The Rainforest Van

Submitted by beth.knudsen on Thu, 09/20/2012 - 08:30

Not many Barnett Elementary students have travelled the world, but the Rainforest Van brings a world of animals to our students! Living Planet Aquarium from Sandy, Utah provides an outreach program for schools along the Wasatch Front.

The Madagascar Hissing Cockroach and the Pac Man Frog are just two of the many creatures Barnett 2ndgraders met this month.  Our students were science detectives for a day as they made observations and inferences about the animals, their environments, and adaptations.

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Megan O'Connell

Diamond Fork Canyon Adventure!

Submitted by beth.knudsen on Wed, 09/19/2012 - 17:31

The Barnett 5th grade set out to Diamond Fork Canyon on Thursday, Sept 13th for a fun-filled day in the outdoors. Sarah Flinders, the forest ranger in charge, is responsible for the creation of the Kids Discovery Area, with its paths, signs explaining information about the the local terrain, and the flora and fauna found in the area. The students love putting on the hip waders and plodding into the river to discover what invertebrates keep this water clean and ready to become the water we drink, without a lot of bleaching and chemicals. It was a great adventure for all, plus Mrs.

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GayLynn Buys

Watermelon Day in First Grade

Submitted by beth.knudsen on Wed, 09/19/2012 - 14:21

On Friday, September 14, the first grade students at Barnett Elementary participated in Watermelon Day. Watermelon Day is a Fun Friday activity where the students do different activities that involve watermelons. The students really enjoyed this day and loved eating their own piece of watermelon at the end of the day.

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Whitney Zylstra

Day of Caring

Submitted by beth.knudsen on Mon, 09/17/2012 - 10:28

Barnett was lucky to have more visitors come and serve our school for a second week in a row. Thursday, September 13 was Day of Caring and for the second year in a row United Way and Vivint Alarm Company teamed up to come and show Barnett just how much they care. Close to 130 volunteers spent the morning at our school working in classrooms, playing games with students, staining book cases that were given to teachers, and a whole lot of outdoor clean up like sweeping walks and gutters and pruning trees. It was amazing to hear how grateful the volunteers were for the opportunity to serve.

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Angela Stoddard

the NED show

Submitted by beth.knudsen on Tue, 09/11/2012 - 17:09

The NED show came to Barnett last Friday.  Not only were students regaled with impressive yo-yo tricks, a story about aliens, and a very enthusiastic performer--John--but students were also able to learn about how to be a champion.  John and Ned shared tips on how to be a champion: Never give up, Encourage others, and Do your best.  Students learned about how important it is to keep trying and never give up because as soon as we do, we won't ever be able to become a champion.

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Beth Knudsen