There are certain things that  a person needs to learn throughout their lifetime. Sportsmanship is a great thing needed to be learned by every human being. If you lose at a game or get a problem wrong, you don’t tell people that they can’t do it just because you can’t. Maybe another person does something right, you wouldn’t be mad at them; you would simply give them a high five or congratulate that person. if you have good sportsmanship then you could make lots more friends. When you have sportsmanship, you could become a better person. When ever you do an activity, just think of sportsmanship when you’re doing it.

Derek, Daniel, and Pat

Grade 4, Ben-Hem

Thank you for the dictionaries!

Dear Rotary Club,

Thank you for the dictionaries! Some of our favorite parts were the Declaration  of   Independence and the multiplication tables. All of  the classes  liked the longest word in the English language, it was super long! The multiplication tables are helpful. You do not know how much we loved the things you gave us! THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!!


Abigail, Ryan, Jane, Matthew,  Owen

and the 3rd grade team

The CARE Challenge

Hello my name is Lola and I am in 3rd grade. Today I am here to tell you what I think about the CARE challenge. I think that it is a wonderful way for kids to learn  a bit about what CARE means and how to be a CAREing bobcat.I try to really say what I think is right to do if a kid finds him or her self in the same situation as a CARE challenge. When I write a CARE challenge I try to  really show ALL of my effort.I really think that being a bobcat  means showing all of the core values all the time. I am proud to be a bobcat and I know it.

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Home for Little Wanderers Coin Drive

Ms. Muller’s class and Ms. Ewick’s class are making a fundraiser for helping the”Home For Little Wanderers” and buying toys for them. You can bring your money to the office, Ms.Mullers class, or Ms.Ewick class. The coin drive is over Friday December 17th. Make shure you bring money in before it ends!


Anna, Cecil, and Sophia.

Here is our collection jar in the main office!

Here is our collection jar in the main office!

Thank You For All The Food!!


Thank you for all the donations we have received so far. We have collected 282 pieces of food. We have helped in Natick’s effort to feed the hungry in Natick. We hope our efforts to feed Natick succeed and a lot less people in Natick are hungry. We are really thankful that so many people are donating food and we  are so happy that so many families care about hunger in Natick. We also want to thank the families who donated Thanksgiving food. It helped make much more Thanksgivings in Natick. Thank you for reading this blog and thanks for the food.


Adam  and Jake

Coat Drive Update

Hello again this is Jenna, Skylar, and Joe,

Please help doanate coats to people less fortunate than you and I. So far we have 115 coats . We still need 85 more to meet our goal of 200. 1 coat can make a big differance . The Ben-Hem coat drive needs your help . Thank you for listening to our update  hope you have a great holiday season .

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CAREing at Ben-Hem!

This morning I was holding the door and Mr. Kelly asked me to write a paper about what I was doing. I wrote the paper and then Mr. Kelly and I put it online for you to see.

Make sure you are being respectful. It is important to be respectful because other people will treat you the same way.

Thank you for reading my letter and getting inspired.

Laurel Sheehy
Grade 1, Ben-Hem

Help me with my Patchwork Reading Quilt!

I walked into Mrs. Briones’ class this morning and found a classroom full of excited learners! I had to find out what was going on so I sat and listened for a while and found out that everyone is completing a Patchwork Reading Quilt. It sounded like so much fun that I asked Mrs. Briones if I could do one too. Fortunately she let me and now I have an assignment to complete with our 4th graders. I will be working on my Patchwork Reading Quilt over the next few months and I could really use your help with finding great books to read. I need to read 22 total so any recommendations would be a great help!

My Patchwork Reading Quilt!

My Patchwork Reading Quilt!