Mrs. Burningham, Taylor's Elementary's amazing counselor, has been visiting each of the classes around the school. Mrs. Burningham read the story, 'The Crayon Box Talked' by Shane DeRolf, to the students and discussed how each color in the crayon box is just as important as the others. She encouraged students to involve one another in class, during lunch and on the playground as often as they can to make each Taylor Tiger "Be Part of the Puzzle". Students were able to draw on a puzzle piece showing their interests and talents for Mrs. Burningham to hang up for the school to see. Thank you Mrs. Burningham for setting a good example for Taylor Tigers so early in the year!
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Our SCC elections will be held from August 20th-August 31. Please come into the office to cast your vote.
Taylor School will host an open house on Monday, August 20th, from 2:00pm-4:00pm. Come and meet your teacher and find your classroom. Our PTA will also be there signing up members and taking shirt orders.
Taylor Elementary students have been doing a lot of reading each night. With all the reading done for Ken Garff Road to Success program, student’s names were placed in a drawing during a school wide assembly. If their name was drawn out, they had a chance to pick a prize or take the challenge of “Shooting for Bucks”. If a basket was made, Mr. Adams, Taylor’s favorite school counselor, handed over cash! Several students had read so much, their names were pulled multiple times and they ended up with a lot of money and prizes! This is a favorite assembly for students and it always encourages students to exceed their reading goals each month! Two lucky Taylor tigers even won a Kindle and a bike….just for reading! Congratulations to Cedar Wilde and Sadie Gentry and remember…it STILL pays to read!!
Taylor Elementary's Upper-grade students held their very own 'Fear Factor' for those who had good behavior during the month of March. Students were challenged in physical events as well as eating contests to see who could overcome their fears! There was a lot of laughter, enthusiasim and memories made amongst the classes as they watched and cheered for each other while eating 'duck vomit', 'monkey fingers', and sardines. There were also obsticle courses as well as 'wall sits' that that challenged their strength and agility. In the end, the classes loved celebrating their positive behavior by doing something together!
The fifth grade students in Mrs. Harward, Mrs. Provstgaard and Mr. Richin's classes recently had a chance to showcase their talents during the annual Fifth Grade Talent Show. This was an exciting morning for students because they were able to share with each other and parents some of the talents and hobbies that aren't seen every day in class. Some of the talents shared were personal collections, dancing, piano, singing, guitar, and even a pie eating contest! Taylor School has such a talented bunch of fifth grade students this year! Way to go students!
Mrs. Courtney Corbin was chosen by Taylor Elementary as 'Teacher of the Year' for the 2011-2012 school year. Mrs. Corbin has great energy and an easy going personality that is contagious and naturally draws people to her. Mrs. Corbin’s positive attitude is a great influence on staff and students alike. She plans and teaches effective lessons and wants each student to learn at their highest level. She teaches in a way that excites her students and makes them want to be in her class. Mrs. Corbin is willing to do anything, for anyone, at any time. She is a fabulous teacher and always puts the school and students first. She truly loves students!
Mrs. Corbin lives in Santaquin with her husband, two kids and a pug, named Tug. She enjoys decorating, mowing the lawn and collecting ABC books. Congratulations to Mrs. Corbin for making Taylor Elementary a great place to be!
Taylor's fifth-graders in Ms. Harward, Mrs. Provstgaard and Mr. Richin's classes have been working hard this year studying different states in our country. As part of this, the students chose a famous person that is tied to their assigned state and portrayed that person in a "Wax Museum". This time of year is a favorite for the school because the fifth gradeers put so much time and effort researching and making their costumes a perfect representation of the person. Some of the famous "wax" characters seen were The Statue of Liberty, Harriet Tubman, Annie Oakley and Benjamin Franklin. Parents and Taylor students were invited to attend the "Wax Museum" and see all of the great indviduals that are part of our country. Nice job fifth-grade students!
Taylor Elementary's sixth-grade classrooms worked hard this year participating in NOVA and recently graduating from Officer Gary Thatcher's program. Nurturing, Opportunity, Values and Accountability are all skills that students in Mrs. Phena Brown, Mr. Rory Hansen and Mr. Ryan Wilson's classes 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 Students from each class, Tyson Christensen, Moriah Bulow, and Haylie Carlile, wrote an essay to read for the audience about their experiences in NOVA and why they need to stick to these new skills! Sixth-grade student, Sydnee Garrett, 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!
First-grade students are full of ideas and opinions. Mrs. Charlotte Fullmer, Mrs. Penny Oakeson, Ms. Nicole Osborn and Mrs. Alissa Prestwich have been working with their first-grade students to organize their opinions and thoughts and write them down on paper with good supporting details. Students then met in the gym and rotated through an 'inside-outside' circle where students used their listening and speaking skills to hear the share and hear the ideas of one another. Teacher, Mrs. Penny Oakeson, says, "The foundation for opinion writing begins at such an early age. It is essential that students are taught to express their opinions and thoughts to an audience and be able to give their reasons adequate support." First grade students are setting the rest of the school on the right track to becoming great persuasive thinkers!