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, February 16, 2018

Cross-Country Skiing

Classroom News - Feb. 16

Ask your son/daughter about today's "Marble Jar" party...(and check out the photo's on the blog).

Have a wonderful February Break!

Homework:

Social 6 - Pride of the Atlantic Tour (OVERDUE)
Science 6 - Asteroids, Meteors and Comets (OVERDUE)
Art - Elements/Principles of Art Poster (Monday, Feb. 26)
Health - Term 2 Health Goal (Wednesday, Feb. 28)
Art - Term 2 Sketchbook (x6 sketches) (Wednesday, Feb. 28)

Reminders:
- Students return back to school after the Feb. Break on Monday, Feb. 26.  YAHOO!

- We will continue collecting donations for the annual Telemiracle event after the break as well.

* The following people have OVERDUE work:
- LA                 - NK             -  RP             
- TP                  - AP             - SQ                    - KS

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Classroom News - Feb. 15

Ask your Gr. 6 son/daughter about today's "Percents" Math test.

With one day left before the February Break, we were hoping to have our 5/6ME "Marble Jar Party" tomorrow.  Students may be baking, playing board games, doing art, or playing BINGO.  Students will also have to dress appropriately for "outdoor weather"...for a surprise activity!

Homework:

Social 6 - Pride of the Atlantic Tour (OVERDUE)
Math 5 - Decimal Place Value (Friday, Feb. 16)
Science 6 - Asteroids, Meteors and Comets (Friday, Feb. 16)
ELA - Non-Fiction Rough Copy (Friday, Feb. 16)

Art - Elements/Principles of Art Poster (Monday, Feb. 26)
Health - Term 2 Health Goal (Wednesday, Feb. 28)
Art - Term 2 Sketchbook (x6 sketches) (Wednesday, Feb. 28)

Reminders:
- If interested, please return the Hoop Skool Mini-Basketball Pamphlet and $25 by tomorrow (Friday, Feb. 16).
- We are also collecting donations for the annual Telemiracle event.

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

- TP                  - AP             - SQ                    - KS

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Classroom News - Feb. 14

Happy Valentine's Day!

Speaking of Valentine's Day, ask your son/daughter about today's AWESOME "Valentine's Day" carnival.

The City Basketball Tournament final is scheduled tonight
.  Come on out and cheer on our MC Knoll basketball athletes!

Homework:

Music - Create-a-Song (OVERDUE)
Social 6 - Pride of the Atlantic Tour (OVERDUE)
Math 5 - Fractions/Decimals (x2) (Thursday, Feb. 15)
Math 6 - Percents TEST (Thursday, Feb. 15)
Science 6 - Asteroids, Meteors and Comets (Friday, Feb. 16)
ELA - Non-Fiction Rough Copy (Friday, Feb. 16)
Health - Term 2 Health Goal (Wednesday, Feb. 28)
Art - Term 2 Sketchbook (x6 sketches) (Wednesday, Feb. 28)

Reminders:
- If interested, please return the Hoop Skool Mini-Basketball Pamphlet and $25 by Friday, Feb. 16.

- We are also collecting donations for the annual Telemiracle event.

* The following people have OVERDUE work:
- LA                - BK                 - NK                -  RP                

- TP                  - AP             - SQ                    - KS

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Classroom News - Feb. 13

Ask your Gr. 5 son/daughter about today's Science activities...

Our Valentine's Carnival is scheduled for tomorrow (Wednesday, Feb. 14) from 1:00-2:00.  Students can still purchase tickets tomorrow - both in class or at the actual carnival.  YAHOO!

The City Basketball Tournament continues tonight and tomorrow (Wednesday, Feb. 14).  Come on out and cheer on our MC Knoll basketball athletes!

Homework:
Music - Create-a-Song (OVERDUE)
Social 6 - Pride of the Atlantic Tour (OVERDUE)
Science 6 - Asteroids, Meteors and Comets (Friday, Feb. 16)
ELA - Non-Fiction Rough Copy (Friday, Feb. 16)
Health - Term 2 Health Goal (Wednesday, Feb. 28)
Art - Term 2 Sketchbook (x6 sketches) (Wednesday, Feb. 28)

Reminders:
- If interested, please return the Hoop Skool Mini-Basketball Pamphlet and $25 by Friday, Feb. 16.

- We are also collecting donations for the annual Telemiracle event.

* The following people have OVERDUE work:
- LA                - BK                 - NK                 
- RP                 - TP                  - AP                

Monday, February 12, 2018

Classroom News - Feb. 12

Happy Monday!

The City Basketball Tournament is scheduled for the next couple of days (Monday, Feb. 12 - Wednesday, Feb. 14).  Come on out and cheer on our MC Knoll basketball athletes!

Homework:
Music - Create-a-Song (OVERDUE)
Math 6 - Percents Worksheets (x2) (Tuesday, Feb. 13)
Social 6 - Pride of the Atlantic Tour (Tuesday, Feb. 13)

Science 6 - Seasons Activities (Tuesday, Feb. 13)
ELA - Non-Fiction Rough Copy (Friday, Feb. 16)
Health - Term 2 Health Goal (Wednesday, Feb. 28)
Art - Term 2 Sketchbook (x6 sketches) (Wednesday, Feb. 28)

Reminders:
- Students can continue to purchase tickets for the MC Knoll "Valentine's Day" tomorrow (Tuesday, Feb. 13) and Wednesday, Feb. 14.  YAHOO!
- If interested, please return the Hoop Skool Mini-Basketball Pamphlet and $25 by Friday, Feb. 16.

- We are also collecting donations for the annual Telemiracle event.

* The following people have OVERDUE work:
- LA                - BK                 - NK                - MM     
- RP                 - TP                  - AP                

Friday, February 9, 2018

Classroom News - Feb. 9

The Gr. 5-8 Asessippi Ski Trip form and fees are now OVERDUE.  Please submit them by Monday, Feb. 12...at the absolute latest.

The Valentine's Day MC Knoll Dance is scheduled tonight from 7:00 - 9:30.   YAHOO!

Have a wonderful weekend!

Homework:
Science 6 - Solar/Lunar Webquest and Bill Nye Sun/Moon (OVERDUE)
Math 6 - Percents Intro (Monday, Feb. 12)
Music - Create-a-Song (Monday, Feb. 12)
Social 6 - Pride of the Atlantic Tour (Tuesday, Feb. 13)

Health - Term 2 Health Goal (Wednesday, Feb. 28)
Art - Term 2 Sketchbook (x6 sketches) (Wednesday, Feb. 28)

Reminders:

- Students can purchase tickets for the MC Knoll "Valentine's Day" Carnival Monday, Feb. 12 and Tuesday, Feb. 13.
- If interested, please return the Hoop Skool Mini-Basketball Pamphlet and $25 by Friday, Feb. 16.

* The following people have OVERDUE work:
- LA                - BK                 - NK                - MM       
- RP                 - TP                  - AP                - KS

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Classroom News - Feb. 8

Ask your son/daughter about the "Fractions" Math test...

Tomorrow (Friday, Feb. 9) is a VERY busy day:
- The Gr. 5-8 Asessippi Ski Trip form and fees are due.
- There is another YUMMY bake sale (items are $0.50)
- Last chance to purchase "Candy Grams" (also $0.50 each)
- The Valentine's Day MC Knoll Dance is scheduled at night from 7:00 - 9:30.   The music is going to be AWESOME! 

Homework:
Social 5 - First Nations Questions and Summary (OVERDUE)
Science 6 - Solar/Lunar Webquest and Bill Nye Sun/Moon (Friday, Feb. 9)
Music - Create-a-Song (Monday, Feb. 12)
Social 6 - Pride of the Atlantic Tour (Tuesday, Feb. 13)

Health - Term 2 Health Goal (Wednesday, Feb. 28)
Art - Term 2 Sketchbook (x6 sketches) (Wednesday, Feb. 28)

Reminders:

- Students can purchase tickets for the MC Knoll "Valentine's Day" Carnival Monday, Feb. 12 and Tuesday, Feb. 13.
- If interested, please return the Hoop Skool Mini-Basketball Pamphlet and $25 by Friday, Feb. 16.

* The following people have OVERDUE work:
- LA                - BK                 - NK                - MM         

- RP                 - TP                  - AP                - KS