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



Monday, September 26, 2016

Classroom News - Sept. 26

Happy Monday!

Thanks to everyone who donated to the Terry Fox Fundraiser.  7M collected over $200.  YAHOO!

Speaking of Terry Fox, MC Knoll will accomplishing the "Terry Fox Walk" tomorrow (Tuesday, Sept. 27)...weather permitting.

Ask your son/daughter about today's Math Test - Number Relationships.


Lastly, students will be enjoying another great Adventure Ed. class on Wednesday, Sept. 28 - corn maze near Canora.  Those students who fail to complete their upcoming/OVERDUE homework will be asked to stay at the school and miss the fun.  The bus will be departing shortly after 12:00 (noon).  Students need to bring a lunch and dress appropriately for outdoor weather.

Homework:

ELA - Extreme Survival Stories (OVERDUE)
Art - Art Folders (OVERDUE)
Social - What in the World (Tuesday, Sept. 27)
ELA - Writing Folder Design (Wednesday, Sept. 28)
ELA - Sept. Writing Folder (Paragraphs, Terse Verse, Sticky Story) (Wednesday, Oct. 5)

Reminders:
- If interested in being a part of the MC Knoll SCC, please return the "SCC Volunteer Form" ASAP.
- Students are encouraged to collect pledges for the SCC "Old Dutch Chip" Fundraiser. Forms were already distributed and are due Wednesday, Sept. 28.
- MC Knoll school pictures are coming - Thursday, Sept. 29 to be exact!  Picture Pose Forms were already sent home and need to be returned before picture day.

* The following people have OVERDUE work:
- SA                - ZA               - KB              

AJ                 - HK              - KeP             - SP             
- JaP                - HS               - CT

Friday, September 23, 2016

Classroom News - Sept. 23

Due to poor weather, the annual "Terry Fox Walk" has been rescheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 27.

Students are still encouraged to collect donations for the Terry Fox Fundraiser (minimum $2 - "a toonie for Terry").  Pledge forms and donations are due by Monday, Sept. 26.


Are you looking for something to do tonight?  Come on out (and dress appropriately) to the YRHS football team's "Friday Night Lights" game!  

Have a great weekend!

Homework:

Health - Decision-Making Scenarios (OVERDUE)
Math - 1.7 Factors (OVERDUE)
ELA - Extreme Survival Stories (Monday, Sept. 26)
Science - 7th Generation (Monday, Sept. 26)
Math - Number Relationship Unit TEST (Monday, Sept. 26)
Art - Art Folders (Monday, Sept. 26)

Social - What in the World (Tuesday, Sept. 27)
ELA - Writing Folder Design (Wednesday, Sept. 28)
ELA - Sept. Writing Folder (Paragraphs, Terse Verse, Sticky Story) (Wednesday, Oct. 5)

Reminders:
- If interested in being a part of the MC Knoll SCC, please return the "SCC Volunteer Form" ASAP.

- Students are also encouraged to collect pledges for the SCC "Old Dutch Chip" Fundraiser. Forms were already distributed and are due Wednesday, Sept. 28.
- MC Knoll school pictures are coming - Thursday, Sept. 29 to be exact!  Picture Pose Forms were already sent home and need to be returned before picture day.

* The following people have OVERDUE work:
- SA                - ZA              - RB              - KB              - 
AJ        
- HK                - CO             - KeP             - SP               - JaP       
- JS                  - NS             - HS               - CT

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Classroom News - Sept. 22

The annual "Terry Fox Walk" is scheduled for tomorrow (Friday, Sept. 23). 

Students are encouraged to collect donations for the Terry Fox Fundraiser (minimum $2 - "a toonie for Terry").  Pledge forms and donations are due by Monday, Sept. 26 - although it would be nice to have the donations in by tomorrow.

Homework:

Health - Decision-Making Scenarios (OVERDUE)
Math - 1.7 Factors (Friday, Sept. 23)
Math - Number Relationship Unit TEST (Monday, Sept. 26)
Art - Art Folders (Monday, Sept. 26)
ELA - Writing Folder Design (Wednesday, Sept. 28)
ELA - Sept. Writing Folder (Paragraphs, Terse Verse, Sticky Story) (Wednesday, Oct. 5)


Reminders:
- If interested in being a part of the MC Knoll SCC, please return the "SCC Volunteer Form" ASAP.

- Are you looking for something to do tomorrow night (Friday, Sept. 23)?  Come on out to the YRHS football team's "Friday Night Lights" game!  Small information cards were sent home yesterday.
- Students are also encouraged to collect pledges for the SCC "Old Dutch Chip" Fundraiser. Forms were already distributed and are due Wednesday, Sept. 28.
MC Knoll school pictures are coming - Thursday, Sept. 29 to be exact!  Picture Pose Forms were already sent home and need to be returned before picture day.

* The following people have OVERDUE work:
- SA                - ZA              - AJ               - HK            

- KeP              - JaP              - CT

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Classroom News - Sept. 21

Great job, once again, cross-country athletes! MC Knoll is VERY proud of you!

Are you looking for something to do this Friday, Sept. 23?  Come on out to the YRHS football team's "Friday Night Lights" game!  Small information cards were sent home today.

Homework:

Health - Decision-Making Scenarios (OVERDUE)
Math - Number Relationship Unit TEST (Monday, Sept. 26)
Art - Art Folders (Monday, Sept. 26)
ELA - Writing Folder Design (Wednesday, Sept. 28)
ELA - Sept. Writing Folder (Paragraphs, Terse Verse, Sticky Story) (Wednesday, Oct. 5)


Reminders:
- If interested in being a part of the MC Knoll SCC, please return the "SCC Volunteer Form" ASAP.
- The annual "Terry Fox Walk" is scheduled for Friday, Sept. 23. 
- Friday, Sept. 23 is also "Be a Hero" Day.  Students are encouraged to dress-up like their favorite superhero (or, even better, create your own superhero)!
- Students are encouraged to collect donations for the Terry Fox Fundraiser (minimum $2 - "a toonie for Terry").  Pledge forms and donations are due by Monday, Sept. 26.
- Students are also encouraged to collect pledges for the SCC "Old Dutch Chip" Fundraiser. Forms were already distributed and are due Wednesday, Sept. 28.

MC Knoll school pictures are coming - Thursday, Sept. 29 to be exact!  Picture Pose Forms were already sent home and need to be returned before picture day.

* The following people have OVERDUE work:
- ZA              - KeP               - JaP        

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Adventure Ed. - Disc Golf

Classroom News - Sept. 20

Ask your son/daughter about today's Adventure Ed. class - Biking and Disc Golf!

Cross-country athletes will be heading to Deer Park tomorrow (Wednesday, Sept. 21).  Good luck!

It is not too late to join the GSSD Choir!  Practice will be tomorrow (Wednesday, Sept. 21) at the YRHS starting at 8:00 a.m.  First performance will be singing at "Friday Night Lights"!

Homework:

Health - Decision-Making Scenarios (Wednesday, Sept. 21)
Math - Number Relationship Unit TEST (Friday, Sept. 23)
Art - Art Folders (Monday, Sept. 26)
ELA - Writing Folder Design (Wednesday, Sept. 28)
ELA - Sept. Writing Folder (Paragraphs, Terse Verse, Sticky Story) (Wednesday, Oct. 5)


Reminders:
- If interested in being a part of the MC Knoll SCC, please return the "SCC Volunteer Form" ASAP.
- The annual "Terry Fox Walk" is scheduled for Friday, Sept. 23. 
- Friday, Sept. 23 is also "Be a Hero" Day.  Students are encouraged to dress-up like their favorite superhero (or, even better, create your own superhero)!
- Students are encouraged to collect donations for the Terry Fox Fundraiser (minimum $2 - "a toonie for Terry").  Pledge forms and donations are due by Monday, Sept. 26.
- Students are also encouraged to collect pledges for the SCC "Old Dutch Chip" Fundraiser. Forms were already distributed and are due Wednesday, Sept. 28.

MC Knoll school pictures are coming - Thursday, Sept. 29 to be exact!  Picture Pose Forms were sent home yesterday.  Please return them before picture day.

* The following person has late items to hand-in:
- JaP needs to return the Adv. Ed. $30 fee

- ZA needs to return Adventure Ed. Permission form
- KeP needs to return Adventure Ed. Permission form   

* The following people have OVERDUE work:
- ZA              - KeP               - JaP        

Monday, September 19, 2016

Classroom News - Sept. 19

Happy Monday!

For tomorrow's (Tuesday, Sept. 20) Adventure Ed. class, students MUST bring a bike and helmet.  We will be biking to Patrick Park's "Disc Golf Course".

MC Knoll school pictures are coming - Thursday, Sept. 29 to be exact!  Picture Pose Forms were sent home today.  Please return them before picture day.


Two other items were also sent home, including:
- Bake Sale Schedule and Information
- SCC Volunteer Form (return if interested)

Homework:

Math - Divisibility by 0 (Tuesday, Sept. 20)
Health - Decision-Making Scenarios (Wednesday, Sept. 21)
ELA - Sept. Writing Folder (Paragraphs, Terse Verse, Sticky Story) (Wednesday, Oct. 5)


Reminders:
- It is not too late to join the GSSD Choir!  Practice will be on Wednesday, Sept. 21 at the YRHS starting at 8:00 a.m.  First performance will be singing at "Friday Night Lights"!
- Students are encouraged to collect donations for the Terry Fox Fundraiser (minimum $2 - "a toonie for Terry").  Pledge forms and donations are due by Monday, Sept. 26.
- Students are also encouraged to collect pledges for the SCC "Old Dutch Chip" Fundraiser. Forms were already distributed and are due Wednesday, Sept. 28.

* The following person has late items to hand-in:
- JaP needs to return the Adv. Ed. $30 fee

- ZA needs to return Adventure Ed. Permission form
- KeP needs to return Adventure Ed. Permission form   

* The following people have OVERDUE work:
- ZA              - KeP               - JaP          

Friday, September 16, 2016

Classroom News - Sept. 16

Great job to everyone who participated in the MC Knoll Spirit Day today!

A newsletter in regards to the Red Cross Babysitting Course was sent home today.


For the Tuesday, Sept. 20 Adventure Ed. class, students MUST bring a bike and helmet.  We will be biking to Patrick Park's "Disc Golf Course".

Have a wonderful weekend!

Homework:

Math - 1.4 Divisibility by 4 and 8 (OVERDUE)
Math - Divisibility Rules Quiz (OVERDUE)
Social - What in the World (Monday, Sept. 19)
Health - Decision-Making Scenarios (Wednesday, Sept. 21)
ELA - Sept. Writing Folder (Paragraphs, Terse Verse, Sticky Story) (Wednesday, Oct. 5)

Reminders:

- Students are encouraged to collect donations for the Terry Fox Fundraiser (minimum $2 - "a toonie for Terry").  Pledge forms and donations are due by Monday, Sept. 26.
- Students are also encouraged to collect pledges for the SCC "Old Dutch Chip" Fundraiser. Forms were already distributed and are due Wednesday, Sept. 28.

* The following person has late items to hand-in:
- JaP needs to return the Adv. Ed. $30 fee

- ZA needs to return Adventure Ed. Permission form
- KeP needs to return Adventure Ed. Permission form   

* The following people have OVERDUE work:
- ZA              - KeP               
- JaP