Skip to main content

Midtown Elementary School

Mr. Brooks Benjamin » Welcome to Mr. B's class!

Welcome to Mr. B's class!

Hello, everyone!
Click on the links to your right to learn about our 4th-grade schedule, our daily work, and any upcoming events.

Recent Posts


Welcome back! This week, students will finish their last essays before the TN Ready test. After that, we'll work on editing and reviewing some of the skills and concepts we went over at the beginning of the year.


Happy last week before spring break!
I hope you all join us Monday evening for our story-packed Literacy Night featuring Michael Shoulders, author of so many amazing picture books! 


This week, we will be working on explaining how visuals which accompany a text can enrich, enhance, or contribute to the text as a whole.


This week we will be working on:
Correct adjective order
Progressive verb tense
Modal auxiliaries
Prepositional phrases
Our test over this material will be Monday, 2/26.


This week we'll be working on identifying structures of informative texts and analyzing how those structures help the author to present the information.


We finally made it through a full week! Let's see if we can keep this momentum up. 
This week, we'll be learning about different types of figurative language. 


Happy New Year!
We'll be kicking off the second half of school by diving into different types of text: plays, poems, and prose.


Dismissal on Wednesday will be at 11:20. 
Have a wonderful, safe, and (hopefully) snowy break!

Happy holidays!


This week is our last full week of school for 2017! Yay!
We'll begin I-Ready reading tests on Thursday. Yay.


Argumentative essays are due Monday. Please make sure you sign the rough draft I sent home with your child so they can turn those in with their final draft. 
The Christmas program for grades 3-5 will be on 12/7 at 7 pm.
Last day of after-school classes will be 12/8.
The 2nd nine-weeks attendance celebration will be on 12/14 at 7 pm.
December 20 will be a half day for students.


This week, we'll be learning all about persuasive essays and how to use the OREO format!
Our Nutcracker field trip will be this Thursday.
Final persuasive essays are due Friday, December 1.