This last quarter we focused our work on narrative writing, either personal or realistic fiction. We explored a typical story arc, onset of conflict or problem, how these concerns impacted the characters, how to instill tension or suspense and then to resolve and reflect back on our scenarios. We used our revision and editing skills to show our best work!.....select the link above for more
The students in Mr. LaFera’s Writer’s Workshop have focused the last few months on writing narrative realistic fiction stories. Realistic fiction is a genre consisting of stories that could have actually occurred in a believable setting. These stories are based on real-life experiences. The students created fictional characters that react similarly to real people. The stories depict our world and society. You will find a wide variety of depictions here. Enjoy!.....select the link above for more
This year's 5th grade trip to the Ashokan Campus was great fun! We had three wonderful days from October 28th-30th. No one minded dodging a few raindrops the first day and the other two days were perfect. Students enjoyed making fresh apple cider and apple crisp, took a "gorgeous" gorge hike, looked for critters in pond ecology as well as black and tin "smithing" and broom making. Phew! Lots of great stuff to do.....select the link above for a video
On Thursday, November 19, 2015, Bennett Elementary opened their doors for an annual Thanksgiving Luncheon. The kitchen staff prepared a fantastic feast that was enjoyed by many community members. The student government took the opportunity to serve the meal to all the eager seniors. A select quint group from the orchestra started the music program by playing our national anthem. The music program continued with several selections from different levels of the jazz band with several solos. The students did an awesome job serving and entertaining the community members that joined the luncheon. Another successful afternoon enjoyed by all.
On Wednesday, October 14th the Student Government launched their annual fundraiser … This year’s theme is a “Bakeless Bake Sale”. Cards included the following poem.....select the headline above for more
Fifth graders are continuing the work of making the Courtyard Garden a beautiful and serene place for students to do quiet work and reading outside. In addition to expanding our plantings of native, drought-resistant perennials, we are also building more raised beds to extend our edible section of the garden. Also, some of the proceeds from our Red Dress Run fundraiser last month will go toward the purchase of all weather seating and tables.....select the link above for more
All students were treated to an assembly that was presented by the Morris Brothers. Their anti-bullying message was presented in a very funny manner, where all students were eager to pay attention and listen. Several students entered the stage and helped the brothers act out the right and wrong way to deal with bullying tactics. After watching the students reaction and participation, it is safe to say that it was enjoyed by all.....select the link above for photos
Bennett's Fifth Grade Students
Saturday, November 21st
12 pm - 3 pm
28 Tinker Street
Non-Event Bakeless Bake Sale!
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3:30 PM - 4:20 PM BN Yearbook Club
6:00 PM BN PTA Meeting
3:30 PM - 4:20 PM BN Yearbook Club
3:30 PM - 4:20 PM BN Session Two After School Activities Ends