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Mr. Kristensen


My name is Ben Kristensen and I looking forward to being your teacher this year!  A little bit about myself is that I love to read, travel, be outside, swim and spend time with family and friends. 

This year we will be working on growing your math, reading, word work, and writing skills.  We will also have daily specialist classes that include music, art, drama, dance, and science.  These specialists will rotate throughout the year and will offer students a variety of interactive and creative arts learning.  We will also have special projects throughout the year that will focus on hands-on and interactive activities offering students experiences that will provide classroom engagement and developing social and emotional skills. 


 We will have some homework throughout the year, however, it will be minimal and directed mostly at reading outside the classroom, some math assignments, and a few fun projects that will require some work outside the classroom.  We will also have schoolwork posted on our classroom SeeSaw page, which will have class assignments, announcements, and other communications for the whole class. 


School begins at 9:10 and last until 4:00 and below is a brief outline of our daily schedule...  

Our schedule will include:

Monday-Wednesday                 Thursday                                            Friday

AM                                              AM                                                      AM

9:15-9:30 Breakfast                   9:15-9:30 Breakfast                      9:15- 9:30 Breakfast                                                         

9:30-10;00 Morning Meeting     9:30-10;00 Morning Meeting         9:30-10;00 Morning Meeting

10:00-11:00  Reading                10:00-11:00  Reading                    10:00-11:00  Reading

11:10-11:20 Bathroom Break    11:10-11:20 Bathroom Break        11:10-11:20 Bathroom Break

11:20-12:20 Lunch/Recess       11:20-12:20 Lunch/Recess            11:20-12:20 Lunch/Recess                     


PM                                                  PM                                                      PM

12:20-1:20 Math                          12:20-1:20 Math                              12:20-1:20 Math  

1:20-1:40 Interactive Reading    1:20-1:50—Couciling lesson.          1:20-1:40 Interactive Read

1:45-2:10 Phonics                        1:50-2:10 Phonics                           1:45-2:10 Phonics

2:15-2:45 Writing                         2:10-3:00 Science                           2:10-3:00 Math Review

 2:45-3:00 Math Review

 3:00-3:50 Specialist                     3:00-350 Specialist                         3:00-3:50 Specialist

(art,music,drama, dance)             (art,music,drama, dance)                (art,music,drama, dance)

 3:50-4:00  Home                          3:50-4:00  Home                              3:50-4:00  Home


Special Days to remember for the fall are:

 January 3rd       Return to school after winter break

 January 17th     No school

 January 28th     No school


If you have any questions or concerns for me the best way to contact me is through email  or contact me directly at school, 651-293-8840.  I am looking forward to a great year!