Archives for category: Fun Times

Due to the decreasing website storage space and the increasing random advertisements that wordpress keeps putting on this class blog, I’m making the jump to twitter.

Here are two ways you can keep up with the class on twitter.

  1. Download the twitter app on your mobile device, search @HelloMrBenoit, and select “follow.”
  2. Visit in your internet browser.

This summer I will revamp this website so that it will incorporate the new twitter feed plus have all the class information, sight words, etc.

Let me know if you have any questions.



Celebrate May 4th by wearing your favorite Star Wars shirt! It will be business as usual, but with a fun Star Wars twist throughout the day. Let me know if you have any questions. Thanks!

Where would you visit?

Our favorite new underwater hero, Jacques Cousteau!

The fine folks from the Austin Bat Refuge visited first grade today! The best part… they brought four different types of bats!!!!!

This past Friday Lilliana’s grandpa read the awesome book The Dog Who Loved Tortillas to our class! He is a Rey Feo Consejo for Fiesta in San Antonio. He wore his Fiesta outfit and answered lots of Fiesta related questions. He even gave each student in the class a Fiesta medal! 

For more information about Fiesta please visit

I realized after school today that Coach never sent home a flyer about track and field tomorrow. 

Here are the details:
– Wednesday, April 18th
– 12:45 to 2:45pm
– @ blacktop/field in the back of the school near the playground 

Important notes:
– Have your student wear comfortable clothes.  
– Wear running shoes. 
– Bring a water bottle. 
– Students are welcome to bring a hat to block out the sun. 
– If you would like your student to wear sunscreen, please put that on before school. I can not apply sunscreen. 

Parents, you are more than welcome to come watch. Please email me if you have any other questions. Thanks! 

On Friday we exchanged our biographies! We put all of the first grade names in a hat, drew names, interviewed each other, wrote biographies, drew tons of pictures, and Friday was the big exchange! 

Emily’s mom read to our class Friday morning! She read the amazing The Dot and then answered all kinds of Emily related questions. Perfect way to start a Friday!
All of our April mystery reader spots are booked, but let me know if you’d like to be a mystery reader in May. Thanks!

– Tomorrow is our field trip to the Zach Scott Theater. 

– Try to wear your WILL READ FOR PIZZA shirt if possible. 

– We will be back before lunch. So lunch will be at our normal time in the cafeteria. 

– There is a bat foods cookbook in your student’s red daily folder. It’s pretty amazing!

– Thanks!