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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 16 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, 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(19),  Isaac(16), and Keaton(8). Being a mommy is so special and important to me. Morgan will be attending UT Knoxville and majoring in agriculture. Isaac is a sophomore 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 Camp Nadaeu 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 working on finding the unknown in any position in math, measurement, and double digit subtraction with regrouping. 

In ELA, we are growing leaps and bounds. We are reading with expression and accuracy, we are spending time in informational text, and citing evidence.  


A LOOK ahead:



Valentine's Day... Students have decided to make the boxes a contest. Please send boxes in that day. This is something the kiddos will take care of at home. I also sent a list of names for valentines in my last email.  







Wish LIST:


Nothing at this time. Thank you for all of the items you keep us stocked with. 







WE START READING Moses next week for our IRA. 


This is one of my favorites because it tells the story of Harriet Tubman and her part in the Underground Railroad. WE will be studying some amazing people in history the next couple of weeks, and finishing up with a great culminating task. 


 Please check out our new schedule. I have attached a copy of it. :) 

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:
Progress Reports on February 9th
Valentine's Day Party on February 14th- 1:30PM
No School on February 19th
Snack Rotation For February-
14- Magnolia
15- Briley
16- Kai
21- Adelyn
28- Kaitlyn
March 1- Morgan
5- Saphira
6- Fisher
7- Ethan
8- Jack
9- Carly