Sixth-Grade Service to the Christmas Box House

Submitted by sara.stout on Mon, 01/30/2012 - 20:21

Barnett’s 6th grade classes have participated in a program called N.O.V.A. over the last few months, which teaches principles of bettering your life through learning life skills and building an awareness against alcohol and drugs. As part of the requirements for their N.O.V.A. class, the Sixth grade collected items to donate to the Christmas Box House.  Each student was asked to earn and donate one item. During the month of December the 6th grade students created crocheted beanies from looms the teachers had received a grant for the previous year.

Written by Lindsey Laudato, and Gwen Spencer; Photo by Gwen Spencer

First Grade Fun Friday

Submitted by sara.stout on Mon, 01/30/2012 - 19:51

The first grade students at Barnett Elementary get to participate in a Fun Friday activity if they finish all of their centers during the week. This last week the students who attended Fun Friday got to do a fun art project. The students loved doing this art project as a reward for working so hard during the week on their centers.


Article and picture by Whitney Zylstra

Fifth-grade's Sedimentary Sandwiches

Submitted by sara.stout on Wed, 01/25/2012 - 21:12

The fifth-grade at Barnett School has been very busy studying the intricate layers of the Earth's Crust. To simulate this billion year geological process in a delicious and fun way, students studied the layering through 'P.B. & Jelly-ology.' Students were given three types of bread, crunchy peanut butter, jelly, honey, Nutella spread, and gummy worms acting as fossils to help them conceptualize the various layers of Earth. As Mrs.

Article and Photos by GayLynn Buys

Barnett Elementary's Wax Museum

Submitted by sara.stout on Tue, 01/17/2012 - 20:20

For those suffering from Automatonophobia, the fear of wax figures, this article may not be for you. Dozens of fifth-grade 'wax' historical figures posed in the Barnett Elementary school gym before Christmas break. Every year, the fifth-grade lets their students research their choice of famous person from United States history. After researching, they are able to write a speech that their character would give, briefly describing their role in our history. Past Presidents, inventors, and astronauts were just a few of the statues parents and friends could visit that day.

Article by Sara Stout. Photos by GayLynn Buys