Friday, November 2, 2018

Welcome to November

Dear Families,
Image result for sweethearts and heroesThe students had a wonderful assembly today, Sweethearts and Heroes, that focused on ending bullying and standing up for each other.  Please ask your child about their takeaways!  Also, we have ordered tee-shirts for the 4th grade Lighthouse students.  Please check out the letter about them that will come home this afternoon. Over the past few months I have been continuously posting pictures and mini-updates on twitter. Hopefully you have had a chance to check these out, but if not it would be great if you took the time to take a look.

Pick a time will open soon and I look forward to visiting with all of you at conferences November 19th and 20th.

Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

The Year Has Begun!

Dear Families!
We are off and running with our start to our year together as Travelers. Students have been working hard to review the expectations here at MBS and participate in many team building activities. 

Please follow us on Twitter (@MBSTaylorTravel) or check out our feed linked here (to the right of our page) to see what your student has been up to.  

Also, I have updated our daily schedule and UA schedules on the Schedules page of the blog as well as expectations about Home Study which I will introduce to the students in the next few weeks. We hope to see you at Open House!

Upcoming Dates:
Picture Day - September 11th
MBS Open House - September 20th 6:30-7:30
Early Release - September 26th 12:45  

Friday, March 30, 2018


Dear Families,
We had a wonderful day today sharing our passion projects. Thank you to everyone who made it in to learn from our presenters! I have uploaded pictures of all of the students to a shared google folder and shared it with the kids.  Have your student log into their account to show you.   

Next month Lighthouse 4th graders will be completing the SBAC test.  They will be testing over the course of two weeks, 2 days each week. The schedule will be written on the April homework log which will come home on Monday. Please review it with your student so you know when they will be testing.  Please encourage your students to take the tests in stride, reminding them that they should not stress out about the test but should work hard and just try their very best. Thank you for supporting your students!

Also, I am looking for some parents who would be willing to send in some snacks for testing weeks.  I am looking for gum and mints, as well as maybe pretzels or goldfish.  Please email me if you are willing to help with this.  

Monday, March 12, 2018

March Madness

Dear Families,
We are into the start of a busy month for students.  We have officially started the Student Blogging Challenge.  Students are connecting with students around the globe as they participate in weekly challenges.  Check out the website that is helping students connect to this great opportunity!
Student Blogging Challenge

We are also beginning our research for our passion projects.  Over the next three weeks students will read about, take notes on, and create a report about the topic of their choosing. They will also be ready to create a project for display at our sharing session on March 30th.  We look forward to having you join us that morning. 

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Working Together

Dear Families,
Students have been earning tokens for working together, both to accomplish work during daily lessons and for group work on research and presentations.  They will be celebrating this Friday with a fort day.  Students can bring in sheets and small pillows to build with.  They may also bring in small tents (for example the kind that you bring to the beach).  Students will be completing work in their forts for part of the day and will have some free time in the afternoon.  I will share some pictures of their creations on our twitter feed!  Remember you can take a look by following the link on this blog - no twitter account necessary. 

Have a great week!

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Greek Plays

Dear Families,
Thank you so much to the parents who could make it to our plays last week!  The students had a great time working on and sharing their Greek plays.  I have included a link to the video of our play King Midas and the Golden Touch.  Please take a look if you were not able to make it to our performance.

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Dear Families,

This week students are starting to work on their 4th grade blogs.  The links have been uploaded to the "Student Blogs" tab at the top of this page. Students will begin by picking themes for their blogs, creating an All About Me page and creating avatars.  They will also be learning about internet safety (using the grade 3-5 presentation found on and creating their first post about what they are thankful for.  Next week they will learn to comment appropriately and meaningfully on other people's blogs.  Take a look at the site: Student Blogging Challenge to see what students will be working on.  There is also a nice introduction video to blogging on the page.

It was nice meeting with so many of you last week!