McDaniel Memo

Friday, December 19th

Just a Few Quick Items...

Whew, what a day. Thank you so much for all of the parent help and donations for todays winter party.

Students are low on supplies. I think they eat pencils. Please pick up a box for your child at some point over break. Also, ask them if they are in need of anything else like crayons etc.

I am also going to be tweaking a few things over break to begin in January. Our reading groups will look a little different. We will no longer be doing literature circles as this groups needs a bit more one on one guidance. I will be working with each reading group at a time and the rest of the class will be working through stations. Once I have it all mapped out I will send home the schedule and expectations.

I will also start McDaniel Dollars in January. Every Monday students will receive 5 McDaniel dollars for the week. These will be saved for an auction at the end of the year. Students who do not following expected behaviors will pay a dollar to me. I will be collecting items for the auction at anytime between January and May. Things from the dollar store or Target One Spot are great suggestions.

Please look for more information on both of these changes in January.

I hope that everyone has a relaxing break. Thank you for all of the goodies that came my way this week. Please enjoy your family and have a wonder holiday.

Kyla McDaniel