We live in a world surrounded by technology, and we know that whatever field our students choose to go into as adults, their ability to succeed will increasingly depend on understanding how technology works. Therefore, Bennett Elementary is joining the largest learning event in history; The Hour of Code, December 3-7, 2018.
The Hour of Code is a global movement by Computer Science Education Week and Code.org. This initiative reaches tens of millions of students in 180+ countries through a one-hour introduction to computer science and computer programming. Find out more using the following link. https://hourofcode.com/us
Our Hour of Code week will include iPad apps and computer coding websites. These games and educational sites are great for critical thinking, problem solving, and overall brain boosting. Your students might come home wanting to play coding games. See the Makerspace Google Site at https://goo.gl/zBnFpd for more information and links to coding websites. Code.org also has an excellent coding course that is designed for elementary aged students.
Parent Hour of Code Opportunity
December 6, 2018 from 8:15-9:15am Parents are invited to attend a coding presentation and explore some of the coding tools, apps, and websites Bennett students are using during the Hour of Code and throughout the school year. Please register using this link: http://gg.gg/parenthourofcode
Thanks for supporting our efforts to make our students ready for the future!
Mrs. Stallbaumer, Media Resource Specialist
As Seen in the LC & Makerspace in October 2018
Book Circulation Stats
During the first two weeks of school, every student at Bennett Elementary had the opportunity to check out at least one library book after their Learning Commons Orientation.
August: 1,715 books
September: 3,491 books
October: 3,341 books
Teachers determine when students come to the Makerspace. Mrs. Stallbaumer hosts small group workshops and whole class Makerspace sessions. To learn more about the Makerspace, please check out the Makerspace Google Site. All 560 1st - 5th grade students attended a Makerspace orientation in September.
Monthly Makers, Coders, Builders, and Problem Solvers Stats
September: 163 students
October: 596 students
1st-5th Braum's book Buddy Program
What? Bennett Elementary is once again partnering with Braum's to promote literacy and a lifelong love of literature. First through Fifth grade students have the opportunity to earn up to 6 coupons: 2 single dip cones, 2 soft frozen yogurt cones, and 2 single dip sundaes.
Who? Bennett 1st-5th graders. (Unfortunately, Braum's does not offer this reading program to Kindergarteners.)
When? October 2019 thru May 30, 2019 (Look for the Braum's Book Buddy Booklet & Braum's Reading Log in your child's Tuesday folder on October 9.)
How? Every time a student reads 6 books (up to 36 books), they will receive a coupon. After they have read 6 books, students should bring the completed reading log and their Braum's Book Buddy Booklet to Mrs. Stallbaumer or Mrs. Howard in the Learning Commons. Students will receive stickers to put in their Braum's Book Buddy Booklet and the coupon they earned. To earn all 6 coupons, students will need to read a total of 36 books.
K-2nd Texas 2X2 Reading Challenge
Texas 2X2 Hall of Fame
Congratulation to our new Hall of Fame students. We are so proud of you for completing this reading challenge. We look forward to adding new students to the Hall of Fame in October.