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.
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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!
Taylor's kindergarten students in Mrs. Treana Kober and Mrs. Courtney Mayhew's classes make the hallways brighter each day. One of the exciting things the students get to do in kindergarten is study maps. Students learned about physical features, maps and globes, land and water and cardinal directions on a map. To celebrate their new knowledge of maps, the kindergarten classes followed a pirate map and went on a treasure hunt to find burried treasure. Principal Frank Daybell met the students on the stage and shared the treasure of a good book. Good job kindergarten classes for working so hard in school!
Taylor Elementary's preschool students in Ms. Norma Goddard and Mrs. Susan Goble's classes have been learning about building. They learned about different jobs, tools and equipment that can be used to make large structures. Students made their own buildings at home and created a small town together. Local town favorite, Bob "The Builder" Provstgaard, visited the preschool students and brought a large backhoe with him to show all the neat things it can do. "Bob the Builder" even delighted the classes by letting students be lifted a few feet up in the scoop! Thanks to Taylor's preschool teachers as well as Bob Provstgaard for making building come alive for these kids!
Taylor Elementary's December 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 December are.....
Kindergarten: Swade Olsen, Nathan Prettyman, Joshua Stevens
First Grade: Abigail Finau, Ian Hunt, Adam McDonald, Kate Olsen
Second Grade: Illian Garza, Jason Flinders, Jaylea isaac
Third Grade: Hayes Lindsey, GloryAnn Martin
Fourth Grade: Blake Collins, Adam Renik
Fifth Grade: Tyler Chisholm, Stratton Scott, Chyler Zeeman
Sixth Grade: Kaleb Burch, Jacob Ethridge, Abigail Twede
S.E.P. night was recently held at Taylor Elementary. Not only was this a chance for students and parents to sit down with their teacher and discuss progress, goals and accomplishments, but an amazing art gallery was showcased as well. Mrs. Patten, Taylor's talented art teacher, transformed her classroom into an art gallery that displayed student work throughout the term. This was a favorite for many to visit because students were able to show off the talents they've been developing in visual arts. Thanks Mrs,.Patten and Taylor students for displaying your individual talents for others to see
Students in Mrs. Becky Anderton's class work hard every day in reading. One of the concepts focused on in second grade is expression in fluency. Mrs. Anderton's classes perform a Polar Express reader's theatre. Students practice reading different parts focusing on smoothness while using appropriate voices and expression. Parents are invited to watch student perfomances showing off their talented reading abilities. Mrs. Anderton's students use reader's theatre through the entire school year to promote fluency for her students in becoming better readers at Taylor. Nice job second-graders!
Taylor Elementary is known for its dedicated chess players. One such player is fifth-grader, Stratton Scott. Stratton is a student in Ms. Marlayne Harward's class and recently participated in the Nebo Chess Tournament at Art City Elementary. Stratton was awarded a medal for placing in a three-way-tie for tenth place. Congratulations Stratton for winning and epresenting Taylor Elementary in such a positive way!
Taylor Elementary is known for being involved in helping others in need, specifically with the Make-a-Wish program. Janna Manookin has a special drive to raise awareness in the school about the benefits of this special cause. One of the many ways Taylor does this is by participating in Macy's department store's 'Believe' program during Christmas time. Taylor Elementary partnered with Payson High School's Latinos in Action group and wrote over 3,000 letters to Santa as well as telling why it is important to believe in the season. The letters were turned in to Macy's store manager on "double day" where each letter is worth $2 to the Make-a-Wish program totalling $6,226 worth of donation to the foundation. Way to go Taylor Tigers for spreading your Christmas spirit to those in need!
Taylor's students were recently delighted with a visit from Clark Planetarium. Students were excited to watch experiments involving magnetism, electricity, air pressure, and atoms. The planetarium challenged students minds and made them rely on the scientific process to predict what was going to happen next. Students were invited to participate in these science activities and were amazed at the final experiment which involved a large fire explosion from a balloon. A favorite was being able to hold an actual meteorite! Thank you Clark Planetarium for brining your science world to Taylor!