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.
 
Here is our CLASS SCHEDULE:
 
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 November 16-20

Upcoming Important Dates:
 
Barnes and Noble Book Fair-- Tuesday, November 17, 6-8:30 p.m.
       at Carriage Crossing
 
Class GROUP Pictures will be taken Friday, November 20
 
 
In Math this week we will be studying Fractions---Topics 9 and 10.
Equivalent Fractions, Adding and Subtracting Fractions
 

Week of November 9-13

3rd Grade Veterans Day Program-- Tuesday, November 10--6:30 p.m. in the Gym
 
Veterans Day--Wednesday, November 11--NO SCHOOL
 
In Math this week we will be Dividing Decimals--Topic 7.

Week of November 2-6

Happy November!!!  
 
Upcoming Dates:
 
Friday, November 6--- Career Day
 
Wednesday,  November 11-Veteran's Day--NO SCHOOL
 
 
In Math this week:   Topic 5 Dividing by 2-digit Divisors
 
 

Week of October 26-30

Upcoming Events:
 
Drug Awareness Week--RED RIBBON WEEK
 
Monday--Team Up Against DRUGS--wear your favorite team jersey
Tuesday-- Our Futures are Bright without DRUGS---wear neon
Wednesday--We Turn Our Backs on DRUGS--wear you shirt inside-out and backwards
Thursday--Hats Off to Being DRUG Free--wear your crazy hat/tiara
     YOU CAN WEAR YOUR HAT FROM OUR FIELD TRIP THIS DAY!!
Friday--Go Red for Red Ribbon Week---wear RED
 
 
Open House/PTA Meeting--WE HOPE YOU CAN JOIN US!!
OPEN HOUSE--Thursday, October 29  5:00-6:00 p.m.  
PTA MEETING- Thursday, October 29  6:00-6:30 p.m.
 
 
In Math we will continue our Topic 4 study of Division--- 3 and 4 digit dividends and 1 and 2 digit divisors.  

Week of October 5-9

Tiger Walk was a success!! THANKS to all who help support our school.  
If you would still like to participate, donations will be accepted through October 9.  
 
Tour of Memphis Field Trip permission slips and payment are due by Tuesday, October 6.   Our field trip is October 22.
 
Fall Break is October 10-18------Everyone enjoy the break!!! Have fun, rest and make some memories :).
 
In Math this week, we will be Multiplying Decimals.  
 
 
 
 

Week of September 28-October 2

Happy Fall Everybody!!!!
 
Upcoming Important Dates:
 
Tiger Walk Spirit Week is this week:
Monday--- Inside Out Day---Shirts and Socks ONLY 
Tuesday----Crazy Socks and Sunglasses
Wednesday-- Tiger Stripes Day--- Wear tiger stripes or stripes of any kind
Thursday-- Jersey Day-- wear your favorite sports/team jersey
Friday-- Class t-shirt and jeans--- class t-shirts will be in next week
 
**********5th Grade Tiger Walk is Friday, October 2 from 3:00-3:40
 
**********5th Grade Tour of Memphis signed permission slips and payment is due by October 6.
 
 
In Math this week:  We will be continuing our study and practice of Powers of 10.  We will begin studying and practicing Long Division (Topic 4).
 
******** PLEASE CONTINUE TO STUDY MULTIPLICATION FACTS************   
 
 

Week of September 21-25

Upcoming Events:
 
If you are planning to purchase the individual class picture, the payment and order is due by Wednesday, September 30.
 
Wednesday, September 23----  Wacky Wednesday!!! ---To celebrate Tara Oaks' 20th birthday, students may wear a birthday hat to school.  We will celebrate with yummy ice cream!!  
 
Thursday--September 24--  Tailgate at Tara!!!  Please see info below.  Hope to see you there.
                       Dear Tara Oaks Families:

In honor of Tara Oaks 20th birthday join us on September 24th for a tailgate style birthday celebration. Bring your picnic blankets and lawn chairs. Enjoy live music with the band Adrenaline and great food.

Mark your calendars!

Event Date: September 24th
Time: 5:00pm - 7:00pm
PTA Meeting: 6:00pm

Come hungry! Food trucks will be on-site.

Soul Pig
Memphis Dawgs
Gourmet Grillers
Mama D's
and More....

Tara Oaks Birthday Bash

See you there!
 
 
In Math:
Topic 3:
We will be using mental multiplication skills as well as multiplying multi-digit numbers by one factor and multi-digit factors. 
 
Keep practicing your basic multiplication facts!!!  I can see great improvement in ALL students' knowledge :). 

Week of September 14-18

Thursday, September 17----    Citizenship Essays are due
                                                   Go Jim Go!!!  Jim Jaggers visits 
 
Friday, September 18---           NO SCHOOL --Teacher District Learning Day
 
 
In Math next week:
 
We will have a quiz Tuesday over Topic 2--- Rounding, Estimation and Adding and Subtracting Whole Numbers and Decimals
We will also be learning about Powers of Ten and the connection to Place Value.
 
Upcoming Dates:
 
Thursday, September 24----       Tailgate at Tara 5-7 p.m.
Monday, September 28-----         Fire Safety Posters due (this is optional but will be extra credit in Social Studies if completed)
 
 
 

Week of Sept. 8-11

ENJOY THE LONG WEEKEND!!!  NO SCHOOL MONDAY- LABOR DAY!!
 
Mr. E had a wonderful day!!!! Thanks to everyone for the Tiger Blue and cheers!  It was a special sight and made his day.
 
In Math next week, we will continue exploring Estimation strategies as well as Adding and Subtracting Whole Numbers and Decimals.
 
*** Students may bring in donations for Go Jim Go any day next week.  For every dollar brought in, students will fill out a heart with their name to decorate the halls.  Jim Jaggers will visit our school Thursday, Sept. 17. to receive the donations. ****
 
**** Fire Safety Poster Contest information came home today.  This is an optional opportunity.  Posters will be due Monday, September 28. ****
 
**** Thursday, September 24:  Tailgate at Tara from 5-7*** More info to follow.

Week of August 31-Sept. 4

NO SCHOOL---Monday, Sept. 7--LABOR DAY HOLIDAY
 
Math Focus:  Rounding Whole Numbers and Decimals
 
 

Week of August 24-28

*** Individual Student Pictures will be taken this Thursday***
 
Wear tennis shoes Tuesday for Gym!! :)
 
In Math this week we will be studying Decimal Place Value.
 
Please continue to study and practice those Multiplication Facts.  Timed tests this Tuesday and Friday.

Great Beginnings!!!

We have had an AWESOME first week of school!!! 
 
Reminders:  Parent Meeting Tuesday, August 18 
                            2 session options:  5:15-6:00
                                                           6:15-7:00
Hope to see everyone there!!
 
In math, we will be focusing on Place Value and reviewing our multiplication facts.