Mrs. Lindsay knows how to have a good time! She read the book Bartholomew and the Oobleck by Dr. Seuss and then got messy and explored. The students recorded their observations, how oobleck moved in their hands and in a container. They tried to determine whether it was a solid, a liquid or an IUD based on what they experienced. Could it be classified in more than one state? 

 If you peeked into the classroom you would see the children stretching then measuring bright orange slime, counting 395 pumpkin seeds, comparing apples and pumpkins. Our PreK program provides the sensory experiences students love and the warm and caring staff who nurture their growth,

Do you like ziplines? The 5/6 science classroom may be the place for you! Kids worked in teams to design and build balloon model rockets that could travel at least 300 centimeters while carring precious cargo- lollipops. Not only did they design and build their balloon rockets, they tested them, made changes and completed a Claim-Evidence- Reasoning table to analyze a stated claim. Through the Mosa Mack Science curriculum, students are trained to use a specific Design Thinking process to revise their product and gather evidence to scientifically prove their design is better.

The 3/4 class is ready for Halloween! In art with Mrs. Bassett they created Giggling Gargoyles using chalk pastels and watercolors. In class, they chose their favorite literary character to feature as a literary pumpkin. Boo!!

What makes the Progressive Era "progressive"? The 7-8 students made slideshows about the different reform movements during the era. Many of these reforms became the groundwork of movements still active today. These presentations were especially cool because students were able to practice their virtual presentation skills, broadcasting their slides to their classmates both physically and through Google Meet. 

 

The celebratory dance of the kinders is spinning, arms extended with thanks, love and happiness. Fall is joyful!

The 1/2 read Mr. Pumpkin's Tea Party and painted this whimsical portrait of him enjoying his tea. 

Literary Pumpkins are a treasured tradition at the Taylor School. Here are some beautiful examples of the 5/6 class and a few of their favorite characters in pumpkin form.