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I am a graduate of Sam Houston State University with a Bachelor of Science
in Elementary Education. This is my 33rd year teaching, and my
sixteenth year to teach in Tomball ISD. I spent the first 14 years teaching in
Humble ISD where my teaching experience included kindergarten, second, and third grade. My love for teaching and children is what keeps me finding new ways to increase the excitement for learning in my students. The key to learning is keeping enthusiasm high and fostering teacher/student relationships.

My husband and I have two boys.  Ramsey, our oldest is in management.  Reagan is a History Teacher and Football Coach at Brazoswood High School.  Our family loves the fall because we are huge football fans!   We spend our weekends watching the Wildcats, Bucs, Aggies and Cowboys during football season.

We spend our family time traveling Texas, catching the latest movie and visiting with family and friends. We love our summer trips to Garner State Park!

I look forward to a fantastic year with you and your child.   If you even have any questions or concerns please email me at:  roseannmiller@tomballisd.net
 

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Cicada
We had an exciting event happen during our recess today!    A cicada was emerging from his exoskeleton during recess.   The kids LOVED watching science happen.   

Shhh...Second Annual Camp Mystic

On May 20th, the Second Grade Hallway will be transformed into Camp Mystic!   In 2019 we launched our first annual Camp Mystic and it was a HUGE success thanks to the generosity of our wonderful parents and “Camp Counselors”.  

We will create a camp like atmosphere with crafts, games, mail call and snacks to end out the school year.    We are so excited for the return of camp, but need your help to make this a success!   Due to COVID restrictions, we will need individual snack packages and help purchasing required supplies for the crafts.    

Please look over the sign up genius by clicking the link below to donate supplies or snacks for our camp.  Any help is greatly appreciated.

Camp Mystic Donations

Here's What's New in Mrs. Miller's Class

All spelling tests will be averaged for one major writing grade.

Spelling - Blue Homework Folder will be sent home every Friday with the new Words Their Way words and a Math WS.  For homework, students should study the pattern for the week, not just memorize the words to be a Friday speller. 

Words Their Way teachers students how to look critically at words so they can build a deeper understanding of how spelling works to represent sounds and meanings.  If your child is still having difficulty with learning their words during the two weeks, please look to the link below for ideas to use at home.

Many students have moved into different spelling groups and will be receiving more challenging word patterns.   These are patterns they will need to learn to effectively decode while reading.   Your child should be cutting apart their words and completing word sorts, speed sorts, blind sorts or activities from the list instead of just memorizing how to spell the words for a test.  If you need help watch the video below.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8jc_oLsOO6I    

 
Reader's Workshop - In Reader's Workshop, we have started our Poetry Unit.   We are learning about elements found in poetry such as alliteration, rhyme, repetition and onomatopoeia.   We are learning how readers use imagery to create pictures in our mind when reading the poet's work.   We have written several different types of poems in class.    Your child will be bringing home a poem that they will need to memorize and create a prop that they will use during their presentation.   If you do not like the poem your child selected, please contact ASAP to get a new poem approved.
 
Writer's Workshop - During Writer's Workshop, we will be working on writing different types poems.   We are also learning about prepositions.
 
Math -In Math, we wrapping up our unit on three digit addition/subtraction with and without regrouping.    This is a very difficult concept for some students, especially if they do not know their math facts.   Please have your child practice their facts every night as the basic facts should be the "sight words" for math.  Right now our test is scheduled for this Thursday, April 15th.   Many students are struggling with subtraction so practice, practice, practice!  Every week your child's math homework has questions that are very similar to what they will see on the test.    Have your child attempt to complete on their own and then go over together.
 
Science- We are wrapping up our unit on Weather, Seasons and Objects in the Sky.  Our Unit Test will be next week and will cover many of the investigations we have completed in class.

Wildcat Boogie Fundraiser

Friday, March 12th is our last day for the Wildcat Boogie Fundraiser.  The students are so excited to be in first place!!  Thank you to all who have raised money so our school can purchase chrome books so that each classroom will have a class set.   Right now, second grade is sharing two carts so this is a big need for our school.   
 
Shirts and Cheer Grams will be delivered on Thursday, March 11th.    
 
Second Grade Wildcat Boogie Fundraiser Totals as of 3/09/2021
Miller         $2,460
Madere     $1,510
Vasquez    $1,040
Neelley      $1,358
Collins       $   470
Parker       $   820

Wildcat Boogie Fundraiser

Parents,
 
We are currently in the lead for raising money for our only fundraiser this year.   If you have not starting raising money, you have until Friday, March 12th.   Winning class gets a silly string fight and several other goodies.    Thank you to all who have raised money.   The students are so excited to be in first place!!
 
 
Second Grade Wildcat Boogie Fundraiser Totals as of 3/5/2021
Miller         $1,905
Madere     $1,320
Vasquez    $   980
Neelley      $   850
Collins       $   470
Parker       $   390

Here's What's New in Mrs. Miller's Class

New spelling words went home on Friday, February 26th.   Our final spelling test for this nine weeks will be on March 12th.   All spelling tests will be averaged for one major writing grade.

Spelling - Blue Homework Folder will be sent home every Friday with the new Words Their Way words and a Math WS.  For homework, students should study the pattern for the week, not just memorize the words to be a Friday speller. 

Words Their Way teachers students how to look critically at words so they can build a deeper understanding of how spelling works to represent sounds and meanings.  If your child is still having difficulty with learning their words during the two weeks, please look to the link below for ideas to use at home.

Many students have moved into different spelling groups and will be receiving more challenging word patterns.   These are patterns they will need to learn to effectively decode while reading.   Your child should be cutting apart their words and completing word sorts, speed sorts, blind sorts or activities from the list instead of just memorizing how to spell the words for a test.  If you need help watch the video below.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8jc_oLsOO6I    

 
Reader's Workshop - In Reader's Workshop, we are moving in to nonfiction text elements.   We will be looking at all the different features you can find in a nonfiction text:   table of contents, bold words, diagrams, labels, graphs, index, glossary, heading, illustrations, photograph, caption.   We will have a major test on Thursday, March 11th over these features.   
 
Writer's Workshop - During Writer's Workshop, we will be working on writing a paper over Helen Keller.   We have worked on writing good sentences that are a complete thought.   These papers will be one of there major grades for this nine weeks.
 
Math -In Math, we wrapping up our unit on two digit addition/subtraction with and without regrouping.    This is a very difficult concept for some students, especially if they do not know their math facts.   Please have your child practice their facts every night as the basic facts should be the "sight words" for math.  Right now our test is scheduled for this Friday, March 5th.   Many students are struggling with subtraction so practice, practice, practice!  I will send home some practice word problems and I recommend you let your child try on their own and then check them together.
 
Science- This week will be be learning about natural resources and the things we get from our natural resources.  Our Unit Test will cover Rocks, Freshwater, Saltwater, and Natural Resources.   We will be taking all science tests online for the remainder of the year.   The students will need headphones as the test is read to them. If your child has broken their headphones or not yet brought to school, please send in ASAP as I do not have any extras at school.   I will send home a study guide this week and the Unit Test will be next Wednesday.

Here's What's New in Mrs. Miller's Class

Spelling - Blue Homework Folder will be sent home every Friday with the new Words Their Way words and a Math WS.  For homework, students should study the pattern for the week, not just memorize the words to be a Friday speller. 

Words Their Way teachers students how to look critically at words so they can build a deeper understanding of how spelling works to represent sounds and meanings.  If your child is still having difficulty with learning their words during the two weeks, please look to the link below for ideas to use at home.

Many students have moved into different spelling groups and will be receiving more challenging word patterns.   These are patterns they will need to learn to effectively decode while reading.   Your child should be cutting apart their words and completing word sorts, speed sorts, blind sorts or activities from the list instead of just memorizing how to spell the words for a test.  If you need help watch the video below.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8jc_oLsOO6I    

 
Reader's Workshop - In Reader's Workshop, we are learning about the genre fiction and nonfiction.   We are reading the biography Helen Keller in class and will be learning how to stop and jot notes while learning new facts.  The students are very interested in Helen Keller and this unit will carry over to next week.
 
Writer's Workshop - During Writer's Workshop, we will be working on writing good paragraphs.   We will also be learning about pronouns over the next few weeks.
 
Math -In Math, we are learning how to add and subtract two digit addition numbers with and without regrouping.   This is a very difficult concept for some students, especially if they do not know their math facts.   Please have your child practice their facts every night as the basic facts should be the "sight words" for math.  Right now our test is scheduled for next Friday, February 19th.   Many students are struggling with subtraction so practice, practice, practice!
 
Science -In Science we are going to be learning about freshwater, saltwater and natural resources over the next few weeks.    Our Unit Test will cover Rocks, Freshwater, Saltwater, and Natural Resources.   We will be taking all science tests online for the remainder of the year.   The students will need headphones as the test is read to them. If your child has broken their headphones or not yet brought to school, please send in ASAP as I do not have any extras at school.   

Here's What's New in Mrs. Miller's Class

Spelling - Blue Homework Folder will be sent home every Friday with the new Words Their Way words and a Math WS.  The spelling folder should go back and forth to home and school every day.  For homework, students should study the pattern for the week, not just memorize the words on the list.    If your child is still having difficulty with learning their words during the two weeks, please look to the link below for ideas to use at home.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8jc_oLsOO6I    

 
Reader's Workshop - During Reader's Workshop for the next few weeks, we will be learning about the author's purpose, fact and opinion and the genre fiction and nonfiction.   This past week we learned about the author's purpose of Persuade, Inform and Entertain.   This week we will be sorting books based on the author's purpose and move into discovering the difference between a fact (something that can be proven) and an opinion (someone's thoughts, feelings or ideas).
 
Writer's Workshop - During Writer's Workshop, we will be working on writing good paragraphs.   We will also be learning about adjectives over the next few weeks.
 
Math -In Math, we are wrapping up geometry and will be moving in to fractions.   Test review was emailed out on Friday and the test will be this Wednesday, January13th.
 
Science -In Science we are going to be learning about types of energy.   We will learn about light, sound and heat energy.   We have many different hands on experiments and the students will be expected to apply what they have learned from the experiments to the daily and major assessments.

Run Wild/Field Day

2nd Grade PARENTS WE NEED YOU! We do not have enough volunteers for the Field Day games on Friday (9:00-9:45). We would love for the kids to be able move around and play any game, but not all the games have volunteers. If you are able to volunteer for the field day games during the second grade time please sign-up using the link below.

2nd Schedule

9:00-9:45 Zone 3 – Field Day Games

9:50-10:35 Zone 1 – Fun Run

10:40-11:25 Zone 2 – Inflatables

There are still several volunteer spots that need to be filled in order to make Run Wild and Field Day successful and fun! If you haven’t already done so, please check out the sign up genius and sign up where you are able to help! https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70A0D4BA4A82DABF58-2020

To make reservations for Run Wild and Field Day see the Wednesday Wildcat Tales.  Visitors with reservations will be able to check-in at the gates entering the event.  Without reservations, you will need to check-in at the front desk.