Bennett Day School News

Bennett Day Fun Festival: A Musical Project-Based Learning Journey in 1st Grade

"In the end, designing Bennett Day Fun Festival wasn’t really about learning how to run a music festival. It was about working together to achieve developmental milestones in a meaningful and authentic fashion, and, of course, making a little...

Failing Grades: How to Motivate Students to Learn Without Keeping Score

Students need to learn by doing -- through problem-solving, project-based learning and being creative.  Parents, myself included, need to let go of a system we grew up with and recognize how we experienced school will not prepare students for...

Fun Indoor Explorations with Osmo Kaleidoscope

To keep learning fun at home, we have worked with our friends at Osmo to make Osmo Kaleidoscope app available for FREE download until March 31st. This is a creative and fun Osmo app that works with everyday objects!

#OsmoKaleidoscope on the Go: 5 Ways to Use this App While Traveling

Children of all ages look forward to road-trips and family travels that enrich their lives and expand their horizons. Families who bring an Osmo Base on their family travels will soon discover many reasons why Osmo Kaleidoscope is a great app for...

Back to School: 3 Ways Parents Can Support and Empower Their Children

This infographic provides suggestions for how parents can support and empower their children when it’s time to go back to school.

Back to School: 4 Ways to Prepare Your Kids

This blog, written by first grade teacher Katie Leviton, provides suggestions for how parents can prepare their children for "school season."
 

Chicago Summer Series: Eclectic Attractions in South Loop

For this “Chicago Summer Series,” we will be diving into the dynamic South Loop. Due to its recent residential and commercial development boom, the South Loop has made a name for itself among the assorted Chicago neighborhoods. While it’s known...

Chicago Summer Series: Uncover the History of Hyde Park

Hyde Park is filled with abundant historical attractions and breathtaking architecture where one can certainly spend a whole day exploring. The area is home to some of the world’s best museums, famous homes, up-and-coming restaurants, and one of...

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...

Chicago Summer Series: Notable Treasures in Bronzeville

Summer has officially begun and we want to share some ideas for fun, hands-on learning that will keep your kids engaged all season long. Luckily, Chicago has some of the most enriching attractions in the world, allowing this city to become our...