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



Monday, May 16, 2022

Classroom News - May 16

Happy Monday!  

It sounded like the students "enjoyed" the time with the substitute teacher at the end of last week.  Much appreciated! 

Ask your son/daughter about last week's Science Test - Mixtures and Solutions.

A delicious "Hot Dog Hot Lunch" is scheduled for Friday, June 10.  If interested, please return the form and appropriate fee by Friday, May 20.  YUMMY!

Homework:
Math - Area of Combined Shapes (Tuesday, May 17)
Math - Measurement TEST (Wednesday, May 18)
Art - Zentangle Hand (Friday, May 20)
Science - Heat and Temperature Unit Assignments (Friday, June 3)
Art - Term 3 Sketchbook (Friday, June 10)
ELA - Book Club Reading/Q's/Portfolio (Wednesday, June 15)

Reminders:
- The optional Grade 6 to 8 track and field meet is set for  Thursday, May 19th.
- There will be NO SCHOOL Monday, May 23 (Victoria Day) and Tuesday, May 24 (Teacher PD).  YAHOO!

Please return the May Adventure Ed. form:
- CA              - DB             - DC            - KC
- LD              - TL              - TR

The following people have OVERDUE "ELA - Courage Poster":
- DB             - DC             - KC             
- JP               - DS              - RV

The following people have OVERDUE "Art - Zentangle Practice Sheet":
- AB              - DB              - DC            - KC               - MD
- TL              - JP                - TR              - RV              - CJW

Wednesday, May 11, 2022

Classroom News - May 11

Ask your son/daughter about the Book Club that they officially started today in ELA.

I mentioned to the class that I will be ABSENT from school for the remainder of the week (coaching hockey in Winnipeg).  Be sure to work hard, and be kind and respectful while I am away. 

Enjoy!

Homework:
ELA - Courage Poster (OVERDUE)
Art - Zentangle Practice Sheet (OVERDUE)
Math - 5.6 Area of Circles (Thursday, May 12)
Science - Mixtures and Solutions TEST (Thursday, May 12)
Science - Heat and Temperature Unit Assignments (Friday, June 3)
Art - Term 3 Sketchbook (Friday, June 10)
ELA - Book Club Reading/Q's/Portfolio (Wednesday, June 15)

Reminders:
- Please return the May Adventure Ed. form ASAP.
- The optional Grade 6 to 8 track and field meet has been rescheduled to Thursday, May 19th.  Sign-up letters were distributed earlier in the week and need to be returned ASAP.

The following people have OVERDUE "Social - Impact of Conflict & History of Russia":
- TL             - RV

The following people have OVERDUE "Social - Globalization in Your Home":
- KC             - TL          

Tuesday, May 10, 2022

Classroom News - May 10

Ask your son/daughter about today's special guest performance - an entire Gr. 7/8 band from Melfort!

Homework:
ELA - Courage Poster (OVERDUE)
Math - 5.5 Estimating Area of Circles (Wednesday, May 11)
Art - Zentangle Practice Sheet (Wednesday, May 11)
Science - Mixtures and Solutions TEST (Thursday, May 12)
Science - Heat and Temperature Unit Assignments (Friday, June 3)
Art - Term 3 Sketchbook (Friday, June 10)

Reminders:
- Please return the May Adventure Ed. form ASAP.
- The optional Grade 6 to 8 track and field meet has been rescheduled to Thursday, May 19th.  Sign-up letters were distributed earlier in the week and need to be returned ASAP.

The following people have OVERDUE "Social - Impact of Conflict & History of Russia":
- TL             - RV

The following people have OVERDUE "Social - Globalization in Your Home":
- KC             - TL          

Monday, May 9, 2022

Classroom News - May 9

Happy Monday!

Ask your son/daughter about today's Adventure Ed. class - racquetball and pickleball.

Homework:
Math - 4.2 Circumference (Tuesday, May 10)
ELA - Courage Poster (Tuesday, May 10)
Art - Zentangle Practice Sheet (Wednesday, May 11)
Science - Heat and Temperature Unit Assignments (Friday, June 3)
Art - Term 3 Sketchbook (Friday, June 10)

Reminders:
- Please return the May Adventure Ed. form ASAP.
- The optional Grade 6 to 8 track and field meet has been rescheduled to Thursday, May 19th.  Sign-up letters were distributed earlier in the week and need to be returned ASAP.

The following people have OVERDUE "Social - Impact of Conflict & History of Russia":
- TL             - RV

The following people have OVERDUE "Social - Globalization in Your Home":
- KC             - TL          

Friday, May 6, 2022

Classroom News - May 6

Have a wonderful weekend and...

Homework:
Math - 5.4 Circumference (Monday, May 9)
Art - Zentangle Practice Sheet (Wednesday, May 11)
Science - Heat and Temperature Unit Assignments (Friday, June 3)
Art - Term 3 Sketchbook (Friday, June 10)

Reminders:
- The optional Grade 6 to 8 track and field meet has been rescheduled to Thursday, May 19th.  Sign-up letters were distributed earlier in the week and need to be returned ASAP.

The following people have OVERDUE "Social - Impact of Conflict & History of Russia":
- TL             - RV

The following people have OVERDUE "Social - Globalization in Your Home":
- KC             - TL          

Thursday, May 5, 2022

Classroom News - May 5

The optional Grade 6 to 8 track and field meet has been rescheduled to Thursday, May 19th. Due to less than favourable practice conditions at the participating schools’ playgrounds, the later date will allow the schools the necessary practice time before the exciting meet.  Sign-up letters were distributed earlier in the week and need to be returned ASAP.

Homework:
Drama - ABC Skits (OVERDUE)
Math - 4.1 Investigating Circles (Friday, May 6)
Science - Heat and Temperature Unit Assignments (Friday, June 3)
Art - Term 3 Sketchbook (Friday, June 10)

Reminders:
The following people have OVERDUE "Social - Impact of Conflict & History of Russia":
- TL             - RV

The following people have OVERDUE "Social - Globalization in Your Home":
- KC             - TL          - RV

Wednesday, May 4, 2022

Classroom News - May 4

The optional Grade 6 to 8 track and field meet has been rescheduled to Thursday, May 19th. Due to less than favourable practice conditions at the participating schools’ playgrounds, the later date will allow the schools the necessary practice time before the exciting meet.  Sign-up letters were distributed earlier in the week and need to be returned ASAP.

Homework:
Drama - ABC Skits (OVERDUE)
Science - Heat and Temperature Unit Assignments (Friday, June 3)
Art - Term 3 Sketchbook (Friday, June 10)

Reminders:
The following people have OVERDUE "Social - Impact of Conflict & History of Russia":
- LD           - TL             - JP              - RV

The following people have OVERDUE "Social - Globalization in Your Home":
- KC             - TL              - JP              - RV

Tuesday, May 3, 2022

Classroom News - May 3

There will be an optional outdoor track and field meet for any interested students in Grades 6-8 on Thursday, May 12th - with 5 other schools participating.  YAHOO!  Sign-up letters were distributed yesterday and need to be returned ASAP.

Homework:
Drama - ABC Skits (OVERDUE)
Math - Area of Triangles (Wednesday, May 4)
Science - Heat and Temperature Unit Assignments (Friday, June 3)
Art - Term 3 Sketchbook (Friday, June 10)

Reminders:
The following people have OVERDUE "Social - Impact of Conflict & History of Russia":
- LD             - MD              - TL             
- JP              - DS                - RV

The following people have OVERDUE "Social - Globalization in Your Home":
- KC             - TL              - JP              - RV