Bennett Day School News

Kids Co-designing for Kids: 7 Hands-On Explorations with Osmo Kaleidoscope

PreK-4th grade children at Bennett Day School worked together to design a new app for Osmo explorations. Co-designed with their Tinkering and Engineering Sciences (TES) Lab teacher, this collaboration resulted in the creation of Osmo Kaleidoscope...

Student Innovation Through Bennett Labs: Creating Apps, Books, and 21st Century Learning at Bennett Day School

 

By Frances Judd, Special Projects Coordinator & Early Childhood Tinkering and Engineering Sciences Lab Teacher

I love sharing these photos of enthusiastic and engaged learners at Bennett Day School as they participate in Bennett Labs projects:

Bennett Day School Expansion Reaches New Heights

The east wing addition of Bennett Day School is rising fast! Once the concrete foundation work was completed and the steel arrived, the ironworkers quickly assembled the steel beams into place. Due to the tight constraints of the space, the...

What is Purposeful Screen Time?

Screen time has become a hot-button issue among educators and parents. Teachers and guardians are struggling to find a way to teach kids to use technology without creating zombies who only play video games. Screens have become a staple in...

Bennett Day School East Expansion Project Underway

The construction team is hard at work on Bennett Day School! Phase two of our expansion is officially above ground now that the north and east lower level foundation walls and piers are placed. As the progression continues, it’s becoming easier...

What is Social-Emotional Learning?

Today’s classrooms are full of students from a variety backgrounds, and the goal is always to accommodate each student as an individual. One way in which educators strive to promote a safe, positive learning environment is through a method called...

What is Reggio Emilia?

At Bennett Day School, we derive many of our core principles from a Reggio Emilia-inspired approach to education. Time, space and natural light are key elements that facilitate learning and exploration in each of our classrooms. You may be...

Parents & Tots Playdate at Bennett Day School

Bennett Day School invites all toddlers, moms and dads to our first Parents & Tots Playdate event series! Our pint-sized participants will have the opportunity to interact with others and learn through play in a guided, educational setting.

Early...

Visit the Bennett Day Tent at the Bucktown Garden Walk

 

Don’t miss Bennett Day School at this year’s Bucktown Garden Walk and Block Party! Families can visit us at the Bennett Day-sponsored Children’s Fest at Churchill Park. Check out our interactive sensory table, open to everyone.

The Bucktown...

What is Fountas and Pinnell?

Reading is a crucial skill for a student to master, but it can also be incredibly discouraging if the child feels they aren’t on the same level as their peers. That’s why Irene Fountas and Gay Su Pinnell created a system of classified reading...