The students of Mrs. Spencer’s sixth grade class at Barnett Elementary had the opportunity of working on a quilt for the Veterans Nursing home that is under construction on North Main Street in Payson. Belle Piatt, a grandmother of one the students, provided the squares of material and the skills of her sewing to put it together. The students in Mrs. Spencer’s class decorated the pieces with the freedoms they enjoy because of the service provided by the loyal and brave American veterans.
The Barnett Transitional Kindergarten class went to the Payson Fire Station and we learned about fire safety. We got to see a fire fighter dressed up in his clothes that keep him safe in a fire. He looked a lot different with his fireman clothes on! We learned how to crawl on the floor if there is smoke in the room and how to feel a door with the back of our hands to see if it is hot. If it is hot, we should NOT open the door. We even got to spray the fire hose!
On April 19, the first grade students at Barnett Elementary went on a field trip to Hogle Zoo. It was such a fun day and the students were able to see many animals. Some of their favorite animals to see were the giraffes, polar bears, and monkeys.
Barnett Elementary 4th Grade students went on a field trip to Utah Naural History Museum on March 29th. The students and parent chaperones experienced the wonders of Utah's History and science that are unique to the state of Utah. Everything from prehistoric dinosaurs and Native American Indians to the environments that we have been studying this year. This opportunity was provided by a grant of the Utah Science Foundation to our students to experience the Museum of Science. A big thank you to the parents that helped chaperone this field trip.
While Spanish is an obvious language choice for many around Utah to learn and most high schools in the Nebo School District offer Spanish, German, Japanese, and Mandarin; yet, few to no secondary schools offer their students the chance to learn French. French has a rich history in the world--at one time being THE dominant language of the aristocracy in Europe and Russia, and the language of most colonized African countries.