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Tara O Hea - Seventh and Eighth Grade  (Send e-mail)

Welcome to my teacher page! I am so happy to be working with your children this school year. Together, we will work towards your children's goals and prepare them for success at HCMS and beyond.

If you would like to reach me, please do not hesitate to call or e-mail me at tohea@fsd157c.org.

For the 2018-2019 school year, I am co-teaching seventh grade Social Studies with Mrs. Gatsios, co-teaching seventh grade Science with Mr. Finan, as well as teaching an eighth grade specialized instruction ELA class. I enjoy working with my wonderful students.

Please note the testing dates for the IRA test (formerly known as PARCC):
ELA testing: April 10, April 11, and April 12
Math testing: April 16, April 17, and April 18

Please let me know if you are planning on being absent on any of these testing days.

Sincerely,

Tara O'Hea

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Dear Students,

I believe in you.
I am here for you.
I expect great things.
I love your uniqueness.
I will NEVER give up on you.
You are listened to.
Your opinion matters.
You are important.
You're a winner.
You will succeed.
We'll have a wonderful year together.

Love,

Mrs. O'Hea
 
 

This week in class

Monday
**This page reflects activities in my 8th grade ELA class. For information regarding my 7th grade co-taught Social Studies and Science classes, please see Mrs. Gatsios and Mr. Finan's teacher webpages. Thank you.

We are working on our research essays about our inventions. We also received our new stems for the week and discussed their meanings. Mrs. Cholly visited our class to teach us a reading strategy.

HW: Read Chapter 2 of The Boy on the Wooden Box. There will be a quiz on it tomorrow. There is a link to the audio on the bottom of my page.

Tuesday
We will continue to read The Boy on the Wooden Box and discuss. We will also continue to work on our invention writing.

Wednesday
We will review our weekly word stems, and complete comprehension activities today. We will continue writing our essay today.

HW:Newsela


Thursday
We will continue to read The Boy on the Wooden Box and discuss. We will also continue to work on our invention writing.

HW: Newsela corrections if applicable


Friday
We will take our stem quiz
We will continue to read The Boy on the Wooden Box and discuss. We will also continue to work on our invention writing.

HW: Read your choice book for 20 minutes daily.

 
 

Downloads List

Education Foundation Casino Night Information (March 8, 2019) [11/5/2018]
Letter to Parents Regarding Reading Comprehension Strategies Taught in Class [9/4/2017]
Meet Mrs. O'Hea [8/16/2018]
Signposts Power Point [9/4/2017]
Study this for the Constitution Test [2/5/2019]

 
 

Cool Links

Boy on the Wooden Box Chapter 9 Audio
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Edpuzzle
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Figurative Language Practice
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Google Classroom
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IXL
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Kahoot
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Nearpod
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NewsELA
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Order Scholastic Books Here
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Quizizz
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Rebecca Caudill Book Award Information
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Scholastic Scope Online
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Week One Word Stems Quizlet
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