Wednesday, November 16, 2011

New Web Site

The St. Joseph School District has a new website format!  Check it out at  Click on Select a School, Ellison, Staff, then Mrs. Miller.

Monday, November 7, 2011

Important Info

Lots of important information came home today.  Please be sure to check your child's home folder for this week's homework packet, Our Week at a Glance, and the November book order forms.  There is information attached about a $5.00 coupon for Scholastics when you buy 2 Kelloggs products.  Book orders are due on Tuesday, November 15th.

Don't forget the Multiplication test and Spelling test on Tuesday.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Halloween Fun

Check out the pictures from our Fall party on the Classroom Photo Album

Book Reports

The theme for our book reports for the month of November is letter writing.  We will also begin a new unit in writing focusing on writing friendly letters.  The parts of a letter we will study in class are date, greeting, body, closing, and signature.  Each of these letter parts needs to be included in the book report.  In the body of the letter, the students should tell what happened at the beginning, middle, and the end of the book.  Also, as a conclusion, a recommendation for the book and a reason why.  Below you will find a sample book report.  Feel free to contact me if you have any questions.  Book reports will be due on Wednesday, November 30th.

                                                                      November 1, 2011 
Dear Julie,
    I just read a book about two friends who went on a trip to the beach.  In the beginning, Sam and Fred decided it would be fun to visit the beach.  They loaded up the car and headed for the ocean.  It took them 2 days to get there.  
     In the middle, Sam and Fred decided to swim in the ocean.  They had a great time playing in the waves and the water.  The water tasted very salty.  
     In the end, the friends collected seashells.  They found lots of different kinds of shells to take home to their families.
     I recommend that you read this book.  It was very entertaining because Sam and Fred had many fun adventures at the beach.
                                                                          Your friend,
                                                                          Mrs. Miller


Friday, October 28, 2011

Thank you to all the families that came to parent teacher conferences.  I really enjoyed visiting with you about your child's progress throughout the first quarter.  

Our fall party will be on Monday, October 31st.  The costume parade will begin at 2:00 in the gym.  Students may wear their costume to school or bring it to change in to before the parade.  Remember no scary masks or props that could be considered weapons.  The classroom party will begin around 2:30.  Thanks also to all those who brought treats for our fall party.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011


I am really looking forward to visiting with parents at conferences on Wednesday and Thursday.  I have lots of information to share about your child!

We will have early dismissals on Wednesday and Thursday at 1:30.  On Friday, dismissal time will be 12:30.

2 non-fiction book reports are due on Friday, October 28th.

Please remember to send party treats by Friday.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Hats on Day

Thanks to everyone who donated to Kids with Cancer.  Check out our fun hats!