Jackie Miller

                                          

My name is Jackie Miller.  I grew up and graduated high school in Harrold.  After attending college at SDSU and USD I graduated with a degree in Elementary Education.  My family and I then spent 10 years in Rapid City and are now living back in Harrold. I was the Title 1 director in Harrold for 13 years and have been a Title 1 Teacher in the Highmore-Harrold school district since.

My family includes Jay, my wonderful husband of 35 years.  We have two adult children.  Our eldest Kendra is married to Dustin Luke.  They live in Harrold and have a son Jayden who is 2 years old and the apple of our eye.   Our son Kalin just graduated from USD and is now an assistant-manager at the new Menards in Pierre.  We are thrilled to have him back living with us for now until he see where his career sends him.  I love spending time with my family, reading, directing the high school plays, babysitting my grandson, and watching my students blossom each year.. 

My email is jackie.miller@k12.sd.us .  Please feel free to email me anytime and I'll try to get back to you within a day or two.

We have had a great beginning to the school year. The first semester my students will be working on parts of speech, writing skills, fluency, and reading comprehension in my reading classes.  My math students and I will be working on addition with carrying, subtraction with borrowing, telling time, word problems, and measurement in math.

Next semester we will continue to work on parts of speech, writing skills, fluency, and reading comprehension.  In math we will continue perfecting our addition and subtraction skills while adding in fractions, multiplication, and division and word problem

 

This is a link to my plan book.  I keep in constant contact with your child's classroom teacher.  If the teacher says that your child has a certain skill that they need extra help with I often pull resource materials for that skill and work on the skill immediately to help insure the child's success in the classroom.  I then move the lesson that I had planned forward and we cover it at a later date.

  http://planbookedu.com/s/ULNC4

 

 Favorite websites:

www.mobymax.com

www.funbrain.com

www.abcmouse.com      for younger children

http://pbskids.org/     for younger children

http://wonderopolis.org/

http://kids.nationalgeographic.com/

http://www.whyville.net/smmk/nice 

http://www.spatulatta.com/

https://www.dictionary.com/ 

www.PTAeverychild.onevoice.com

 

Education Philosophy:  They won't care what you know until they know that you care.



Classroom Expectations:
     1.  Enter the classroom quietly
     2.  Respect everyone in the room including teachers, other students and yourself.
     3.  Clean up after yourself
     4.  Come ready to do your best.
     5.  There is no dumb question, so feel free to ask for help on anything (that's what I'm here for.)  

 

Questions to ask your child after school to open up lines of communication:

  • 1.  What would you like to tell me about school today?
  • 2.  What was the funniest thing that happened?
  • 3.  What was the most interesting thing you leared?
  • 4.  How would your teachers say today went?
  • 5.  What makes a good friend?
  • 6.  What was the nicest thing you did for someone today?
  • 7.  What did you not do today that you wish you had done?
  • 8.  What challenged you most today?
  • 9.  What are you looking forward to tomorrow?
  • 10.  What helps you learn?
  • 11.  What makes a good day at school?
  • 12.  What do you like most about school?
  • 13.  What do you like least about school?
  • 14.  If you could have one class be longer or shorter what would it be? 
  • 15.  If you became a teacher - what subject would you teach?  Why?
  • 16.  If you were the teacher, what would you do differently?  What would you do the same?
  • 17.  What strategies do you use when something is hard to learn?
  • 18.  If you got one wish about school -what would it be?
  • 19.  How do you choose who to sit with at lunch, on the bus, in class?
  • 20.  Would you please draw me a picture of how your day went today?
  • 21.  What did you learn today that you can use right away?
  • 22. What was the easiest (or hardest) class today?
  • 23.  What will you remember MOST about your day today?
2017 Highmore-Harrold School District
415 Iowa Ave South, PO Box 416
Highmore, SD 57345
High School (605) 852-2275
Elementary (605) 852-2276
Fax (605) 852-2295

The Highmore-Harrold School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its programs, activities, or hiring practices.