5th Grade News Bennett Elementary

Week of January 25-29

What's Happening in ELAR/ Social Studies

In Reading, we will review non-fiction text features and we will practice reading across genres. We will be completing our book club books this week, as well.

Homework is due Friday, January 29th.


In Social Studies, students will begin to learn about the War of 1812. We will begin preparing to learn about Westward Expansion.

Reading Homework

Spelling Words

Six Flags Reading!

Attached below is a Six Flags Reading Log. All students should be spending time reading 6 hours and recording it on the Six Flags Reading Log. This log is due February 29th. ALL students need to strive to complete this!

What's Happening in Math/ Science

In Math, we are finishing our graphing unit and beginning our personal finance unit. This is a very difficult concept for some students to grasp, so please help at home by using gross income, net income, taxes, payroll taxes, finances, etc at home.

Homework is due Monday, February 1st.


In Science, we will be finishing our paper slideshows and presenting to our classmates. We will go over our Spaced Out Systems DA when all students have taken the test.

Math and Science Homework

Upcoming Events

  • Monday, January 25th - Bluebonnet book reviews due
  • Friday, January 29th - Friday Live @ 2:15p
  • Tuesday Feb. 2nd OR Wednesday Feb. 3rd - 1st Mandatory Practice for Variety Show at 3:15 in the cafeteria (all acts will be assigned ONE of these dates)

  • Thursday, February 4th - 2nd Mandatory Practice for Variety Show @ 3:15 in the cafeteria (ALL acts required to attend)

  • Friday, February 5th - Full Dress Rehearsal for Variety Show @ 3:15 in the cafeteria (all acts, emcees, and stage hands required to attend)

  • Monday, February 8th - Bennett Variety Show

    K-2 to view at 8:30a

    3-5 to view at 9:30a

    Family Show at 6:30p

  • February 8-19th - LOCK-IN tickets will be sold at the top of the ramp for $1 from 7:50-8:00a.

  • Saturday, February 20th- 8:00-10:00a - Breakfast with Benny at Applebees (tickets must be purchased prior to event)
  • Tuesday, February 23rd- 6th Grade Middle School Night @ 6pm at your child's middle school
  • Friday, February 26th - LOCK-IN for chosen tickets from 6:00-9:30p at Bennett!
  • Monday, February 29th - Course requests for middle school due
  • Friday, March 4th - First Annual Bennett Color Run
  • The week of March 7-11th - Spring Break
  • Tuesday, March 29th - Math STAAR test
  • Wednesday, March 30th - Reading STAAR test

Additional Information

Middle School Information

End of Year Party Information

Watch Dog Sign-Ups for the 2nd Semester

Watch Dog Sign-Ups are coming soon!

They will be January 19th- January 29th.


Please use the following link to sign-up:

http://www.schools.mckinneyisd.net/bennett/pta/bennett-watch-d-o-g-s/