In an effort to avoid what is commonly known as the "summer slide," Bennett teachers - in partnership with New York United Teachers (NYSUT) and First Book - offered free books to 100+ students on June 23rd at the Bennett Book Boogie. According to research by Dr. Richard Allington and the American Academy of Pediatrics, giving students books at the end of the school year can help stem the typical loss in reading skills over the summer.....select the headline above for more
Time for Spring Cleaning!
Dear Bennett Families,
Are there children’s books on your bookshelves that are no longer being used? Why not donate them to an inaugural event: The Bennett Book Drive.
As you know, one of our goals is to have students reading “just right books”. The more books we have, the more choices we can offer our readers. Our ultimate goal is to create life-long learners who possess a deep love of reading. Your book donations will help us achieve our goals.
Our first collection date will be Monday, June 1st. We will be continuing this program throughout the 2015-2016 school year, offering additional opportunities for you to donate books.