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March 13th-17th

To Parents and Students,      What an amazing time Friday night!  It was so encouraging seeing students work for a cause.  We are coming down to the last 2 weeks of our service learning project.  Let's finish strong.   Does your child have HW this week?  Yes -Read for 20 minutes -Discuss with you, the parent, their argument about Otzi. -Watch CNN Student News.   Does your child Read full article »

September 19th-23rd

Greetings,        We are entering Week 8 of school and things are moving quickly.   Does your student have homework this week?  Yes! -They are to read their 2nd chunk of their book and fill out their role sheet and summary. (Due on Wednesday) -They are to watch/listen to the Giver on Youtube- Chapter 9, 10, 11, and 12.  Then they are to write Read full article »

September 14th-16th

To my parents and students, I hope you are all planning on getting some time to relax this long weekend. I will be in Cebu, and will not be able to respond to emails as promptly as I would like, so please be patient. Does your child have HW? Yes 1. Read the first quarter of their book for club book. 2. Fill out Read full article »

English and SS for Sept 5th-9th

To All,      Do you have homework this week?  Yes 1. Read for 15-30 minutes a day 2. Do the compound and complex sentence quiz on Noredink.   Do you have an assessment this week?  No   This upcoming week: English- We will be starting book club.  You will chose a book at your reading level to read during the week and come on Wednesday to discuss it Read full article »

August 30th- Sept 2nd

To Parents and Students, Do you have homework this week? Yes. Read for a minimum of 15 minutes a day. Complete the pronouns and capitalizations on Identify a small moment to write about and complete some sort of pre writing (Brainframe). Do you have an assessment?  Yes. You will have two class periods to write a small moment.  Here is the rubric Read full article »

English and SS for August 22nd-26th

Parents,        We have completed 2 1/2 weeks of school, and things are moving forward in a dynamic way!   Does your child have HW?  Yes. 1. He/She should be reading at least 15 minutes a day. 2. They should log into and take the quiz on 'adjectives.' If they want, they can also do other topics.   Do they have an assessment?  No.   Upcoming this Read full article »

August 8th-12th 2016

Parents,      I wanted to welcome you and your students to the 6th grade.  My name is Mr Benford, and I will be teaching your student this year in English and Social Studies. I will be sending out weekly emails with the essential information for English and Social Studies; such as Homework for the week, assessments for the week, or any Read full article »

English and SS for May 16th-20th

Only 4 weeks left in the school year.  Wow!   What are we doing in class this week? Link to PPT SS: We will research the biomes you chose in Science, identifying the problems and how they relate to the materials economy.  English:  Write the body and conclusion to our script for the Genre Wheel Speech.   Due soon: -The Genre Wheel Survey will be due in 2 weeks, Read full article »

English and SS for May 10th-13th

Happy Three Day Weekend!        I hope everyone has a great weekend relaxing.  Only 4 1/2 weeks left in school! A month.  Let's see what is going on.   Do you have any assessments this week?  Yes.  You have a SS assessment on the stages of the Materials Economy. This will be Friday.  Just study the notes page we have been working Read full article »

May 3rd-8th

 We are coming down to our last 5 1/2 weeks of school!   Let's get into it.     What do we have coming up? All those who have not done your Genre Wheel Conference will complete those this week. We are finishing up our Current Events for the year as well. All grades are entered except the research (K and U) for the Future Forecast Read full article »

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Advisory Circle

This will provide you with information that is going on with Benford's Advisory Circle.

6th Grade English

Here you can find information about the 6+1 traits of writing or the types of books that we will be reading. Also you can find resources that will help you improve you testing skills.

6th Grade Social Studies

Social Studies is one of the most interesting classes in school. you get to study the most current topics with news report and videos, then travel back in time to ancient people and study the way they lived and died. You are engulfed in a whirlpool of information about amazing people, that will inspire you do do and be more.