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Theresa Benfante
Marietta, GA
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At some point, everyone blanks on an important test, even if they've been studying hard. But before taking a blind stab at a multiple choice question, there are things students can do to cut their losses. By using deductive reasoning, logic, and a pinch of common sense, students can learn to make educated guesses, and lose the test-taking jitters along the way. Below are some test taking pointers for making an educated guess when test stress has your brain locked: True / False Tests If any part of the statement is not true, then the answer is False. Every part... Continue reading
Posted Dec 5, 2009 at Theresa Benfante
One of the more common causes of poor grades and school performance is disorganization. Organization and planning ahead are learned skills. In order for students to become more organized, they will need to have a plan and practice it. Children often have a hard time organizing themselves and staying motivated to practice good organization skills. Parents play an important role in teaching their children organizational skills and keeping them motivated to practice the skills. SIGNS OF POOR ORGANIZATION Below is a list of situations that may be a sign that your child is having problems with organization and planning: Fails... Continue reading
Posted Sep 26, 2009 at Theresa Benfante
Tall...short. Childish...mature. Middle school students are all these and more. One minute they are looking for adventure. The next they are too shy to speak. They crave your attention. Then they complain that you're watching too closely. The loving kid you knew a short time ago now may be moody, forgetful, or loud. The reason for all these changes is simple. Your child is growing fast, in both body and mind. It's not an easy time for parent or students. Remember when you were that age? One thing hasn't changed. Students in their pre and early teens still need adults... Continue reading
Posted Sep 19, 2009 at Theresa Benfante
Cobb County School District is having the 3rd Annual Family Engagement Summit on Saturday, October 17th. Saturday, October 17th 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Campbell High School (doors open at 7:45 a.m.) Continue reading
Posted Sep 14, 2009 at Theresa Benfante
Certain key practices will make life easier for everyone in the family when it comes to study time and study organization. However, some of them may require an adjustment for other members of the family. Turn off the TV set. Make a house rule, depending on the location of the set, that when it is study time, it is "no TV" time. A television set that is on will draw youngsters like bees to honey. What about the radio? Should it be on or off? Contrary to what many specialists say, some youngsters do seem to function all right with... Continue reading
Posted Sep 13, 2009 at Theresa Benfante
Here are some great sites to practice divisibility rules, least common multiples, and greatest common factor! DIRECTORY/fisher/fifth_grade_mathematics/least_common_multiples.htm Continue reading
Posted Sep 12, 2009 at Theresa Benfante
Regular school attendance is a necessary part of the learning process and the means to graduation with a good education. Regular attendance is essential for success in school. Research shows that: Absenteeism hurts the student. Students who are frequently absent fall behind in academics and miss important social­ization concepts that enhance their abil­ity to understand and follow directions or, ultimately, plan for the future. Absenteeism hurts other students. Stu­dents who are frequently absent require more individual attention from the teacher. Absenteeism hurts the school and district. State financial support for schools is directly linked to student attendance. Absenteeism hurts the... Continue reading
Posted Sep 5, 2009 at Theresa Benfante
As the Graduation Coach at Lindley 6th Grade Academy, it is my personal mission to ease the transition from elementary school to middle school for both students and parents. Middle school is a whole new world for both and I feel that my 20 years of experience as a middle school teacher and behavior interventionist, as well as parent of two children in college, I have the tools to help both parent and child! My primary role is to identify and provide early intervention services to students at- risk for dropping out of school or otherwise not graduating by: ·... Continue reading
Posted Aug 29, 2009 at Theresa Benfante
You are doing a wonderful job in complying with LSA dress code! Remember that our colors are navy or khaki pants or shorts for boys; navy or khaki slacks, capris, or skirts (to the knee) for girls. Additionally, plain white or navy shirts/ blouses with collars. Current research on uniform dress code supports that: school uniforms help maintain school discipline, decreasing the amount of discipline problems. a child in a school uniform is more likely to take school seriously. school uniforms decrease fighting and violence that arise out of arguments over fashionable clothes. school uniforms stress that individuality and self-expression... Continue reading
Posted Aug 22, 2009 at Theresa Benfante