Taylor sixth-grade and faculty competed in the fifth annual Olympic Games. The student body was treated to the thrills and spills of Taylor's very own version of the Oympics. Sixth-grade students have been studying about early civilzations beginning with early man, moving up to ancient Egypt, and the Nile River Valley. For the past month, students have been learing about the origins of democracy and the ancient Olympic Games.
Taylor Elementary recently participated in the Reflections Contest which was themed, “Diversity Means…” Entries were turned in by many students in visual art, photography, 3D art, Literature, Music, Dance, etc. Students’ entries were shown in a slideshow in a school-wide assembly. Winners were selected by a panel of judges and those students were awarded a trophy as well as the chance to have their entries sent to the district level for judging.
Taylor kindergarten students in Mrs. Treana Kober and Mrs. Courtney Mahew's classes celebrated November 11th in many ways. They started the day by writing eleven words from around the room. Then Mr. Daybell came by to share eleven things he is thankful for. Students were silent for eleven seconds, found out how far eleven steps can take us, ate the number eleven (two stick pretzels), divided the classes into groups of eleven, wrote the letter 'T' eleven times and had eleven-year-old buddied come and share stories with the classes!
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.
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.
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.
Taylor Elementary School is full of Tiger Pride.
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.
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
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!