Our Purpose:

We come to Bennett Elementary to learn to read, to do math, science and to have fun with our friends! Welcome to our wonderful learning adventure!

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Dear New Families,
Your Kindergarten Team is preparing to welcome your child in a whole new way beginning in September of 2020! Although we may not be physically in a classroom, we are looking forward to meeting you and your child and teaching some amazing lessons in our Virtual Schoolhouse.  We cannot wait to help your child become a successful Bennett Bear!

Here are a few things you can do at home to prepare your child for school:
- Read together every day for at least 15 minutes.
- Pretend you are at a restaurant and you are the server. Ask your child to order food for themselves while remembering to speak up and say please and thank you.
- Eat meals without electronic devices. Practice conversational skills and table manners.
- Play a board game where there is turn taking and a possibility of not winning.
- Give your child some practice with kid friendly scissors, glue sticks, and crayons.
- Play catch, jump rope, or hopscotch.
- Practice keeping a schedule. (Start with consistent wake up and bedtimes.)
- Practice good hygiene skills. (Ex. hand washing, flushing, and zipping/buttoning of clothing.)

We will contact you soon with more information on how our Virtual Schoolhouse will operate! If you have any questions about Bennett or are ready to register your child, please contact the office at (703)361-8261.

Respectfully,
Mrs. Colley and Mrs. Watts
Ms. Cain and Mrs. Martini
Mrs. Jean and Mrs. Taylor
Mrs. Murray and Mrs. Amaral
Mrs. Smith and Mrs. Mills


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Future First Graders,
Do not forget that these websites are available for you to use during the Summer!  Keep reading and practicing your writing!

Scholastic Learn at Home:
https://classroommagazines.scholastic.com/support/learnathome/grades-prek-k.html

Starfall: good for all subject areas
https://www.starfall.com/h/

ABCya: good for all subject areas
https://www.abcya.com/
 
Do not forget to log into your Office 365 (Clever) account to access:
- IXL  (math)
- Dreambox  (math)
- MyOn  (reading)

"Get the wiggles out" with Go Noodle:
https://family.gonoodle.com/


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Members of the Kindergarten team can be reached by email your teacher by using the email address below:

Ms. Cain     -   caink@pwcs.edu
Mrs. Colley -   colleyba@pwcs.edu
Mrs. Jean   -   jeanae@pwcs.edu
Ms. Murray -   murrayka@pwcs.edu
Mrs. E Smith - smithem@pwcs.edu