Barnett Bulldogs received a great lesson on Internet safety. The presenter, Cole, spoke to students about many important things reguarding technology and the internet. He spoke on keeping personal information private. Never share your information with someone you don’t know. He also spoke about the truths of what you post online, stays online. Another important point Barnett student’s learned was that we need to make the Internet a happier place. Cyberbullying happens quite frequently, but we can spark a change in this and be good citizens online. Cole told us that kids should be at least 13 years old to have a social media account, and that you should always have conversation with parents about anything you’re doing online. It is important that we do this to keep ourselves safe. Check in with your child, especially if they are on social media to make sure they are keeping themselves safe. The last thing Cole emphasized was about keeping balance. Technology is great and it can help us stay connected and does a lot of good things. However, take the time and have a conversation in person. Put the phone down. Balance is key.
Everyone likes a good science fair, but when you are at Barnett Elementary, you will get the BEST science fair! This is such a great opportunity for students to show themselves as scientists and represent themselves in that way. We had many great experiments, and quite a few participants. It is so fun to see kids dive deeper in their learning and take the initiative to do science at home. We would like to recognize our science fair winners.
Kindergarten- 2nd grade
1st place: James Draper
2nd place: Zach Felix
3rd Place- Lahni Miramontes
1st place: Alex and Kira Johnson
2nd place: Adella Felix
3rd place: Christabelle Draper
Honorable Mention- Kyara Miramontes
1st place: Nathan Walker
2nd place: Makayde Murdoch and Logan Hixson
3rd place: Lexi Peterson
Our Science fair grand champ was Henry Draper! Congratulations to our winners and to all the participants. A special thank you to our judges for all of their hard work. Thank you to the BYU CHEM CAMP for coming and demonstrating at the science fair. It was such a special day.
January is the month for setting goals. But how many times do we actually keep them? Here at Barnett we set our goals in August and work on them the entire school year. I thought it would be great if I taught you how we make and keep our goals a focus all year long. We call our goals WIGs. WIG stands for Wildly Important Goal. One of our WIGs this year is that Barnett Students will make a years growth in reading. Staying focused on our goals is important. Sometimes it is easy to lose focus in the whirlwind of life. Tracking your goal will help it stay fresh in your mind. We use lead measures to help us do this. Lead measures are things that we can control that will help us reach our goal. For example, some lead measures we use are: read every night at home, participate in guided reading groups, read different types of books, and talk about our reading. These are things that we can track and things we can control everyday. In turn, doing these things can help us with our goal of becoming better readers. We meet with our accountability buddies to help keep us accountable for our lead measures, so we don't lose motivation. So this year, when you set a goal make sure it is specific. Know exactly what you want to achieve. Think of what you can do to help you get to your goal and track those daily. Get an accountability partner that you can talk to to help you stay motivated. That's it! You'll be accomplishing goals before you know it? Don't believe me? Check out the picture. We have here, five, 1st grade students who have already made a years growth in January and their classmates in the background cheering them on! Not sure how to get started? Ask your child. They can tell you all about WIGs!
If you need something to work on over the Holiday Break here you go:
Announcing Barnett's Schoolwide Science Fair!
Thursday, January 10, 2019
Doors Open at 8:00am, Judging begins at 9:00am
Awards at 1:00pm
Open House to see the projects will be from 2:00-8:00pm
Grades K-5 are encouraged to participate.
Grade 6 is required to participate.
Click on the Students Tab and then Science Fair Information for tips, helps, and detailed information.
Barnett students are LEADERS in Science!
December can be a very hard months for students and teachers to stay focused on school and the 7 habits. With Winter break coming and the excitement of the holidays, sometimes it is hard to stay focused. But not for these Barnett Students and teachers. They were recognized and chosen as top dogs, leaders of the month and alpha dog winners! It is so deserved for getting through such an exciting month. GO BULLDOGS!
Barnett Students and Teachers had a great time celebrating learning and the holidays the last week of school with a fun way to dress up each day of the week. We saw lots of holiday colors, holiday sweaters, costumes, and festive feet this week! It was super fun, even Buddy the Bulldog joined us in his festive outfit. Enjoy some Christmas Spirit Week pictures!
Students at Barnett Elementary have been working hard this month to earn Brag Notes. When a student earns a brag note their name is added to the Principal’s 200 Club Board. Brag notes can be earned by living the 7 Habits, working hard in school, and being a good example of a leader just to name a few things. Once the board is full of student names we have a drawing for books and prizes. Here are our winners for the month of December. Thanks for making so many good choices Barnett Bulldogs!
Barnett Elementary would like to thank America First Credit Union-Payson Branch, for purchasing 100 pairs of shoes for students at Barnett. It was a great day when the recipients of the shoes all gathered together and opened their presents at the same time to discover a brand new pair of awesome shoes! Thank you again to America First Credit Union for taking care of our students!