Mr.  Andrew  Benfer
4th Grade ELA/Social Studies Teacher
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Bio

Hello and thank you for visiting my website.  My name is Andrew Benfer and I am teaching fourth grade Language Arts and Social Studies this year.  In 2013, I graduated from Rowan University with a BA in Elementary Education. I am currently pursuing my masters.

Make sure to check FILE MANAGER for homework, spelling words, and other important take home items.

EMAIL ME

abenfer@ocsdnj.org

 

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Language Arts:

**Homework news

*Writing Journal: Students will need to answer their writing journal question for homework every night, even if they are absent. The packet contains entries for the entire month and each student is responsible for completing it every night, even when absent.  It is to be kept in their homework folder and will be checked daily. We like when students share their responses as it builds public speaking skills. There may be times we complete the wriring journal in class.  In those instances, I will collect return them.

*Spelling:  Students will recieve a list of 20 spelling words every 2 weeks. 10 words will be tested in week 1, and the remaining 10 in week 2. Test lists and flash cards are provided.  All homework for spelling is by student choice.  From the spelling menu, students will pick tasks to total a given point value.  All items are in file manger.

 

Social Studies:

In Social Studies we read Scholastic Weekly Reader magazines.  They are filled with a variety of current news articles from both in and out of our country. By following the link below, you can access the weekly reader articles to read from home.

http://sni.scholastic.com/SN4/

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