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Apples to Oregon Figurative Language Review

January 6, 2016


apples to oregon

Types of Figurative Language

Click on the link above to download the figurative language review for the Apples to Oregon assignment.

September 21 Newsletter

September 21, 2015

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September 8th Newsletter

September 4, 2015


Below you will find our week of September 8th Newsletter.  You can click here to download a PDF file.

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Welcome to Mr. Daniel’s Class

July 30, 2015

Welcome to my class. This website is a great place to stay updated with what is happening in our class and access links to projects we are working on in class.

I want to take a few moments to introduce myself. I grew up in this area and earned degrees at Crowder College, Missouri Southern State University, and earned my Master’s Degree at Kansas State University.  I also served in the United States Marine Corps for nine years and spent some time managing with Wal-Mart in the stores and in their corporate offices.

I am married to Mrs. Daniel, who also teaches kindergarten here at Benton.  We have two children, a daughter, Brecia, who will begin the 8th grade this year and a son, Cade, who will begin 6th grade.  We live on a small farm near Seneca.

I hope you have had a great summer.  It is almost time for school to begin again.  The district has scheduled a common open house time 5:00-8:30 on August 11th, however my open house times will be slightly different to allow me to attend my own children’s open house events that same night.  The open house schedule for my class will also be on August 11th, but the time will be from 4:00-7:00.

Our classroom is down the south 3rd and 4th grade hallway, located in room 51.  During the open house you will have a chance to meet with me, find your desk and locker, and I can answer any questions you may have about the coming school year.


If you have not located a copy of the school supply list for fourth grade, you can locate it by following this link or at most local retail stores. If you are not able to get all the supplies listed by the first day of school, don’t worry.  We will not need many of the supplies until a few weeks into the school year.

I wanted to remind you of early release each Friday during the school year (including the first Friday, August 14th).  Each Friday, school will dismiss at 12:20 for parent pick up students, while walkers and bus riders will leave at approximately 12:30.

The school will not serve breakfast the first two days of school. Breakfast will begin the first full week of school.

I am including my contact information in case you have any questions. My email address is . You may attempt to reach me by phone at school, 451-8610 and my home phone is 776-5405 if you have need that requires you to contact me at home.

I look forward to meeting with you and your children. I hope you are excited about this upcoming year.  I promise we will learn a lot and have fun while learning.  I will see you on August 11th if you can make it.  If you cannot make it to open house, I’ll see you on the first day of school Thursday, August 13th.

May 18th Newsletter

May 18, 2015


The students were excited today when we announced this was their last Monday at school this year. They were a little less excited when we explained it’s because next Monday is Memorial Day and they will come to school Tuesday through Thursday next week (though Thursday will only be ½ of a day).  No matter how you look at it, they will only be an elementary student for a few more days.  After that, you have a middle school student!

Thank You!

I just wanted to say thank you for helping us have a great 4th Grade Farewell last week.  It is always bittersweet to say goodbye to a group of students, however I love bumping into them at school events and the community to see how they are progressing with their lives. Thank you for your help this year and for supporting your child’s education and future.

Library Books

It’s that time of year when the library is trying to account for any books that have not been turned in.  They are no longer checking out books so the librarians can inventory the library.  If your child still has a book they have not turned in you should receive a note that shares the title of the book along with the price (if it is not found).  Additionally, I cannot release your child’s final report card in the event a book is not found or has not been paid for.  If you have any questions about missing books please contact me through email

4th Grade BBQ

Tomorrow we plan to have our annual 4th Grade BBQ.  The forecast looks great!  A couple of weeks ago I sent a note notifying you about this event along with a couple of food items your child is responsible for bringing.  If you haven’t already, please send those items tomorrow. Also, we will be walking to Morse Park and back from Morse Park so it is important they were comfortable shoes and clothing.

We are also asking each student to bring a container to drink water from that is labeled with their name.  If they bring any equipment (ball gloves, bats, helmets, balls, Frisbee, etc.) they need to ensure the equipment is labeled with their name.  We promise to send your child home tomorrow wore out from playing all day so you shouldn’t face any resistance at bedtime.

Upcoming Events

May 19                 4th Grade BBQ @ Morse Park

May 20                 4th Grade visits the middle school

May 21                 4th Grade visits Crowder College

May 25                 No School- Memorial Day

May 27                 Benton Talent Show

May 28                 Last day of school (1/2 day)

As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please contact me.  Have a great week!

Mr. Daniel

The District Wants Your Feedback

May 13, 2015

It’s time for our annual spring climate survey.  The district wants your feedback regarding areas that we feel are important to parent engagement and student success. Please click on the appropriate link below to complete your survey.  We value your opinions and will use them to continue to make Neosho Schools a great place to learn and prepare students for their future.

Student Surveys

If you are a student, please use one of the links below.

Click here to complete your student survey

Estudiantes , haga clic aquí para obtener la versión española de la encuesta

Parent Surveys

If you are a parent or guardian of a student, please click on one of the links below

Click here to complete your parent survey 

Haga clic aquí para completar la versión en español de la encuesta a los padres

May 4th Newsletter

May 4, 2015


It’s already May and we are closing in on the last few weeks of school.  In a few short weeks school will be out and you will have a middle school student.  (Don’t worry, it’s hard for me to believe too).  We have a lot of activities taking place the last few weeks of school.  So be sure to check your child’s folder for reminders or you can always go to our class web page at and view the upcoming events.

MAP Testing

Yeah! We are finished with MAP testing.  Last week the students completed the ELA, or English Language Arts portion of the MAP test.  We’ve been told we may have testing results by the end of this school year.  I’ll be sure to let you know if the results come back before school is dismissed for the year.


As you can see from the upcoming events listed below, the students only have about two weeks left to meet their AR goals.  Also, please ensure they take some time to read at home over the summer.  Reading and understanding information is such an important part of every subject at school.  Reading shouldn’t stop when AR testing stops.

Social Studies and Reading

This week the students will review finding the main idea in a passage and use primary resources to create a fictional story.  We will study post WWII events and how WWII affected the local area, especially Camp Crowder.

Math and Science

In math the students will estimate weight; describe relationships among metric units; extend numeric patterns; and convert between metric & customary units of mass and weight.  In science the students will study electricity and magnetism.

May 4th                 PTO  Meeting 5 pm

May 11th   4th Grade Farewell @ Civic @ 6:30

May 12th   All School Field Day @ Benton

May 14th Cut, Color, and Cookies

May 15th Last day to meet AR Goal

May 18th YMCA AR Reward Party

May 19th   4th Grade BBQ @ Morse Park

May 20th 4th Grade to Visit the Middle School

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