Thanks to Ms. Tackett, the first graders had an amazing opportunity to Skype with an Egyptian teacher recently that Ms. Tackett connected with through Skype for Educators. Soheir Zaki Abdel-Fattah has been a teacher since 1995 in the largest school in Alexandria Egypt. She is an avid Skype educator who has provided lessons in 27 countries. During their visit, the students learned about the Nubian people and their culture. Things such as tea, the national drink and Shamsi, bread made while sitting in the sun were all discussed. Additionally, the students were able to see pictures of a traditional Nubian house and how colorfully they are decorated on the outside. Perhaps the thing the students were most excited about, was learning that Egyptian children are able to have goats for pets! What a truly great experience for students based on their social studies unit on different cultures. Below are some pictures from this experience.
Staff 5K/1 Mile Fun Run:
As part of our way of supporting Cancer Awareness, as well as honoring those in our own lives who are fight or have fought Cancer, we held our first ever 5K/1 MIle Fun Run. Below are some of the images from this fantastic event.
Recently, our Barnette girls had the opportunity to get all dressed up for a fun night out on the town, Paris style. Thank you to all of the families that came out for this wonderful event.
Girls on the Run:
Recently, several of our 3rd-5th grade girls participated in the culminary 5K race as part of the Girls on the Run Program. Barnette is proud of our Girls on the Run chapter. The purpose of Girls on the Run is to inspire girls to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum which creatively integrates running.
Barnette Bears working in Buster's Garden:
Fall Book Fair:
Our fall Scholastic book fair was a huge success. The students loved the "Bookaneer" pirate theme. Students were able to donate a dollar to the All For Books charity program for an opportunity to pull a message in a bottle out of the treasure box to try to win a free book. Be on the lookout for our next book fair in the spring!
Pictured here is one of our fifth grader classes that graduated from the D.A.R.E. program. D.A.R.E. envisions a world in which students everywhere are empowered to respect others and choose to lead lives free from violence, substance abuse, and other dangerous behaviors.
All Pro Dads:
All Pro Dads is a great organization to help connect fathers and their children with meaningful discussions. They recently met for their monthly breakfast and talked about the gift of giving with their children. Here, these two lucky dads demonstrate the gift of the parents! Children and dads talked about ways they could give to others this holiday season. Join us at our next All Pro Dad breakfast - RSVP here: (Moms welcome too!)
Junior Achievement Day:
December 19th was Junior Achievement Day at Barnette! We are thankful for all of the volunteers (pictured below) who made it possible for every classroom to participate! "JA's volunteer-delivered, kindergarten-12th grade programs foster work-readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy skills, and use experiential learning to inspire students to dream big and reach their potential."