It was the last of school for all students; but the last day of school as Taylor students for our 8th graders. We will miss them ~ and wish them all the best!

The PreK brought their favorite bears to school and enjoyed a pawsome picnic with their furry friends.

Sage students welcomed Zan and Michael (of local folk band, Zan and the Winterfolk) for a special presentation / performance Friday afternoon at Sage Park. They talked about songwriting, the creative process, their love for music, and even played us a few originals.

PreK has been bugging out over bugs!! They went on a bug hunt on the playground and found many different types of bugs. Searching high and low, they discovered bees, flies, ants, a moth and a butterfly. The young scientists learned that bugs have six legs, 3 body parts, an antenna and some have wings.

The kinders are doing their ABC Countdown and focusing on fun activities to celebrate a letter every day until the end of the school year. For example, they wore Moustache's on M day and chose new names for N day. P Day was a day in which they ate a picnic lunch, planted in their pajamas  and finished the day with popsicles! In their Mad Science they made their own bubble blowers created rainbow bubbles! Kindergarten is the place full of learning and fun!

The 3-4s are learning all about geometry and performed a tessellation investigation. Under certain mathematical constraints, the students were asked to create a tessellating pattern using at least three different polygons that can be repeated to cover the flat surface of a plane. Students had to make sure that at any meeting point that there were no overlaps, gaps, and the sum of all internal angles at any vertex meeting point needed to add to 360 degrees. Whew! Who knew fun with pattern blocks could be so intricate and complicated?

Over the last two weeks, the 5/6 students have been busy editing, illustrating, and publishing their informational textbooks.  They divided their final draft into pages and planned what illustrations, charts, or diagrams would go on each page while always ensuring the graphics reflected the content.

To culminate our study of the 1950s, the 7-8 class had a 1950's themed "Sock Hop." We celebrated with socially distanced root beer floats, a hula hoop competition, limbo, and many other games. Students made all of the decorations, came up with party games, playlists, and even built a photo booth. Students [and teachers!] had SO much fun!