Bennett Day School News

Junior Kindergarteners Channel NPR with Podcast on the Human Body

Inspired by the children's doctor-themed dramatic play and the Bennett Day "Get Wellthy" Challenge, Mr. Nearpass and Ms. Simmons' kindergarten classroom spent three months researching the body and medical professions to better understand how to...

Tips for Choosing a Best-Fit Summer Camp

Studies show that camps of all kinds help kids build a solid sense of identity and community, while also contributing to mental and physical well-being. But with so many options out there, how can families make the best choice possible for their...

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:

"Gaga for a Gaga Pit!" Guest Blog By Tinkering & Engineering Sciences Teacher, Zak Thompson, on STEM & Design Thinking

 

Gaga Pit Process 2.0

 How We Made the Gaga Pit

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What Does Project-Based Learning Look Like at the High School Level?

Bennett Day School is not a desk and chalkboard institution, but rather a center, a laboratory...

...where students develop ideas and understanding, pursue passions and dreams, and hold themselves and their colleagues accountable for shared and...

Top 5 Reflections from TWIN Global by Cameron Smith, Bennett Day School CEO

The image capturing the spirit of TWIN: Wanderer above the Sea of Fog, Caspar David Friedrich, 1818, Hamburger Kunsthalle

Our Top Toy and Game Picks for Black Friday

This year's trip to the Chicago Toy & Game Fair (ChiTAG 2017) was a treat for families, inventors, educators and exhibitors! ChiTAG 2017 was particularly special for our community members who celebrated the release of Story Dealer: storytelling...

What Should I Expect of a 3-Year-Old?

What goes on in the mind of a three-year-old child? At this age, they’re developing a variety of cognitive abilities through socialization and play. Learn more from Meg Fitzgerald, Early Childhood Director, in the video below.