DISTANCE LEARNING UPDATE: 5th grade teachers will be posting optional assignments for students to continue distance learning starting on Monday, April 20th. The assignments will be posted on the Cherokee 5th Grade Facebook Page. If you need any help at all, please contact any of the 5th grade teachers. We are here to help. We miss YOU!
Hello and welcome to my online classroom!
My name is Mrs. Kristen Miller. I teach English Language Arts to the 5th grade students at Cherokee Elementary School. This is my 11th year as a teacher, all of which have been at Cherokee Elementary. My educational background includes a B.S. in Education with a concentration in Early Childhood Education and a M.S. in Education with a concentration in Elementary Reading and Literacy.
I have been married to my husband, Chris Miller, for 11 years now. We have a precious little girl, Kinley, who is a second grade student here at CES. Our family also includes two "furbabies", Breckenridge and Olaf.
My Philosophy of Education
I believe education should be something that excites and sparks interest in little growing minds. It is my opinion that educators should facilitate and allow children to discover their own answers, all the while being guided with strategies that help them grow into young adults who crave to know more. I also believe in a classroom where students learn by helping each other, teaching each other, and putting their hands on various activities that reach each individual. Since every student’s personality, background, culture, and preferences differ so much, I know that I must have various teaching styles throughout any given school day.
Although everyone knows that students are at school to learn, I truly believe that feeling loved and supported is just as important in a young child’s development. I try to make my classroom a home where each child feels respected, cared for, and challenged. My hope is that each child feels exactly that when they enter and exit my classroom each day.