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Monday, October 21st is Taylor's Fall Carnival from 5:30-7:30! Wristbands/tickets can be purchased at the front door as well as food and drink vouchers. Come bring the family, dress up in costumes and help support Taylor's PTA! There is also a silent auction on the stage where baskets full of things such as chocolate, Disney items, camping gear, sports items, movie night items and fall decor are waiting to go to the highest bidder! Teachers will be in their classrooms with all kinds of fun games for the whole family to enjoy. Please come and share in the excitement with your students! Many thanks go to the countless hours the PTA puts in order for our families to enjoy the carnival each year!
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 school's Box Top trophies in their room. Mrs. Groneman's second-grade and Mr. Hansens's fifth-grade classes were the recipients of the trophies for the month of September and they're excited to keep bringing in box tops! Nice job Taylor tigers!
Red Ribbon Week Theme: Taylor Tigers are Unstoppable. We choose
to be drug free!
Monday: "My path to the future is bright and drug free!" College Day-wear your
favorite school jersey/colors. Wear your "Unstoppable Me" wristbands.
Activity: college map....which teacher went to which school?
Tuesday: "Taylor Tigers are Unstoppable" . School Pride Day- wear school shirts and school colors (blue and gray). Activity: Lunch activities with the high school athletes, positive mentors etc.
Wednesday: "I have the power to say no!" Super Hero Day- Dress as your favorite superhero. Activity: the door decorating ontest will be judged after school.
Thursday: "Being Drug Free opens the doors to who I want to be? Career Day: dress in your future career. Activity: career day at lunch: ambulance, police car, bobcat etc...will
be parked on the playground during lunchtime for students to tour. They will be here from 11:00-1:00
Friday: No school.
Taylor Elementary School had a pre-"Red Ribbon Week"
kick off with a special visit from the aviation department at Utah Valley University. Instructors from the university's program brought a plane to the playground of Taylor school for the students to see. Taylor Tigers were each allowed a chance to sit in the cockpit and experience the controls first hand. Students were also instructed on the
different parts of the plane as well as fun facts about flying. As part of Red Ribbon Week, students were
reminded by the pilots that pilots can't fly if they are under the influence of alcohol and drugs. This year's theme is
"Taylor Tigers are Unstoppable. We choose to be drug free!". The aviation department at U.V.U. was a great reminder for student to remember to be drug free for their entire life! Way to go Taylor Tigers!
Taylor third graders are currently conducting a live experiment here at the school. With the help of the Journey South program, these young scientists are out to discover when spring comes to Taylor Elementary.
This week, students had an opportunity to closely observe and study plant bulbs. Volunteers from Thanksgiving Point facilitated a bulb dissecting and diagramming activity with the students, while discussing the anatomy of tulip bulbs. The volunteers, Sam and Spencer, also taught the students five things all scientists do: observe, hypothesize, research, experiment, and share.
Each student was then given their very own Emperor Tulip bulb to plant in a freshly tilled bed on the south side of the school. In connection with the Utah science core curriculum, the third graders will be studying the relationship between living things and the sun over these next few months as they seek to discover when spring actually begins.
It is now up to the students to act as real scientists and perform the tasks they learned scientists must do. With their observation journals ready and waiting to be recorded in and their tulip bulbs carefully tucked-in under exactly six inches of topsoil, the students can hardly wait for their garden to grow. The rest of us here at Taylor are looking forward to seeing the school’s new flowers and hearing our third grade scientists share their results.
A special thanks goes out to Journeys South, Thanksgiving Point, Sam, Spencer, Mr. Daybell, Mr. Lowe, and Mr. Ammon Charles.
by Cammie Charles
Just a reminder that there is no school on October 10th or October 11th, because of Fall break. Have a great long weekend and don't forget to read!
Taylor Elementary's September students of the month get 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 at Taylor School for others to admire! Way to go Taylor Tigers for setting the bar high!
Kindergarten- Roxianne Simmons, Steven Taylor, Tame Finau
1st - Kymber Rosenbaum, Wesley Gunderson, Alexa Shutt
2nd-Miguel Briceno Topete, Daphne Bryan, Aiden Hutchings
3rd-Kate Poulson, Remi Marron, Payton Buys
4th- Isaac Woolford, Yahir Briceno Topete, Jason Flinders
5th-Gloryann Martin, Stephanie Zavala
6th-Jason Miller, Levi Hill, Janey Jacklin
Taylor Elementary School is pleased to welcome Holly Markgrafmayne to our school. "Miss Holly", as the students call her, is Nebo School District's dance specialist. Miss Holly has been actively meeting with teachers and students to help imbed dance movement into as many areas of curriculm as possible. Students have had a chance to learn and express their ideas through movement while at school with Miss Holly. Taylor's teachers have taken this one step further and incorporated movement into their math, language, science and writing lessons.
Fourth-grade student, Jason Flinders says, "Making the different shapes with our bodies helped us control our bodies while using different levels." Fifth grade teacher Ien Richins says, "Its been really remarkable to see how much more alive a lesson can become when movement is added. It seems to really take learning to a deeper level."
Taylor Elementary is very excited to have such a unique opportunity to learn from a master like Miss Holly and in turn, become better educators for our students.
Fourth graders at Taylor Elementary have been working hard on remembering what their E.A.R.S. are for...reading out loud! Reading with Expression, Accuracy, Rate and Smoothness are things that a good reader does when they're reading aloud. Each Friday, Mrs. Corbin, Mrs. Grill and Ms. Orme's classes have the chance to show off their skills by reading to the four first grade classes. This is a fun opportunity for both grades to look forward to because it gives them a chance to practice reading, make new friends, and learn from each other.