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Ag Literacy in the Classroom

This year with the help of Mrs. Sarah Purcell with the UNL Extension Office third grade was able to do some interactive science lessons to help bring Agricultural Literacy into the classroom. These lessons were done throughout the year in . . .

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New Technology in Preschool!

Recently all preschool classrooms were equipped with new technology, the ClearTouch Interactive board. The ClearTouch Interactive board can run as a PC or an Android. Preschool teachers taught math, writing, and literacy lessons using . . .

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Early Intervention

Babies Can't Wait

Nebraska Early Intervention Services Babies Can't Wait brochure

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Summer Fun on the Computer!!

Parents, here are a few fun websites that we have looked at during school time. These websites are safe but there are some adds that show up on the side of the screens. The students understand not to click on the adds as they . . .

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Field Day

Third grade is winding to an end. It was been a busy end of the year with our field trip at then end of last week.Today, we had our annual "Untrack Day" Field Day, which was kicked off with group stretching led by the fourth grade. . . .

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3rd Grade Field Trip

    The 3rd Grade enjoyed their field trip on May 3rd. The students first enjoyed a tour of Memorial Stadium, where they were able to see the many trophies the Huskers have won, and they even got to try to jump up to touch the . . .

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Frist Grade Space Night

First Grade space night was out of this world!    First graders and their families came Friday, March 23, 2018 to explore planets and constellations that students created and that were on display. There were many activities . . .

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Second Graders enjoy the SAC Museum

10..9..8..7..6..5..4..3..2..1 Second graders BLASTED OFF to the SAC Museum!  We were able to do a variety of fun hands-on activities while we were there on April 30th.  Students built robots out of Legos, and were able to . . .

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Preschool Language Disorders

Preschool Language Disorders

Follow the link to a parent friendly article on preschool language disorders, including signs of preschool language disorders. The article states: "Your child is preschool age if he/she is 3 to 5 years old and has not yet started . . .

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Meet Our New Student Teacher

Hello District OR-1 Families,   I am thrilled to introduce myself, as I am student teaching at Bennet Elementary for the 2017-2018 Spring Semester. My name is Kristi Lamb, also known as Miss Lamb, and I am a senior at the . . .

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1st Graders Are Published Authors

If you give a first grader an iPad, they’re going to want to make a picture of what they want to be when they grow up.  When they make that picture, they are going to want to write and tell you all about it.  So . . .

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100 Days of Kindergarten

100 Days of Kindergarten This group of kids has sure come a long way in just 100 days.  January 19 th was the 100 day of school for students at Bennet Elementary.  Kindergarten spent the day celebrating . . .

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Turkeys in Disguise

Turkeys everywhere are panicking this time of year at the fear of being Thanksgiving dinner.  In the book Turkey Trouble 1st graders read about a turkey that have a clever idea to disguise himself as other barnyard animals in hopes . . .

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Go. Big. Red!

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 . . .

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Summer Learning

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 . . .

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Embryology Project

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 . . .

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Bennet BackPack Program

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 . . .

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Learning & Looking at Clouds

April 2017

  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 . . .

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PHS P.A.R.T.Y Group Hosts Movie Night

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 . . .

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Kindergarten News

December 2016

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.      

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Martin Luther King, Jr.

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 . . .

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First Graders Go Wild

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 . . .

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4th Grade Embryology Project

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 . . .

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Who is the strongest one?

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 . . .

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Way to go 3rd grade!

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 . . .

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Insects, Frogs and Skulls - Oh No!

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.  . . .

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Trees, Trees, Trees

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 . . .

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3rd Grade Earth Day Walk

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 . . .

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Bennet Elementary Cares project

     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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Bennet Elementary Says "NO" to Bullying

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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 . . .

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Bennet Elementary Open House

Tuesday, August 12th, Bennet Elementary will host an open house from 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM. This is an opportunity for you and your child to meet his/her classroom teacher and see their classroom.  We hope to see you there!  Mrs. . . .

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