Welcome to Benton Elementary
The staff at Benton Elementary strives to provide a learning environment in which students feel safe and comfortable while being challenged to be their very best.  Our goal is to build meaningful relationships to help us meet the needs of EVERY student EVERY day!



  

Welcome to Benton

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       April Newsletter      



View this slideshow to see what's going on at Benton!


Way to Go!

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Congratulations to our Title 1 Reading Specialist, Mrs. Dilly, for recently receiving full funding at DonorsChoose.org for a classroom project called "Reading Buddies."  Click the picture to learn more!


We Help Our Community!

 
 



Benton staff members recently spent the afternoon playing games and visiting residents of the Joe Clark Assisted Living facility here in Nevada.  It was our way of trying to give back to our community!


We Love to Learn!

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Click on the picture to learn about Benton's Relaxing Reading program!




Students in Mrs. Williams' classroom read the book Why Things Move, a story about force and motion.  They then made marshmallow shooters as a fun extension activity.  Don't shoot your eye out!



Math can be fun!  These students practiced finding area and perimeter after reading the book 
Spaghetti and Meatballs for All, and they used Cheez Its to do it!  Yum! 



 

Benton students really enjoyed this recent science lesson comparing the sizes of bubbles!


 

Positive Behavior is Awesome at Benton!

Benton Boogie Bash 

Benton students celebrated with a dance as reward for excellent behavior during the month of February. 
Lunch with Mr. Smith 

These students earned a lunch with Mr. Smith because of their positive behavior!

Blue Tiger Paws

"Special" blue tiger paws are being handed out to students with excellent bathroom behaviors.  Prizes will be drawn daily to reward some of these students!

STAR Students
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These students were nominated as STAR Tiger Students.  Click on the picture above to learn more about this weekly recognition.
 



Senate Bill 638 required the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education to create a website about the trauma-informed schools initiative that includes information for schools and parents.  Further, the law requires that each school provide the address of the website, created by DESE to "all parents of the students in its' district."  The address is:  http://motraumaschools.com



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Click on the image above to learn more about being a Character Champion!

Character Word of the Quarter
September - November
RESPONSIBILITY
The willingness to be accountable for your own actions without blaming others.

December - February
RESPECT
To show consideration for the feelings and rights of yourself, others and the world around you.

March - May
  PERSEVERANCE
To be a self-disciplined finisher who sees a task through while dealing constructively with discouragement. 












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