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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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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
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