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!
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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'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 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 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 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
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 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!