Welcome to Ms. Tapley’s Room!
Mrs. Tapley completed her undergraduate degree at Lake Forest College and her Masters Degree at the University of Maine in Orono. She taught in Belgium for a year at the Antwerp International School before teaching middle school at the Scarborough Middle School. She then moved to Downeast Maine and began teaching at the Brooklin School in 2004. She is currently teaching math to grades 3-8 and loves to get excited about all things math. In her spare time, Mrs. Tapley can be found watching webinars about math while jogging on her treadmill. She is also active in the Penobscot Historical Society, the Association of Teachers of Mathematics in Maine, and the Maine Teacher of the Year Association. Mrs. Tapley was the 2016 Hancock County Teacher of the Year and a 2017 Maine Teacher of the Year Finalist.
“You have only failed if you have given up. Until then, it’s learning.” Author Unknown
During the day, the students in the seventh and eighth grade classroom stay in their homerooms and the teachers come to them. Mrs. Bebell teaches science and social studies and Mrs. Baird teaches literacy and writing. Students leave the classroom daily when they attend their two specials.
NEWS FROM MS.Tapley
Hello parents of the marvelous 7th/8th-grade students! I heard back from some of you that this format of the newsletter is much better than bloomz. So, I'm making the switch and sending it out this way from here on out. Thanks for letting me know how it was...read more
Science/Social Studies - Mrs. Bebell Students are preparing for The Wax Museum that will take place on February 12. Last week, they made a timeline to show the major events in a person’s life, planned their costumes (parents, please help your child with this part of...read more
Science/Social Studies - Mrs. Bebell This week, the students learned about the circulatory system and how the heart pumps blood throughout the body to transport nutrients, oxygen, and hormones. We dissected a pig heart to see first-hand how heart chambers are...read more
Science/Social Studies - Mrs. Bebell The students have done an amazing job throughout our unit on the endocrine and reproductive systems. What started out as an awkward and embarrassing topic has developed into one that students can confidently and respectfully...read more
Science/Social Studies - Mrs. Bebell This week students developed a clearer understanding of how the menstrual cycle works so that they can better understand how fertilization can lead to the development of a human fetus. They watched a documentary that illustrated...read more