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Welcome, S tudents !. Mrs. Mays– 7th Gr ade Language Arts. Welcome to 7th grade!. All About Me. My background I grew up in Topeka. I attended West Avondale and Stout Elementary School, Jardine Middle School, Topeka High School, and Bethany College. My experience

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Welcome s tudents

Welcome, Students!

Mrs. Mays–7th Grade Language Arts

Welcome to 7th grade
Welcome to 7th grade!

All about me
All About Me

  • My background

    • I grew up in Topeka.

    • I attended West Avondale and Stout Elementary School, Jardine Middle School, Topeka High School, and Bethany College.

  • My experience

    • I’ve been teaching for 13 years.

    • I have also taught at Chase Middle School and Ross Elementary as the PE teacher but Landon 7th grade Language Arts is my favorite.

My family
My Family

  • My husband

    • Brian

  • My child

    • Brynna

  • Our pets

    • Porsche

    • Izzy

My goals
My Goals

  • To give you the academic and social skills you need to survive in 7th grade.

  • To provide a supportive and fun classroom environment.

  • To help you learn the following things:

    • how to research for projects

    • how to correctly do daily editing

    • how to use grammar appropriately

    • how to create writing projects

Language arts
Language Arts

Mrs. Mays

7 th grade core classes
7th grade core classes

  • The subjects you cover during 7th grade are:

    • Reading- Mr. Lavin

    • Math- Mrs. Davids

    • Science- Mrs. Villahermosa

    • Social studies- Mr. Meyer

Writing mrs mays
Writing- Mrs. Mays

  • We will be doing 3 research writing assignments.

  • We will do a narrative writing piece.

  • We will do a persuasive writing piece.

  • We will do an autobiography piece.


  • We will be doing some projects with the novels and vocabulary from Mr. Lavin’s class.


  • You will study hard and prepare for the state standards test in the spring.


  • You will find yourself busy with experiments and ideas for the science fair.

Social studies
Social Studies

  • The research projects that will we be doing will have to do with the material you are learning from Mr. Meyer’s class.

    • Kansas History

    • Geography

Our classroom community

Mrs. Mays– 7th Grade

Our Classroom Community

Class rules
Class Rules

  • Our classroom is a community. In our community, we have rules to help us get along with each other.

  • Our class rules are:

    • Must be in the room by the time the tardy bell rings, or you will be counted tardy.

    • Gum will be allowed if it is not disrupting the class. No candy unless given by Mrs. Mays.

    • Bring all materials to class. This includes 3-ringed notebook with notebook paper, planner, pencil/ (red) pens, and assignment(s).

    • Respect is expected!

    • The bell does not dismiss you, I will.

Homework and websites
Homework and Websites

  • I do not assign homework every night. You might need to finish rough drafts or grammar assignments periodically during the year.

  • Your vocabulary packets are due on Fridays.

  • There are several websites that you can visit to study while at home.

    • http://landon-mays.wikispaces.com

      • Here you will find a copy of the late work policy

    • www.studystacks.com