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



Friday, January 20, 2017

Classroom News - Jan. 20

For those students who have not yet signed-up for "Google Classroom", the classroom codes are:
* Art – rup5kjb
* Health – 1vs4m5z
* Science – jkn1vi
* Math – zxeqiu
* ELA - 504800

Have another wonderful weekend!

Homework:

Math - 3.3 Subtracting Integers (OVERDUE)
ELA - Small Group #2 Questions/Activities (OVERDUE)
Science - "What's the Volume" LAB (OVERDUE)
Art - Color/Blending Wheels (x4) (OVERDUE)

Math - Integers Unit TEST (Tuesday, Jan. 24)
ELA - Picture Book (Monday, Feb. 13)

Reminders:
- Students will be digging out their quinzee's during the next Adventure Ed. class (Thursday, Jan. 26).  Students are encouraged to continue building their quinzee's over the next few days (during their recess).  

- There is NO SCHOOL Friday, January 27 (school in-service)

* The following people have OVERDUE work:
- ZA                 -
 RB                     - GD                    - DH                  

- AJ                  - HK                    - DM                   - HM     
- CO                 - KeP                   - SP                     - JaP     
- JeP                 - NS                     - HS                    - TW

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Classroom News - Jan. 19

The DQ lunch is set for tomorrow (Friday, Jan. 20).  YUMMY!

Also, tomorrow (Friday, Jan. 20) is "Rainbow/Clash Day".  Dress in all sorts of wild and crazy colors!

Homework:

ELA - Cereal Box Book Report (OVERDUE)
Math - 3.2 Adding Integers (Friday, Jan. 20)
ELA - Small Group #2 Questions/Activities (Friday, Jan. 20)
Science - "What's the Volume" LAB (Friday, Jan. 20)
Art - Color/Blending Wheels (x4) (Friday, Jan. 20)
ELA - Picture Book (Monday, Feb. 13)

Reminders:
- Students are encouraged to continue working on their Adventure Ed. quinzee's over the next few days (during their recess).  

* The following people have OVERDUE work:
- ZA                 -
 DH                  - HK                    - SK                 

- KeP                 - JaP                    - JeP               

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Science FUN!

Adventure Ed. - Quinzee Building (Part 1)

Classroom News - Jan. 18

Ask your son/daughter about today's Adventure Ed. - quinzee building!

Also, students were introduced to their next big ELA assignment - creating their own "picture book". This assignment will be due Monday, February 13.  Ask them about it!

Homework:

ELA - Cereal Box Book Report (OVERDUE)
Math - 2.5 Subtract Integers using Number Lines (Thursday, Jan. 19)
ELA - Small Group #2 Questions/Activities (Friday, Jan. 20)
Art - Color/Blending Wheels (x4) (Friday, Jan. 20)
ELA - Picture Book (Monday, Feb. 13)

Reminders:
- The DQ lunch is set for Friday, Jan. 20.  YUMMY!
- Friday, Jan. 20 is also "Rainbow/Clash Day".

* The following people have OVERDUE work:
- ZA                 -
 DH                  - HK                    - SK                 

- HM                - KeP                 - JaP                    - JeP                

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Classroom News - Jan. 17

We will again attempt to build quinzees for the next Adventure Ed. class tomorrow (Wednesday, Jan. 18).  Dress appropriately and bring a shovel.

Homework:

ELA - Small Group #1 Questions/Activities (OVERDUE)
ELA - Cereal Box Book Report (OVERDUE)
Math - 2.4 Subtracting Integers using Tiles (OVERDUE)

Math - Gr. 7 Math Screener (OVERDUE)

Reminders:
- The DQ lunch is set for Friday, Jan. 20.  YUMMY!
- Friday, Jan. 20 is also "Rainbow/Clash Day".

* The following people have OVERDUE work:
- ZA                 -
 DH                  - AJ                    - HK  
- SK                 - HM                  - KeP              
- JaP                - JeP                   - NS                    - HS    

Monday, January 16, 2017

Classroom News - Jan. 16

Happy Monday!

It looks (and feels) like this week will be much warmer than last?!?!

Students will be enjoying PAA tomorrow (Tuesday, Jan. 17)

Homework:

ELA - Small Group #1 Questions/Activities (OVERDUE)
ELA - Cereal Box Book Report (OVERDUE)
Math - 2.4 Subtracting Integers using Tiles (Tuesday, Jan. 17)

Math - Gr. 7 Math Screener (Tuesday, Jan. 17)

Reminders:
- We will again attempt to build quinzees for the next Adventure Ed. class on Wednesday, Jan. 18.  Dress appropriately and bring a shovel.

- The DQ lunch is set for Friday, Jan. 20.  YUMMY!
- Friday, Jan. 20 is also "Rainbow/Clash Day".

* The following people have OVERDUE work:
- ZA                 -
 ED                  - AJ               

- HM                - DM                - KeP                
- JaP                - JeP                  - HS    

Friday, January 13, 2017

Classroom News - Jan. 13

Have a wonderful weekend!

Homework:

ELA - Small Group #1 Questions/Activities (OVERDUE)
Math - Subtracting Integers using Tiles Practice (Monday, Jan. 16)
ELA - Cereal Box Book Report (Monday, Jan. 16)

Reminders:
- We will again attempt to build quinzees for the next Adventure Ed. class on Wednesday, Jan. 18.  Dress appropriately and bring a shovel.

- The DQ lunch is set for Friday, Jan. 20.  YUMMY!
- Friday, Jan. 20 is also "Rainbow/Clash Day".

* The following people have OVERDUE work:
- ZA                
- RB                 - ED                  - AJ               

- HK                - HM                - DM                - KeP                
- SP                  - JaP                - JeP                  - HS    
- CT                 - TW