Bennett Day School News

Learning through pasta and a progressive approach

The beauty in students and teachers constructing the learning together is that it allows children’s curiosity to guide the investigation and learning. Recently, our class discovered our shared interest in pasta after one of the students built a...

Diversity: Culture Through Sharing

Family Share at Bennett Day School

Once a year, each one of our families leads a classroom Morning Meeting to share and teach their child’s class about a unique aspect of their family traditions. The Family Share is approximately 20 minutes, and...

Winter Twilight in Our Community

---by Kate Cicchelli and Meg Fitzgerald

Last Friday, we hosted our 3rd Annual Winter Twilight event, and evening of reading and family gathering inspired by Italy’s Reggio Narra, a citywide event dedicated to the concept of narrative.  Throughout...

The 10 Best Winter Books for Kids

Winter Reading Round Up: Faculty Book Recommendations

As the days get colder, snuggling up next to your child with a delightful book becomes more and more appealing. We compiled a list of some of our classroom's favorite winter reads that your...

Chicago Toy and Game Fair & Our Black Friday Picks

 

Bennett Day School at the Second Annual Barnes & Noble Mini Maker Faire!

Bennett Day School is honored to announce its invitation to participate in the Barnes & Noble second annual Mini Maker Faire on November 5, 2016 at 10am. This fantastic event lineup will give customers the opportunity to “Meet the Makers” by...

How our students helped to develop a coding tool used in 15k schools

As many of our Bennett families already know, we have a wonderful relationship with Northwestern's Tangible Interaction Design and Learning Laboratory. Our students, with the help of JK Teacher and Special Projects Leader, Frances Judd, were...

Springtime Robotics and Green-Screen Event at Bennett Day School

 

Project Based Learning in Action

Learning happens naturally for young children in many ways.  One of the ways our teachers capitalize on student interest is through the process of project based learning.  When we talk about this style of learning, children actively collaborate...

Bennett Day Grandparent Shares Her Thoughts on School

A t the  Winter Harvest Festival Sharon, a Bennett Day School grandparent, had a chance to experience a day in a life of her grandsons. She was thrilled by the level of curiosity and development of our students, and excited about her grandsons'...