Barnett Teachers will go to whatever lengths to help their students succeed. This time of year means, for all teachers and students, end of year testing! These tests are designed as a cumulative assessment for everything the student has been taught and how much has been retained. Needless to say, students and teachers can feel the pressure and in a stressful environment it is very hard to do well. Barnett teachers were asked what they have done to help their students do their best on end of the year tests.
Barnett Elementary's Second Grade went on a field trip to the Farm Field Days located at Harward Farms. There were many other schools represented there from various school districts in Utah County. There were about 14 stations for children to visit which had a different agricultural focus at each one. There were farmers all over Utah that were there to discuss mink farms, fruit trees, adult and baby animals, bees, and many more subjects. Sringville High School's FFA volunteered to teach at many of the booths and take our kids around to the different stations.
On Thursday, March 29 the third grade held their annual spelling bee. Each class had their own spelling bees earlier in the week, but only the top three from each participated that afternoon. After some rigorous spelling and some tongue twisting words, Dreyton Whicker in Mrs. Morrise’s class won first place, followed closely behind by Karli Barclay in second, and Gideon Watkins in third. All of the participants did extremely well and studied hard. Great job to all of those who participated and congratulations to our winners!
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.