Mrs. Taylor Hammill

Phone: 704-436-9302

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

B.A. Elementary Education(K-6) from the University of North Carolina Wilmington

Mrs. Taylor Hammill

Welcome to Mrs. Hammill's page!
I am the 6th grade Math teacher for the Mars Hill Mountain Lion Team.

 

I am orginally from Mount Pleasant and grew up attending the Mount Pleasant schools, so I love that I am back to help the next generation of students learn and enjoy the great atmosphere that Mount Pleasant Middle brings to education.

I graduated from the University of North Carolina Wilmington in 2015 and taught for one year in elementary school before coming to MPMS. This is my fourth year in 6th grade and I love it! I am also the head coach of the MPMS softball team. Feel free to email me with any questions or concerns.

 

 
 

Classroom Expectations/Grading Policies

  • I have high expectations for my students. 

    1. Be prepared each day - have all your materials...Math notebooks are brought everyday.
    2. Homework should be completed each night, it is an extension of the lesson!
    3. Follow directions the first time given.
    4. Classroom transitions should be done quickly and quietly.
     
     
     

    HOMEWORK: Students will have homework every night during the week (Monday-Thursday). Grading is based on EFFORT! I JUST WANT TO SEE YOU TRY! Please make sure you are completing your homework, as it is 5 points off the total Homework grade each time you do not complete it. All students start at 100 at the beginning of each quarter and after progress reports.  

     

    To Schedule a Conference:   If you would like to meet with your student's teachers, you must call Mrs. Taylor in the office at 704-260-6530.  Meetings should not be scheduled through emails or written notes to individual teachers.  

     

    Getting make up work for students who have been absent:  It is always the student'sresponsibility to ask each teacher for his/her make up work upon returning to school.  Please don't email the homeroom teacher for make up work, as s/he cannot gather up the work from all the other teachers your child sees in a day. Refer to the student handbook for more details on this topic.

     

    A word about Extra credit:  Individual extra credit is NOT offered. 

     



  • 6TH GRADE MATH Grading Policy:

    - Daily Assignments/Activities, Homework and Flocabulary assigments will count 1 time (Late work will be 5 points off each day it is late). 

    - Quizzes will count 2 times

    - Tests and Projects will count 3 times

    **Regardless of excuses, homework is due on the due date given and is due at the beginning of class. 5 points will be deducted from the homework grade if not completed or ALL work shown.

    **Students will get 3 days to make up work and tests from an absence REGARDLESS of how many days they are absent. After the 3rd day, it will be considered “Late”

     

    Remediation Opportunities for 6TH GRADE MATH:

    For Quizzes:

    -All students may use earbuds for quizzes for a read aloud feature on the computer.

    Students should be able to pass (60 is passing) quizzes. In the event s/he does not pass, the following opportunities are available to him/her:


    *In all fairness to those who passed, if the second attempt is passing, the maximum score that will be recorded is a 65.
    *If the second attempt is still failing, the higher of the two grades will be recorded and it will be up to the student to seek out help from Mrs. Hammill teacher  during Venture time if s/he so chooses.

     

    For Unit Tests:

    -Students should be able to pass (60 is passing) tests. In the event s/he does not pass, the following opportunities are available to him/her:
    -All students may use earbuds for quizzes for a read aloud feature on the computer.

    Students who make a 65 or below---
    - Student WILL recieve a test corrections sheet with the questions that were incorrect. This needs to completed at home and turned into me by the date written on the test corrections.

    If the student does not get all of the questions correct on the corrections, I take the amount of points they are from a 65 and divide it by the amount of questions they have to correct. For example, if a student makes a 45 and there are 10 questions to make corrections on, they would get 2 points back per correct answer. 

    65-45 = 20 points 

    10 questions = 2 points a piece

     I have found that this is they best way to give students the most credit as possible for being diligent and caring about their grade by completing the corrections. 

    *Only one test correction is allowed.*In all fairness to those who passed, the maximum score for completed test corrections that will be recorded is a 65. Students who make corrections and they are all correct, automatically recieve a 65.   

     Classwork/HW that are not eligible for remediation.

    - Students are allowed to see teachers during Venture days for “help/remediation” on material s/he is struggling with. The key is for THE STUDENT to go to and ask the teacher for help. We cannot help if we don’t know there is a problem.