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.

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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, December 8, 2017

Classroom News - Dec. 8

Thanks for the great conversations over the previous few days at parent-teacher-student interviews.  I look forward to working on our goals together in Term 2!

Thank you to our Gr. 6 students for providing baking for the delicious bake sale.

Reminder, please bring appropriate outdoor clothing and a toboggan for some "down-hill" fun next week (as we will have NO GYM due to the Christmas Concert).

Scholastic Book Orders were sent home earlier in the week.  If you are interested in ordering, please return the payment and form by Monday, Dec. 11.  If it is more convenient, you can also pay online (https://parentpay.scholastic.ca/)!

Students are encouraged to practice the Christmas concert performance by using the following website: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=10TUPkt2ez0


Have a great weekend!

Homework:

Math 5 - Division 3.8 and 3.9  (Monday, Dec. 11)
Math 6 - Multiplying Decimals 3.3 and 3.4 (Monday, Dec. 11)
Art - Pointillism Art (Tuesday, Dec. 12)
Health - Decision-Making Scenarios (Tuesday, Dec. 12)

Math 5 - Division TEST (Wednesday, Dec. 13)
Career G. - Career Posters (Thursday, Dec. 14)
Social 6 - Atlantic Country Historical Issues (Friday, Dec. 15)
ELA - Poster (Friday, Dec. 15)

Reminders:

MC Knoll is looking for a cover design for the 2017-2018 Yearbook.  Submit your entry on regular sized paper to Ms. Knight by Monday, Dec. 11.  Remember, your cover should say "M.C. Knoll School", 2017-2018, any slogan that represents our school, and include our school colours.
- The annual MC Knoll Christmas Concert is scheduled for Thursday, Dec. 14 at 1:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.  Come on out for some "Xmas Cheer"!
* The following people have OVERDUE work:

 - LA                - JM                   - RP
- TP                   - AP                   - PR                 - BS        

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Classroom News - Dec. 7

The Term 1 parent-teacher-student interviews continue tonight.  I again look forward to discussing Term 1, and setting goals for Term 2!  Also, please return the report card envelope ASAP (if you have not returned it already).

Our Gr. 6 students are responsible for providing baking for tomorrow's (Friday, Dec. 8) bake sale.  YUMMY!

Scholastic Book Orders were sent home yesterday.  If you are interested in ordering, please return the payment and form by Monday, Dec. 11.  If it is more convenient, you can also pay online (
https://parentpay.scholastic.ca/)!

Students are encouraged to practice the Christmas concert performance by using the following website: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=10TUPkt2ez0

Homework:

Science 6 - Electrical Circuits (Part 1) (OVERDUE)
Math 5 - Division (with remainder) Practice (Friday, Dec. 8)
Math 6 - Multiplying Decimals (Friday, Dec. 8)
Art - "Marble Jar" Winter Art (Friday, Dec. 8)

Art - Pointillism Art (Tuesday, Dec. 12)
Health - Decision-Making Scenarios (Tuesday, Dec. 12)
Career G. - Career Posters (Thursday, Dec. 14)
Social 6 - Atlantic Country Historical Issues (Friday, Dec. 15)
ELA - Poster (Friday, Dec. 15)

Reminders:

MC Knoll is looking for a cover design for the 2017-2018 Yearbook.  Submit your entry on regular sized paper to Ms. Knight by Monday, Dec. 11.  Remember, your cover should say "M.C. Knoll School", 2017-2018, any slogan that represents our school, and include our school colours.

* The following people have OVERDUE work:

 - LA                - TP               - AP                - BS            

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Classroom News - Dec. 6

The Term 1 parent-teacher-student interviews are set for tonight and tomorrow (Thursday, Dec. 7).  I look forward to discussing Term 1, and setting goals for Term 2!  Also, please return the report card envelope ASAP.

Please sign and return the "Tobogganing at Weinmaster Park" permission form ASAP.


Scholastic Book Orders were sent home today.  If you are interested in ordering, please return the payment and form by Monday, Dec. 11.  If it is more convenient, you can also pay online (
https://parentpay.scholastic.ca/)!

Students are encouraged to practice the Christmas concert performance by using the following website: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=10TUPkt2ez0

Homework:

Science 6 - Electrical Circuits (Part 1) (OVERDUE)
Math 5 - Division (no remainder) (Thursday, Dec. 7)
Math 6 - Multiplying with Money (Thursday, Dec. 7)
Art - "Marble Jar" Winter Art (Friday, Dec. 8)

Health - Decision-Making Scenarios (Tuesday, Dec. 12)
Career G. - Career Posters (Thursday, Dec. 14)
Social 6 - Atlantic Country Historical Issues (Friday, Dec. 15)
ELA - Poster (Friday, Dec. 15)

Reminders:
- Our Gr. 6 students are responsible for providing baking for the Friday, Dec. 8 bake sale.  Some information was sent home last week.

MC Knoll is looking for a cover design for the 2017-2018 Yearbook.  Submit your entry on regular sized paper to Ms. Knight by Monday, Dec. 11.  Remember, your cover should say "M.C. Knoll School", 2017-2018, any slogan that represents our school, and include our school colours.

* The following people have OVERDUE work:

- LA              - LE                - TP             
- AP                - BS                - KS    

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Classroom News - Dec. 5

The Term 1 parent-teacher-student interviews are set for tomorrow (Wednesday, Dec. 6) and Thursday, Dec. 7.  I look forward to discussing Term 1, and setting goals for Term 2!  Also, please return the report card envelope ASAP.

Please sign and return the "Tobogganing at Weinmaster Park" permission form ASAP.


MC Knoll is looking for a cover design for the 2017-2018 Yearbook.  Submit your entry on regular sized paper to Ms. Knight by Monday, Dec. 11.  Remember, your cover should say "M.C. Knoll School", 2017-2018, any slogan that represents our school, and include our school colours.

Students are encouraged to practice the Christmas concert performance by using the following website: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=10TUPkt2ez0

Homework:

Science 5 - Nervous System (OVERDUE)
Science 6 - Electrical Circuits (Part 1) (Wednesday, Dec. 6)
Math 5 - Division Practice (Wednesday, Dec. 6)
Math 6 - Multiplying by 10's, 100's, etc. (Wednesday, Dec. 6)
Art - "Marble Jar" Winter Art (Friday, Dec. 8)

ELA - Poster (Friday, Dec. 15)

Reminders:

- Our Gr. 6 students are responsible for providing baking for the Friday, Dec. 8 bake sale.  Some information was sent home last week.

* The following people have OVERDUE work:

- LA              - LE               - BK                   
- TP              - AP                - BS                - KS    

Monday, December 4, 2017

Classroom News - Dec. 4

Happy Monday!

Ask your son/daughter about the CP "Holiday Train"!

The Term 1 parent-teacher-student interviews are set for Wednesday, Dec. 6 and Thursday, Dec. 7.  I look forward to discussing Term 1, and setting goals for Term 2!  Also, please return the report card envelope ASAP.

Please sign and return the "Tobogganing at Weinmaster Park" permission form ASAP.

Students are encouraged to practice the Christmas concert performance by using the following website: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=10TUPkt2ez0

Homework:

Science 5 - Nervous System (Tuesday, Dec. 5)
Science 6 - Electrical Circuits (Part 1) (Wednesday, Dec. 6)
ELA - Poster (Friday, Dec. 8)
Art - "Marble Jar" Winter Art (Friday, Dec. 8)

Reminders:

- Good Taste Fundraiser pickup is today (Monday, Dec. 4) from 4:00-6:00.  YUMMY!
- Our Gr. 6 students are responsible for providing baking for the Friday, Dec. 8 bake sale.  Some information was sent home last week.

* The following people have OVERDUE work:

- LA              - LE               - BK                     
- TP              - AP                - BS                - KS    

Friday, December 1, 2017

Classroom News - Dec. 1

Ho, Ho, Ho!  December is here!

The "CP Holiday Train" permission form is now OVERDUE:

- TP                 - AP                - JNM

The Term 1 report cards will be handed-out today.  I hope the weekend is full of good, reflective conversation.  Please return the report card envelope ASAP.


Speaking of good conversations, the Term 1 parent-teacher-student interviews are set for Wednesday, Dec. 6 and Thursday, Dec. 7.  I look forward to discussing Term 1, and setting goals for Term 2!  

Our Gr. 6 students are responsible for providing baking for the Friday, Dec. 8 bake sale.  Some information was sent home today...

Students are encouraged to practice the Christmas concert performance by using the following website: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=10TUPkt2ez0

Homework:

Science 5 - Digestive System Story (OVERDUE)
Math 6 - Estimating Products (Monday, Dec. 4)
Science 6 - Electrical Circuits (Part 1) (Wednesday, Dec. 6)
ELA - Poster (Friday, Dec. 8)
Art - "Marble Jar" Winter Art (Friday, Dec. 8)

Reminders:
- Our MC Knoll students will be enjoying the CP "Holiday Train" on Monday, Dec. 4 (from 11:30-1:00).

- Good Taste Fundraiser pickup is Monday, Dec. 4 from 4:00-6:00.  YUMMY!

* The following people have OVERDUE work:

- LA              - LE               - BK                 - NK          
- TP              - AP                - PR                  - BS        
- KS              - CB           

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Classroom News - Nov. 30

Ask your son/daughter about today's music assessment...

The "CP Holiday Train" permission form is now OVERDUE:

- LA             - TP                 - AP                - JNM

The Term 1 report cards will be handed-out tomorrow (Friday, Dec. 1).  As a result, the Term 1 parent-teacher-student interviews will follow on Wednesday, Dec. 6 and Thursday, Dec. 7.  Some information was sent home earlier in the week.  Please contact the school ASAP about any changes.

Students are encouraged to practice the Christmas concert performance by using the following website: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=10TUPkt2ez0

Homework:

Music - Nutcracker Assessment (OVERDUE)
Math 5 - 3.7 Estimating Quotients (Friday, Dec. 1)
Science 5 - Digestive System Story (Friday, Dec. 1)

Reminders:
- Gr. 6 Band rehearsal is scheduled for tomorrow (Friday, Dec. 1) from 12:50-2:00 at Yorkdale.
- Good Taste Fundraiser pickup is Monday, Dec. 4 from 4:00-6:00.  YUMMY!

* The following people have OVERDUE work:

- LA                 - MM                    - TP              
- AP                  - BS                   

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Winter Fun!