Mrs. Melanie Trimble » Welcome to Mrs. Trimble's ELA Class!

Welcome to Mrs. Trimble's ELA Class!


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“We Can Learn!  What is Your Super Power?”

Welcome to the Task Force! Trimble's Task Force will take each learner and exploit his/her inner powers and abilities for the greater good this year by inspiring greatness, one child at a time! There is no task that is too difficult for any fifth grader to complete! I am so excited to have your child in my class this year. Students will learn about the many elements that make up the comprehensive language arts curriculum. For clarification, the language arts curriculum is made up of the following subject areas: vocabulary, reading, grammar, spelling, and writing. In my class, students will learn how to use a variety of problem-solving strategies to complete reading and writing tasks. Welcome back future leaders of tomorrow! 

"Everyone is a leader, because everyone influences someone!"-John Maxwell

5th Grade TeachersAbout me:

      I want to take this opportunity to welcome you to my classroom webpage. The purpose of this website is simply to provide learning opportunities for students and to communicate current learning objectives to both students and parents. This website is where you can browse each of the pages to view a variety of up-to-date informative material. Please use these website to read about what is happening in our 5th grade classroom.

   I have been a Tara Oaks' Tiger for a little over eight years. I have fifteen plus years of teaching experience focusing in the two areas of ELA and Social Studies. I received my teaching degree from the University of Mississippi in Oxford. Needless to say, I may occasionally share my Hotty Toddy enthusiasm with the kiddos during football season!!! :)  In the beginning, I started out teaching fourth grade in Mississippi and continued to teach there for six years. With wanting to explore other grade levels, I decided to advance to the middle school level teaching (ELA) for Shelby County Schools. As much as I loved teaching seventh grade, three years later, I returned to the elementary classroom at Tara Oaks. I have had so many memorable and rewarding experiences here at TOES as an educator. I know it’s going to be a year full of fun, discovery, learning, laughter, and adventure! I can’t wait to see what the year has in store for us! Please feel free to contact to me at any time via my email located in top right corner of this page. I look forward to working with you and your child this year. 

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     In language arts, your child will be taking the building blocks of fourth grade and applying new strategies and concepts to this year’s fifth grade language arts objectives. Students will expand and deepen their concepts, skills, and strategies learned in earlier grades. Grade 5 students read and comprehend texts from a variety of genres (fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and drama), and subject areas (math, science, social studies, even English/language arts). Your child will learn language arts through music, movement, repetition, and student modeling. I take full advantage of any opportunity where I am able to feature the student as the "teacher" by giving students opportunities to model his/her own problem-solving strategies when mastering new ideas. I feel that many times, my students are more willing to learn by doing; therefore, student modeling and collaboration is a key learning technique within my classroom learning environment. 
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Welcome Click on my video--> Mrs. Trimble's Greeting

Welcome Note for Parents 2020

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Classroom TourMrs. Trimble's Classroom Tour

Class Schedule

Classroom Schedule


Common School Policies and Procedures:

Grading Policy

93-100= A

85-92= B

75-84= C

70-74= D

69 and below= F

Homework- Every student begins the nine-week period with a free 100/A+. For any incomplete homework assignment, five points will be deducted from your child’s 100/A+ homework average. Please see the attachment titled "Homework Policy 2016-2017" on my site for further details regarding homework.  


***Conduct sheets are sent home on colored paper (depending on the 9 week period) construction paper each Friday. Please sign and return by the following Wednesday. 

Our Classroom Rules:

qBe Attentive

qBe Prepared

qBe Responsible

qBe Orderly

qBe Courteous

Thank you

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Arrival/Dismissal:Bus and Bus Route Information Link


Tara Oaks Transportation Map

IMPORTANT!!!! If your child’s dismissal plan changes, we MUST have a WRITTEN note or you must call the office on the specific day informing us of the change. You may email your child’s homeroom teacher, but you must get an email confirmation that the homeroom teacher has received the change. If you do not receive a note/email, we are required to send your child home in the customary manner.  Parents are not allowed to check students out after 3:30 p.m. due to dismissal.  Parents cannot call and change the way their child goes home unless a note or fax is sent in the morning.                                                                                                                           Call: 901-854-2349.           

***Parents are not allowed to park in the front parking lot for arrival or dismissal as this is reserved for our students with special needs.

Don't Forget


Your child may receive daily assignments when he/she returns to school. You may also choose to have another child bring the assignments to the office by 3:00. Please email me by 9:00 if your child will be checking in late or leaving early. Thank you.

A “study buddy” will be assigned by homeroom teacher to write down assignments and collect handouts as needed for your child on the day he/she is absent. 



Device Fee for 2020

Dear Tara Oaks Families,

All K-12 students will take devices home for the 2020-2021 school year. Link to payment instructions:

See attachment for further details.  Thank you for your prompt attention to this matter.



Tara Oaks Administration


What Should I Pack for Lunch?

It is vital that students bring items to lunch that he/she can open independently.  Students will be eating lunch in their homeroom classroom.  Teachers will be unable to assist students with any food items following restrictions of COVID protocol.  Thank you in advance for your cooperation with this matter. #TigerStrong