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January 29, 2007

Announcements for January 30, 2007

Word(s) of the Week - Initiative/Effort - Thinking and acting on your own/Industry

Congratulations to Mabry's Future City competition team represented by Jeffrey A., Chris H., and Alex L. The team won the award for the "Most Efficient Use of Energy." Congratulations to all who helped prepare for Saturday's competition.

8th grade students and parents,
Please note the following important dates for Lassiter registration:
February 5 - student assembly with Lassiter
February 8 - 6:30 P.M. in the Lassiter Gym - Open House and Curriculum Fair
February 13 - Students bring home registration materials
February 15 - 5-7 P.M. in the Lassiter Media Center - Open Forum for parent questions
February 16 - Registration materials due to Mabry homeroom teacher
Parents may email Mrs. Haag (sarah.haag@cobbk12.org) if they have any questions.

The North Metro Regional Technology Fair is this Saturday, February 3, at Pitner Elementary School. All students participating from Mabry should see Mrs. Hendrix in the Media Center by Wednesday, January 31, to get important information.

Posted by Hendrix at 04:34 PM

Media Center Classes January 29-February 3, 2007

Monday - Mrs. Miller-Grade 7 Language Arts-Parenthetical documentation

Tuesday - Mrs. Shaw-Grade 6 Language Arts-Bibliographic citations

Wednesday - Mrs. Abrams-Grade 7 Language Arts-Parenthetical documentation

Thursday - Mrs. Kelly-Grade 8 Language Arts-Famous Couples reference search

Friday - Mrs. Kaplan-Grade 8 Language Arts-Famous Couples reference search

Posted by Hendrix at 10:32 AM

Parenthetical Documentation

When you write a research paper, credit for information must be given by listing the sources you used in a Works Cited. Credit must also be given within the writing of the paper itself. Parenthetical documentation is the way we give credit within the paper. A citation within the paper is called a parenthetical reference.

Parenthetical documentation:
1. Is placed within the research paper
2. Gives specific details about the information used
3. Is used when you paraphrase, summarize facts, or quote

A parenthetical reference:
1. Is brief - the author's last name, or a shortened form of
the title, and the page number, if pages are numbered
2. Must clearly match a Works Cited entry
3. Is placed right after the information, usually at the end of
a sentence or paragraph
4. Is in parentheses () before the closing punctuation mark

Click on the document to get directions and examples of how to include parenthetical references within your research paper.

Parenthetical Documentation

Posted by Hendrix at 10:27 AM

January 22, 2007

Announcements for January 22, 2007

Word(s) of the Week - Flexibility/Creativity
Adaptability and versatility/Cleverness, imagination, inventiveness

Congratulations to the Lassiter Jr. Trojan Dance Team! They won 1st place in the Jazz and Hip Hop divisions at the UGA Red Hotz competition on Saturday, January 20, 2007.

There will be an important Mabry News Team meeting on Wednesday, January 24, at 8:30 A.M. in the Media Center.

Posted by Hendrix at 04:03 PM

Media Center Classes January 22-26, 2007

Monday - Mrs. Worthington-Grade 7 Language Arts-Research on disasters

Tuesday - Mrs. Burke-Grade 6 Language Arts-Citations
Mrs. Baylor-Grade 7 Social Studies-Computers

Wednesday - Mrs. Worthington-Grade 7 Language Arts-Parenthetical documentation
Mrs. Baylor-Grade 7 Social Studies-Computers

Thursday - Mrs. Cushman and Mrs. Krodman-Grade 6 Language Arts-Citations

Friday - Mrs. Shaw-Grade 6 Language Arts-Citations

Posted by Hendrix at 03:54 PM

January 16, 2007

Announcements for January 16, 2007

Word(s) of the Week - Self-Confidence/Empowerment -
Realistic positive attitude about, and trust in, one's self/Sense of security and self-assurance

Congratulations to the Mabry Spelling Bee winners!
Runner-up - Kim J.
Winner - Emily B.
We wish them luck at the Cobb County Spelling Bee later this month.

There will be a Mabry News Team meeting tomorrow morning at 8:30 A.M. in the Media Center.

All 8th graders are reminded that tomorrow is the 8th Grade Writing Assessment. Students should be sure to get a good night's sleep, and eat a nutritious breakfast tomorrow morning.

Posted by Hendrix at 04:31 PM

Media Center Classes January 16-19, 2007

Tuesday - Mrs. Worthington-Grade 7 Language Arts-Research introduction
Mr. Woolsey - Grade 6 Science-Hydrology research using computers

Wednesday - Mr. Woolsey-Grade 6 Science

Thursday - Mrs. Worthington-Grade 7 Language Arts-Disasters Research
Mrs. Abrams-Grade 7 Language Arts-"Inventions in My Lifetime" Research

Friday - Mrs. Worthington-Grade 7 Language Arts-Disasters Research
Mrs. Miller-Grade 7 Language Arts-Parenthetical documentation

Posted by Hendrix at 04:17 PM

January 07, 2007

Welcome Back!

The Media Center welcomes you back after our Winter Holiday vacation! Get ready to begin an exciting new year surrounded by books, practicing the research process, and becoming information literate! Our new circulation system, Destiny, will help us accomplish our goals.

Posted by Hendrix at 05:14 PM

Announcements for January 10, 2007

Word(s) of the Week - Humility-Willingness to admit mistakes and take responsibility; not pretentious.

Grade 6 and Grade 7 teachers and students are reminded of their new Connections schedule.

There will be a Mabry News Team meeting at 8:30 A.M. Friday morning, January 12.

Pebblebrook Magnet School for the Performing Arts representatives will be at Mabry to meet with interested 8th graders on Monday, January 22, at 10 A.M. Students who are planning to apply to Pebblebrook must attend this meeting. Interested 8th graders should sign up in the Guidance Office by January 16 in order to attend the meeting.

Posted by Hendrix at 05:05 PM

January 06, 2007

Media Center Classes January 8-12, 2007

Monday - Mrs. Miller-Grade 7 Language Arts-Research paper introduction and note-taking review

Tuesday - Mrs. Israel-Hiles-Reading-Computer use

Wednesday - I-Movie training

Thursday - Mrs. Miller-Research
Mrs. Abrams-Grade 7 Language Arts-Research paper introduction and note-taking review

Friday - Mrs. Miller-Research

Posted by Hendrix at 07:23 PM

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