Tara Oaks Elementary School

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

Recent Posts

February 27-March 3

Upcoming Dates:
Thursday, March 2-- Individual Spring Pictures
Friday, March 3-- Collierville Middle School Field Trip---this is for students only--parents will be invited to an evening Open House with their student later in the Spring            Students should wear jeans and their class t-shirt.
In Math we will be studying--- Volume of Irregular Rectangular Prisms and
Shapes and Attributes

February 6-10

Upcoming Dates:
February 23---Night at the Museum with the Wild Things!!
    5:00--Come visit classrooms and learn about animals in their habitats!
    6:00--PTA Meeting in the cafeteria
In Math, we will be exploring fractions as division and dividing fractions visually. (Topic 11)

January 30-February 3

Upcoming Date:
February 23--PTA Meeting and A Night with the Wild Things-Night at the Museum--times to come soon
In Math--- Multiplying Fractions-Topic 11  

January 23-27

Upcoming Dates:
Kindness Week Events
*Kindness Week- Wear your crazy hat
· Tuesday
* Kindness Week- Wear bright colors (neon)
· Wednesday
* Kindness Week- Wear a mustache
· Thursday
* Kindness Week- Wear your class color t-shirt
· Friday
* Kindness Week- Dress up as your favorite troll
Thursday, January 26
* Collierville Schools Stem Night Informational Meeting- Collierville Middle from 6-8
In Math, we will be Multiplying Fractions--Topic 11

January 17-20

Upcoming Dates:
Report cards will come home THIS Wednesday.  Please sign the envelope and return.
Please see Kindness Week schedule for the week of January 23-27.

Time to Rock  KINDNESS week at Tara O!  "Trolls" Movie Themed

January 23-27 

 Monday: Hats off to a bright & fun adventure celebrating Kindness Week a “troll” lot! WEAR YOUR CRAZY HAT.

 Tuesday: Show your True Colors! WEAR BRIGHT COLORS/NEON.

 Weds. : On Weds., we ‘mustache’ DJ Suki if we are rockin’ Kindness Week so far. WEAR A MUSTACHE.

 Thursday: Let’s brighten up the hallways with kindness. WEAR YOUR CLASS COLOR TSHIRT.

 Friday: HAIR we go! DRESS UP AS YOUR FAVORITE TROLL. Color your hair, wear a wig, get creative and let’s end this week showing how kindness lives inside all of us, just as happiness lives inside the trolls.

In Math, we will continue our Fractions Unit.  Over the next two weeks we will be Adding/Subtracting and Multiplying fractions.  (Completing Topic 10 and Beginning Topic 11)

We are also continually reviewing skills from last semester during math warm-ups at the beginning of class.  PLEASE CONTINUE TO PRACTICE MATH MULTIPLICATION FACTS. 

January 3-6

Happy New Year!!
Upcoming Dates:
 Monday, January 9--- iPad Parent Informational Meeting--- Monday, January 9  
    I believe there will be a morning meeting as well as an early evening meeting available.  Times to follow.
In Math this week:  Adding and Subtracting Fractions and Mixed Numbers with like and unlike denominators--Topic 10

December 5-9

Spelling Bee--Friday, December 9--- We wish our Spelling Bee Rep, Mason Myers, GOOD LUCK!!!  We are so proud of you!
Winter Donation Drive---December 5-9 "Deck the Halls"   
Students may bring in cash donations to the cafeteria any morning this week. They  will be able to add a "snowball" to our trees for every dollar they bring.  The donations will be broken down---50% to Collierville Angel Tree and 50% to Paige Robbins Adult  Daycare.  If we reach our goal of $3,000, the students will have a Pajama Day in early January.  Thank you in advance for your support to both of these worthy causes. 
In Math--Topic 9 and 10--  Fractions (Simplifying Fractions, Adding and Subtracting with like and unlike denominators)

November 28-December 2

I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving Break!!!
Tuesday, November 29-- Town Christmas Tree Lighting
Friday, December 2---- Town Christmas Parade
This week in math---Fractions, Fractions, Fractions!! :) :) :)

November 14-18


November 15: Barnes and Noble Book fair 5:30-7:30

November 19: Tara Oaks Night at the Memphis Grizzlies

November 23–25: Thanksgiving holidays-no school

November 29: Christmas Tree Lighting

In Math we will be completing our Long Division topic and beginning Fractions (Topic 9).

November 7-11

Wednesday, November 9--- Veteran's Day Program  DURING SCHOOL at 2:30.  Students should wear RED, WHITE and BLUE.
Thursday, November 10--- Tour Memphis Field Trip--- The buses will be leaving around 9:10---PLEASE COME TO SCHOOL ON TIME. Students should wear class-shirts and tennis shoes.  Bring a jacket also for the cooler weather.  We will be going to Schwab's and if your child wants to buy a crazy hat, they should bring along some spending money.  They range of hat prices is usually $8-$19.  Also, students should bring a SACK LUNCH and drink.  
Friday, November 11---Veteran's Day--NO SCHOOL   Thanks to all Veterans for their service. 
Im Math, we will be continuing Long Division with 2-digit divisors and applying to word problems.

October 31st-November 4

Have a fun and safe Halloween!!!  Enjoy!!
Upcoming Dates:
Friday, November 4--Father/Daughter Dance--$15 per family
Thursday, November 10-- Tour of Memphis Field Trip--if you haven't paid, field trip money due by Nov.1
Friday, November 11-- VETERANS' DAY--NO SCHOOL
In Math, we will be continuing Long Division and Word Problems. (Topic 5)

Week of October 24-28

Red Ribbon Week---students wear red on Wednesday.
Report Cards will come home Wednesday.
Friday---For $1, students can dress as a Zoo Animal.
In Math we will continue our study of Long Division (Topic 4 and 5)  with 1 and 2 digit divisors.  We will practice mental math, estimation, the algorithm and interpreting word problems.

Week of October 17-21

Upcoming Dates:
Thursday, October 29  OPEN HOUSE
           Classrooms will be open from 5-6 p.m.
           PTA Meeting will be 6-6:30 p.m.
Wednesday, October 26--- Students wear RED for Red RibbonWeek
Friday, October 28--- WILD RUMPUS DAY--students may dress as a Zoo Critter for $1
TOUR OF MEMPHIS field trip permission slip will be coming home.
In Math, we will be beginning Division (mental, estimating and dividing by a 1 digit quotient) Topic 4

October 3-7

Upcoming Dates:
Please have your Tiger Walk donations in by Friday, October 7.  
Thank you to those who have collected donations to help our school!!!
FALL BREAK--- October 10-14   Enjoy your time with family and friends!!
Open House--- Thursday, October 20  5:00-6:00--rooms open
                                                              6:00-6:30---PTA Meeting
In Math, we will practice decimal multiplication and we will be working on a Civil War math activity utilizing technology.

Week of September 26-30

Tailgate at Tara was a great evening!!! Fifth grade sold SO MANY popsicles!! IT was a great way to start our fundraising for Biz Town.  
A BIG THANKS to our homeroom volunteers who helped sell/publicize our popsicles-----     Daksha Mohan
                          Bennet Aiken
                          Georgia Grisham
                          Mackenzie Doddridge
                          Mamuse Ayanru
                          Emma Hull
                          Bailey Milligan
                          Riley Lacy
 BIG CONGRATULATIONS to Mason Myers.  He will be our Homeroom Spelling Bee representative.  We are proud of you Mason!!!
Upcoming Events:
Friday, September 30---Tiger Walk--students will be having their Fun Run during our MAPS time-- 2:55-3:45.  Thanks to those families who have already donated!!  Thanks in advance to those who will be able to soon. :)
         Also we will have Spirit Week to get ready for Tiger Walk!  
                             Tuesday--  Red out Day!!  Wear all the red you can.
                            Wednesday-- White out Day!!  Wear all the white you can.
                            Thursday--- Blue out Day!!! Wear all the blue you can.
                             Friday--- Wear CLASS t-shirts.
In math this week, we will be continuing Topic 3 (Multiplying Whole Numbers) and begin Topic 7 (Multiplying Decimals).