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  • 1. Welcome, Students! Mrs. Mays7th Grade Language Arts

2. Welcome to 7th grade! 3. 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
    • Ive been teaching for 12 years.
    • I have also taught at Chase Middle School and Ross Elementary as the PE teacher but Landon 7 thgrade Language Arts is my favorite.


  • My husband
    • Brian
  • My child
    • Brynna
  • Our pets***
    • Porsche
    • Izzy

My Family ***The chimp and white tiger are not Porsche and Izzy 5. My Goals

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


  • Mrs. Mays

Language Arts 7. 7 thgrade core classes

  • The subjects we cover during 7 thgrade are:
    • Reading- Mr. Lavin
    • Math- Mrs. Davids
    • Science-
    • Social studies- Mr. Meyer

8. 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.

9. Reading

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

10. Math

  • Briefly describe the topics you will cover this year in Math.

11. Science

  • Briefly describe the topics you will cover this year in Science.

12. Social Studies

  • The research projects that will we be doing will have to do with the material you are learning from Mr. Meyers class.
    • Kansas History
    • Geography

13. Our Classroom Community

  • Mrs. Mays 7 thGrade

14. 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.

15. 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 onFridays .
  • There are several websites that you can visit to study while at home.
    • [email_address]
    • www.studystacks.com

16. Lets Have a Great Year!