Star of the Week for March 26th-30th: Madi Kennedy
Dear Mrs. Taylor’s Class:
Star of the Week for March 12th-16th: Sarah Grafton
Star of the Week for March 5th-9th: Kaden Woltje
Star of the Week for February 27th-March 2nd: Marcus Pruett
Star of the Week for February 13th-17th: Dylan Thompson
Star of the Week for February 6th-10th: Madison Luck
My Special Madison
Madison is a very special girl who is very bright and full of sunshine. Madison is a very friendly girls who loves making friends. Madison is kind, caring, and extremely helpful. Madison is very athletic in any sport. She is very good at soccer, kickball, and basketball, as well as many other sports she loves doing. Madison is a fast runner, a very great dancer, and Madison sings so pretty. Madison is very special in so many ways. Madison's loving heart for animals, her tender heart when she sees someone hurting so loves to comfort them. Madison is a very great artist who goes out of her way to draw a special beautiful picture for someone. Drawing is one of Madison's favorite hobbies to do. Madison's next favorite fun thing to do is read. Madison loves to read. Madison has read a 250 plus pages in one or two days. Madison is very proud of that. Madison is so special to me and our family by all the many wonderful gifts GOD has given her to share for all those who are around her. Madison is a very special girls who is like a tulip full of happy bright colors. Madison is just full of happy sunshine who can always put a smile on your face.
Love, Your mother, and your family. Love you Special Girl,
Star of the Week for January 23rd-27th: Mark Dodds
Dear Mrs. Taylor's Third Grade Class,
What can I say about my son Mark? First, I just want Mark to know what a blessing he truly is to me, my heart, and my family. Mark gave me some clues on what to write in this letter!! He wanted me to say that he loves to play soccer and is athletic, he fights with his two brothers- Robbie and Crag, and his sister Hannah. Though there is a lot of sibling rivalry that goes on, Mark is so kindhearted that he is the first in the family to comfort when one of us is hurt or sick. Mark especially has a very tight relationship with his younger brother Craig. He's a good big brother to him. My son is full of energy and laughter. He loves to go swimming in the summer and loves to play the Wii and XBox, and going to the park and beach. He thought it was pretty cool that as a child I enjoyed writing and wasn't too fond of math in school just like him. He visits his dad in Topeka every other weekend and a lot during the summer months and holidays. He also spends time with his grandparents in Rossville on their farm. He especially likes being at his grandparents. Sometimes Mark doesn't want to leave me, but I assure him that it's good to have breaks from one another and he needs to be with his dad. Without my son Mark my heart would be empty. I am grateful to GOD for giving me this special gift, my son.
I love you Mark. Love, Mom
Star of the Week for January 9th-13th: Konnor Tannahill
Dear Mrs. Taylor's Third Graders,
We would like to tell you a little about Konnor. He is the second born of five children. He has two brothers and two sisters. He is an awesome big brother! He helps with his baby sister and reads to his little brother.
Konnor loves to play sports. He enjoys playing football and wrestling. He always puts 100% into everything he does. He loves to win and doesn't like to lose. Sometimes, he has to work on the losing part. Another important part of Konnor's hobbies is his love of animals. He has been a member of his 4-H club for four years. When Konnor was five years old he rode a sheep at Onaga Fair and won $50. Two years ago, he rode a steer for 8 seconds!
Konnor's dad and I are very proud of the accomplishments he has made in his 9 years. Konnor has a "wild" personality! He loves to stand out in a crowd. He isn't afraid of too many things. He also likes to play jokes on people. He can be a bit ornery. Konnor is a great friend! We hope you enjoy him as much as we do!!
Kelly and Kalena Tannahill (Konnor's Parents)
Star of the Week for December 12th-16th: Paige Paxton
We are so glad that Paige is our daughter. She was born on January 21, 2003 and was the first baby to be born at the Holton hospital that year. When she was just a few hours old she was flown by helicopter to a Topeka hospital because she was so little and was having trouble breathing. She stayed in the hospital for two weeks. The doctors and nurses always talked about how feisty she was and that is why she only had to stay for two weeks before she got to come home.
Paige’s brother is 14 and his name is Peyton. She also has a dog, Savvy who is almost 2. When Savvy came to live with us as a puppy, Paige was scared to death of her. Now Savvy sleeps with her or always jumps in her bed in the morning to wake her up. She squeals because Savvy steps on her hair and she doesn’t like it. ☺
Paige loves to dance and perform. She has taken dance for 5 years. She dances at home all of the time and has her mom, dad, brother and Savvy as an audience. She also likes to ride her four wheeler when the weather is nice and she is a wild woman with her blond hair flying.
We think that Paige is a great kid. She cares about others, is curious about life and is not afraid to experience new things. We are so glad that she is a part of our family.
We love you Paige!
Mom & Dad
Star of the Week for December 5th-11th: Seth Ramsey
You have made me a very proud mom with the achievements you have made. You are a hard worker and a great joke teller. I really like your sense of humor and how you enjoy making others laugh. Your hear is big for all of your friends and family. You smile a lot and that is a wonderful trait to hold. You are a very special person in our lives and we know you will do well in whatever you want to do. Keep smiling and laughing! We Love You!
Star of the Week for November 28-Dec. 2nd: Abby Boeckman
Abbygayle Lizabeth Boeckman is a very special girl! She is a kind, sweet, beautiful, and intelligent individual!
I have a 40 minute drive from my job to home and all I think about on the drive home is coming through the door and seeing Abby run up to me and give me the biggest hug. When I am deployed overseas in the military, I think about Abby and how she is doing. I never worry though, because I know Abby is just fine. I know this because I know Abby is kind and respectful to everyone. She will get her schoolwork done, she will go home and help her mom, and she works hard to get better with her sports. I thank GOD she came into my life. She is full of love, happiness, and is always so eager to learn. She has a wonderful sense of humor, and is tall and strong. I am so proud of my daughter Abby, and I know the sky's the limit for her. Daddy and Mommy Love you so much Abby!
Star of the Week for November 14th-18th: Hannah Ent
Hannah brought her dog Bo to meet the class for her Star of the Week guest!
Star of the Week for November 7-11th: Wyatt Jones
Dear Mrs. Taylor's Third Grade Class,
Wyatt has a story he likes to tell about when he was born. I went into labor with him on August 8th and on the way to the hospital we came to some road construction. Wyatt's grandma and aunt flagged down one of the men to tell him that I was going to have a baby. The man radioed the other construction work at the other end and because of Wyatt we were able to get through the construction without waiting.
There are so may things to tell about Wyatt that I am proud of. Most recently, Wyatt has joined Karate class and about a week and a half ago he broke his first board. This moved him up to a yellow belt.
For the first time this summer, Wyatt went ice skating in Colorado. He is such a natural at it. While the rest of us were still hanging onto the sides, Wyatt was flying by doing turns and jumps. Another thins he likes to do is shred ice, or make snow by shaving the ice with the side of the blade on his skate. When we take Wyatt ice skating, it is hard to get him off of the ice. He just loves it so much.
Wyatt has grown up on a farm and loves animals. His favorite pet is his cat, Kendall. However, Wyatt does have chickens at home and has taken them to the fair two years in a row where he received all blue ribbons. He also likes to do arts and crafts. His first year he received a purple ribbon for his arts and craft stepping stone and the second year he got a blue ribbon for the name plate paddle.
Wyatt is a fun, loving boy who gets along with everyone. He likes to help others and I am very proud to have him as my son.
Star of the Week for October 24th-28th: Taylor Large
A letter from Taylor's Mom:
Taylor Ann Large: She may be tiny, but she is full of energy. She is very caring, and has a big heart. Taylor likes to help others that need help. She is very smart, and likes to read books. Taylor is a really big Oklahoma fan, and likes to watch football sometimes with her step-dad. Taylor enjoys playing sports, dancing, listening to music, and playing games. She really likes the new X-Box Kinect games.
Star of the Week for October 10th-14th: Kian Beasley
Dear Mrs. Taylor’s Class,
We would like to tell you about our AMAZING son. He is a fantastic older brother. He helps his 6 year old sister Macen with her homework, he also teachers her how to play games and sports. He is also great at teasing and scaring her. He loves football, baseball, soccer, and swimming. Kian likes to read. He has read all of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid books. He is hoping to get the 6th one which comes out soon.
Kian is a big KU fan. His dad is a big Missouri fan☹. So for Christmas Kian received a shirt that said:
The Good – KU
The Bad – K-State
The Ugly –Missouri
He LOVES that t-shirt.
We are truly blessed to have such a thoughtful and sweet son. We are so happy that he gets to spend the entire year with your class.
Have a great school year,
Dave and Lacy Beasley (Kian’s dad & mom)
Star of the Week for October 3-6th was Olivia McAcey
Olivia is 8 years old and is in the third grade. She has a brother Ian, who is 12 years old, mom Jackie, and dad, Roger. She loves playing outside with her kittens and our dog Freckles, jumping on the trampoline, playing softball, swimming, riding her bike and go-cart with her brother, shooting baskets, and now it seems like she is really enjoying reading. She likes school, playing with others, likes to talk (but hopefully not too much). When we heard of the chance to adopt a baby, we jumped at the chance and now our family is complete. We have a daughter named Olivia and we love her so much.
Star of the Week for September 12-16th: Keegan Wood