hold your loved ones a little closer, appreciate the simple things in life, always be kind, and please, stay healthy.
Mrs. Miller XO
March 25, 2020
Hi Parents & Guardians,
I hope all is well with everyone. My family and I are well. We are keeping busy; my daughters are taking their college classes online, I, too, am currently taking two online college classes, I've been doing a lot of cooking and baking, reading, and cleaning. My husband is an electrician at a hospital, so unfortuantely, he is still working, on the front lines. Our puppy is very happy to have a lot of attention. I am trying to upload her picture, but I'm having trouble. I'll have to have my daughters help me when they get a chance.
So, I guess after a two week vacation, it's time to get back to work. Although the work is not mandatory and will not be graded, it certainly is in the best interest of our students (your child) to continue their education.
Beginning Monday, March 30, 2020, you will find assignments posted to my homework page for your child to complete. My plan thus far is to post 5 assignments on Sunday night by 9 PM for the week (1 per day). If I find this is not working, I will change my plan to posting 1 assignment by 9 PM each night for the following day. I will have "office hours" (to be posted) so that you may contact me with questions. I can be reached at email@example.com. I do check my email often, so even if you email me outside of my office hours, there is a chance I will get back to you rather quickly. I will however get back to you within 24 hours if you contact me outside of my posted office hours.
Some of the assignments you find posted to my homework page may be the material in your child's review/enrichment folder that was available for pick up from Riverside West Elementary on Thursday, March 19 and again on Monday, March 23.
The assignments I will be posting will be review material of the skills we learned from September through our 125th day of school, March 13, 2020 and enrichment activiites to make their math skills more meaningful and more valuable.
Again, I wish you all good health. I will update this page as I have more to pass along. I will change the date with each update, so that you know there is new information. Thank you for all you are doing to encourage "our" kids to keep learning.
Mrs. Miller :)