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Tara O Hea - Sixth 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 2017-2018 school year, I am co-teaching ELA with Mrs. Bouck as well as teaching a specialized instruction ELA class. I enjoy working with my wonderful students.

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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 assignments in my ELA class. Please see Mrs. Bouck's teacher webpage for assignments from our co-taught ELA classes**

1/22: We are super excited to kick-off Quarter 3! The students will find out what our new essential question for the quarter will be! We will begin decoding some new multi-syllable vocabulary words as well as completing a word sort. We will also discuss the definitions of the words.

Homework: Log on to ixl.com
select language arts
select level E
select R.2 "Use context to identify the meaning of a word".

Work on this for 20 minutes or until you reach a smart score of 100- whichever comes first. I will be able to view how long you spent practicing.

Tuesday
1/23: Fastbridge assessment
We will be reading about the sit-in movement during the civil rights era and competing a chart based on our reading,
HW: Read your choice books for 20 minutes

Wednesday
1/24: We will continue completing the Sit-In chart and will also watch a short video for our research simulation on the civil rights. We will be comparing two texts and a video.

HW: Complete NewsELA. You may complete it online or on the hard copy. Make sure you highlight and annotate.

Thursday
1/25: *Theme Thursday: Day*
Fastbridge progress monitoring
We will continue our chart for our research simulation
HW: Log on to ixl.com
select language arts
select level E
select T4 "Organize information by main idea". (Unless you did not reach a smart score of 100 from Monday's assignment. Finish Monday's assignment first before moving on to this one).

Work on this for 20 minutes or until you reach a smart score of 100- whichever comes first. I will be able to view how long you spent practicing.

Friday
1/26: We will complete our prewriting for our research simulation on the civil rights movement today.
Homework is to continue to read your choice books this weekend. You should read 20 minutes per day. Remember, the expectation is that you read one choice book approved by me and also one choice book that is a Rebecca Caudill Award Nominee each quarter. The next book talk is due by January 31st. If you have not yet read 3 Rebecca Caudill Books, then this book must be a Rebecca Caudill book. I will assess whether you read these books or not through our "book talks".

 
 

Downloads List

I Can Bike Program [1/9/2018]
Letter to Parents Regarding Reading Comprehension Strategies Taught in Class [9/4/2017]
Meet Mrs. O'Hea [8/20/2017]
Signposts Power Point [9/4/2017]
Strike It Up Bowling Fundraiser [1/19/2018]

 
 

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Rebecca Caudill Book Award Information
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