A few of Taylor's students left the school in an ambulance the other day. Leah Dehart, Tegan Houston, Ryan Harmer, Jacob Nelson, and Maddison Wood won the coloring for Taylor Elementary sponsored by Payson Fire Department. Students were picked up from school, taken to the fire department and were able to ride in the fire truck, ambulance, eat hot dogs and chips and hang out with fire fighters. Congratulations to these Taylor Tigers!
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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 schoo's Box Top trophy in their room. Mrs. Corbin's fourth-grade class was the recipient of the trophy for the month of September and they're excited to keep bringing in box tops! Nice job Taylor tigers!
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!
Students of the month for September are.....
Kindergarten: Daphne Bryan, Tishina Olsen, Ella Stanton
First Grade: Hadley Charles, Logan Houston, Chance Long, Nickolas Rohbock
Second Grade: Erik Alatorre, Carter Olsen, Kendyll Scott
Third Grade: Tegan Houston, Emily Veach
Fourth Grade: Clover Carter, Kevin Shelley
Fifth Grade: Abigail Adams, Tanner DeHart, Tanner Peterson
Sixth Grade: Janessa Conrad, Rashay Horne, Estelle Small
Taylor Elementary has a reason to feel greatful. Sam's Club donated 4,500 BoxTops to the school in a complete surprise donation to everyone at Taylor. These BoxTops will benefit the school by allowing books and resources to be used by the students. Magnets and bookmarks were also provided for each student to remind them to keep bringing box tops in from home. Sixth grade teacher, Mr. Rory Hansen, said, "4,500 Box Tops is a big deal! That's money that can be spent on books or equipment that will make students at Taylor even more excited to come to school each day. The cool thing is, if every student at Taylor brought twenty more box tops in during the year, we would double that money fast!" Box Tops are a great way Taylor Elementary is able to provide many of its resources to students. Thank you Sam's Club!!
Taylor Elementary loves learning about Folktales. In first grade, students were delighted with the chance to read and celbrate a well-known legend, John "Appleseed" Chapman. Jonny Appleseed was a nurseryman who introcuded apple trees to large parts of our county and became an American legend. First graders spent the day reading poems about apples, having a story read by Principal, Frank Dayblell, had group dicussion and writing time about folktales, as well as eating apples celbrating Jonny Appleseed. What a great day in first grade!
Taylor School is very excited about the Reflections Contest this year. To kick off the contest, PTA representative Heather Taylor along with the PTA Area Rep held an assembly to announce this year's theme of, "Diversity means....." Students are encouraged to enter in the different areas of photography, dance, drawing, music and other mediums. Taylor students are full of creative ideas and are excited to to get going their projects. Information packets were sent home on Wednesday, Sept 22, and entries are due by October 19th. If you have any questions, please contact Taylor School.
Mr. Adams, Taylor Elementary's school counselor, loves visiting classrooms. One of his favorite things to do is to use picture books to convey his message and one of his favorites is "Personal Space Camp", by Julia Cook. In this book, the character, Louis, learnes all about what "personal space" means. In the story, Louis is sent to the principal's office and thinks he's learning about space suits, lunar landings and outer space. However, he soon finds out what personal space camp really means.
Mr. Adams used a hula hoop to demonstrate how uncomfortable it can feel when there isn't enough personal space as well as how important it is to make sure others have theirs. Students at Taylor get excited when Mr. Adams comes for a visit and they make sure to use their newly taught skills each day. Thank you Mr. Adams for making Taylor a great place to be!
Taylor students learn about and use computers on a daily basis to better their education. Now students are even smarter with computers because they know how to stay safe on the internet. A "Net Smart" assembly was held to teach the classes the best ways to stay safe when "surfing the net". Remembering how to keep personal information private, knowing which sites are safe, and letting parents know what is being viewed are all ways Taylor tigers choose to stay away from internet predators.
Fifth grade teacher, Mr. Ien Richins, says, "The internet is something the world depends on every day and kids are using computers at younger ages. It is essential to keep them aware of the dangers and focus on the advantages that can come from using the internet properly".
Taylor students in the fourth, fifth and sixth grades had a chance to meet LaMarque Ward who founded the Cincinnati Dream Academy in 2007 after successfully playing basketball nationally and internationally. Along with Mr. Ward came several of his collegues including children’s book author, Kobie Wilkerson. Students were inspired to each have a dream that is based upon hard work and integrity. Fifth grade teacher, Ms. Marlayne Harward, said, “It was amazing to hear inspirational stories from these men who worked hard to be successful. It really encouraged students to work hard.” Taylor is very grateful to have hosted such an motivating group of individuals.
Taylor's fourth graders in Mrs. Corbin and Ms. Wayman's classes were visited by the Utah Living Planet Aquarium's Water Van. This presentation was exciting for students because they were able to see how the Water Cycle works in Utah. Large models, along with a few animals, made the trip from Salt Lake in order to educate fourth graders on the wetland environments of Utah and how important water is to our state. Fourth grade student, McKenna Bedolla said, "My favorite part of the presentation was the King snake we got to see." Taylor looks forward to this presentation each year and is very grateful for the time and energy the aquarium donates to our students!