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, December 8, 2016

Classroom News - Dec. 8

Students will be enjoying the St. Mike's Christmas Concert tomorrow (Thursday, Dec. 7).

8 more school days until Winter Holidays!

Homework:

Health - 4.5/4.6 Body Image/Eating Disorders (Friday, Dec. 9)
Science - Succession Sketch (Friday, Dec. 9)

ELA - "Nightboat to Freedom" Q's and Activities (Monday, Dec. 12)
ELA - Writing Folder (5-Paragraph Essay, Shape Poem, Spelling Story) (Monday, Dec. 12)

Health - Nutrition Unit TEST (Thursday, Dec .15)
Science - Ecosystems Unit TEST (Friday, Dec. 16)
ELA - "Everyday is Earth Day" Play (Monday, Dec. 19)

Reminders:
- Tomorrow (Friday, Dec. 9) is another delicious MC Knoll "bake sale".  YUMMY!
- Also, tomorrow (Friday, Dec. 9) is also "Red and Green Day".

* The following people need to return their OVERDUE report card envelopes:
- HK                - KeP              - JaP      

* The following people have OVERDUE work:
- ZA               
- ED               - HK            - DM
- HM              - KeP             - SP            - JaP          
- JeP               - TW

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Classroom News - Dec. 7

Students will be enjoying the St. Mike's Christmas Concert tomorrow (Thursday, Dec. 7).

9 more school days until Winter Holidays!

Homework:

Math - 2.1 Comparing Fractions (OVERDUE)
Health - 4.5/4.6 Body Image/Eating Disorders (Friday, Dec. 9)
Science - Succession Sketch (Friday, Dec. 9)

ELA - "Nightboat to Freedom" Q's and Activities (Monday, Dec. 12)
ELA - Writing Folder (5-Paragraph Essay, Shape Poem, Spelling Story) (Monday, Dec. 12)

Health - Nutrition Unit TEST (Thursday, Dec .15)
Science - Ecosystems Unit TEST (Friday, Dec. 16)
ELA - "Everyday is Earth Day" Play (Monday, Dec. 19)

Reminders:
- Friday, Dec. 9 is another delicious MC Knoll "bake sale".  YUMMY!
- Friday, Dec. 9 is also "Red and Green Day".

* The following people need to return their OVERDUE report card envelopes:
- HK                - KeP              - JaP        

* The following people have OVERDUE work:
- ZA               
- ED               - HK            - DM
- HM              - SP               - KeP            - JaP             

- JeP              - NS                - HS             - TW

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Classroom News - Dec. 6

10 more school days until Winter Holidays!

Homework:

Math - 2.1 Comparing Fractions (Wednesday, Dec. 7)
ELA - "Nightboat to Freedom" Before/During (Wednesday, Dec. 7)
Science - Succession Sketch (Friday, Dec. 9)
ELA - Writing Folder (5-Paragraph Essay, Shape Poem, Spelling Story) (Monday, Dec. 12)

Reminders:

- Friday, Dec. 9 is another delicious MC Knoll "bake sale".  YUMMY!
- Friday, Dec. 9 is also "Red and Green Day".

* The following people need to return their OVERDUE report card envelopes:
- HK                - KeP              - JaP          

* The following people have OVERDUE work:
- ZA               
- ED               - HK            - DM

- HM              - SP               - KeP            - JaP             

- JeP              - NS                - HS             - TW

Monday, December 5, 2016

Classroom News - Dec. 5

Happy Monday!

There is a "Winter Band Concert" tonight (Monday, Dec. 5) at the YRHS at 7:00 p.m.   Good luck to everyone!

11 more school days until Winter Holidays!

Homework:

Math - Common Denominator Practice (Tuesday, Dec. 5)
ELA - Writing Folder (5-Paragraph Essay, Shape Poem, Spelling Story) (Monday, Dec. 12)

Reminders:

- Friday, Dec. 9 is another delicious MC Knoll "bake sale".  YUMMY!
- Friday, Dec. 9 is also "Red and Green Day".

* The following people need to return their OVERDUE report card envelopes:
- HK                - KeP              - JaP            

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

- HM              - KeP            - JaP             - JeP      
- KP                - TW

Friday, December 2, 2016

Classroom News - Dec. 2

The Dec. City of Yorkton Newsletter was sent home today...

Have a wonderful weekend!

12 more school days until Winter Holidays!

Homework:

Art - Google Doodle (OVERDUE)
Math - 5.3 Mixed Numbers/Improper Fractions (Monday, Dec. 5)
ELA - Writing Folder (5-Paragraph Essay, Shape Poem, Spelling Story) (Monday, Dec. 12)

Reminders:

There is a "Winter Band Concert" on Monday, Dec. 5 at the YRHS at 7:00 p.m.

- Friday, Dec. 9 is another delicious MC Knoll "bake sale".  YUMMY!

* The following people need to return their OVERDUE report card envelopes:
- HK                - KeP              - JaP               - TW

* The following people have OVERDUE work:
- ZA               
- ED           
    - KeP            - JaP             - TW

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Adventure Ed. - Wrestling

Classroom News - Dec. 1

Thanks for all of the birthday wishes!

Ask your son/daughter about today's Adventure Ed. - wrestling.

13 more school days until Winter Holidays!

Homework:

Social - Natural Disasters Inquiry Project (OVERDUE)
Math - 5.2 Equivalent/Simplyfing Fractions (Friday, Dec. 2)
Art - Google Doodle (Friday, Dec. 2)
ELA - Writing Folder (5-Paragraph Essay, Shape Poem, Spelling Story) (Monday, Dec. 12)

Reminders:

There is a "Winter Band Concert" on Monday, Dec. 5 at the YRHS at 7:00 p.m.

* The following people need to return their OVERDUE report card envelopes:
- HK                - KeP              - JaP               - TW

* The following people have OVERDUE work:
- ZA               
- ED          
    - KeP            - JaP             - TW

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Classroom News - Nov. 30

Students will be enjoying wrestling tomorrow (Thursday, Dec. 1) as part of Adventure Ed.  Students will need appropriate gym clothing/shoes.

PS.  I heard it was someone's "birthday" tomorrow???

Homework:
Social - Natural Disasters Inquiry Project (OVERDUE)
Math - Meaning of Fractions (Thursday, Dec. 1)
Art - Google Doodle (Friday, Dec. 2)
ELA - Writing Folder (5-Paragraph Essay, Shape Poem, Spelling Story) (Monday, Dec. 12)

Reminders:

The "December Adventure Ed. Permission Form" is now OVERDUE.
- If interested, there will be the first ever "Guitar Club" meeting tomorrow (Thursday, Dec. 1) from 3:30-4:30.  Mr. Adams will be leading the "shredding".  No experience required to enjoy!

* The following people need to return their OVERDUE report card envelopes:
- HK                - KeP              - JaP                - NS               - TW

* The following people have OVERDUE work:
- ZA              
- GD              - ED            -
 AJ                - HK                
- CL               - DM            - HM           - KeP              - JaP 
- JeP               - NS             -  HS           - CT                - TW