Hello!  My name is Maria Ben! 

I look forward to teaching your child this year! This is my third year at Springwoods Elementary teaching kindergarten.
Prior to coming to this great school, I lived in Georgia, where I worked as an assistant for two years in Pre-K and then moved on to teaching two years in kindergarten.  I earned my Bachelors Degree in Early Childhood Education at Albany State University. 
These last six years as an educator has been an amazing adventure and I look forward to many more years to come!

May 2020
Hello Families!
Thank you for taking the time to assist your child in their virtual learning.
I miss being able to teach your child in the classroom. It is so nice that we can
meet weekly on zoom and catch up. As we continue on our virtual lessons I want to remind you that kindergarten lessons are emailed and uploaded every Sundays. You can locate them on my Homework tab and also find other online resources on Virtual Schoolhouse tab. Please let me know let me know if you need any help or have any questions. Stay safe out there and keep up the good work!
Mrs. Ben


Encore Schedule


 Day 1 Music
 Day 2 P.E.
Day 3 Vocabulary
Day 4 STEM
Day 5 P.E.
 Day 6 Art

Our Daily Schedule

8:35-8:50 Arrival/Morning Work

8:50-9:00 Morning Meeting

9:00-9:20 Phonics

9:25-10:15 Reading Workshop

10:15-10:30 Brain Break

10:30-11:00 Science/Social Studies

11:00-11:30 Lunch

11:30-11:40 Bathroom

11:45-12:05 Recess

12:05-12:45 Math

12:45-12:55 Read Aloud

12:55-1:35 Writing Workshop

1:40-2:25 Encore

2:30-2:40 Snack

2:40-3:10 I Play

3:10-3:20 Pack Up

3:25 Dismissal