It is time for the next teacher spotlight. This month is the second grade teachers--Mrs. Megan Davies, Mrs. Barbara Chapman, and Ms. Justyna O'Neill. Here are the words that the other teachers and students have said about these wonderful second grade teachers:
Every year students get to compete for the best turkey gobble in the school. To prepare, each class did a competition to decide on a winner from each class. Then each of those winners got to compete with the rest of the student winners in the school. After narrowing down the 20 or so candidates to three gobblers, fourth-grader, Enrique Barrajas won the all-school Gobble Off! Enrique won a turkey to take home; the other contestants took home a large candy bar.
This year's theme for Barnett's reading program is Wild About Reading! In keeping with that theme, students who turned in their reading calendars for October and met their goal were able to throw a sponge at their teachers. It was a fun, motivating assembly for students--and the teachers didn't get too wet.
On Tuesday, November 11, 2014, students at Barnett Elementary celebrated Veteran's Day. Mrs. Ronda Hair and Ms. Robyn Curtis organized an assembly that included the presentation of the United States flag, recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance, and the Barnett choir singing two numbers--The Star Spangled Banner and God Bless America. Also, several short videos were shown to focus students' thoughts on the sacrifices of the soldiers who sacrifice their time and lives to defend our country. Many students shared statements they had written about why they appreciate veterans.
This last month, over 70 Reflections entries were submitted in the seven categories: 3-Dimensional Art, Photography, Music, Dance, Visual Arts, Film, and Literature. At the end of the month, October 22, awards were given to the participants. Two types of awards were given: Award of Excellence and Award of Merit. Those who received the Award of Excellence will go on to compete against other schools' participants in the Nebo South Council PTA. They also receive a ribbon and a $2 bill. Those who received an Award of Merit were honorably mentioned, received a ribbon, and a $1 gold coin.
Please see the November 2014 Newsletter attached below.
This installment of the Teacher Spotlight is on the first grade team: Mr. Jack White, Mrs. Patty Hanson, and Ms. Whitney Zylstra. While these teachers have different personalities and life experiences, they have come to work together and become the foundational teachers for most of the students at Barnett, helping students learn to read, write, add, and subtract--skills that they will need their whole lives.
Fourth graders from Barnett Elementary joined the rest of fourth grade from Nebo school district to attend the Utah Symphony on Monday October, 27th. This year’s theme was, “What does music say?” The Utah Symphony did a marvelous job of providing an unforgettable experience. As is expected when attending a symphony, fourth graders dressed in their finest to provide a true symphony experience. They heard music that told a story, music that was sad, and music that was happy. They learned what allows music to speak to us as a language.
At Barnett Elementary we are keeping our fourth graders busy. Last week we visited Salem Pond to study wetlands. Thanks to our parent and grandparent volunteers we were able to have students rotate through seven different stations. Students found and compared bugs, identified plants and animals, and played a great game to learn about animal adaptations. They were able to write descriptive sentences about the wetlands and decorate a rock that we later named and wrote about. At the end of the day students participated in service learning by helping to clean up Salem Pond.
Students at Barnett Elementary have been working hard to earn Brag Notes. When a student earns a brag note their name is added to the Principal’s 200 Club Board. Brag notes can be earned by making good choices, working hard in school, and being a good friend or helper just to name a few things. Once the board is full of student names we have a drawing for books and prizes. Here are the students who won for October. Thanks for making so many good choices Barnett Bulldogs!