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



Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Classroom News - April 24

I am slowly getting used to this beautiful Spring weather we have been having!!

Homework:

Math 5 - Solving Equations (add/subtract) (Wednesday, April 25)
Math 6 - Graphing Intro (x2) (Wednesday, April 25)
Science 6 - Airplane Olympics (Monday, April 30)
Career G. - Vacation Presentation (Wednesday, May 2)
Social 6 - Me and Another Presentation (Monday, May 7)

Reminders:

- Friday, April 27 is the Taco Time hot lunch (for those who pre-ordered).  YUMMY!
- Gr. 5 students will need x3 raw eggs for a Science experiment on Friday, April 27.  Please carefully pack them and send them along with your son/daughter.

* The following people have OVERDUE work:
- PR              - RP            - SQ             - TW       

Monday, April 23, 2018

Classroom News - April 23

Happy Monday!

Great job to everyone who participated in the "Trash Free Lunch"!


Ask your Gr. 6 son/daughter about today's math test - Table of Values/Coordinate Grid.

Homework:

Math 5 - Solving Equations (Exercise 3) (Tuesday, April 24)
Science 6 - Airplane Olympics (Monday, April 30)
Career G. - Vacation Presentation (Wednesday, May 2)
Social 6 - Me and Another Presentation (Monday, May 7)

Reminders:

- Friday, April 27 is the Taco Time hot lunch (for those who pre-ordered).  YUMMY!
- Gr. 5 students will need x3 raw eggs for a Science experiment on Friday, April 27.  Please carefully pack them and send them along with your son/daughter.

* The following people have OVERDUE work:
 - NK             - PR              - RP            - SQ             - TW                 

Friday, April 20, 2018

Classroom News - April 20

Have a wonderful (warm) weekend!

Homework:

Math 5 - Algebra, Expressions, and Patterns (x2 W/S) (Monday, April 23)
Math 6 - Table of Values/Coordinate Grid TEST (Monday, April 23)
Science 6 - Airplane Olympics (Monday, April 30)
Career G. - Vacation Presentation (Wednesday, May 2)
Social 6 - Me and Another Presentation (Monday, May 7)

Reminders:

- MC Knoll is having a Trash Free Lunch challenge on Monday, April 23 because it is the "KNIGHT thing to do".  The class with the least amount of garbage from their lunches wins a special prize.  This will help kick off a renewal to our recycling program in our building.
- Gr. 5 students will need x3 raw eggs for a Science experiment on Friday, April 27.  Please carefully pack them and send them along with your son/daughter.

* The following people have OVERDUE work:
 - NK                - PR                  - RP               
- SQ                 - TW                  - SW

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Classroom News - April 19

The next Bake Sale is scheduled for tomorrow (Friday, April 20).  Items are $0.50 each.  YUMMY!

Homework:

Math 5 - Algebra Expressions (Friday, April 20)
Math 6 - 1.6 Graphing Patterns (Friday, April 20)
Math 6 - Table of Values/Coordinate Grid TEST (Monday, April 23)
Science 6 - Airplane Olympics (Monday, April 30)
Career G. - Vacation Presentation (Wednesday, May 2)
Social 6 - Me and Another Presentation (Monday, May 7)

Reminders:

- MC Knoll is having a Trash Free Lunch challenge on Monday, April 23 because it is the "KNIGHT thing to do".  The class with the least amount of garbage from their lunches wins a special prize.  This will help kick off a renewal to our recycling program in our building.

* The following people have OVERDUE work:
 - NK                - PR                  - RP                 

- SQ                 - TW                  - SW

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Classroom News - April 18

Ask your Gr. 6 son/daughter about the "Airplane Olympics".

MC Knoll is having a Trash Free Lunch challenge on Monday, April 23 because it is the "KNIGHT thing to do".  The class with the least amount of garbage from their lunches wins a special prize.  This will help kick off a renewal to our recycling program in our building.

Homework:

Math 6 - Graphing Algebra Practice (Thursday, April 19)
Science 6 - Airplane Olympics (Monday, April 30)
Career G. - Vacation Presentation (Wednesday, May 2)

Reminders:

The next Bake Sale is scheduled for Friday, April 20.  Items are $0.50 each.  YUMMY!

* The following people have OVERDUE work:
 - NK                - PR                  - RP                 

- SQ                 - TW                  - SW

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Classroom News - April 17

The annual City Badminton Tournament is today from 4:00-8:00 p.m. at MC Knoll, St.Mikes, and the Gloria Hayden.  Come on out and cheer on our MC Knoll athletes!

Homework:

Health - Term 3 Health Goal (OVERDUE)
Science 6 - Thrill of Flight Webquest (OVERDUE)

Math 5 - Patterns to Solve Problems (Wednesday, April 18)
Math 6 - River Riding Coordinate Grid (Wednesday, April 18)
Career G. - Vacation Presentation (Wednesday, May 2)

Reminders:

The next Bake Sale is scheduled for Friday, April 20.  Items are $0.50 each.  YUMMY!

* The following people have OVERDUE work:
 - NK                - PR                  - RP                 

- SQ                 - TW                  - SW

Monday, April 16, 2018

Classroom News - April 16

Happy Monday!

Ask your Gr. 5 son/daughter about the "bullying and harrassment" presentation they attended today from Shelwin House.

Homework:

Health - Term 3 Health Goal (OVERDUE)
Science 6 - Thrill of Flight Webquest (OVERDUE)

Math 5 - Patterns in Games (Tuesday, April 17)
Math 6 - Coordinate Grid (x2 W/S) (Tuesday, April 17)
Career G. - Vacation Presentation (Wednesday, May 2)

Reminders:

- Another hot lunch is coming (compliments of Taco Time) on Friday, April 27.  If interested, please return the form and appropriate $$$ by tomorrow (Tuesday, April 17). 
- The annual City Badminton Tournament is tomorrow (Tuesday, April 17) at MC Knoll, St.Mikes, and the Gloria Hayden.  Come on out and cheer on our MC Knoll athletes!
The next Bake Sale is scheduled for Friday, April 20.  Items are $0.50 each.  YUMMY!

* The following people have OVERDUE work:
 - NK              - PR                  
- SQ               - TW          

Friday, April 13, 2018

Classroom News - April 13

Apparently I am very excited for our next MC Knoll Bake Sale as I incorrectly said it was today.  However, the next Bake Sale is actually scheduled for next Friday, April 20.  Items are $0.50 each.  YUMMY!

Speaking of delicious, another hot lunch is coming (compliments of Taco Time) on Friday, April 27.  If interested, please return the form and appropriate $$$ by Tuesday, April 17. 


Have a great weekend!

Homework:

Math 5 - Patterns and Pattern Rules (x2 W/S) (Monday, April 16)
Math 6 - Coordinate Grid Activity (Monday, April 16)
Health - Term 3 Health Goal (Monday, April 16)
Science 6 - Thrill of Flight Webquest (Monday, April 16)

Reminders:

- Our 5/6ME class will be learning about "Growing and Changing" (ie: Puberty) during our upcoming Health classes.  The topics covered include the endocrine system, male/female reproductive systems, and heredity.  I encourage you to continue the conversations about these topics at home with your son/daughter.  
- The annual City Badminton Tournament is Tuesday, April 17 at MC Knoll, St.Mikes, and the Gloria Hayden.  Come on out and cheer on our MC Knoll athletes!

* The following people have OVERDUE work:
- AB              - NK              - 
PR               

- SQ               - TW             - SW