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Mr. Kristensen


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

This year we will be working on growing your math, reading, writing, and social studies 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 Schoology page, which will have class assignments, announcements, and other communications for the whole class. 


School begins at 9:30 and lasts until 4:00. 


Special Days to remember for the fall are:

 October 19th and 20th   Fall Break

 November 23rd and 24th Thanksgiving Break 

 December 23rd--January 8th 2024. Winter Break 


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