Every year the fifth graders at Barnett Elementary are able to research an important person in United States history, create a speech, come up with a creative costume, and present themselves as that person during a wax museum presentation. The students this year did an amazing job coming up with creative costumes to try to imitate the person they were representing. Not only did they look great, but the students put a lot of time into researching their person and competently gave information as about 500 people filed through the lunch room on the afternoon of May 26, 2015. The students did a fantastic job!
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For the last reading assembly of the year, prizes were given out to students for their reading. Students were randomly selected based off of the tickets they turned in for reading and also for math fact completion. Several other awards were presented: Winners from the 3rd-6th grade track meets, 3rd grade spelling bee winners, and perfect attendance award winners. It was a fun assembly and a great way to celebrate all of the good reading that occurred at Barnett, and at home, this last year.
Thursday, May 14, 2015 was the annual 3rd grade Spelling Bee at Barnett Elementary. Three contestants from each of the third grade classes participated in the Bee: Kristen Harris, Matthew Litster, and Dan Christensen from Cope; Yaretzi Salmeron, Gracy Garcia, and Makayla Rigby from Curtis; and Kendall Hullinger, Tiffany Wilde, and Lynus Hiatt from Knudsen.
The participants did a fantastic job of spelling the words supplied to them by the proctor, Ms. Robyn Curtis. Unlike in recent years, there was a tie for first place, with Kristen Harris and Yaretzi taking the title of Spelling Bee Champions, with Gracy Garcia as the runner-up. Wonderful job to all the Spelling Bee spellers!