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Payson High Choir comes to Barnett

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Written by Sarah Means

Today Barnett Elementary hosted an assembly featuring the Payson High School Choir. Over 50 high school students came and performed various holiday songs for the students including “Have a Holly Jolly Christmas”, “Jingle Bell Rock”, “Star of Bethlehem”, and many others. The students loved listening to the joyous music, whether they were songs they had heard hundreds of times or melodies that were new to their ears. We loved hearing from the whole choir as well as hearing some a cappella numbers by their talented chamber choir. The assembly ended with all of the Barnett students joining in with Payson High School students in singing “Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer”. It was the perfect way to celebrate the arts as well as enjoy this wonderful time of year. Thank you Payson High School Choir for the fabulous performance! 

 

Olympics back in Utah...at least for the 6th grade

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Written by Lindsey Laudato, Edited by Amy Anson

On Friday, December 2, 2011, Barnett’s 6th grade classes participated in their own version of the Greek Olympics. There were six teams all representing Greek city-states including the Athenians, Spartans and Minoans. Students were split into two different teams within their own classroom. They made up their own cheers and flags for their teams corresponding with team colors. The Greek named teams strolled around the gym preparing for their Olympic games which included the Shotput ( using cotton balls), javelin throw ( using straws), fan the Greek, Chariot  and foot races and Greek wrestling.  The top students of each event from their team went on to the final round. The top winners from each event went on to the finals of each game.  Those final six, one from each team won a gold, silver or bronze. Among the 6th grade Greek Olympians winners were Tyler Anderson from Miss leach’s class with a Gold in the Javelin Throw and Colton Tracy from Mrs. Laudato’s class who won a Gold in the Shotput. This was a great culminating activity for their Sixth Grade unit on Greece and brought to life Social Studies for the students who participated.

 

Sweet Behavior Earned a Sweet Reward

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Article and picture by Whitney Zylstra
First Grade

These first graders at Barnett Elementary had good behavior for the entire month and earned POPCORN DAY! During Popcorn Day the students were able to eat popcorn and watch a movie. It was a lot of fun and a great reward for those students that made great choices and worked hard.

Barnett Elementary celebrates Veteran's Day

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Article and pictures by Sara Stout; Edited by Amy Anson
Veteran's Assembly
Veteran's Assembly

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. 

Colonial Days in Recent Days

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Article and pictures by Lexie Padilla; Edited by Amy Anson
5th-grade Colonial Days
5th-grade Colonial Days

 

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 is not quite as scary as we thought when in Kindergarten

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Article and pictures by Clea Comte
A cute Kindergarten Halloween
A cute Kindergarten Halloween
A cute Kindergarten Halloween
A cute Kindergarten Halloween

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.

You-Tube acclaimed "Kid History" makes history at Barnett

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Written by Sara Stout; Edited by Amy Anson
Kid History Assembly
Kid History Assembly

Patty Hansen, a fabulous first grade teacher at Barnett Elementary, is the proud aunt of You-Tube "Kid History" creators and stars Brett, Randy, John, and David Roberts. Mrs. Hansen arranged for them to visit Barnett Elementary to talk with grades K-3 about how important writing is in capturing memories. Brett talked about revision in writing and how they had to revise continuously during filming to get the perfect story. All of the brothers talked about writing and storytelling and made writing more applicable and appealing to the students. The students were laughing and quoting along as they watched two episodes of Kid History with the creators and actors present.  At the end of the assembly, Brett and Randy Roberts stood at the door giving students high fives as they left. The Roberts left a very positive impression since most young writers hate revising their work. Students at Barnett now have awesome examples of what can happen when you do edit your work.  

 

Payson Fire Chief visits Barnett Elementary for Fire Safety Month

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Written by Sara Stout; Edited by Amy Anson
Fire Safety with Firemen
Fire Safety with Firemen

Second graders at Barnett Elementary got a special treat at the end of October when Fire Chief Scott Spencer visited the school to explain some of the essentials of fire safety at home and at school.  The students were able to watch Colby Cox (in photo) get dressed up in all of the gear of a fireman as Chief Spencer explained what each article of clothing was used for. You could hear the 2nd-graders "ooo" and "ahhh" as they learned about the different layers of protective clothing and what to do in a fire at home. Chief Spencer led a question and answer session with them where they asked specific questions about fire safety and shared a few experiences and concerns they have had with fire. 

 The highlight for many of the students was going out by the playground and seeing the fire truck. Chief Spencer explained the different parts of the truck and the kids got to see the ladder moving up close. After blasting the siren, he gave the students fire department stickers and left most of the second grade dreaming of becoming firefighters. 

 

Fire Prevention Week Coloring Contest Winners

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Several students were awarded a trip on a fire truck and some lunch made by the Payson Fire Department for being great artists. During Fire Prevention Week, one of the activities was a coloring contest Mrs. Ellsworth, the art specialist, had grades 1-6 participate in. Students turned in a coloring sheet and the fire department picked the best one from each grade. Those students were then able to ride on a fire truck to the fire station where they enjoyed a BBQ with the firefighters. Congratulations students on being wonderful artists and great examples for Barnett!

Winners were: Camen Kent, Nathan Hullinger, Camille Hullinger, SaraLyn Hunter, Ashlynn Poulson, Keaton Mikesell

October Principal's 200 Club

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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 our board is full of student names we have a drawing for books and prizes. We were able to fill up the Principal's 200 Board twice the month of October! Here are the winners! Thaks for making so many good choices Barnett Bulldogs!

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