Josephine Gautreau

7th Grade English

662.349.6660
Josephine Gautreau

Welcome to Mrs. Gautreau's

7th Grade
ELA Class

Announcements

Overview:

Our learning will center on fiction and nonfiction texts emphasizing the Common Core Standards set forth by the Mississippi Department of Education. We will read various short stories, poetry and informational texts while concentrating on narrative, informational and argumentative writing. Learning will involve group work, whole class instruction, small groups, independent practice and many opportunities to share in class discussions sparked by our readings. Homework will be given on Monday and will be due on Friday.

7th Grade (Select ONE of the following books to read over the summer.)
The Only Thing to Fear by Caroline Tung Richmond
See You at Harry’s by Jo Knowles
Curveball: The Year I Lost My Grip by Jordan Sonnenblick
Tell Me by Joan Bauer
Worthy by Donna Cooner
We Could Be Brothers by Derrick Barnes


TEST Date will be announced in class the first week of school.

Class Supplies

Pencils    
Paper
Head phones (for iReady)   

About the Teacher


This is my 16th year teaching 7th grade ELA. Teaching has always been my passion, and I look forward to working with my students to help them grow in the area of English/Language Arts.
I was born and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana, and moved to Southaven in 2005. My family and I lost our home in Hurricane Katrina, so we quickly made the Midsouth our home.
I have been married to my husband Steven for 27 years and we have 3 awesome children. My oldest daughter (Caroline) is a mammographer and works for Baptist Women's Center in Memphis, my youngest daughter (Madeline) is a sophomore at Mississippi State University majoring in accounting and finance and my son (Louis) is in 10th grade at DCHS and plays baseball for DCHS and EBC. They are our pride and joy.
In my spare time, I love to spend time with my family, cooking, going to my son's baseball games and visiting my daughters. Family is very important to me as is my job when I enter my class.

Education
I hold a Bachelor of Arts degree in English education and an additional certification in Library Science from the University of New Orleans.

Experience
I have taught 7th grade English/Language Arts, preschool, 3rd grade, and have been a school librarian.




WISH LIST:
 PENCILS

KLEENEX

AIRWICK PLUG IN REFILLS (ANY SCENT)

LYSOL WIPES AND SPRAY

LOOSELEAF PAPER