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2nd Graders Research Animal Homes

The last two weeks have been busy for our second graders! In our new reading series, students read "Animals Building Homes" which talked about homes of animals such as beavers, weaver birds, humming birds, mice and . . .

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Zones of Regulation

Life is 10% what happens to us and 90% how we react to it. - Charles Swindoll Self-regulation is something everyone continually works on whether we realize we are or not.  We all encounter trying . . .

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Little Panther's Science Experiment!

Sink or Float?!

"Will your toy sink or float?!". This was the question preschoolers were asked on their special science experiment day. Before the preschoolers put their item into the water tub they made a prediction after being asked; . . .

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Stuttering Tips

Tips for Talking with Children Who Stutter

The Stuttering Foundation has a wonderful website full of information and videos on stuttering. The site has links specific for parents of preschoolers, parents of school-age children, teenagers, professionals, etc. My favorite resource on . . .

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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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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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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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