February 2015

Taylor's January Students of the Month

Taylor Elementary's January students of the month got to enjoy a fancy lunch of pizza and soda with Mr. Daybell. These students were chosen by their teachers because they make great efforts in academics and behavior choices each day in their classrooms. These students have set a high standard for the rest of the school to follow! Way to go Taylor Tigers!

Kindergarten: Autumn Farr, Makenna Peterson, Elise Lyman, Preslee Orton

First Grade: Oaker Cox, Jonathan Zavala, Jeiny Castro Soto

Second Grade: Tanner Grant, Matalyn Kalmar, Alyse Sumens

Third Grade: Lanna Beckstrom, Cale Renzello, Jainee Davis

Fourth Grade: Jack Hardy, Kate Poulson Kaitlyn Isaacson

Fifth Grade: Angelyna Jones, Erik Alatorre, Adrie HIll

Sixth Grade: Grace Marsh, Russell Mangelson

Early out on Wed. February 25th

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Parents,

This Wednesday, February 25th, students will be getting out at 12:00pm so teachers can attend district trainings.  Lunch will still be served.  There will be no afternoon Kindergarten and morning kindergarten will go until 12:00pm.  If you have any questions please contact the office or teacher.

Thanks,

Mr. Daybell

Mrs. Provstgaard's Class Celebrates Their Love of Reading

Each year, students in Mrs. Provstgaard's class read Newberry Award winner,  "Miracles on Maple Hill" by Virginia Sorensen.  As part of this students celebrate the book by making it come alive. A few of the activities the third graders did were creating dioramas to show how they visualized Maple Hill to look in their mind. Students also  wrote an opinion essay about whether they would like to live on Maple Hill or their own home.

Third grade student, Victoria Liddle, says, "My favorite part was making the diorama because it was made out of candy. It was fun to show the class and share with other people.   I liked the book when they were traveling in the car and Marly was telling her mom to repeat something over and over again and her mom wouldn't."  

Student, Parker Cowley, said, " I liked the part in the book when they met 'Harry the Hermit'.  My grandpa used to know a hermit.  He sounded nice.  I also want to live in Maple hill because I like maple syrup."

Thank you Mrs. Provstgaard creating a love for reading in your class!

Discover Gateway Visits Taylor's Fifth Grade Students

Students in Mr. Hansen, Mr. Richins and Mr. Wilson's fifth-grade classes recently were involved in Discovery Gateway's "Reaction Time" presentation.  As part of fifth-grade core, students study states of matter as well as chemical and physical change.  Demonstrations and experiments took place to help solidify the students' understanding.  This was a great hands on learning opportunity because students actually performed the experiments themselves.   Fifth-grade student, Jason Flinders, said, " My favorite part was doing the experiments because you got to see colors changing, things shooting out of the vials, and we got to wear awesome goggles!"

Magician Teaches Students at Taylor About Anti-Bullying

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Students at Taylor Elementary were recently delighted by the magical skills of magician Lance Nielson!  Lance not only taught the students about magic, he showed the students that bullying is wrong.  Lance turned to magic as a youth to distract others from the things that made him different.   He encouraged students to look at each other as friends and find the good in one another.  He even revealed a secret or two about his magic tricks!   Thank you to Taylor's PTA for inviting the students to be a part of such a great assembly!     

Taylor's Fourth Grade Is Visited by The Living Planet Aquarium

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The Living Planet Aquarium came to visit fourth-grade students teache them about Wetlands of Utah.  Fourth-graders learned about how wetlands can provide a habitat, clean water and slow floods in the state of Utah.  Students were even able to see live animals from Utah's wetlands such as salamandars, toads, and snakes.  Fourth grade student, Jack Hardy, said, "My favorite part was looking at the salamander because it was spotted and had mucus on it."  This is always a treat when the aquarium comes to visit the school because they make science in Utah come alive for students.

Taylor's 100th Day of Kindergarten

Taylor's Kindergarteners made it to the 100th day of school!   Students were invited to dress up as a 100-year-old and spend the day celebrating the number 100!  Congratulations kindergarten students!