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I am so excited for my fourth year as a member of the Tara Oaks family! I previously taught at Bartlett Elementary for seven years. I graduated from Union University in Jackson,Tennessee with a degree in Public Relations. I worked in business management for ten years before I decided to pursue my teaching career. I received a Master's Degree in Curriculum and Instruction through the University of Memphis. I have two children. My daughter, Hope, is in the eleventh grade at Macon Road Baptist School. My son, Jimmy, is in third grade here at Tara Oaks! I am also blessed to be able to work with my sister, Jana Blanchard, who is the guidance counselor at Tara Oaks ! Have fun exploring the wonderful world of Howlett's Heroes!
 
Be sure to also follow me on Twitter @TambeHowlett in order to see all of the exciting things we are doing in the classroom.
 

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Week of September 18th

Class picture money is due on September 25th.
Tuesday, September 19th-Talk Like a Pirate Day!  Wear "arrrrr-gyle" or any other pirate socks.
Thursday, September 21st- Tailgate at Tara/Grandparent Get-Down 5-7PM
 
This week in ELA- Main Idea, Summarization, Compare/Contrast
Perfect Verb Tense
 
Grammar and Vocabulary Quiz on Friday
 
You have 2 weeks and 2 days left to finish your novel for the Pirate Reading Challenge. Remember, book tests will be given on October 3rd.  Your choice board project is due on this date as well.

Homework-Week of March 27th

Homework Tuesday- Test Prep packet pages 1-2 due "The Ugly Truth" Wednesday-Test Prep packet pages 4-7 due Friday-Test Prep packet page 8 due. Informative 5 paragraph essay Grammar/Scholastic quiz on Friday

Week of February 27th

Homework Thursday, March 2nd- Scholastic Close Reading Questions Use RACE
Friday, March 3rd- Compare/Contrast Essay
Remember our format:
1-CAT 2-Compare (3 ways they are alike) 3-Contrast (3 ways they are different) 4-TRRP
 
Spring Pictures are Thursday.
Middle School Field Trip is Friday.

Homework-Week of January 16th

Thurs.Jan.19- Scholastic Close Reading

Questions Due (Use RACE)

Scholastic Quiz

 

Fri.Jan. 20th- Persuasive Essay Due

Grammar Quiz

Week of October 3-7

Thursday Homework- Scholastic News- Read "Where They Stand." Answer Close Reading Questions using RACE.
Scholastic Quiz
 
Friday- "Jeremy's Big Catch" Narrative Essay Due
Narrative Writing Assessment Day
 
No Grammar Quiz this week.
No Reading story from book this week.
 
Reading Rumpus Logs due THIS WEDNESDAY!

We will be concentrating on text-based narrative writing this week.  This is a picture of a sample essay pertaining to this week's text and prompt.  

Week of September 26th

Reading- Vocabulary this week: (Found on pages 34-35) in small reading book) accomplish,anxious,assemble,decipher,distracted,navigate,options,retrace
Focus Short Passage:  "Whitewater Adventures"- pages 36-39
Reading Skills Focus:  Story Elements, Idioms
Scholastic Homework, "Minecraft" cover article.  Complete your close read questions using RACE on each question
English- Daily Grammar Practice
Writing- Homework page 45 "Your Turn" activity- Complete in your writing section of the L/Arts spiral.  Minimum length of 2 paragraphs
 
No Scholastic Quiz this week.
Daily Grammar/Vocabulary Quiz is Friday
Reading Assessment-Friday


Class Schedule 
Art-Fry- Tuesday 
PE- Bullough- Wednesday
Music-Millikin-Thursday
Library-Valentine- Friday
 
All classes are from 2:55-3:45.