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

Recent Posts

Week of September 19-23

Important Dates this week:
Thursday, September 22---Tailgate at Tara 5:00-7:00
     food trucks, MEMPOPS, music and fun!!
Friday, September 30--- TIGER WALK --students will have their fun run during our MAPS time --2:55-3:45   Please donate to help us enhance our playground and create an outdoor classroom.  Envelopes came home on the 15th.  If you need another, please let me know.  Donations can also be made online.  
In Math this week we will be multiplying multi-digit whole number factors and applying our understanding to solve word problems.  Topic 3 in the textbook.

September 12-16

Friday is a holiday for students!! Teachers have a Professional Development Day.  Enjoy!!!
Upcoming Event:   Tailgate at Tara----- Thursday, September 22  5:00-7:00
   Music, food trucks and MEMPOPS!!  
In Math we will continue our study of Powers of Ten and
Metric Conversion (Topic 14). The students are doing a GREAT job with these :).
Upcoming in Math:   Adding/Subtracting Decimals and Multiplying multi-digit factors ----PLEASE STUDY THOSE FACTS.  It will make the computation so much faster and easier.

September 6-9

Have a nice Labor Day Weekend!!!
***Scholastic Book order forms were sent home a couple of weeks ago.  Any orders will be due Friday, September 9. If you wanted to order and have lost the form, please email and I will be glad to send another home.  
****Fire Safety posters will be due by Friday, September 16.  Information will come home (today) Friday, September 2nd.
Math:   Powers of Ten---applying the concept to metric conversions.

August 29-September 2

Upcoming Dates:
Monday, September 5--LABOR DAY      NO SCHOOL
In Math this week will be continuing our study of Whole Number and Decimal Place Value as well as Powers of Ten.

August 8-12

Welcome to 5th Grade!!!
I am so excited to work with you this year.  We are going to have so much WILD fun while we learn and work together.  
This week:
Review/Practice multiplication facts
Class practices/procedures
Coordinate Grid Names
Upcoming Dates:
Tuesday, August 23rd---Parent Meeting
   5:15-6:00  OR  6:15-7:00
we will meet in one of the classrooms on our Team--I will advise closer to date.

Week of April 25-29

Since TNReady materials will not be here until the middle of next week it is being moved back a week. Our new testing schedule is as follows-

April 25-29 Sat 10 (2nd Grade)
May 2-6 TNReady (3rd through 5th Grade)
May 9-13 EasyCBM (All students)
In Math, we will continue our application and practice of skills learned this year.
The Collierville Middle School Placement sheets are coming home Friday, April 22.  The SIGNED sheets are due back to your homeroom teacher by Wednesday, April 20.  Any questions should be directed to Collierville Middle School.

Week of March 14-18

Spring Break---March 21-25  Enjoy!!!!
Spring Picture proofs have been sent home.  If you want to order photos, the order and payment are due by April 1.  
In Math this week:  Monday--Pi Day
                               Continue Order of Operations
                               Coordinate Grids

Week of March 7-11

TN Ready Testing is this week!  Testing begins at 9:15.  Please do your best to arrive to school on time.   NO VISITORS for lunch this week.  Due to testing Tuesday ONLY,  we will be having lunch at 12:10 -12:40 rather than 12:40-1:10.
       Tuesday-- Language Arts Writing
       Wednesday-- Social Studies Writing 
Friday, March 11--- 5th Grade Field Trip to the Middle School.  We will leave about 9:30 and be back before noon.  We will have lunch at our normal time at school. 

Week of February 29-March 4

Upcoming Dates:
Wednesday, March 2-- Wacky Wednesday- Celebrating Dr. Seuss' birthday.
         Students may:   dress as a Dr. Seuss character OR
                                   wear red  OR
                                   wear a Cat in the Hat type hat if they have one
                         These are each optional choices.
Thursday, March 3---  Individual Spring Pictures will be taken in the morning
NEXT Friday, March 11---
                     Fifth grade students will go visit the Middle School
   Permission slips came home today.  This is a student only field trip.  An opportunity for parents to tour the school will be available on an evening in the Spring.  
In Math, we will be reviewing for TN Ready which is next week. 

Week of February 22-26

Thursday, February 25---PTA Meeting--Kindness Program--6:00 in the cafeteria
TN Ready Testing Part 1---  Monday, March 7--Math
                                             Tuesday, March 8-- ELA
                                             Wednesday, March 9--Social Studies
In Math this week we will be continuing to review, practice and prepare for TN Ready Math.

Week of February 8-12

Friday, February 12 will be a HOLIDAY for students---NO SCHOOL!!!
Monday, February 15 will be a HOLIDAY for students and teachers--NO SCHOOL!!
TN Ready Testing will begin next week--
Please help your children with a good night's sleep and hearty breakfast!  
Please have your child here on time as the test begins first thing in the morning.
They have been working so hard and we are so proud of them!!!
       ELA Writing will be Wednesday, February 10 beginning at 9:15.  
       ELA Writing Part 2 will be Tuesday, February 16 in the AFTERNOON
In Math---- we will be reviewing for the Math TN Ready test.

Week of January 25-29

This is Kindness Week!!!  Our theme is Mission Possible.  Please see information below for each day's theme.  Students will be completing their "missions" of random acts of kindness.  



January 25-29


Our students will be participating in National Kindness Week as Secret Agents during the last week of January. Their mission, should they choose to accept it, will be to secretly serve others in positive ways. For 5 days, the students will be given a mission over the intercom to perform random acts of kindness throughout that day. We can make our school a better place by serving each other and practicing kindness.


Monday: We are Secret Agents of Kindness!

                  Wear black & white, sunglasses, magnifying glass, wrist watch. (No plastic weapons or toys)


Tuesday: Kindness ‘Ties’ Us Together.

                  Wear a Neck Tie (This is also Donuts with Dad)


Weds:     We ‘Mustache’ you if you are being kind?

                 Wear a mustache.


Thurs.:   Tara O supports the Mission!

                Wear your class tshirt.  


Friday:   Mission Accomplished Surprise Dress Up Day                  

(Will be revealed over the intercom)


We hope the students enjoy a full week dedicated to “secret service”! Giving our students an opportunity to serve others (in an enjoyable way), will leave everyone feeling happy – both those who were served and those who did the serving! #BeAChangeAgent


In Math this week we will be working on Measurement and Unit Conversions as well as reviewing previous skills in preparation for TNReady.


Week of January 11-15

Upcoming Dates:
Monday, January 18---NO SCHOOL
Week of January 25-29-- Kindness Week--more details to follow
In Math this week we will be studying Dividing Fractions and Volume.

Week of December 14-18

Upcoming Dates:
Wednesday, December 16--Wacky Wednesday Polar Express Day---students may wear their pajamas that day!!!  We will watch Polar Express, have goodies to eat and drink and go on a Scavenger Hunt!!!  
Friday, December 18--- Holiday Party---10:00-11:15
December 19-January 4---Winter Break--Students return Tuesday, January 5
In Math this week:   We will continue multiplying and dividing fractions.

Week of December 7-11

Upcoming Dates:
Deck the Halls has been extended through Tuesday.  If you would like to donate $1.00 for our holiday charity and receive a snowball with your name on it, bring your dollar to the cafeteria before homeroom.
Spelling Bee is Thursday---Good Luck to VIBHA, our homeroom representative!!!!
In Math this week, we will be studying Multiplying and Dividing Fractions.