On Thursday, May 4th, 2017 Third Grade enjoyed a field trip that included a stop at the home of the Huskers. They received a tour of Memorial Stadium, Tom Osborne Complex, and the Heisman Room. Students saw what it was like for some of their . . .
What a great month! We had a great time at our field trip to Ak-Sar-Ben Aquarium on May 1, 2017. The kids fed the fish, hiked up a "mountain", and were able to explore the tanks of native Nebraska fish. We also had . . .
Parents, here are a few fun websites that we have looked at during school time. These websites are safe but a few game websites do have some games that show violence. The students have learned what games were appropriate and what were not. . . .
Summer is upon us once again, and families are beginning to plan for their children's days without a school schedule. Days filled with family, friends, freedom and laughter are in students' heads as they say goodbye to another school . . .
Summer Reading! For most parents, it’s a challenge to keep kids reading and writing all summer. With summer break approaching, it is important to remember the benefits of summer reading. Research suggests, it is . . .
They’re here! They’re here! The fourth graders have been taking care of chicken eggs in an incubator as part of our Ag in the Classroom project. Our students are excited to announce that 32 baby chicks hatched out of 42! The . . .
Sustainability, Community Support & Thank You!
Sustainability . That was the directive from Scott Young, director of the Food Bank of Lincoln, back in 2007 when we met to talk about starting a backpack program at Bennet Elementary. He said if you start this make sure . . .
Building Background Knowledge Through Fun Experiences Elyse Moore and Jiree Wilson, Speech-Language Pathologists Summer is a time of relaxation for students, and it is much deserved after a rigorous school year. But we want . . .
Learning and Looking at Clouds By: Mrs. Dvorak, Mrs. Nitzsche, Mrs. Wusk This spring our Kindergartners were asked, “Do clouds always look the same?” Which . . .
The PHS P.A.R.T.Y group hosted an elementary movie night on April 7th. Elementary students grades K-6 had the opportunity to attend. There was a great turnout with over 50 elementary students attending. The night started off . . .
The Kindergartners were busy little people in December. Before winter break we read, counted, and crafted our way through our own version of the 12 Days of Christmas.
Mrs. Dvorak, Mrs. Nitzsche, & Mrs. Wusk
January brought about the lively discussions on Martin Luther King, Jr.'s life. Teachers read Martin's Big Words to their class, discussed fairness and respect, watched a clip of his "I Have A Dream" speech, and . . .
What if you woke up one morning with polar bear hair (it would keep you really warm on a cold winter day), an anaconda snake tongue (you would be able to smell even if you had a stuffy nose) and mountain goat hooves (you wouldn’t slip . . .
How does a liquid change to a solid? That is the questions the first graders went hunting for the answer to during thier lessons on matter. They first learned the three states of matter, solid, liquid, and gas and then did some . . .
Bennet fourth-graders have been learning about various components of agriculture this year through the Ag in the Classroom Program. They have learned that agriculture involves raising crops and maintaining equipment used on the farm . . .
Who is the strongest one? 2 nd Grade Mrs. Wusk, Mrs. Christensen, Mrs. Schauer The second graders recently read a play in our reading series called, “The . . .
The 3 rd grade class has earned Keyboarding Certificates for completing and passing all of their beginning level Keyboarding lessons. These lessons take most of the year. Each lesson introduces a new key on the keyboard and gives them . . .
First grade went to Spring Creek Prairie for their field trip this year. The Audubon Society has a great education center and educators who lead the students through exploration of wetlands, grasslands, prairie study and wildlife. . . .
In our outdoor classroom, the first graders had the pleasure of meeting Jane Kuhl from the Tecumseh NRD. Jane talked with the kids about the important role trees play in our environment. They discussed the proper places to . . .
Third grade students enjoyed a beautiful morning celebrating Earth Day and learning some history of our community. Students picked up trash around town and along the way made a pit stop to learn about the Bennet . . .
This year for the 2014-15 Bennet Elementary Caring Team Project we selected a wonderful fundraiser. We wanted to help our families from the Palmyra/Bennet/Douglas area. We chose the Bennet Backpack program for . . .
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October 13-17th Bennet Elementary "Took a Stand Against Bullying" and participated in a Classroom Theme Day to prevent bullying. KDG: Put your back to Bullying (backwards Day) 1st Grade: Put Bullying . . .