As the year begins to wind down, it becomes harder and harder to focus on school. April is especially hard with year end testing. However, our leaders at Barnett work so hard to make sure they are continuing to do their best in class and live the 7 habits. We were able to celebrate those that went above and beyond in the difficult month of April. Congrats to our Top Dog and Leaders of the month. Your efforts do not go unnoticed.
The Kindergartners at Barnett had such a fun time at the Kindy 500. We started with a parade of box cars that the students made, race cars, bugs, firetrucks, school buses and so many more. Parents and other grade levels loved seeing the little kids parade around the school so proudly. Kindergartners then went on a tour of the country (classrooms in our school) to see American symbols and landmarks. So many helpful teachers played parts, Betsy Ross, the Statue of Liberty, Abraham Lincoln, and others taught about the White House, the Liberty Bell, Mount Rushmore, and the Bald Eagle. We had a blast learning about these things and places that are important to our country's history, and doing activities to help us remember them!
Just before we went on spring break, we acknowledged the top dogs and leaders in our school. Teachers choose who in their class is turning in exceptional work. These students take pride in their work and always show that it truly is their best. These students are our top dogs. Teachers then choose from their class, who is living the 7 habits everyday. These are students who are working hard to show and establish their leadership skills. These students become our leaders of the month. We started off our assembly with our Barnett cheerleaders. We are so lucky here at Barnett to have such amazing students!
The Utah Shakespeare Festival is once again hitting the road with its Shakespeare-in-the-Schools touring production – this year performing one of the world’s first psychological thrillers, William Shakespeare’s Macbeth.
An evening performance for everyone is this Tuesday, April 16, at 7:30 at Springville High School, 1205 East 900 South, Springville, UT. Another performance will be held on Monday, April 15, at 3:30 p.m. at Spanish Fork High, 300 West 99 North, Spanish Fork. And, admission is free.
Michael Bahr, the festival’s education director directed this production. “For many of our audiences this will be the first time they have seen a professional Shakespeare production,” said Bahr. “This program seeks to entertain, enrich, and educate with innovative and accessible performances to rural and urban schools and communities, many of which would not have this opportunity otherwise.”
Come be entertained and enriched with one of Shakespeare’s greatest plays – and again, admission is free!!!
The third grade students had an awesome field trip. They went to the BYU Bean museum. They went to one of the shows the museum puts on about ecosystems and living and non-living things. The kids could even pet a snake if they wanted! After that, the kids enjoyed a nice lunch eating and playing in a park. The day was really fun and the kids were great. Thank you to the parent volunteers for your help. Thank you to the Bean Museum for letting Barnett students visit! It was a blast!
Janet is an amazing teacher and exemplifies everything said in this poem. She is inspiring, patient, caring, and really pays attention to all of her students. She has a great relationship with them and shows them that they are important. She is willing to do everything and anything asked of her. The special ed students and teachers at Barnett would be lost without her. We love Mrs. Franson!!!
The fourth grade students have been learning about Mountain Men. They learned about all of the Mountain Men who lived in Utah. The students worked hard to earn beaver pelts in class in preparation for the rendezvous. On Friday, the students got to use their beaver pelts to trade at the rendezvous for items from the trading post, play games and to get scones and other delicious treats.
If you walked through Barnett Elementary on Dr. Seuss' birthday you would have seen The Cat in the Hat, Thing 1, 2 and even 3! You could have talked with The Lorax, Fox in Socks, and Horton too! It was a great day as we dressed up as a Dr. Seuss character, celebrated reading in our classrooms, and every student went home with their very own book!