The "Where's Nemo" pet store visted the Mrs. Charles' class to help with their opinion writing. The third graders are trying to decide which class pet would be the best fit for their classroom. After gathering research from the presenters, they narrowed their choices down to a chameleon, a ball python and a bearded dragon. These students will now use their research to write an opinion paper supporting their ideas for a class pet.
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Mr. Tom Wood has spent the week at Taylor in the 3rd-6th grade classes tying many different core elements into art. In the 5th grade classes, he used oil pastels to create a timeline of Earth's Erosion, the 3rd graders made portriats of the presidents and the fourth graders created Valentine's stencils! This has been a great week to see the students' creations as well as their art skills becoming sharpened!
Taylor's Kindergarteners made it to the 100th day of school! Students were invited to dress up as a 100-year-old person and they spent the day celebrating the number 100! During the week they also did 100's day art projects, found 100 bean bags, and read 100's day stories! Congratulations kindergarten students!
Taylor Elementary's sixth-grade classrooms worked hard this year participating in NOVA and recently graduating from Officer Bill Wright's program. Nurturing, Opportunity, Values and Accountability are all skills that students in Mrs. Phena Brown, Mrs. Rachel Lewis and Mr. Ryan Wilson's classes who worked hard on during a 13-15 week program, leaving a foundation that can be used in the classroom, the playground and in every day life. Students received a folder, shirt and skills that will last them a lifetime. Graduation ceremonies were held in the gym of Taylor Elementary where many Payson police officers as well as city mayor, Rick Moore, welcomed the new NOVA graduates. All students wrote their personal constitutions and the teachers and students selected the best ones that embodied the ideas of the NOVA program. The chosen essays were read for the audience about their experiences in NOVA and why they need to stick to these new skills! Sixth-grade student, Adrie Hill said, "My favorite time during NOVA was when we were allowed to shout the NOVA chant at the end of each lesson. All the other classes said they could hear us! It gets them really excited for sixth-grade" . Congratulations to this year's graduates of NOVA at Taylor Elementary!
Taylor Elementary's Third grade held their yearly spelling bee. Many students practiced for weeks to have a chance to make it to the top! After narrowing down all the finalists, three winners were announced....
First place was awarded to Emma Asay
Second place was awarded to Charlie Gleave
Third place was awarded to Brooklyn Smith
Congratulations to all the finalists and to the top three spellers!
Taylor's Fifth grade students recently finished an intense 21-day review keyboarding program at school. Keyboarding master, Mr. Bartholomew, held an awards assembly for the fifth-grade classes to celebrate their accomplishments! Students have been working hard, practicing at home and have improved their keyboarding skills greatly! Those who passed off their skills each week were rewarded with candy, ear buds as well as cash prizes! Brycen Asay excelled in keyboarding more than any other student. He was able to type 69 WPM on average! Mrs. Whicker says, "I love how my students can easily type anything that is placed in front of them." Many students were awarded for their speedy typing skills! Congratulations students for all of your hard work this year!