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Taylor's Fifth-Grade Teacher, Ien Richins, A Real Life Trapper!

Submitted by courtney.corbin on Fri, 02/10/2012 - 11:18

Fourth grade at Taylor Elementary is one of the greatest grades because all social studies and science topics are based around the state of Utah.  Students in Mrs. Courtney Corbin and Miss Brittany Wayman's classes leaned about famous trappers and explorers in Utah's history.  Fifth-grade teacher, Ien Richins, brought trapping to life when he visited the fourth-grade to share some of his experiences as a modern day trapper.  Students were amazed to see how the trap works and loved to see some of the pelts Mr. Richins brought to share.  Fourth grade student, Bailey Smith, said, "The coolest thing about Mr. Richins was when he brought in the trap and showed us how it worked and he even broke a pencil!"   This was an exciting time for fourth graders at Taylor!   Thanks Mr. Richins!

Taylor's Fourth Graders are Multiplying Machines!

Submitted by courtney.corbin on Fri, 02/10/2012 - 09:37

Fourth graders at Taylor Elementary spend a lot of time increasing their math skills.  One of the essential skills a fourth-grader must have is memorized times table facts.  Students in Mrs. Courtney Corbin and Miss Brittany Wayman's classes have worked since the first of the year to ensure they're experts at multiplying numbers quickly.  In celebration, the two classes were rewarded with ice cream and a variety of toppings  to make the deal extra sweet!   Way to go fourth-grade for working so hard in math each day!

Taylor's Fifth Grade Superbowl

Submitted by courtney.corbin on Thu, 02/09/2012 - 11:08

Taylor Elementary is known for dedicated readers and the fifth grade is no exception.  In honor of the Superbowl, as well as dedicated football fan and avid reader, Principal Daybell,  the students in Mrs. Marlayne Harward, Mrs. Robin Provstgaard and Mr. Ien Richin's classes were challenged to go above and beyond the normal expectations for reading minutes.  Students were assigned a Superbowl football team where each team competed in reading minutes for the championship "ring".  For every 20 minutes read, a football was earned.  In the end, the team that had read the most minutes and received the most footballs earned a superbowl "ring" pop and the classes celebrated with chips and salsa.  The fifth-graders loved to spend so much time reading especially when it involved the superbowl! 

Taylor's Kindergarten Spotlight

Submitted by courtney.corbin on Thu, 02/09/2012 - 10:35

Teachers and students work hard each day to make Taylor Elementary a caring environment full of lifelong learners.  The Kindergarten teachers are no exception.  In Mrs. Treana Kober and Mrs. Mayhew's kindergarten rooms, they ensure that Taylor students are rising above the rest. 

In Kindergarten, the students focus heavily on letters and sounds and beginning reading strategies.  Some of the big milestones reached are learning appropriate behaviors in school, knowing that letters mean something and can be used to make blends and words.  Numbers sense is also strengthened as students work with numbers in various mathematical concepts. 

Kindergarten classes at Taylor have a lot excitement as they make learning come alive.  They have 'Pirate Day' to study maps, learn about Utah animals from A-Z, complete animal reports,  have walking 'report cards', study cultural traditions, learn various symbols of freedom, and celebrate '100's Day' with collections and posters of 100 things.  

When Mrs. Kober and Mrs. Mayhew are asked what they love about kindergarteners, they said, "We love watching how quickly the students grow both academically and socially.  We love their excitement to learn and their fun personalities."   Taylor is very proud to have such a dedicated Kindergarten team!   

Taylor Elementary's 100's Day!

Submitted by courtney.corbin on Wed, 02/08/2012 - 12:14

Taylor's lower grades recently celebrated '100's Day"  This is an exciting time of year for all students because it marks the one hundredth day of school in the school year! Many exciting activities were being held in the clasrooms around the school to celebrate this including wearing "100's crowns", bringing 100 items, "100's" posters, writing 100 words, using 100 stickers, finding 100 friends and drawing what they'll look like at 100 years old!  We can't wait until next year's "100's Day Celebration"!  What a fun day at Taylor Elementary!

Taylor Elementary's Third Grade Spelling Bee

Submitted by courtney.corbin on Tue, 02/07/2012 - 15:11

Taylor Elementary is full of fantastic spellers!  Recently, the annual third-grade spelling bee was held in the gym of Taylor Elementary.  This year's competition was tough because the students in Mrs. Whitney Buys and Mrs. Melanie Ellsworth's classes have been practicing for quite some time memorizing words in order to become the new spelling bee champion! Parents along with the second and third-grade classes were invited to come watch the top spellers from each class participate. It was an extremely fun day for all participants. 

Top third-grade spellers include McKade Biggs, Jordan Luke, Russell Mangleson, Gloryann Martin, Jeremy Miller, Shebee  Reid, Mary Alice Rodgers,  Gabe Small, Brayden Thurgood and Taelor Wilson.  

Grand Prize Winners were first-place, Brayden Thurgood; second-place, Jordan Luke; and third-place, Mary Alice Rodgers.

Congratulations go the participants!  What an impressive bunch of students in the third-grade!

Taylor's Fifth Grade Lip Sync

Submitted by courtney.corbin on Mon, 02/06/2012 - 12:40

Taylor Elementary's students focus on reading each day. Fifth-grade students in Mrs. Robin Provstgaard's class love to make reading come alive in their classroom.  Their class recently read a story entitled, La Bamba, by Gary Soto where the character participates in a lip-sync.  Taylor's fifth-graders used the experiences of the character in the story and created their own lip-sync performances using their favorite songs. The perfomances were entertaining and the students enjoyed cheering each other on!   Way to go fifth-grade for sharing your love of reading! 

Taylor's January Students of the Month

Submitted by courtney.corbin on Mon, 02/06/2012 - 12:15

Taylor Elementary's January 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!  

Students of the month for January are.....

Kindergarten: Amanda Flinders, Alexia Liston, Kaiden Vaughn 

First Grade: Anna Bronson, Sahaja Rutlidge, Lillian Thurgood, Clint Veach

Second Grade: Jaren Carlisle, Jesse Daley, Ashley Juarez

Third Grade: Daisy Rodriguez, Brayden Thurman

Fourth Grade: Heidi Albor, Ashlyn Hill      

Fifth Grade: Paisley Ballard, Nikaedynn Finau, Shelby Hill

Sixth Grade: MaeLynne Bedolla, T-Rex Larsen, Tara Stanton

Spotlighting Taylor's Sixth Grade

Submitted by courtney.corbin on Tue, 01/31/2012 - 13:35
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Taylor Elementary's students work hard each day in their classes and sixth-grade students are no exception.   These students have their toes curled over the edge of the diving board of math ready to plunge into the world of advanced math and algebra.  With the introduction to the new utah core standards, sixth-graders will have a chance to attack concepts that until now have been waiting for them in junior high.  The sixth-grade teachers, Mrs. Phena Brown, Mr. Rory Hansen and Mr. Ryan Wilson are excited to explore and develop a concept that up until now was taught in junior high while helping them see what a valuable tool it can be in their everyday lives. The sixth graders are also known for their Olympics, King and Queen's Ball, Superbowl, Nova, and the infamous teacher/student kickball game.  Taylor is very proud to have such a dedicated group of students heading our school. 

Taylor's Fifth-Grade Fraction Frenzy!

Submitted by courtney.corbin on Fri, 01/27/2012 - 13:31

Taylor's fifth-grade teachers love to engage their students in learning.  The students in Ms. Marlayne Harward, Mrs. Robin Provstgaard and Mr. Ien Richin's classes have been studying fractions and spent time testing their knowledge of :"equal parts of a whole" using real life objects....frosted cookies!   Students were challenged to use their thinking to frost certain portions and reason with one another which equivalent fractions they had frosted.  Thank you teachers for making fractions part of the students' lives at Taylor!

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