On October 4th, the Fifth Grade at Barnett Elementary participated in the annual Colonial Days. There was bread and candle making, wool spinning and weavig, and much more. For an added bonus, Mr. Pitcher came to play colonial style with some very excited students. Thanks to all of the 5th grade teahers and parent helpers for making it a fun and educational activity.
Over the last three weeks Alexi Olson, Taisha Howard, Danielle Pugh, Miranda Tarter, Brookelyn Smith, and Danielle Downey of Barnett elementary folded and put together a trihectohexacontagon. A trihectohexacontagon uses 360 pieces of multicolored paper, and is about the size of a beach ball. Each piece of the trihectohexacontagon is carefully folded and added into the project. The girls spent about 30 minutes a day over the course of the three weeks to complete the project. This is like making your own huge Rubik’s Cube.
All of the girls attend Barnett Elementary and are in Mrs. Olson’s 6th grade class. Mrs. Olson challenged the girls to construct the trihectohexacontagon, instead of the normal 12 piece dodecahedron because no one in her class has ever completed one. These girls are proud to be the first to complete this trihectohexacontagon and love to have Mrs. Olson as a teacher.
Brookelyn smith is a 6th grade student in Mrs. Olson's 6th grade class at Barnett elementary School in Payson. She spearheaded a service project for the victims in Haiti, this is her story:
After the earthquake in Haiti, I wanted to help the victims somehow. I got a sewing machine for Christmas and one of the nurses at my mom's work was going to Haiti as a volunteer. I decided to make some baby blankets and send them over to Haiti to help comfort the babies and children there. My mom's friend donated some flannel material and so I began cutting, pinning and sewing. I only had one day to make the blankets, before the volunteer nurse was leaving for Haiti, so I didn't have a lot of time. I made three blankets, one for a boy that was blue with an applique of a car on it and 2 that were pink and purple for girls. It was so exciting making these blankets and it made me feel really good and I was glad I could help them in some way.
On March 2, Barnett Elementary was privileged to have a visit by professional speaker and wheelchair athlete, Chad Hymas. Principal Ryan Pitcher decided to ask him to speak to the students of Barnett after a moving presentation to Nebo Educators. His message to the students was to always be a friend and go out of your way to help others. The students loved his presentation and showed him their appreciation with participation and thunderous applause.
Students at Barnett Elementary are rewarded for good behavior. The February good behavior incentive was an inspiring assembly by New York Giants linebacker, and former BYU football star, Bryan Kehl. His message was to "hit it hard" and always give everything you've got. Students were excited to get a photo of Bryan and some were lucky enough to get his autograph.
Barnett Elementary Basketball Shootout Winners
On Tuesday, February 23 elementary students from Payson, in grades 3-6, competed in the 2010 annual Basketball Shootout. The following students from Barnett Elementary placed in their division: Tiffany Weiss, Daniela Rodriguez, McCoy Brimhall, Kaylee Brimhall, Kaizer DePalma, Jordan Jimenez, Colter Smith, Olivia Sampson, Sadie Hodgson. Barnett Elementary wants to congratulate these students for doing their best!
Barnett 6th Grade receives a "one-of-a-kind" field trip grant to educators from Target. In October, Mrs. Leach submitted an application to be a recipient of this grant and in January was informed that they were awarded the funds, which in turn allows all the 6th grade classes at Barnett to go to the Clark Planetarium in Salt Lake City.
The students experienced the Foucault Pendulum, looked at moonscapes, touched meteors, and observed seasons and planets in the Hansen Dome Theatre. It was a whole day of exciting fun and learning!
Barnett Kindergartners celebrate 100's day. Adorned in self-crafted hats, these Kindergartners are proud of the fact that they are "100 days smarter." This is one of the ways that the kindergarten students at Barnett Elementary celebrated completing 100 days of school!
Barnett fourth-graders get hands-on Science experience at Diamond Fork Canyon.
On February 18 all of Barnett Fourth Grade observed the wild in Diamond Fork Canyon on snow shoes. The Forest Service put on great presentations that were both educational and fun. The students learned about wildlife and their winter patterns, adaptations and the effect of weather on animals. They learned so much that they all want to go back!
The annual 3rd Grade Spelling Bee took place at Barnett on February 5th, 2010. The students competed in a class spelling bee first and from there the top three spellers moved on to the final round where they competed against the other classes. All 12 finalists did a great job. Grace Haskell and Jordan Mathews came in 2nd and 3rd place and Adam Call won with word "enemies." Congratulations to all who participated!