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Taylor Elementary's Second Annual 'Turkey Calling Strut' Contest

Submitted by courtney.corbin on Tue, 11/22/2011 - 12:43

Taylor Elementary recently held and assembly featuring some hidden talents among the students.  Each classroom elected a student to particpate in the second annual 'Turkey Calling Strut' contest.  Students had a chance to strut across the stage and perform their best turkey calls in front of the school.  Team-Leader teachers voted on the winners from each grade level.  A lot of fun was had by students especially when teachers had a chance to strut their talents for the school.  Winners were awarded a frozen turkey from Taylor's fantastic PTA members. 

Winners included:

Kindergarten: Edgar Salas

First Grade: Parker Buys

Second Grade: McKay Ewell

Third Grade: Gabe Witham

Fourth Grade: Creg Davis

Fifth Grade: Tyler Chisholm

Sixth Grade: Jacob Etheridge

Teacher: Mrs. Chris Patten

Taylor's Second Graders Enjoy Feast

Submitted by courtney.corbin on Tue, 11/22/2011 - 12:21

Second-graders at Taylor Elementary in Ms. Becky Anderton, Mrs. Wendy Grill and Ms. Heather Talbot's classes enjoyed an authentic Thanksgiving feast in the gym.  The second grade teachers read the book, 'Stone Soup', to their classes and then delighted them by actually cooking a pot of stone soup.  Students each brought in ingredients to contribute to the soup and then dressed in Pilgrim and Indian costumes to create the 'First Thanksgiving' and shared a meal together.  This event is certainly something that students remember throughout their time at Taylor. Thank you second-grade teachers and parent helpers for creating a memorable experience for our school!

Taylor Elementary Hosts Singer, Songwriter, Steve James!

Submitted by courtney.corbin on Thu, 11/17/2011 - 14:58

Taylor Elementary's halls were recently filled with music coming form the entertaining Steve James' musical perfomance.  Steve James is a singer/songwriter who wrote music specifically for the "Prevention Dimension" program wich teaches students to be drug and alcohol free by finding other alternaitves to enjoy.  He is always a delight for Taylor school and the students love to sing along with songs they're familiar with while watching his amazing fun-filled performance. 

Fifth grade teacher, Robin Provstgaard says, "Prevention Dimension is a great program for our schools in Utah because it reinforces the importance of being healthy, staying drug free and making good choices every day at school and in the community.  Taylor students are always looking for ways to make positive goals in their lives and this program helps them achieve this." 

Thank you Steve James for taking the time to come to our school and reminding us how important it is to set goals to stay drug-free and remain healthy! 

Taylor Tigers are Full of Pride

Submitted by courtney.corbin on Thu, 11/17/2011 - 13:22

Taylor Elementary School is full of Tiger Pride. Students wear school shirts with school colors, classrooms and hallways are sparkling clean, and everyone at the school is friendly and has a smile on their face showing others the pride we take in our school.   Now Taylor Tigers have one more way to show their pride: The Tiger Pride Program.  Each month the school works on a different social skill that students can practice and perfect throughout their day at Taylor.  This month, Tigers have been working on "Showing Empathy" toward one another.  When this skill is noticed by an adult in the school, this student is awarded a tiger paw and entered a drawing to recieve a prize.

"The idea about teaching the skills is once they've learned these, they'll be helpful for them forever," said Mike Adams, Taylor’s school counselor. "The second thing is really, if they can learn it and do it at school and practice it and there's common expectations throughout every classroom and every adult in the school knows that, it's easier to get the kids on board and it will change the school culture as well."

Way to go Tigers for working to be better students, citizens and create more pride at Taylor!

 

Taylor's 4th and 5th Grades Learn about Native Americans

Submitted by courtney.corbin on Thu, 11/17/2011 - 11:12

Taylor's fourth and fifth-grade classes have been learning about Native American tribes in Utah.  These student recently had the opportunity to have a special visitor at their school, Eileen Quintana of Title VII Indian Education for Nebo School District.  Eileen brought with her many items that are unique to the Navajo culture. Students were able to see infant cradle boards, jingle dresses, blankets, a bow, dolls, dresses, teepee models , head dresses, articles of clothing and dream catcher baskets. Eileen also brought pictures of hogans and sheep farms from the Navajo resevations. Thank you Eileen for giving our students the chance to learn about the Navajo culture here in Utah.   

Taylor's October Students of the Month Are......

Submitted by courtney.corbin on Mon, 11/07/2011 - 12:18
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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 October are.....

Kindergarten: Carter Christensen, Oaklie Jackson, Grayson Wilson

First Grade: Ellie Boardman, Natalie Cox, Bridger Marsh, David Martin

Second Grade: Lane LIndstrom, Ashley Nelson, Savanna Torres

Third Grade: Avonlea Bell  Marcos Godinez

Fourth Grade: Creg Davis, Bryant Giles

Fifth Grade: Hannah Lindsey, Eiza Lindstrom, Dallin Southwick

Sixth Grade: Moriah Bulow, Josh Cowden, Zane Jolley

Taylor Celebrates Halloween in Style

Submitted by courtney.corbin on Tue, 11/01/2011 - 10:25

Taylor Elementary loves to celebrate learning, student success and the feeling of a school community.  Taylor tigers were also exctied  to celebrate Halloween with each other on the afternoon of the 31st.  Taylor's halls were filled with ghosts, nijas, princesses, hippies and football players.  Families and friends were invited to the school after lunch to particpate in a loved tradition of the "Halloween Parade" around the perimeter of the school.  This was a fun time to celebrate Taylor's love of learning as well as keeping old traditions at our school.   Happy Halloween! 

Earthquake Cakes at Taylor Elementary

Submitted by courtney.corbin on Mon, 10/31/2011 - 14:19

Fifth graders at Taylor School in Ms. Marlayne Harward, Mr, Ien Richins, and Mrs. Robin Provstgaard's classes got to experience the different movements of the earth's plates with 'Earthquake Cakes'.  Students decorated cakes to resemble a city, a cemetary, a farm and an ocean with an island.  Each cake had a different fault line that ran through it.  As the cakes were shaken like an earthquake, the students were able to see the destruction that each movement left behind.  There was even a magma intrusion that created an island in the ocean cake- that was the class' favorite!  After the devistation of the cakes, the students were then allowed to eat the cake!  This was more disturbing than the simulated earthquakes!!!  Thank you fifth grade teachers for making learning fun at Taylor! 

Taylor's Book Fair

Submitted by courtney.corbin on Mon, 10/31/2011 - 14:01

Taylor school recently hosted a book fair in the gym for an entire week!  Students were able to preview and purchase books that appealed to them.  On one of those nights, families were invited to come to the school, enjoy delicious donuts and check out what the book fair had to offer.  This was a great evening to see some of the latest books that are out. Some favorite books included, "Diary of a Whimpy Kid". "Vampires", "Club Penguin" and "Fancy Nancy" . Posters and fun toys were also available which were popular as well.  Thanks go to the PTA and parents for all their support of Taylor School. 

Taylor's Art Gallery

Submitted by courtney.corbin on Mon, 10/31/2011 - 13:52

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 thoughout the term.  This was a favorite for many to visit because students were able to show off the talents they've rbeen developing in visual arts. Thanks Mrs,.Patten and Taylor students for displaying your individual talents for others to see. 

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