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.
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.
Taylor students attend specialty classes once a week in an art, library, music and computer class. Each specialty teacher grades the classes based on good behavior, student participation and respectful noise levels during the time in each rotation. Mr.
Students in fourth, fifth and sixth-grades at Taylor Elementary were recently visited by the Utah County Sherriff's K9 team. During the month of February, students have been working hard to follow school and classroom rules in order to be able to attend the K9 visit. Students were able to witness these highly-trained dogs search for drugs as well as a clip of bullets.
Sixth-grade students in Mrs. Phena Brown, Mr. Rory Hansen and Mr. Ryan Wilson’s classes have spent a large amount of time learning about the middle ages. Along with this study, students learn about different world religions, the value of the printing press as well as the meaning of chivalry in an etiquette lesson. In order to use their new skills, students participated in an annual “King and Queen’s Ball”. The young “knights” learned how to properly treat “Fair Maidens” while participating in a large banquet where their manners were tested while using goblets and fine linens.
Taylor Elementary is known for being a school with dedicated readers. Staff Developer, Tara Hunt, wanted a way to take that passion one step further and dedicate an entire month to the love of literacy! In honor of famed author, Dr. Seuss' birthday, Taylor kicked off Literacy Month by a showing of the Cat in the Hat and listening to a read-a-loud of Green Eggs and Ham by Mr. Daybell in the gym.
Taylor's second graders in Mrs. Becky Anderton, Mrs. Wendy Grill and Ms.
Taylor Elementary's fourth-grade looks forward to science and social studies each day because they spend a lot of time learning about the state of Utah. Student's in Mrs.
The Crystal Apple Award recipient for Taylor Elementary is Courtney Corbin. Courtney has been at Taylor Elementary for five years as a fourth-grade teacher. Previous to teaching here, she taught one year at Santaquin Elementary, also in fourth-grade. She has served our school as a member of the D.A.R.T. team, fourth-grade team leader, and as our public relations representative. Because of her hard work, our school is in the newspaper and on-line frequently letting the community know of all the great things going on in all the classrooms.
Taylor Elementary's February 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 February are.....
Kindergarten: Addison Corbin, Gracie Diamond, Ava Lott
First Grade: Parker Buys, Autum Gilbert, Alyssa Ruiz, Tiana Warmsley