Welcome to Miss Hill's Team!
As we experience 5th grade together, I believe that it is important for all of us (parents, students, and teachers) to be working together to ensure success. This website is intended to give you information that will help us achieve this goal. Please explore this website to discover:
- a calendar of events
- current classroom news
"Children are likely to live up to what you believe of them."
-Lady Bird Johnson
"Treat a child as though he already is the person he's capable of becoming."
The quotations above sum up my thoughts about education and my role as your son or daughter's teacher. It is my belief that all children can learn and succeed. Each child is unique and has his/her own learning style. Therefore, in my classroom, I use numerous styles of learning to effectively teach the concepts needed to be successful: visual, verbal, kinesthetic... Regarding my philosophy on grading, I believe grades should be used as a tool for parents, students, and teachers to identify where a child's progress is at a specific time. However, one must keep in mind that the grades are determined by more than just what is calculated on paper. In fact, the study skills, habits, and strategies a child utilizes on those assessments has the greatest impact on what the result is. Therefore, one must keep in mind that it isn't solely "what the child has shown on paper", but most importantly the process taken to get him or her there.