November 2010

Veterans Day

Barnett Choir sings "The Star Spangled Banner"

Barnett Elementary honored our country's Veterans with a musical assembly on Nov.11, 2010. The school choir sang "The Star Spangled Banner" with Christine Muniz Directing and fourth grade teacher Hayley Kirkland sang "God Bless America." The program ended with a short video and moment of silence to honor the soldiers fighting today and the veterans who have fought in past wars.

Egyptian Mummy Day

Brancen Webster Shows off his mummy.

Teachers at Barnett Elementary make Social Studies come alive. Barnett 6th-Grade celebrated the end of their Egyptian studies with an Egyptian Mummy Day.  Students learned how to make Egyptian-style art and writing and made and wore costumes and cartouches.  They also prepared and wrapped dolls to look like mummies and mummified hot dogs and apples and stored them away to do experiments with later.

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Magician Paul Brewer

Paul Brewer and Arianna Gregerson

Students at Barnett Elementary love to read. As a reward for reading daily, Barnett Elementary students attended an assembly put on by Ken Garf's Road to Success and Paul Brewer, a magician/comedian. Students and teachers alike loved his incredible tricks and hilarious jokes. To top off the assembly Chief the firefighting dalmatian, mascot for Road
to Success, was there to "pump the kids up." Everyone hopes to see them next year, so keep reading kids!

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Reading Contest

Mrs. Kirkland's 4th grade class
Mr. White's 1st grade class

Reading counts at Barnett Elementary. This year the teachers at Barnett Elementary are focusing on getting their students to read daily. To encourage this, classes compete to see which class reads the most number of days in each grade level. The class that reads the most number of days that month in each grade level gets a trophy, a prize and bragging rights. For the month of October Mr. White's first grade class and Mrs. Kirkland's class won the challenge. Great job, and keep reading!

Fall Carnival

Cassidy King climbing at the Fall Carnival

The Barnett Elementary PTA had huge success with their annual Fall Carnival. Families came to play carnival games, eat great food, get their faces painted, rock climb and play on blow-up toys. Funds from this activity go toward helping the school with activities, assemblies, technology, equipment and much more. Thank you, Barnett PTA, for setting up such a great fund raiser to help support our school!

Grandparents Day

Barnett third-graders appreciate their Grandparents

Third graders of Barnett Elementary put on their traditional Grandparent’s Day performance this year on September, 30th.  The students invited their grandparents to the school to eat lunch with them and following lunch were able to take their grandparents on a tour of the school and their classroom.  The program which followed consisted of several songs and poems about grandparents.  Several students also shared favorite memories of their grandparents.