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The 5th Grade Team!
My Amazing Teammates!
Ms. Tapfer in 5th Grade!
When I Was In 5th Grade
Ms. Tapfer's Dog Sammy
My dog Sammy


Hello Room 606 Families! - Ms. Tapfer

I will be using Google Classroom for my student website this year.


Students, please use your Google account to access our Classroom page.



password: ID#sixdigitIDnumber





Once you've logged into Google, click on the "waffle" in the top right corner and click on "Classroom".


Parents, please sign up for my daily reminders through the app Remind!

Text "@mstapfer" to the phone number "81010" to sign up.


About Me


Hello 5th graders! I can't wait to see what we will accomplish together in Room 606.

I love teaching fifth grade, and I am so excited to be teaching alongside such a strong team. This is my sixth year teaching at John Baldwin and my sixth year teaching fifth grade. I received my Bachelor's in Family and Human Services and my Master's in Education, both from the University of Oregon. Go Ducks! I grew up in Danville and went to school in this district. I am so glad I had the opportunity to come back to the town I was raised in to teach in such an incredible community. 

As a fifth grader, I absolutely loved reading. I was a huge animal lover and often looked for heartfelt books about the bond between a person and their pet. My writing often revolved around my adventures outside with my two sisters. My favorite topic in Social Studies was studying the Native Americans because I appreciated how well they used our nation's natural resources. I loved learning about fractions in 5th grade, so I hope I can teach all of you to love them as well! Overall, I was a hard-working, shy little student who eventually found her voice over many years of a wonderful education in this school district.

In my free time, I enjoy watching Duck football games, baking and cooking, reading books outside, traveling, going hiking and skiing, and spending time with my friends. I have two sisters, one who lives in LA and one in Atlanta. However, I am lucky that my parents live five minutes away from John Baldwin with our sweet family dog Sid. He's 14 years old, is deaf, and uses a wheelchair to get around! Even though he faces some challenges, he's still a happy little pup. This summer, I rescued a dog named Sammy. He's my little fur baby and I loved spending so much time with him over the break. 

I am so eager to see what a brilliant combination of minds and personalities we will have in Room 606 this year. I am a teacher who values student choice, independence, and collaboration in the classroom. I work with my class all year to create a strong and positive community of learners. I am looking forward to a wonderful year with you all!

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