Sonya Hill

2549 Panther Drive, New Lexington, OH. 43764 P 740-342-4128 | F 740-342-6071
P.O. Box 173, Junction City, OH. 43748 P 740-343-0680 | F 740-343-0683

Welcome to the 2021-2022 school year! My name is Sonya Hill and this is my eighth year at New Lexington Middle School. I am teaching 6th grade math in classroom 123. I earned my teaching degree from Ohio University in 1992. I also earned a Masters of Science in Business Administration from Central Michigan University in 2002 and a Masters Certificate in Engaging Culturally Diverse Learners from Walden University in 2013. I am HQT for grades 1-8.

I am married to my outdoor buddy Rick and we live in Hocking Hills. We enjoy nature, travel, and spending time with our family. We have three children and three grandchildren. I am an avid reader and I raise chickens.


Expectations

    It is expected that you, the student, will always be positive, prepared, and productive. High expectations are intended to provide you with the greatest opportunity for learning, achievement, and success in our class. Student participation is a critical part of a successful and thriving classroom.

    If your classmates are working hard, chances are you will too! Always doing your best can be difficult at times, but if you surround yourself with motivated classmates, friends, family, and others, you will create a strong support system. Cooperation is a very important life skill. Encourage and help one another. Recognize and celebrate personal and academic growth.

    We all have different beliefs, priorities, and challenges. Always be respectful of each other. Remember that you never know what might be happening in another persons’ life. Think twice before saying or doing something you may later regret. Simply put, follow the Golden Rule: “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.”


Grades

 Grades will be based on a combination of 6th grade math content mastery and participation/preparedness. This includes any type of graded work or assessments (examples:  tests, quizzes, writings, presentations, projects, classwork, homework, skill building and practice activities, entry/exit tasks, etc.). 


Class 

Students will interact with their textbook(s), multimedia, task projects and presentations. Concepts build on previous grade level material.There will be challenging concepts, but we will work together to master the standards. All students will be given the opportunity to become mathematically literate citizens. This includes the knowledge and skills needed for the 21st century workforce and higher education. Students will have many opportunities to practice and develop embedded literacy, history, and scientific skills also. Daily study/work and preparation are required in order to be successful. Mastery takes time and effort. 


Mathematical Practices

All students need to engage in the following mathematical practices to construct their knowledge and enduring understanding of mathematical content.


  • Make sense of problems and persevere in solving them.

  • Reason abstractly and quantitatively.

  • Construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others.

  • Model with mathematics.

  • Use appropriate tools strategically.

  • Attend to precision.

  • Look for and make use of structure.

  • Look for and express regularity in repeated reasoning.


Spiral Growthwork/Homework

 Students will receive a Spiral Growthwork/Homework Assignment Sheet on the first day of the week and it is due by the last day of the week. 

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