Twas the week before break…
Twas the week before break and all through the Kindergarten hall
Not a kiddo was quiet, not one of them at all!!
The teachers were worried about what to do,
With such a noisy and mighty Kindergarten crew.
It was time to replace the spooky décor,
Something was missing…they needed much more.
To our planning table we flew….
The three Kindergarten teachers suddenly knew..
Those noisy kiddos just needed a few holiday joys,
So we made up a gaggle of snow girls and snow boys!
That didn’t seem quite enough,
We knew it couldn’t be too tough,
To whip up a little more Christmas cheer…
We would need to create a wall of adorable reindeer!
Now the Kindergarten troop seemed to settle down a bit…
But something was nagging at us not to just quit,
So a few crafts later, with loads of cutting and gluing,
We teachers were knowing just what we were doing!
With a snip and a cut, some cotton and glue,
The Kindergartners fingers feverishly flew…
As they had to brainstorm ways to get an old man some luck,
As in THIS craft, Santa found himself STUCK!
Finally, the hallways are filled with great cheer,
As you walk by the snow people, Santa and reindeer.
If you’re lucky you’ll even catch a holiday tune,
From the magical makings of kiddos in the music room.
We may still have the noisiest herd,
But hope you will walk by and hear an encouraging word.
As we prepare for a great break, full of families and fun, loads of great memories and spaces to run!
Happy Holidays and Happy Vacation
From the Kindergarten bunch and teachers in charge of their education…
The common definition of an intervention is “an action taken to improve a situation”. In the school system, an intervention is used to improve a specific area of a student’s educational skills. For our students at Bennet Elementary, interventions are data based, leveled, and individualized. The type of intervention selected for each student or group of students is based on each child’s need. Teachers evaluate classroom data, DIBELS reading data, MAPS testing data as well as other forms of data to decide which intervention is the best fit. Once an intervention is selected, data previously used as well as placement tests within the intervention help to decide what level will best support optimal student growth. During their interventions students keep track of their own progress via graphs and charts. This helps to foster motivation, provides the opportunity for students to measure their growth, and take ownership in the process. Students involved in the following programs may be participating in an intervention: Student Assistance Team (SAT), Title, RTI, or Special Education. Interventions are yet another level of support for our students at Bennet Elementary.
The Textile and Clothing Class did tye dyeing as to how it relates to applying color and design to fabric or an already made garment. With the use of a You tube video the student decided on a desired design and watch how that design would be created. After watching the video several times, we worked with the t-shirt to duplicate the design. We agreed it looked easier than it was to do with the fabric. Using the primary colors (red, yellow and blue) we divided the area to be colored so the colors would overlap to produce the secondary colors (orange, green and purple). Allowing it to set for 24 hours. The next class was used to rinse out excess dye and machine wash the shirts. Overall we were pleased with the outcome of our experiment.
Today Bennet Elementary celebrated World Kindness Day! Each classroom participated in an activity with another grade level to spread kindness!
District OR1 is proud to announce it has been chosen to receive an Olson Foundation grant of 5.4 Million dollars. This donation will fully fund construction of a joint project for the village of Palmyra and School District OR-1 for new athletic facilities including ballfields, competition track, artificial turf playing field, playground, and walking path. Please join us for the special joint board meeting to accept and receive this gift on August 29th at 6:00 p.m. at Palmyra High School with a brief reception to follow.