Fifth graders at Taylor School in Ms. Marlayne Harward, Mr, Ien Richins, and Mrs. Robin Provstgaard's classes got to experience the different movements of the earth's plates with 'Earthquake Cakes'. Students decorated cakes to resemble a city, a cemetary, a farm and an ocean with an island. Each cake had a different fault line that ran through it. As the cakes were shaken like an earthquake, the students were able to see the destruction that each movement left behind. There was even a magma intrusion that created an island in the ocean cake- that was the class' favorite! After the devistation of the cakes, the students were then allowed to eat the cake! This was more disturbing than the simulated earthquakes!!! Thank you fifth grade teachers for making learning fun at Taylor!
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Taylor school recently hosted a book fair in the gym for an entire week! Students were able to preview and purchase books that appealed to them. On one of those nights, families were invited to come to the school, enjoy delicious donuts and check out what the book fair had to offer. This was a great evening to see some of the latest books that are out. Some favorite books included, "Diary of a Whimpy Kid". "Vampires", "Club Penguin" and "Fancy Nancy" . Posters and fun toys were also available which were popular as well. Thanks go to the PTA and parents for all their support of Taylor School.
S.E.P. night was recently held at Taylor Elementary. Not only was this a chance for students and parents to sit down with their teacher and discuss progress, goals and accomplishments, but an amazing art gallery was showcased as well. Mrs. Patten, Taylor's talented art teacher, transformed her classroom into an art gallery that displayed student work thoughout the term. This was a favorite for many to visit because students were able to show off the talents they've rbeen developing in visual arts. Thanks Mrs,.Patten and Taylor students for displaying your individual talents for others to see.
Students in Taylor's second-grade had a fun-filled day recently because they were able to visit the Equestrian Park in Lehi. This was exciting for students because they saw a lot of animals such as pigs, goats, sheep, horses and cows. The students were also able to watch a collie herd sheep! These second graders are now farming experts because they learned about nutrition, farm safety, as well as facts about cows, honey bees, and where flour comes from. The favorite event of the day was when students each made their own seed necklace. Thanks go to teachers Mrs. Becky Anderton, Mrs. Wendy Grill and Ms. Heather Talbot for making learning fun in second-grade at Taylor!
Taylor School recently hosted their annual Fall Carnival. Students and their families filled the halls and classrooms and enjoyed an evening of games and food. Some of the favorites were, 'Toilet Paper Toss', 'Face Painting', 'Golf', 'Fish Pond' and 'Pin the Nose on the Witch'". Along with the games and prizes, gift baskets were created by the classes that were auctioned off to raise money for the school's leveled library.
Many thanks go to DeAnne Thurgood and her committee that put countless hours into the success of the Fall Carnival. This is a favorite time of year for Taylor tigers and their families and we look forward to it happening again next year!
Students at Taylor Elementary were encourage to "Say No to Drugs" druing Red Ribbon Week. Students participated during the week by dressing up for themed days. Themes included, Dream Big, Get Hooked on Books, Be a Team Player, and Being Drug Free is Sweet. Each classroom in the school decorated a bulletin board with a drug-free message to share. Students at Taylor are encouraged to remember that Red Ribbon Week doesn't just last for a week, it lasts for a lifetime. Many thanks go to Mrs. Phena Brown and Mr. Mike Adams for making this such a great week at Taylor!
Taylor first-grade student, Kate Poulson, had her name drawn from amongst hundreds of names to be a winner of a brand new bike! Kate was awarded her bike gift certificate in a school wide assembly. When Mr. Daybell pulled her name, the students cheered in excitement for her and congratulated her on her win! Many thanks go to Ken Garff's Road to Success program and Walmart for making this drawing possible. Way to to Kate!
Walmart made ten teachers very happy this week because they donated $100 gift cards to Taylor school's teachers. Walmart knows how much money teachers spend from their own pockets to help student learning and they wanted to give a little back. These teachers were randomly awarded in a school wide assembly. Teacher's faces were so surprised when Mr. Daybell pulled their names out of the bucket while the school cheered for them loudly. Congratulations go to Mr. Ryan Wilson, Mrs. Susan Hereth, Mrs. Rhonda Proctor, Mrs. Tara Hunt, Mrs. Chris Patten, Ms. Patti Quesada, Ms. Brittney Wayman, Mrs. Melanie Ellsworth, Mrs. Courtney Mayhew and Ms. Marlayne Harward. Taylor Elementary is very grateful for the relationship that has been built with Walmart and very appreciative of the enormous donation made to our teachers.
A few of Taylor's students left the school in an ambulance the other day. Leah Dehart, Tegan Houston, Ryan Harmer, Jacob Nelson, and Maddison Wood won the coloring for Taylor Elementary sponsored by Payson Fire Department. Students were picked up from school, taken to the fire department and were able to ride in the fire truck, ambulance, eat hot dogs and chips and hang out with fire fighters. Congratulations to these Taylor Tigers!
Taylor Elementary has a friendly competition between classes each month. Students are encouraged to bring as many box tops in as they can and donate them to the school. The PTA keeps track of the class that brings the most in and they get to host the schoo's Box Top trophy in their room. Mrs. Corbin's fourth-grade class was the recipient of the trophy for the month of September and they're excited to keep bringing in box tops! Nice job Taylor tigers!