Tara Oaks Elementary School

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Welcome to 5th grade! I am so excited to begin a new school year. This year I begin my 22nd year at Tara Oaks. I love being a resident of Collierville, and I'm truly blessed to be part of the amazing faculty at our school. 
This year I am teaching Math and Science to all students on the All Star Team. My goal for the year is to make math exciting and applicable to real life experiences. I'm looking forward to working with your children and helping them to "treasure" math and science.
Martin Class Schedule 

9:00 – 9:15 Homeroom Block

9:25 – 10:30 1st Block Math

10:30 – 11:30 Intervention

11:30 – 12:35 2nd Block Math

12:35 – 12:45 Bathroom Break/Prepare for Lunch

12:45 – 1:15 Lunch

1:20 – 1:40 Recess/Bathroom Stop

1:45 – 2:45 3rd Block Science

2:45 – 2:55 Pack up for Dismissal

2:55 – 3:45 LAMPS

  M-Music/Fry  T-STEM/Library   W-Enrichment  Th-PE  F- Art/Fry

3:55 Dismissal


Recent Posts

Week of November 3 -10

This week in Math students will continue using the steps of long division. They will divide 4 digit dividends by 2 digit divisors to get a 2 or 3 digit quotient. They will then relate multiplication to division by checking their work using multiplication. Students will create and solve real-life division word problems.
Quiz on Thursday
Science: Chapter 6. Gravity and Newton's three Laws of Motion
Career Day: Monday 2;45 - 3:45
Upcoming: Biz Town. November 16th
                  Thanksgiving Break

Week of October 16-20

Hope everyone had a great fall break!
This week in math students will use division strategies to divide numbers with up to four digit dividends and two digit quotients.
In Science, Titans will analyze climate and the factors that affect it. Both classes will take the Chapter test on Friday of this week.
Town Square Civil War field trip....Thursday. Parents are welcome to join us for lunch on the Square!

Week of September 25 - 29

This week in MATH students will begin a unit of multiplication. Students will multiply up to 3 digit by 3 digit factors. 
SCIENCE ---The Titans group will complete Chapter 4 this week. They'll add information on earthquakes and volcanoes to the interactive notebook.
Test on Thursday or Friday.
Upcoming events:
Tiger walk this Friday - wear class t-shrt and gym shoes and anything ALL STAR
Tuesday - eye patch
Wednesday - pirate mustache or beard
Thursday - pirate hat/bandana

Week of September 28 - 22

This week in Math students will round decimals to the tenths, hundredths, and thousandths using a vertical number line. Quiz on comparing and rounding of decimals on Wednesday  Unit review on Thursday and test on Friday.
In Science this week students will study plate tectonics and other internal forces that are responsible for major geologic features.
Talk like a Pirate Day - Tuesday - wear "arrg"yle socks
Tailgate at Tara on Thursday evening. Food trucks, music, and fun for the family,. 

Math Week of August 21-25

This week we are using coordinate grids with real world problem solving. The grids will include whole numbers and fraction and decimal parts.
Parent Meet the Teacher Night - Tuesday Aug. 22
Fall Pictures - Thursday August 24