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Mr. Benson

 

The 2017-2018 school year will be my second year teaching.  Previously I was an accountant for a financial institution for 15 years.  

This year your student will have minimal homework in math.  However, if your student is struggling, they should be practicing on khanacademy.org and prodigygames.com.  These are the two practice sites we are utilizing this school year. 

In order to minimize homework, students are required to take notes daily.  Each day they are instructed to copy the "I can" statement into their notebook.  The "I Can" statement is student friendly statement of the Arizona Career and College Readiness standard that we are working on that day.  I encourage parents to have their student explain the statement to them.  

My grade book is Standards Based.  Students are graded based on the ability to master the standards that we have gone over.  Each student will be given a second opportunity to replace a grade should they struggle demonstrating a particular skill.  The skills that are tested are listed in the grade book as we assess them.  All parents can access their students grades via ParentVue.  If you do not have access to ParentVue, please contact the school office to get access.  This is a valuable tool for parents to help keep their student accountable.