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1st Day Of School

  1. 1. Welcome, Students! Mrs. Mays– 7th Grade Language Arts
  2. 2. Welcome to 7th grade!
  3. 3. All About Me <ul><li>My background </li></ul><ul><ul><li>I grew up in Topeka. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>I attended West Avondale and Stout Elementary School, Jardine Middle School, Topeka High School, and Bethany College. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>My experience </li></ul><ul><ul><li>I’ve been teaching for 12 years. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>I have also taught at Chase Middle School and Ross Elementary as the PE teacher but Landon 7 th grade Language Arts is my favorite. </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>My husband </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Brian </li></ul></ul><ul><li>My child </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Brynna </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Our pets*** </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Porsche </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Izzy </li></ul></ul>My Family ***The chimp and white tiger are not Porsche and Izzy
  5. 5. My Goals <ul><li>To give you the academic and social skills you need to survive in 7 th grade. </li></ul><ul><li>To provide a supportive and fun classroom environment. </li></ul><ul><li>To help you learn the following things: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>how to research for projects </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>how to correctly do daily editing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>how to use grammar appropriately </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>how to create writing projects </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>Mrs. Mays </li></ul>Language Arts
  7. 7. 7 th grade core classes <ul><li>The subjects we cover during 7 th grade are: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Reading- Mr. Lavin </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Math- Mrs. Davids </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Science- </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Social studies- Mr. Meyer </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Writing- Mrs. Mays <ul><li>We will be doing 3 research writing assignments. </li></ul><ul><li>We will do a narrative writing piece. </li></ul><ul><li>We will do a persuasive writing piece. </li></ul><ul><li>We will do an autobiography piece. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Reading <ul><li>We will be doing some projects with the novels and vocabulary from Mr. Lavin’s class. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Math <ul><li>Briefly describe the topics you will cover this year in Math. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Science <ul><li>Briefly describe the topics you will cover this year in Science. </li></ul>
  12. 12. Social Studies <ul><li>The research projects that will we be doing will have to do with the material you are learning from Mr. Meyer’s class. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Kansas History </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Geography </li></ul></ul>
  13. 13. Our Classroom Community <ul><li>Mrs. Mays– 7 th Grade </li></ul>
  14. 14. Class Rules <ul><li>Our classroom is a community. In our community, we have rules to help us get along with each other. </li></ul><ul><li>Our class rules are: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Must be in the room by the time the tardy bell rings, or you will be counted tardy. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Gum will be allowed if it is not disrupting the class. No candy unless given by Mrs. Mays. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Bring all materials to class. This includes 3-ringed notebook with notebook paper, planner, pencil/ ( red ) pens, and assignment(s). </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Respect is expected! </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The bell does not dismiss you, I will. </li></ul></ul>
  15. 15. Homework and Websites <ul><li>I do not assign homework every night. You might need to finish rough drafts or grammar assignments periodically during the year. </li></ul><ul><li>Your vocabulary packets are due on Fridays . </li></ul><ul><li>There are several websites that you can visit to study while at home. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>www.studystacks.com </li></ul></ul>
  16. 16. Let’s Have a Great Year!