WELCOME!!!

Hello everyone,

Welcome to Mr. McDowell's classroom blog. I am very excited to have a classroom webpage and I hope that you will find it useful. The purpose of this blog is to provide a convenient (and reliable) communication link between students, parents, the school and Mr. McDowell. I invite you to check this blog on a daily basis as I will be posting valuable information about the classroom and the school - including daily homework assignments, important dates, classroom/school news, etc.

For your convenience, you can also sign-up to receive "daily updates" from this blog that automatically gets sent to your email every day there is a new posting. Simply type in your email address into the 'submit' box found on the right side of this blog.

More importantly, if you ever have any questions or concerns about your son/ daughter, please do not hesitate to contact me via phone, email, or this blog:

M.C. Knoll School - 786-5540
Email - benson.mcdowell@gssd.ca



Thursday, October 19, 2017

Classroom News - Oct. 19

Tomorrow (Friday, Oct. 20) is a delicious MC Knoll Bake Sale.  Items are sold for $0.50/item.  YUMMY!

Also, if you ordered from the "Old Dutch Chip Fundraiser", the chip pickup date is tomorrow (Friday, Oct. 20) from 4:00 - 6:00.

Homework:

Math 5 - 3.3 Multiplying with Multiples of 10 (Friday, Oct. 20)
Math 6 - Prime and Composite Activities (x2) (Friday, Oct. 20)
Art - Halloween Sketch (Friday, Oct. 20)

Social 5 - Province Research Poster Presentation (Friday, Nov. 3)

Reminders:
- School picture proofs were sent home last week.  If interested in ordering, please complete the appropriate information by Monday, Oct. 23.

* The following people have OVERDUE work:

- LA               - JNM                  - KS         

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Classroom News - Oct. 18

Ask your grade 5 son/daughter about the "Lung Capacity" lab they accomplished today!

Homework:

Art - Caricatures (OVERDUE)
Science 6 - Electricity Timeline (OVERDUE)
Math 5 - 6.5 Halving/Doubling (Thursday, Oct 19)
Art - Halloween Sketch (Friday, Oct. 20)

Social 5 - Province Research Poster Presentation (Friday, Nov. 3)

Reminders:

- Friday, Oct. 20 is a delicious MC Knoll Bake Sale ($0.50/item).  YUMMY!
- Also, if you ordered from the "Old Dutch Chip Fundraiser", the chip pickup date is Friday, Oct. 20 (from 4:00 - 6:00)
- School picture proofs were sent home last week.  If interested in ordering, please complete the appropriate information by Monday, Oct. 23.

* The following people have OVERDUE work:

- LA               - JNM             - RP                      

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Classroom News - Oct. 17

This warm weather is AWESOME!

Homework:

Art - Caricatures (OVERDUE)
Science 6 - Electricity Timeline (OVERDUE)
Art - Halloween Sketch (Friday, Oct. 20)

Reminders:

- Friday, Oct. 20 is a delicious MC Knoll Bake Sale ($0.50/item).  YUMMY!
- Also, if you ordered from the "Old Dutch Chip Fundraiser", the chip pickup date is Friday, Oct. 20 (from 4:00 - 6:00)
- School picture proofs were sent home last week.  If interested in ordering, please complete the appropriate information by Monday, Oct. 23.

* The following people have OVERDUE work:

- LA               - JNM              - MM                
 - RP               - SQ                - PR

Monday, October 16, 2017

Classroom News - Oct. 16

Happy Monday!  I hope everyone had a fantastic weekend!

Sorry for the "no post" on Friday - I was away from the school.


Homework:

Art - Caricatures (OVERDUE)
Science 6 - Electricity Timeline (Tuesday, Oct .17)
Art - Halloween Sketch (Friday, Oct. 20)

Reminders:

- Friday, Oct. 20 is a delicious MC Knoll Bake Sale ($0.50/item).  YUMMY!
- Also, if you ordered from the "Old Dutch Chip Fundraiser", the chip pickup date is Friday, Oct. 20 (from 4:00 - 6:00)
- School picture proofs were sent home last week.  If interested in ordering, please complete the appropriate information by Monday, Oct. 23.  

* The following people have OVERDUE work:

- LA             - JNM               - SQ

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Classroom News - Oct. 12

If interested in enjoying a "Pizza Hut" lunch (on Friday, Oct. 27), please return the form and appropriate fees by tomorrow (Friday, Oct. 13).  YUMMY!

Homework:

Math 6 - Scaffolding "Banner Designs" (OVERDUE)
Math 6 - Multiples Practice Booklet (Friday, Oct. 13)
Art - Caricatures (Friday, Oct. 13)
Science 6 - Electricity Timeline (Tuesday, Oct .17)

Reminders:

- School picture proofs were sent home yesterday.  If interested in ordering, please complete the appropriate information by Monday, Oct. 23.  Also, please note that "Picture Retake Day" is Monday, Oct. 16.

* The following people have OVERDUE work:

- LA             - JNM               - SQ

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Classroom News - Oct. 11

I hope everyone's Thanksgiving weekend was full of great food and fantastic company!

School picture proofs were sent home today.  If interested in ordering, please complete the appropriate information by Monday, Oct. 23.  Also, please note that "Picture Retake Day" is Monday, Oct. 16.

Ask your son/daughter about today's exciting news about Halloween (Tuesday, Oct. 31) at MC Knoll.  Students decided to "change things up" this year!

Homework:

Math - Scaffolding "Banner Designs" (Thursday, Oct. 12)
Art - Caricatures (Friday, Oct. 13)
Science 6 - Electricity Timeline (Tuesday, Oct .17)

Reminders:

If interested in enjoying a "Pizza Hut" lunch (on Friday, Oct. 27), please return the form and appropriate fees by Friday, Oct. 13.  YUMMY!

* The following people have OVERDUE work:

- LA             - JNM

Friday, October 6, 2017

Classroom News - Oct. 6

Thanks to everyone who donated "non-perishable" food items to the FCC "Drive Away Hunger" program.  You made a difference in many people's lives!  

There is NO SCHOOL Monday, Oct. 9 (Thanksgiving) and Tuesday, Oct. 10 (Teacher PD).  

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend!

Homework:

Math 5/6 - Pre-Test and Essential Skills (OVERDUE)
Art - Caricatures (Friday, Oct. 13)
Science 6 - Electricity Timeline (Tuesday, Oct .17)

Reminders:

If interested in enjoying a "Pizza Hut" lunch (on Friday, Oct. 27), please return the form and appropriate fees by Friday, Oct. 13.  YUMMY!

* The following people have OVERDUE work:

- LA             - JNM

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Classroom News - Oct. 5

Our Gr. 6 students were especially 'tough' today after their immunizations.

Please consider donating any "non-perishable" food items to those in need by tomorrow (Friday, Oct. 6) - as part of the FCC "Drive Away Hunger" program.  


If interested in enjoying a "Pizza Hut" lunch (on Friday, Oct. 27), please return the form and appropriate fees by Friday, Oct. 13.  YUMMY!

Homework:

Social 5 - Canada Map Quiz (OVERDUE)
Social 6 - Latitude/Longitude Practice Booklet (OVERDUE)
Math 5/6 - Pre-Test and Essential Skills (Friday, Oct. 5)
Science 6 - Electricity Timeline (Tuesday, Oct .17)

Reminders:

- 5/6ME students have an opportunity to expand their Math knowledge by participating in an online program called "Prodigy" (www.prodigygame.com).  It is completely FREE and students can practice their Math skills at school and at home.  A newsletter was sent home last week with specific login information.  If prompted, the Gr. 5 "class code" is B7D5C0 and the Gr. 6 "class code" is D871F2.  
- There is NO SCHOOL Monday, Oct. 9 (Thanksgiving) and Tuesday, Oct. 10 (Teacher PD).  YAHOO!

* The following people have OVERDUE work:

- LA             - JNM