•       Ben Franklin  

    Parent/Guardian Support Page

     

     
     
    0/1/2018- If you haven't filled out the Power School Online forms, please do it this weekend. Forms must be completed for iPads. Also, please remember to do the Google Classroom at the bottom of the list. We will use Google Classroom this year.
     
    8/25/2018- Students will be bringing home the COPPA (Children's Online Privacy Protection Act) permission slip for Classcraft. They are very excited about this Online learning and motivational tool. Once we are using it, you will be able to sign up. If you do, your child can get a baby gryffon pet, and you can also award your child at home for things like doing homework or helping around the house.
     
    8/24/2018- Check out the Parent/Guardian section of the Colonials' Links page. I added a new link to ADDitude magazine.
     
    8/22/2018- Day one is on the books as a success. Thank you for sending all the wonderful donations and gifts! I'm really looking forward to a great year.
     
    7/21/2018- It's about a month until school starts. I can't wait to meet my new students and their families! 
     
    7/25/2018- Classroom Donation Wishlist:
    Swiffer™ dusters and refills
    copy paper
    Kleenex™
    notebook paper
    #18 needles for plastic canvas
    cornhusks- about six per student
    AA batteries, two per student
     
    Books Wishlist:
    Greenwitch by Susan Cooper (to finish a series)
     
    all by Margaret Peterson Haddix (to complete the series)
    Among the Impostors
    Among the Betrayed
    Among the Brave
    Among the Enemy
    Among the Free
     
    Magic Kingdom For Sale- Sold! by Terry Brooks (the cover is falling off, literally)
     
    A Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket (holes in our series copies)
    The Reptile Room (#2)
    The Ersatz Elevator (#6)
    The End (#13)
     
     
     
     
     
     
    Here's a bit of homework humor from a calendar:

    Students should not spend more than ninety minutes per night on homework.  

    The time should be spent in the following manner:

    Looking for assignment..............................................................................15 minutes

    Calling a friend for the assignment.............................................................11 minutes

    Explaining why the teacher is mean and just does not like children..........23 minutes

    Going to the bathroom..................................................................................8 minutes
    Getting a snack............................................................................................10 minutes
    Checking what's on TV.................................................................................7 minutes

    Telling parents that the teacher never explained the assignment..................6 minutes

    Waiting for a parent to do the assignment....................................................10 minutes