Wednesday, August 10, 2016

2016-2017 Bunch

Hi Everyone! 
Hope you all are enjoying the last weeks of our summer break, I know I am cherishing every second!
I am sitting down and getting a few things ready for the new school year.  With that I am posting a list of supplies you will need so you can start purchasing them, if you do it now you will pay 
A LOT less!!! 

I will post a list of names for my homeroom and Mr. Drewnowski's as soon as I get a finalized copy.
Both classes will need the supplies.  Thanks so much!

Monday, June 13, 2016

Bears Video YearBook 2016

Thank You from the bottom of our hearts for letting us teach your children this year.  We enjoyed our time with them and send them on to bigger and better things.
We wish you all the best life has to offer!
Mr.D, Mrs.Benson, and Mrs. Markel

Click the Picture/Link to download and view the Video Yearbook.

Stepping Up tonight!!!

Parents and Student ONLY at 6pm, any others may come to the Gym at 6:30pm for the ceremony and presentation of the video yearbook.
Thank you and see you soon.

Sunday, May 15, 2016

End of YEAR!

Please Join us for a Celebration of our Kiddos
Moving Up from Bacon School to Lakeside.
June 13, 2016
6:00 pm - ?

We will be serving light refreshments and snacks in lieu of a 5th Grade Luncheon.
Please look for an invitation and Parents (immediate family are only invited to refreshment portion of the ceremony) Other family members are invited @ 6:30pm to view video and certificate portion of the night.

Important DATES:
May 2, 2016   May Day luncheon with First Responders
June 6, 2016  High Elevations Trampoline Park Student Leaders Trip
June 7, 2016  Visit to Lakeside Middle School
June 13, 2016  Step Up Celebration
June 14, 2016 Trip to OCNJ Beach - 59th street Sun, Fun, and Picinicing
June 15, 2016 LAST DAY OF SCHOOL

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Hoppy Easter!

Hoppy Easter Everyone! 

Please have a wonderful Spring Break and enjoy the time off with your kiddos.  I know I cherish every moment, even when they are stinkers.  

Again, enjoy the break and see you in April! 

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

March Madness Hoops for Bacon

Please don't forget Hoops for Bacon!

$5 to enter or 50 Box Tops

Easter Break Starts 
March 24th Thursday

We will be having a small snack and craft on that day as well as Hoops for Bacon.
Check out our Facebook Page Mrs.Benson's Bunch to see what cool stuff we did this week!
Please Comment or Email me at and let me know if you can donate any of these items;
~ 4 Dozen Eggs (for decorating)
*1 person
*1 person
*1 person
*1 person
~ Philly Pretzel Tray
~ Shredded Coconut
~ 2 Boxes Rice Krispy Treats
*1 person
*1 person
~ 3 bags marshmallows
~ Mini-Chocolate pieces(semi-sweet chocolate chips)
~ Juice or Juice Boxes

*Book REPORT is being assigned this weekend*
Please check your child's book bag for the forms and make sure you are signing their reading log.  Each Thursday it counts as a test grade for being totally completed. (EVERY SECTION NEEDS TO BE COMPLETE)  
Reports will be due the Monday and Tuesday we get back from Spring Break 

Monday, February 22, 2016

HW 2/21/16 and Pizza BINGO!!!

RWN 168-169
Don't forget to send in your Bingo slips for Bingo night! 
$1 to enter- pizza, 1 set of cards, and a drink
$5 for extra pack of cards
$1 for a Dabber- proceeds go to 5th grade step up festivities 😀
Lots of prizes! 6-8 pm
Bingo starts promptly at 6:30
Pizza served at 6pm

Sunday, February 21, 2016

Weekend homework!

Sorry for the weekend Homework but... We are preparing for Unit 2 Assessment! It will take place on Thursday and Friday. Please help your kiddo out with review homework and reading coming home. 
Weekend HW- RWN 166-167. 
Wednesday night is Pizza Bingo ! Come out to join the fun- $1 per person includes; 1 set bingo cards, 1 slice pizza, 1 drink. Extra cards available for $5, Dabbers available for $1 supports the fifth grade graduation dinner in June! 
Thank you for your support!
Student leaders asked to help report to Gym at 5:30pm

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Homework 1/21/2016

Hello All!
I was hoping there were a lot of people reading this and would miss it.  If you were missing it Im sorry, I'm trying to keep our kiddos accountable for their homework, centerwork, and areas in the classroom.  They aren't really keeping up their end of the bargain.  Please talk to them about doing homework whether they have sports, Club 21, dancing, karate, whatever... School is very important too!
Homework tonight is READ chapter 21 in Island of the Blue Dolphins and to write a summary.
Here is how to write a summary- anyone plagiarizing will be written up- they were warned 3 times!
I will be posting information about the pencil sale as soon as it's approved by Dr. Cook, will be ordering the pencils, and they will be Valentine's Themed.  
Valentines Dance is February 11 from 4-5:30 
 (More to come soon!)

Thursday, January 7, 2016

Homework 1/7/2016

PLEASE REMEMBER TO DO YOUR HOMEWORK! If you don't you will not be able to participate in the reward day, PJ Game DAY...
Homework tonight is-
Reading Comprehension Worksheet- BOTH SIDES
Read Chapter 13 in Island of the Blue Dolphins

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Homework 1/6/2016

Homework 1/6/2016

Applesauce Sequencing Worksheet
Read Chapter 12 in Island of the Blue Dolphins

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Homework 1/5/2016

WOW 2016! 
Happy New Year, I can't believe time is flying by.  

Upcoming events- Pizza Bingo, Valentine Dance, Pencil Sale, and Homework PJ DAY!!!!

Please remind your kids to do their homework so they can earn a PJ day.  We are working towards 100% homework completed.

Homework tonight is Sequence and Spelling worksheet, as well as, to read Chapter 11 in the book Island of the Blue Dolphins.

Pencil Sale is coming up! 
Keep an eye out!

Pizza Bingo and the Valentine Dance is coming in February, look for flyers to donate, help out at the dance, decorate, and attend each event.

Hope you all had a wonderful break! 

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

No Homework Tonight BUT...

Hi Everyone!
There is no Homework tonight BUT...
Centers are due on Friday Morning!!!! So if your kiddo isn't getting a lot of centerwork done at school, a little chatty these days, then they will be bringing classwork home.  If not they will be sure to do it in class.  If it's not finished I am going to send it home on the weekend with a note you parents to finish. (At the Beach Centerwork)
Thanks for all your support!

Wednesday, December 9, 2015


Read Chapter 7 in Island of the Blue Dolphins
In the packet Do Sections- Vocab, Cloze Call, and Language Activities Section C
POP Quiz on Chapters 3-7

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Homework 12/8/15

Read Chapter 6 in Island of the Blue Dolphins and write a summary(retell) the chapter in your own words. Make sure you have both summaries for Chapters 5-6 for work to be done tomorrow! 
Here's a quick pic of a good way to write a summary(besides the notes in your binder😉)

Monday, November 30, 2015

Living Room and Homework 11/30

Well, it's in phase 2! Chair and Ottoman moved in today. The classroom living room is working out wonderfully. We have a behavior incentive in place and are doing a great job. Take a peek-

Homework tonight is - 
Cause and Effect worksheet 
read Island of the Blue Dolphins Chapter 1 & 2  Due Wednesday with Worksheet Vocabulary section and Comprehension questions 1-8

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Happy Thanksgiving!

Dear Families,
     This year is flying by so fast.  We, the fifth grade team, want to wish you a very Happy Thanksgiving.  Remember we are very blessed to have each other and share this wonderful year in your kiddo's life together.  We are thankful for their determination to learn, achieve, and smile everyday.  We are thankful for their laughter, personalities, trials, and tribulations.  We are thankful for their hugs, giggles, and silly pranks.  We are thankful for their failures and triumphs, but especially thankful we get the opportunity to teach them and watch them grow.
Thank you for being so KIND AND GENEROUS...
Mrs. Markel, Mrs. Benson, Mr. Jackson, and Mr. Drewnowski
(please click on the picture)