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Welcome to Tarpley Farms

Get to know me......
Hello! My name is Laurie Tarpley,  and I am the teacher and learner of Tarpley Farms. I have been a teacher for 18 years. The first part of my teaching experience was in first grade. I loved teaching children to read and establish a love for learning.  I then moved to second grade where I have found my home. Second grade is such a great place. We are doing, learning, growing, learning more, and growing more. I take teaching as seriously as I take growing and loving my own children. I will give you 500 percent. 
I am a mommy, teacher, sister, daughter, lifetime learner, runner, yogi, friend, farmer, gardener, reader, crafter, pinterester, and christian. These are not in any particular order :) I love school. I love teaching school. I love being in school. I love being a part of a child's educational journey. I want to be the teacher that they remember forever.
A little history........
I LOVE History!!!!
I have lived in Middle Tennessee since I was 10 years old. I moved here from Oklahoma. I am a daddy's girl. I have learned so much about life from my daddy. I attended John Overton High School in Nashville, and then moved on to Middle Tennessee State University where I graduated with my BS,  and later my Masters degree in Advanced Teaching and Learning with an emphasis in literacy . I realized that I wanted to be a teacher in the 7th grade. I had the most amazing teacher. Her name is Carolyn Dobbins,  and she used to say "listen to the lights". I am still in  contact with her! I live in Murfreesboro, and love it. I have 3 children. Morgan(21),  Isaac(18), and Keaton(10). Being a mommy is so special and important to me. Morgan is a senior at UT Knoxville and majoring in agriculture. Isaac is a senior at Riverdale High School. Keaton is with me at Campus School and I am SOOO excited for the both of us. He is a member of Mrs. Perry's class. There are big things happening for all of us.......... We grow and improve with change. I can't wait for this journey!

This weeks summary:


We are currently working on addition and subtraction within 30 in math. We are relating addition and subtraction through fact families. We are also finding the unknown which is technically ALGEBRA!!!!


In phonics we are starting Johnny Can Spell. We are segmenting, blending, rhyming, and identifying the onset and final sounds in words. 


In science we are making discoveries with force and motion. We are exploring through our IRA I Love You, Michael Collins. If you like to read, I highly recommend this book for all humans :) 


In SS we are learning the Pledge of Allegiance and what all of those words really mean. 


In writing we are using PROPER NOUNS, and opinion pieces. 


A LOOK ahead:







Wish LIST:



copy paper  

Pine bedding for the guinea pigs. 

Smarties Candy







Research shows for every year that a person spends reading (either independently or being read aloud to), his/her lifetime earning potential goes up considerably. For a time investment of approximately 87 hours a year (20 minutes a day for 5 days a week), you can increase your child’s ability to support him or herself in the future considerably.
Important dates:
September 20, 2019- Reading in the Schools Day
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