Tara Oaks Elementary School

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Welcome to Bullough's Superheroes!!!

Welcome to Bullough's Superheroes!!!
I am Noelle Bullough and I teach 5th grade Math. I enjoy teaching students how to think through the math process and showing them they CAN DO IT!!! We are off to a great start this year and the students are becoming the Math Wizards I know they can be!!
This is my 22nd year at Tara Oaks. I have taught 1st Grade and 5th Grade. Having the opportunity to work with the younger and older students at our school has been a blessing. Tara Oaks is a wonderful place to be.
My husband, Rob, and I have two teenagers at home!! My son, Cooper, is 19 and will be a college sophomore this year and my daughter, Greer, is 17 and a Senior in high school.  When we are all home together, we like to have family movie nights or watch our favorite teams, the St. Louis Cardinals, St. Louis Blues or Denver Broncos, compete.
I am looking forward to the remainder of the school year with our students.  We have much to learn and many fun things to do.  I want to thank each of you for supporting your child's learning.  That is what makes our school such a special place.
8:45-9:00              Homeroom                                            MAPS Schedule
9:00-10:30             1st Period                                       Monday-  P.E. wear tennis shoes
10:30-11:30           Intervention                                     Tuesday-- Art
 11:30-12:45          2nd Period                                      Wednesday--  
 12:45-1:15            Lunch                                             Thursday---     Music
1:15-1:35              Recess                                            Friday---        STEM/Library
1:35-2:55             3rd Period
2:55-3:45             MAPS 
4:00                     Dismissal

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December 11-15

Upcoming Dates:
Wednesday, December 20---Holiday Party 10:15-11:15
In Math we will be studying Multiplying and Dividing Fractions

October 30-November 3

Upcoming Dates:
Tuesday, October 31-- Bring $1 and wear your Halloween costumes to school!!!
No weapons or masks please.  
Thursday, November 2-- Wear red, white and blue to school.  We will be creating a school-wide video for Veterans' Day.
Friday, November 17---BIZTOWN Field Trip--If you haven't sent in your signed permission slip and payment, please do so as soon as possible.
In Math, we will be continuing Division with 1 and 2-digit divisors.

October 23-27

Upcoming Dates:
Thursday, October 26 OPEN HOUSE
            Visit the classrooms-5:30-6:00
             PTA Meeting 6:00-6:30 (classrooms closed)
             Visit the classrooms 6:30-7:00
Thursday, October 26---Tiger Walk Ice Cream Treat
     Our homeroom was the highest donating class in 5th Grade--WAY TO GO!!
      The students will get to visit the Ice Cream Truck during their lunch time on            Thursday and choose a treat of their choice for free.  Yum!!!  
       We also earned a Silly String "Fight" to have at a time of our class choice.  
Tuesday, October 31--Students are allowed to wear the Halloween costume to school for a $1 donation!!!   
In Math, we will be continuing our learning and practice of Division.

October 16-20

Thursday, October 19
5th Grade Morton Museum/Town Square Field Trip--Parents are welcome to meet us in the park for lunch around 12:00.  Students should wear their class t-shirt and comfortable shoes.  Students should bring a SACK LUNCH and drink.
In Math, we will begin Division-mental, estimation and dividing by a 1-digit divisor.

October 2-6

October 9-13.    FALL BREAK!!!  Enjoy with family and friends!
October 26--Tara Oaks Open House-more info to come
October 31--Students may wear their Halloween costumes to school!!
In Math, we will be completing our Multiplying Whole Numbers unit.  Students will be creating their own Civil War word problems utilizing multiplication.  

September 25-29


Laura Gillaspie, Adele’s mother, was kind enough to purchase eye patches for EVERYONE in our homeroom.  THANKS SO MUCH MRS. GILLASPIE!!!


Tuesday, Sept. 26- wear a Pirate eye patch---Thank you Mrs. Gillaspie ☺!

Wednesday, Sept. 27- wear a Pirate beard or mustache

Thursday, Sept. 28- wear a Pirate hat or bandana

Friday, Sept. 29- wear class tees and tennis shoes for TIGER WALK!!!  (Thanks to Mrs. Roberts, Mrs. Plummer and your HERO teachers…we will have SUPERHERO wear also—Yea!!!)

 It should be a fun week.  Thank you for your donations and support to Tara Oaks and our PTA!


In Math, we will be working on Multiplying Whole Numbers.

September 18-22

  • Fall picture money is due one week from today.  (September 25)
  • Talk Like a Pirate Day!  Wear arrrrr-gyle or any other pirate socks.
  • Tailgate at Tara/Grandparent Get-Down 5-7PM
In Math, we will be studying Decimals by comparing, ordering and adding/subtracting with them.

September 11-15

Upcoming Dates:
Monday, September 11-Patriot Day Observance--students should wear
       RED, WHITE, and BLUE
Friday, September 15--NO SCHOOL-Teacher Professional Development Day
***** Optional Scholastic Book Orders are due by September 14****
***Individual Fall Picture Money is due by September 25***
In Math we will be continuing our Powers of Ten study.

September 4-8

 Monday, September 4--LABOR DAY- NO SCHOOL
Friday, September 15-Professional Development Day for teachers--NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS
In Math this week we will studying Powers of Ten.

August 28-September 1

 Monday, September 4---Labor Day Holiday--NO SCHOOL
Scholastic Book Order went home today---
     This is completely OPTIONAL.  Orders are due by September 15.  You can order online (my class code is on the back of the order form) OR you can send the order and CHECK to me made out to SCHOLASTIC.
In Math this week, we will be beginning Place Value---standard form, word form, expanded form of whole numbers and decimals; comparing and ordering whole numbers and decimals.

August 21-25

 Monday---- SOLAR ECLIPSE DAY!!!  We are asking teachers and students to "BLACK OUT" and come dressed in all black if they would like to.  Students who are participating will be given their glasses and we will go outside at 1:10 to view the eclipse.  
Tuesday--- Parent Meeting Night.  Please choose one of the times below that is most convenient for you
                    5:15-6:00  OR  6:15-7:00
We will be meeting in Mrs. Howlett's room on the Purple Hall.
Thursday---  Individual Fall Pictures will be taken.  
In Math,  we will be continuing to learn about Coordinate Grids.  We will be focusing on unit values in fraction and decimal forms and understanding how we use Coordinate Grids in real life.  

August 14-18

Welcome to the Superhero Team and Fifth Grade!!!   
Upcoming Dates:
    Tuesday, August 22--Parent Meeting Night-- You may choose 1 of 2 meeting times--5:15-6:00  OR   6:16-7:00
    Thursday, August 24--Individual Fall Pictures
In Math this week we will be learning how to use and read a Coordinate Grid (focusing on the x and y- axis and ordered pairs by identifying and plotting points and determining distances).  We will also be focusing on how coordinate grids are used in real life.  
PLEASE continue to practice multiplication facts!!  Thank you.

August 7-11

 Welcome to the Superhero Team and Fifth Grade!!!   
Upcoming Dates:
    Tuesday, August 22--Parent Meeting Night-- You may choose 1 of 2 meeting times--5:15-6:00  OR   6:16-7:00
    Thursday, August 24--Individual Fall Pictures
In Math this week we will be learning procedures and expectations, reviewing Multiplication facts and 4th Grade Standards, and beginning our study of Coordinate Grids.

May 8-12

In Math, we will be making our way through some cumulative practice.  We will also be doing another BreakoutEDU session.  Be sure to ask your child about our Star Wars Breakout.  It was so much fun!!!
A Luau invitation came home Friday with your child's conduct sheet.  Hope you can join us for the 5th grade celebration morning on May 26.

March 6-10

NEXT WEEK (March 13-17) is Spring Break!! Enjoy the break with family!  
 Friday, March 10--- Wild Rumpus Day---more info to follow soon.
In Math, we will be continuing Attributes of Polygons and also Order of Operations