Barnett Elementary showed respect on Veteran's Day by hosting an assembly for the whole student body. It was open to the public and featured the musical talents of the Barnett school choir. It was heart warming to hear classic, patriotic songs like, "My Country, ‘Tis of Thee," sung by over a hundred students. The assembly became even more moving when the faculty showed a Veteran's Day tribute video. When some of the students were asked after the presentation how they felt, several became teary-eyed when relaying some of the specific moments that stood out to them. One particular image of several coffins covered by an American flag really helped many of the children connect to the realities of war. The Barnett community is grateful for the many veterans who have sacrificed much in our behalf and were pleased to honor those sacrifices.
Barnett's 5th graders recently participated in Colonial Days where they learned about life in colonial America. Students experienced first hand just how hard colonial families worked to get all the chores done. The students learned how to spin wool into yarn and how to weave with it. They got to make their own candles, bread dough, and paper, as well. But it wasn't all hard work; they also got to play some colonial games. One of the best parts was competing against each other (and the teachers) in the stick pull.
Halloween was so much fun in the Kindergarten classes! Besides the costumes and yummy treats, we made ghost hats and necklaces with the numbers and their tallies from 1 to 10. The numbers 1-5 were on the hats and the numbers 6-10 were on our necklaces. We were all so proud of our work.