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, June 22, 2018

Classroom News - June 22

Ask your son/daughter about their 2018-2019 MC Knoll teacher.

Please return the "Year-End Celebration" Permission Forms as they are now OVERDUE:
- LA                   - TP                 

3 DAYS OF SCHOOL REMAINING


Reminders:
- The Gr. 6 students will be enjoying a year-end celebration at Good Spirit Lake on Monday, June 25 from 9:00 a.m. - 3:15 p.m.  Students are encouraged to bring appropriate outdoor clothing and footwear for outdoor activities, water bottles, sunscreen, bug spray, bagged lunch, $$$, etc.  YAHOO!!

- The Gr. 5 students will be enjoying their year-end celebration by biking to the Patrick Park Disc Golf Course on Tuesday, June 26 from 12:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.  Students need a bike and helmet, bagged lunch, and appropriate outdoor clothing.  YIPPEE!!
- Our 5/6ME students will be enjoying some fun in the sun on Wednesday, June 27 at Weinmaster Park from 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.  Students are encouraged to bring swimming clothes (if you plan on getting wet), appropriate outdoor clothing, bagged lunch or picnic lunch items, etc.  Families are also invited!   

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Classroom News - June 21

Please return the "Year-End Celebration" Permission Forms as they are now OVERDUE:
- LA                   - TP                      - SQ

4 DAYS OF SCHOOL REMAINING

Homework:
Science 5 - Weather Forecast (OVERDUE)

Social 6 - Power and Authority Research (OVERDUE)
Science 6 - Kingdom Research (OVERDUE)
Social 5 - Confederation Timeline (OVERDUE)
ELA  - Research Report (OVERDUE)

Math 5 - Transformation TEST (Friday, June 22)

Reminders:
- Students will be "Meeting the Teacher" tomorrow (Friday, June 22).

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

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Classroom News - June 20

Please return the "Year-End Celebration" Permission Forms as they are now OVERDUE:
- LA                   - TP                      - SQ

5 DAYS OF SCHOOL REMAINING

Homework:
Science 5 - Weather Forecast (OVERDUE)

Social 6 - Power and Authority Research (OVERDUE)
Math - Rotations (Thursday, June 21)
Science 6 - Kingdom Research (Thursday, June 21)
Social 5 - Confederation Timeline (Thursday, June 21)
ELA  - Research Report (Thursday, June 21)

Reminders:
- Students will be "Meeting the Teacher" on Friday, June 22.

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

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Gr. 5 Science Fair


Classroom News - June 19


Science can be AWESOME - especially when the Gr. 5's get to lead it!  Great job to everyone at the annual Gr. 5 Science Fair!

6 DAYS OF SCHOOL REMAINING

Homework:

Science 5 - Weather Forecast (OVERDUE)
Math 5 - Translations (Wednesday, June 20)

Math 6 - Reflections (Wednesday, June 20)
Social 6 - Power and Authority Research (Wednesday, June 20)
Science 6 - Kingdom Research (Thursday, June 21)
Social 5 - Confederation Timeline (Thursday, June 21)

ELA  - Research Report (Thursday, June 21)

Reminders:
- Please return the "Year-End Celebration" Permission Forms by tomorrow (Wednesday, June 20).

- Students will be "Meeting the Teacher" on Friday, June 22.

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

Monday, June 18, 2018

Classroom News - June 18

Happy Monday!

The annual Gr. 5 Science Fair is scheduled for tomorrow (Tuesday, June 19).  Students need to be prepared for the event - supplies, presentation, etc.  Come on out to see our "Scientists in Training" from 1:00-3:00.  

7 DAYS OF SCHOOL REMAINING

Homework:

Science 5 - Weather Forecast (OVERDUE)
Math 6 - Translations (Tuesday, June 19)
Math 5 - 3D Shapes (Tuesday, June 19)
Science 5 - Science Fair (Tuesday, June 19)
Social 6 - Power and Authority Research (Wednesday, June 20)
Science 6 - Kingdom Research (Thursday, June 21)
Social 5 - Confederation Timeline (Thursday, June 21)

ELA  - Research Report (Thursday, June 21)

Reminders:
- Please return the "Year-End Celebration" Permission Forms by Wednesday, June 20.

- Students will be "Meeting the Teacher" on Friday, June 22.

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

Friday, June 15, 2018

Classroom News - June 15

Our year-end activities have been planned and the permission forms were sent home yesterday.  The Gr. 5's will be biking to Patrick Park to enjoy an afternoon of Disc Golf.  The Gr. 6's will be spending the day at Good Spirit Lake.   Please sign and return the forms by Wednesday, June 20.  YAHOO!

Have a wonderful weekend!


8 DAYS OF SCHOOL REMAINING

Homework:
Health - Term 3 Goal (OVERDUE)
Art - Term 3 Sketchbook (x8) (OVERDUE)

Dance - Just Dance (OVERDUE)
Math 5 - Perpendicular Lines and Quadrilaterals (Monday, June 18)
Math 6 - Coordinate Grid (Monday, June 18)
Science 5 - Weather Forecast (Monday, June 18)
Science 5 - Science Fair (Tuesday, June 19)
Social 6 - Power and Authority Research (Wednesday, June 20)
Science 6 - Kingdom Research (Thursday, June 21)
Social 5 - Confederation Timeline (Thursday, June 21)

Reminders:
- ALL library books are now OVERDUE.

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

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Classroom News - June 14

Ask your son/daughter about today's Godfrey Dean Art Gallery field trip...

Our year-end activities have been planned and the permission forms were sent home today.  The Gr. 5's will be biking to Patrick Park to enjoy an afternoon of Disc Golf.  The Gr. 6's will be spending the day at Good Spirit Lake.   Please sign and return the forms by Wednesday, June 20.  YAHOO!

Also, some information about a "Canada Day" coloring contest was sent home today.

Homework:
Drama - Drama Presentation (OVERDUE)

Health - Term 3 Goal (OVERDUE
Art - Term 3 Sketchbook (x8) (OVERDUE)
Math 5 - Describing Shapes (Friday, June 15)

Dance - Just Dance (Friday, June 15)
Science 5 - Weather Forecast (Monday, June 18)
Science 5 - Science Fair (Tuesday, June 19)
Social 6 - Power and Authority Research (Wednesday, June 20)
Science 6 - Kingdom Research (Thursday, June 21)
Social 5 - Confederation Timeline (Thursday, June 21)

Reminders:
- ALL library books are due tomorrow (Friday, June 15).

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