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8/13 language arts AND ACLA2

Happy first day! We are off to a great start and are excited about this year. Your students were given much information today including expectations, requirements, procedures, etc. etc. I am sure most are on overload!

Here's a recap:

posted on: August 13, 2007

So long and thank you

It is incredible to me that the last week of school is upon us. It has been a wonderful year, one that I will treasure. Thanks to all of you, parents and students, who have helped and supported all of us this year. It truly is a group effort!

All text books have been collected. Students who have lost one will be given a lost book form that must be returned with payment as soon as possible.

Special thanks to those students who are allowing me to keep their Holocaust posters for next year. We like to share these with the rising eighth graders and have them model your excellent work!

Lassiter has sent us a copy of all summer reading assignments. Students were each given a copy, and they signed a form stating that they received it. In addition, they saw the results of their Writing Assessment Test. These will be mailed home along with their report cards and CRCT scores.

Final exams begin tomorrow with foreign language/reading in the morning and language arts in the afternoon. Study and get a good night's sleep!

Have a terrific summer, stay healthy, make good choices, and work on your summer reading assignments! I will miss you all and hope that most of you will stop and visit next year. My door is always open!

posted on: May 21, 2007


Students began presenting their posters yesterday. Other than the final exam, this will be their last assignment for the year.

We have a guest speaker on Thursday in addition to a special slide presentation by Mrs. Kaplan.

Grade field day is Friday.

posted on: May 15, 2007


We went to the media center where Mrs. Hendrix reviewed library skills.

No homework

posted on: April 10, 2007


ENJOY THE WEEK END!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

posted on: February 16, 2007


All classes spend the hour in the media center where Mrs. Hendrix led an activity using reference materials.

Tomorrow we all begin work on pronouns.

posted on: February 05, 2007


Attention 8th Grade Parents and Students: Please note the following important dates for Lassiter Registration:

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.

Sarah Haag
Mabry Middle School

posted on: January 29, 2007


May everyone have a safe, peaceful, and joyous holiday. We will see you again in 2007!

(Is that Lassiter around the corner?!!!!!!!!!!)

P.S. The Georgia Writing Assessment Test is shortly after our return: January 17th.

posted on: December 20, 2006

Dec. 20th

May everyone have a safe, peaceful, and joyous holiday. We will see you again in 2007!

(Is that Lassiter around the corner?!!!!!!!!!!)

P.S. The Georgia Writing Assessment Test is shortly after our return: January 17th.

posted on: December 20, 2006

Sept. 21st

We visited the media center today where Mrs. Hendrix presented a lesson to our students about how the media center functions and the different types of genre. It was a lot of fun because students used the promethean "eggs" to answer questions and view the immediate results.

Tomorrow we continue with the writing process. We will be discussing the body paragraphs and introduce students to the graphic organizer they will use for the expanded paragraph.

Review class handouts and notes from this week for tomorrow.

posted on: September 21, 2006

Sept. 8th

Testing will resume on Monday. The ITBS will take place every morning next week, so attempt to be at school bright eyed and alert!

Eighth grade will be seeing classes every other day for longer periods.

The editorial cartoons are looking terrific. I can't wait to see the final results!

Have a terrific homework.

posted on: September 08, 2006

Good morning-August 30th

To all the parents who attended Open House last night, thank you, and it was a pleasure to meet all of you! I didn't get a chance to post last night, but for the most part, this should be updated on an almost daily basis. Please remember to e-mail me at for any questions you should have or need to communicate for any reason.

Thank you!

posted on: August 30, 2006

Venturing where no man has gone least this woman!


I am posting a "Test" note written on my Promethean board. Whenever there are notes given/written in class, they will be automatically saved and posted on my blog. This will help if you are absent, away on vacation, or just missed them in class! I am hoping to begin Monday. PLEASE CHECK THE BLOG ON A REGULAR BASIS!

Test 1

It works!!!!!!!!!!

posted on: August 25, 2006

August 24th

Interviews are almost finished, and we have had a terrific time!

Beginning next week, students will be introduced to persuasive writing, editorial analysis, and the writing process. All this should take us to the end of the first nine weeks. We will also be reading "Flowers for Algernon" and holding a mock trial at its conclusion.

Enjoy today's photos!







posted on: August 24, 2006

August 23rd

Enjoy viewing your students at work and some of our wonderful guests!


posted on: August 23, 2006

August 15th...and all is well!

Students worked on creating divider sections in their lang. arts binders. Please have these in class by Friday, since already we are organizing handouts and notes. The 5 sections are as follows:
2. Literature
3. Grammar
4. Writing
5. Journal

Instructions and explanations were handed out for the oral presentations/interviews that will be given next week. Students are to brainstorm tonight for their topic, but will be creating the actual interview in class with a partner.

2nd Hour: Information on literary analysis was handed out and will be covered tomorrow. Students will use these to analyze The Pearl beginning Wed.
Cooperative groups will be formed.

REMINDER: Test Friday on The Pearl for ALL classes.

posted on: August 15, 2006


Welcome back eighth graders! The new school year is here, and I am excited about all the adventures that lie ahead. This blog will be packed with information throughout the year, including homework assignments. Make sure to check it on a nightly basis.

Play my "Welcome" podcast.

posted on: August 10, 2006

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