Sep 03

Thank You!

Thanks, everyone for being understanding during our first week and learning how to use new online tools.

Thursday’s Online meeting went more smoothly than Wednesdays and we are all only going to get better at this.


There is no school Friday september 4th and Monday September 7th

Next Tuesday begins our first day of full day of Virtual classes. I have attached a sample schedule to help you understand what each day May look like. More information is still coming, so some changes might happen.

Please make sure students have complete the three Assignments I gave them this week So I may get to know them better as fifth graders, and they have practice with Schoology! (ALL ABOUT ME, SCHOOLOGY SCAVENGER HUNT, AND THE FIFTH GRADE WRITING PROMPT)

Sep 02

Thursday Sept 3rd

Thank you everyone who joined our first zoom meeting. Hopefully they will get easier for all of us, please be patient as we work out any technology problems.

We will have another meeting Thursday at 9:30AM, try to be on time as that is how I will be taking attendance. The meeting link will be on schoology in the Thursday folder available Thursday morning.

Please continue to complete the assignments I have created for you, there is an easy way to see what you need to do on the right side of the schoology course it will say upcoming.

Sep 01

Wednesday Sept. 2

Thank you to everyone who came out to pick up school supplies, our class had almost 100% show up. Everyone at Miller appreciates the motivation of parents and students right now as we work together with digital learning.

Wednesday will be our first Online meeting, the district is using Zoom for video meeting now.

The link will be posted on our schoology page in the WEDNESDAY folder, tomorrow morning. The meeting will be at 9:30 AM to make sure we have time to fix any technical problems we may have (fingers crossed there won’t be any)

Most of you have all signed in on schoology and have begun the work, THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU! I am so happy to be with all of you in fifth grade this year. You are all an amazing group of kids.

To anyone who might still need it here are the directions for Schoology.

Click here for a link to a video of me showing you how to log on.

Click here for a link to a document explaining how to log on

Aug 31

Tuesday Sept. 1

Tuesday September 1st is our material pick up, at miller from 10-11:30 you can drive or walk up in order to collect school supplies as well as important math and reading materials.

For those of you in my class our color for the pickup is GREEN, so if you cannot find my table look for the green shirt.

Also Schoology is the new website we will be using for online learning, and it is up and working yay!!!!

To help you use schoology I have created a few things you can look at:

Click here for a link to a video of me showing you how to log on.

Click here for a link to a document explaining how to log on

Also, a quick picture explaining how you can log on.

Once you have logged in be sure to go to the welcome back folder and work on the items I have put in there for you. (The video above of me on Schoology explains what you need to complete but if you forgot or need a reminder here is the list of items in Schoology to do right now.

  • Discussion board where you say hi to me so I know you got logged in.
  • Read aloud discussion board of Fireflies with video of me reading it
  • All about me Google slide show for you to complete before Thursday!
Aug 28

Welcome Back to School!

This year is starting off very differently than any other year in the past. But one thing has not changed I am more than excited to be your fifth grade teacher this year.

To all my returning fourth graders, I am so happy that I get one more year with you.

To my new students I am excited to get to know you.

I know you are nervous, or unsure of what to do, this first week of school is going to be a learning experience for all of us and I want to make one thing very clear


I will try and make things as easy as possible for you.

If you have not heard from me by phone yet expect to hear from me soon.

For MONDAY 8/31 it is a half day and the official time is from 8:55-12:00 not everyone may be online at the same time.

Click on the link for a Welcome Back Video From Mr. Duering!

Here are 3 quick links for you to complete on our first day of school.

  1. Please click on the link and answer the questions on this Google Form with a parent so I know the best way to contact you.
  2. Getting to know the fifth grade teachers! Mrs. Zastrow has a read aloud recorded for you to watch.
  3. Here is the link for the welcome back slides from our wonderful new principal, Mrs. Abdullah