We have a nautical theme going this year at Miller. As our staff shirt shows, we’re on the SS Miller, due in part to our staff book study, The Shark and The Goldfish (by Jon Gordon), and because it is a theme dominating our thoughts as we chart new educational waters during waves of change. I want to thank our campus secretary, Mrs. Worley, for literally taking the shirt off her back for this photo op today!
Our campus Design Team creates our course of direction each year (we do a different school theme each year in fact) and I compliment their ongoing work! This committee provides great ideas and input into daily instructional operations and best practices.
Two grade levels participated today in the first SS Miller Day. Second graders rotated through several special classes during the morning hours before meeting back up with their teachers; our fourth graders did the same throughout the afternoon. This special learning and teaching time provides our learners with an opportunity to extend instruction in art, music, PE, technology, and theater arts while giving their teachers valuable time to design instruction and plan meaningful lessons for the next grading period. It is all part of our Working on the Work philosophy here in MISD (more about this in an upcoming blog).
Each grade level will participate in an SS Miller learning opportunity in the coming weeks, then the cycle will repeat itself. We are indebted to our clever Specials Team for creating fun learning opportunities for learners, to our Design Team for creating a way for teachers to “work on the work” together, and to our entire Miller family for working as a team during these special instructional days. May we all continue to support positive ways to thrive during waves of change on the SS Miller this year!