April 2012

Taylor Schools Pays Students For Reading

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Taylor Elementary students have been doing a lot of reading each night.  With all the reading done for Ken Garff Road to Success program, student’s names were placed in a drawing during a school wide assembly.  If their name was drawn out, they had a chance to pick a prize or take the challenge of “Shooting for Bucks”. If a basket was made, Mr. Adams, Taylor’s favorite school counselor, handed over cash! Several students had read so much, their names were pulled multiple times and they ended up with a lot of money and prizes!   This is a favorite assembly for students and it always encourages students to exceed their reading goals each month! Two lucky Taylor tigers even won a Kindle and a bike….just for reading!  Congratulations to Cedar Wilde and Sadie Gentry and remember…it STILL pays to read!!

Taylor's Fear Factor

Taylor Elementary's Upper-grade students held their very own 'Fear Factor' for those who had good behavior during the month of March.  Students were challenged in physical  events as well as eating contests to see who could overcome their fears!   There was a lot of laughter, enthusiasim and memories made amongst the classes as they watched and cheered for each other while eating 'duck vomit', 'monkey fingers', and sardines.  There were also obsticle courses as well as 'wall sits' that that challenged their strength and agility.  In the end, the classes loved celebrating their positive behavior by doing something together! 

Taylor's Fifth Grade Talent Show!

The fifth grade students in Mrs. Harward, Mrs. Provstgaard and Mr. Richin's classes recently had a chance to showcase their talents during the annual Fifth Grade Talent Show.  This was an exciting morning for students because they were able to share with each other and parents some of the talents and hobbies that aren't seen every day in class.  Some of the talents shared were personal collections, dancing, piano, singing, guitar,  and even a pie eating contest!   Taylor School has such a talented bunch of fifth grade students this year!  Way to go students!

Courtney Corbin, Taylor Elementary's Teacher of the Year

Mrs. Courtney Corbin was chosen by Taylor Elementary as 'Teacher of the Year' for the 2011-2012 school year. Mrs. Corbin has great energy and an easy going personality that is contagious and naturally draws people to her.  Mrs. Corbin’s positive attitude is a great influence on staff and students alike.  She plans and teaches effective lessons and wants each student to learn at their highest level.  She teaches in a way that excites her students and makes them want to be in her class.  Mrs. Corbin is willing to do anything, for anyone, at any time.  She is a fabulous teacher and always puts the school and students first. She truly loves students! 

Mrs. Corbin lives in Santaquin with her husband, two kids and a pug, named Tug.  She enjoys decorating, mowing the lawn and collecting ABC books.  Congratulations to Mrs. Corbin for making Taylor Elementary a great place to be! 

Taylor Elementary's Wax Museum

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Taylor's fifth-graders in Ms. Harward, Mrs. Provstgaard and Mr. Richin's classes have been working hard this year studying different states in our country.  As part of this, the students chose a famous person that is tied to their assigned state and portrayed that person in a "Wax Museum".  This time of year is a favorite for the school because the fifth gradeers put so much time and effort researching and making their costumes a perfect representation of the person.  Some of the famous "wax" characters seen were The Statue of Liberty, Harriet Tubman, Annie Oakley and Benjamin Franklin.  Parents and Taylor students were invited to attend the "Wax Museum" and see all of the great indviduals that are part of our country. Nice job fifth-grade students!