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Last Week of Academics

For the week of May 14-18, we will complete the following:
On Monday, May 14, the students will present their "Stamp Out Prejudice" posters. We will also complete the story, "Raymond's Run". On Tuesday-Thursday, we will be reviewing for the language arts final exam. I have prepared a study packet that we will be completing for the review. Our language arts final is scheduled for Tuesday, May 22. On Friday, May 18, we will be having our field day and 8th grade picnic. Have a great weekend and remember that we only have 10 days left!!! HANG IN THERE!!!!!!

posted on: May 11, 2007

CRCT begins!

CRCT testing will be 9:15-11:30 each day for the week of April 16-20. Please make sure that your child has a good night's sleep and something for breakfast to "rev up their engines"! So often in our busy schedules, we tend to neglect to feed our bodies and brains correctly and then try to top it off with very little sleep. The popularity of late night television, the cell phone, the computer, and video games robs our students of sleep. I do not know how many times I have asked my students why they are so sleepy, and they will respond that one of these aforementioned items is the culprit! Enough with the lecture, but I wanted to impress the importance of their scores as this is a gateway year for our 8th graders. The reading section will be given on Monday; the language arts section will be given on Tuesday; math will be given on Wednesday; science will be on Thursday; and social studies will be given on Friday. Have a great weekend!!

posted on: April 13, 2007

Information on upcoming attractions!

On Friday, Feb. 2, 2007, we will be completing a study guide on MLK's "I Have a Dream" speech. My students have been completing an in-class writing project that is due Feb. 2, 2007. The students have their test on the speech Monday, Feb. 5, 2007. After the test, we will begin our unit on pronouns. I will be out Feb. 6-9 for surgery, and Becky Johnson will be my substitute for those days. I will be checking my email daily if you need to get in touch with me. I encourage my students to review the study guide over the weekend as the test will count 40% of their grade. Have a great weekend!

posted on: February 01, 2007

Lassiter Information

Our counselor, Mrs. Haag, wanted to make our parents and students aware of the following upcoming events:

February 5: Student Assembly with Lassiter

February 8 at 6:30 PM (Lassiter Gym): Open House and Curriculum Fair

February 13: Students to bring home registration materials

February 15 from 5:00-7:00 PM (Lassiter Media Center): Open Forum for parent questions

February 16: Registration materials due to Mabry Homeroom Teacher

Please email Mrs. Haag ( with questions.

I highly recommend attending the Open House and Curriculum Fair. Also, it is important to thoroughly read the registration materials carefully before making choices. Prompt return of materials is necessary to insure that your child is registered on time and receives the classes that he or she selects.

posted on: January 29, 2007

Expository writing

First, I would like to congratulate my students on their Poe projects. They were very well-done, and many put a lot of time and effort into them. Next, I wanted to let you know the change of time for the Lassiter meeting on November 14th. The meeting will begin at 6:30, NOT 7:00 PM. Lastly, we will begin our expository writing unit next week. The students will be given a prompt for their essays, and they will complete the essays in class. The essays will be due on Monday, Nov. 13th.

posted on: November 03, 2006

Upcoming Lassiter Meeting


Please read the following announcement...

Lassiter is hosting a Parent Night for all rising 8th graders. They will be providing information to begin the transition and curriculum. Please plan to attend on Tuesday, November 14 at 7:00 PM at Lassiter.

posted on: October 31, 2006

Speech Results

We have had the most awesome speeches ever! We have learned a great deal about each other and the gifts that we have to offer. We also completed our first literature piece, The Ransom of Red Chief, and reviewed the literary device of irony. Next week, we will begin our persuasive writing unit, so be prepared to write!! Have a great weekend!!

posted on: August 24, 2006

Off to a Great Start!

Our classes are off to a great start. All of my students have returned their syllabi and will be getting a treat this Friday! We are completing "If I Were in Charge of the World" in class and our baseline essay on Thursday. Each day we will have a daily D.O.L.and grammar warm up. Please make sure that your student has a binder with 4 dividers by Friday. This binder is an important organizational tool for language arts. Our test on The Pearl will be on Friday. Have a great rest of the week!!

posted on: August 15, 2006

Welcome back!!

Welcome to 8th grade language arts!! If you think that your language arts experiences in the past have been painful and boring, think again! This year our class will be participating in speech presentations, researching interesting topics, delving into the secret and dark mind of Edgar Allan Poe, expository and persuasive writing, grammar fun, and much, much more!!! I am looking forward to having you in my class on Monday. The most important advice I can give my students is to be organized, engaged in the learning process, and achieve to be an independent learner. Let's have a great year!!

posted on: August 08, 2006

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