March 2012

Crystal Apple Award for Barnett Elementary Awarded to Lisa Leach

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Article and Photo by Angela Stoddard
Crystal Apple award

Lisa Leach has been a teacher at Barnett Elementary for 4 years as a sixth grade teacher and taught at Santaquin Elementary as well. Before becoming a teacher, Lisa started at Barnett as a Title I technician. She has served our school as the Science Fair Coordinator and supervises our Student Art Gallery.       

Lisa truly loves these things in life, Coca Cola, her 4 children, and being a teacher.  She is innovative, creative and works hard.  Her love of learning does not stop at what she is teaching but with learning and bettering herself as well. Lisa is the most positive optimistic person around.  It does not matter what is going on, she sees the good. She is not afraid to try something new if needed.  She is concerned about each and every one of the students in her class.  She takes time every week to teach math lab after school.  With teaching sixth grade, she is constantly surrounded by previous students that she has taught that come back to visit with her.  They are always so excited to tell her about school and how they are doing.  Lisa is a great team player and is always helpful.  She strives to make activities, lessons, and the atmosphere in her class and grade level, the best it can be.  She is the driving force behind our year end memory slide show and makes sure it happens.  Lisa takes pride in being a Barnett Bulldog. She looks for ways to make our school a positive environment where kids, teachers, and parents enjoy coming each day. Congratulations Mrs. Leach!

 

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First and Second-Grade Reading Winners

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Article by Sara Stout, Photos by Angela Stoddard
Second-grade Reading Award (Mrs. Stout's class)
First-grade Reading Award (Ms. Zylstra's class)

This last month, Ms. Zylstra's first-grade class and Mrs. Stout's second-grade class, won their grade level competitions for most days read in the month. In order to win this prestigious award, the students must turn in their reading calendars and have read at least twenty minutes for the day to count. All the days are counted up and whichever class has the most days read for the month receives the reading trophy and fame (their picture in the paper) or fortune (a prize from the principal's treasure chest)! These classes worked hard to be the champions. Well done Bulldogs!

The Journey of Day to Stoddard

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Written AND posted by Sara Stout

 I am posting a few pictures from Mrs. Stoddard's wedding. I really wanted to see pictures from her wedding and  thought that others might want to as well. So after a few months of begging, and a few weeks of procrastination :), here are a few of the beautiful pictures of when our Day became a Stoddard. Thanks Mrs. Stoddard for letting me post these!

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Second Grade Muses at the Museum

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Article by Sara Stout, Photos by Kelly Owen
Jonah Perez at Hutchings Museum
Bailey Franson at Hutchings Museum
Keyton sending morse code
Second-grade at the Hutchings Museum

This last week, Barnett Elementary's whole second grade was able to venture to Lehi on a field trip to the Hutchings Museum. Through seven different rooms, the museum taught the second grade everything from trilobites to the pony express. The kids were able to identify their birth stones, touch fossilized dinosaur droppings, and hang out in an old jail cell. Thanks to the museum and the parent volunteers, the field trip was a great success! 

Principal's 200 Club

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Photo and Article by Angela Stoddard
Yareli Gomez, Kaitlyn Smith, Adelaida Salmeron, Erin Christensen, Diana White, Jonah Perez,Ellie John, and Sariah Anson

 

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 making good choices, working hard in school, and being a good friend or helper 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 this month. Thanks for making so many good choices Barnett Bulldogs! Pictured: Yareli Gomez, Kaitlyn Smith, Adelaida Salmeron, Erin Christensen, Diana White, Jonah Perez, Ellie John, and Sariah Anson
Winners not pictured: Annica Tanner, Akadien Poulsen, Jace Duarte

 

Sixth-Grade Renaissance Dinner and Dance

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Article by Lindsey Laudato, Photos by Lisa Leach
Sixth-grade dancing and dining
Sixth-grade dancing and dining
Sixth-grade dancing and dining
Sixth-grade dancing and dining
Sixth-grade dancing and dining
Sixth-grade dancing and dining

Barnett’s 6th-grade incentive for February was a Renaissance Dinner and Dance. Students helped donate bread, soup, veggies and refreshments for an etiquette dinner. Dressed in Medievalattire or formal wear, the 6th graders learned how to talk socially and learned appropriate behavior for dining in a restaurant. Students then learned different dances where they changed partners and other classics like the bunny hop. This was a hit with the sixth grade and taught them proper etiquette for the future.

Suess Day in Sixth-grade

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Article and Photo by Gwen Spencer
Pictured: Back row, Brook Vaitohi, Mrs. Spencer, Jordyn Haslam, Jailey Fitzpatrick, Jentry Harmon, Trinna Howard. Front Row, Richard Peck, Anna Walker, Sariah Ford, Brynli DePalma, Ashley Meldrum.

Sixth-grade students got a little “sock” crazy on Dr. Seuss’ birthday. They wore crazy socks to celebrate “Fox in Socks” and other memorable Seuss books. There were special visitors throughout the day including Cat in the Hat and an adorable fish. What a great day.

Kindy 500

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Written by KayLynn Evans, Photos by Heidi Duenas
Kindy 500
Kindy 500
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On February 24th the kindergarten classes had a great time running the Kindy 500. With their homemade vehicles, the children went on a road trip in our school to learn about our American Symbols. Two of our students, Megan Jacobson and Megan Durrant, led the way in the parade of cars. The children met Abraham Lincoln, the Statue of Liberty, and Betsy Ross. They learned about the American eagle, the White House, Mt. Rushmore and the Liberty Bell. It was a very successful activity,and we look forward to another road trip with our students next year.

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