Contact Information

  • george.ochoa@springbranchisd.com
  • 713-251-4400
  • My Conference period is 7th Period
  • Regular Schedule 2:40-3:30
  • Advisory Schedule 2:46-3:30

About Me

  • Graduated from Texas A&M University with a Bachelors degree in Interdisciplinary Studies as well as with a Coaching Minor. 
  • I am very EXCITED to begin this school year!!!:) 
  • Being a product of Spring Branch ISD and calling this my community made it so much easier for me to come to SBISD and positively impact the lives of our youth:) 

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WELCOME TO 8th GRADE U.S. HISTORY 1607-1877!!

2016-2017 Supply List for ALL 8th grade Social Studies Classes.Please check this website for weekly planning activities and expectations, test days, due dates for projects & reviews, current documents, and web links. The daily activities in the Interactive Notebook are reflective - the more YOU put into it, the MORE you will get out of it!  
 

 Mrs. Dickey, Mrs. Hudek, and Mr. Ochoa will expect students to bring supplies DAILY to Class:

  1. SBMS Planner
  2. Mead Composition Notebook for Interactive Student Notebook (9-3.4” X 7-1/2”) Wide Ruled ONLY (Bring TWO at the beginning of school) YOU will need ONE for the second semester!
  3. Map Pencils – at least 12 – sharpened, ready for class (NO Markers!)
  4. Notebook paper – WIDE ruled only, NO college ruled paper will be accepted.
  5. Blue and Black pens (only) – NO gel pens! (You will need BOTH colors!)
  6.  #2 pencils with erasers
  7. Small manual pencil sharpener that fits in pencil bag.
  8. Glue Sticks (5-8 each semester)
  9. Small Scissors  that will fit in pencil bag
  10. Red pen for grading and corrections
  11. 2 highlighters in various colors
  12. Binder/ Notebook with one Divider designated for U.S. History Divider
  13. 4  “Post-It” Notes in 2 sizes: 1-1/2” x 2” and 3” x 3” in various colors
  14. OUR ROOMS ARE ALWAYS COLD –Prepare for this in advance with proper clothing
  15. *One box of Kleenex Tissues * OR 6 glue sticks (Bring at the beginning of each semester for classroom sharing)

~Other supplies may be required throughout the year for projects, such as Sharpie Marker, Poster Board, Flash drives, etc.  Advance notice will be given before these supplies are needed.~

 
    All students should arrive to class on time and with their Interactive Notebook AND textbook every day.The current 8th grade textbook, Texas: United States History, checked out to you will be needed every class period as well as for homework and test review use. We do not have a classroom set of textbooks.                                                                
  
  All students are REQUIRED to write in their planner daily the homework assignment. There will always be something written for every Social Studies entry. STAY current with your planner! We do have regular Planner Quizzes every 9-weeks! Writing in your Planner DAILY will be the key to time management and therefore SUCCESS in History.
 
   The curriculum for this class is demanding and fast-paced. Please plan for and expect homework EVERY NIGHT and some weekends.  This could range from 15-45 minutes depending on the individual student's use of class time.
  

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U.S. History Planner!





Monday

5/15

Reminder:

Awards Night TOMORROW

6:00 pm

TODAY:

Check vocabulary #1-7 using sticky notes, highlighter, etc. to add to, correct or fill in your notes on each term.

Reconstructions Vocabulary #8-13 continues.  Define on IN p. 104, illustrate using COLOR and symbols on IN p. 103.

REMINDERS: IN due for IN pages 43 on Friday 5/19- TEST grade.  Final Exam Review Sections 1-8 due TOMORROW for GRADE!

ASSIGNMENT: Reconstruction Vocab. #14-18 due on TOMORROW. IN due Friday 5/19. Semester 2 Exam Review Sections 1-8 due TOMORROW.

Tuesday

5/16

Awards Night

6:00 pm

DUE TODAY: 2nd Semester Final Exam Review Sections 1-8 for Daily Grade. Reconstruction Vocabulary #8-13 with illustrations due today, IN p. 103-104.

TODAY:

Check vocabulary #8-13 using sticky notes, highlighter, etc. to add to, correct or fill in your notes on each term.

Reconstruction Vocabulary #14-18. Defining on p. 106 and illustrating on p.105

  • 2nd Semester Final Exam Review Sections 9-15 due Friday 5/19. You may start working now.

Class time remaining - Work on IN or Final Exam Review.

ASSIGNMENT: Reconstruction Vocab. #14-18 due on TOMORROW. IN due Friday 5/19.

Wednesday

5/17

DUE TODAY: Reconstruction Vocab. #14-18 on IN pages 105-106

TODAY:

Check vocabulary #14-18 using sticky notes, highlighter, etc. to add to, correct or fill in your notes on each term.

Andrew Johnson: Using Textbook pages 557-563 and the Flipchart, follow directions for taking Class Notes on IN p. 108.

REMINDERS: IN due for IN pages 45-106 Friday 5/19- TEST grade.  Final Exam Review Sections due Friday 5/19 for GRADE!

ASSIGNMENT: NO late INs accepted after 5/23 Monday - NO exceptions!

 

Thursday

5/18

TODAY:

Andrew Johnson Illustrated Bio-Poem - follow directions given in class for completing this assignment as a group. DUE AT THE END OF THE CLASS PERIOD

  • ANY ADDITIONAL Time in class to work on final Exam Review, or get IN ready for turn in tomorrow quietly and independently.
  • Section 9-15 of Semester Exam review due TOMORROW for a grade!!!
  • FINALS START NEXT FRIDAY MAY 26THWITH 3RD AND 6TH PERIOD CLASSES!!!

REMINDERS: IN due for IN pages 45-106 TOMORROW- TEST grade.  Final Exam Review Sections 9-15 due TOMORROW for GRADE!

ASSIGNMENT: IN due for LAST evaluation –TEST grade! Rubric must be filled out WHEN you come to class.   Semester exam review sections 9-15.

Friday

5/19

DUE TODAY:  IN for 4th 9-weeks Evaluation WITH completed Rubric.

DUE TODAY: 2nd Semester Exam Review Sections 9-15 due for Grade!

TODAY:

  • Time in class to work on final Exam Reviews Section 16-18– quietly and independently.
  • FINALS START NEXT FRIDAY MAY 26THWITH 3RD AND 6TH PERIOD CLASSES!!!

ASSIGNMENT: 2nd Semester Exam Review Sections 16-18 due Thursday 5/26 for Grade!

PTA provided 8th Grade Picnic

1:10-3:00

Football & Soccer Fields

BEST BEHAVIOR!

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 Student Tutorial Schedule: 

US HISTORY: 

Monday - Mrs. Dickey 3:40-4:25 Room 204

Tuesday - Mrs. Hudek 3:40-4:25 Room 203

Wednesday Mornings -Mr. Ochoa 7:50-8:25am Room 208 

 

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