During the month of December, each of the classes came up with a service project to do as a class. One of the projects was Mr. Hanson's class who tied fleece blankets for the Payson Police department. Some other projects included organizing the school library, random acts of kindness, making cards and letters for the veterans home, wiping down the chrome book carts and organizing the take-home library. Students at Taylor really know how to make a difference in the lives of others! Thank you students for working so hard to serve others!
Today third graders performed their annual Christmas performance of an 'All American Christmas' for both parents and student body. This is always a special treat for the school to watch because these students have worked so hard on learning songs, dances, and musical instruments. This tradition has been a part of Taylor's Christmas celebrations for more than 10 years! Thank you third grade teachers for making this a favorite time of year!
Taylor's annual 'Sing Around the Tree' is always a favorite time of year for students. This year was no exception. Students from each class prepared a song, and the fourth graders performed a recorder version of "Carol of the Bells" All of this magic was followed up by the choral singing of some of the school's favorite Christmas songs accompanied by master pianist, DeAnne Thurgood. What a great way to spend the last days of school of 2015! Thank you Mrs. Robbins and Mrs. Mangelson for leading us in another great Taylor tradition!
Monday: "First comes the stocking of little Nell. Oh dear Santa, Fill it well" Wear Crazy Socks!
Tuesday: "Frosty the Snowman" Dress like a snowman! (ex: earmuffs, scarf, white shirt, hat)
-History Fair from 9:20-10:45
-Eastern Arts Assembly 2:00
Wednesday: "Its beginning to look a lot like Christmas!" Wear red and green
-Singing around the tree @ 9:15
Thursday: "Baby it's cold outside" Wear a hat
3rd Grade Program @ 9:30 School @ 2:15 Parents
Friday: "Twas the night before Christmas" Pajama Day
-Singing Around the Tree 1:15-2:00
40 of Taylor's students have been participating in an after-school robotics program once a week since school began. Students have been learning programming, sound detectors, and even building an actual robot. Thank you to all who made this unique experience possible for Taylor's students!
Fourth-grade students at Taylor Elementary had a great reason to dress in their very best...The Utah Symphony perfomance at Salem Hills High School. This performance is always an exciting time of year for fourth-graders because they love to see and hear the different instruments the symphony uses in music. Several of the selections played were familiar to students so it was neat to experience them being performed live. Many thanks go to the Utah Symphony and those at the district level that help organize this event each for Nebo's fourth-graders. What a memorable time of year!
Taylor's sixth-grade orchestra students delighted the school with their first school-wide performance as well as a parent program. Under the direction of Mrs. Drager, this is Taylor Elementary's second student orchestra group that is open to sixth-grade students. Students that are involved meet before school starts and are expected to practice each night at home. The school was amazed to hear the talented musicians play traditional favorites as well as a few Christmas songs. Several students were even given the chance to debut as soloists. What a fun musical treat for Taylor School!
Members of the Orchestra: Jason Flinders, Lane Lindstrom, Jaemon Chisholm, Yahir Topete, Angelina Jones, Kendall Scott, Sadie Rosenberg, Nayree Lane