About Mrs. Mays

I teach a self contained special education class at Kennedy Elementary School in Winder, GA

First day of school!

A new school year! My class was split into two classes this year so four of my former students are now across the hall in a new class. I also had two graduate to middle school which leaves me with five students starting off the year. Luckily we will be going to lunch and specials with the other class so I still get to see my “old babies” at least twice a day.

Here are my current students on the first day of the 2017-18 school year!

New beginnings

The last two years I have been very VERY bad about updating the class blog.  As a matter of fact I’m not sure I posted at all last year. I had a very large class, a new baby, and not enough time.

This year my daughter is two so I’ve adjusted to the “working mom” thing, my class has only five students and I have two paraprofessionals, so my goal is to get back to regular posts on the blog … so stay tuned!



This month’s graphing data was about where we would like to use maps! We have read stories about characters who used a map at the zoo, at a fair and at a farm. So we asked “Where would you like to use a map?”, made a pictograph, sorted the answers, then put them on a graph and then colored the graph! We even analyzed the data to answer questions about the graph. (Most of our class would rather use a map at the fair, if you were wondering).

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Comprehension questions

This is how we literally use the illustrations and information in a book to answer questions about the story! Dr. Mays puts picture symbols of the key details on the pages of the book with velcro. Then when she asks us a comprehension question about the story, she helps us find the page where we can find the answer. Then we take the picture from the book and match it to one of the three answer choices. Then we find the answer on a worksheet and mark it! Here are some of our classmates answering questions about the story “To the Zoo”.

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Pete the Cat

Today in Art, Mrs. Foster read us the book “Pete the Cat and his Four Groovy Buttons”. Then we got to help Pete put the buttons back on his coat!! She even featured our work on her art blog!!


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