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



Thursday, April 27, 2017

Classroom News - April 27

The GSSD Track Meet is scheduled for Friday, May 12.  Please return the "track event form" by tomorrow (Friday, April 28).

The May Adventure Ed. form is to be signed and returned by Monday, May 1.  Students will also need a bike and helmet for the Monday, May 1 Adventure Ed. class - biking to Logan Green!

The ELA Book Club Reading Unit newsletter is now OVERDUE.  The following people need to return their form:
- ZA             - KeP               - JaP           
-  JeP            - CT

Homework:

Math - 12.2 Angles and Measurement (Friday, April 28)
Health - Self Esteem Worksheet and Skit (Wednesday, May 3)

Reminders:
- MC Knoll will be hosting a 1/2 Price Book Fair on Wednesday, May 3 and Thursday, May 4.  We are looking for volunteers to work at the book fair.  Please contact the school if you are able to help!
- Speaking of Track and Field, there is also an optional "Solestice Track Meet" on Saturday, May 13 at the YRHS.  More information can be found at www.solesticeclassic.com
- SURVIVOR is coming - Friday, May 5 to be exact!  More information to come soon...

* The following people have OVERDUE work:
- ZA     
       - Kep           - JaP                - JeP      

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Classroom News - April 26

Ask your son/daughter about the Science Earth's Crust and Resources Inquiry Project.

The May Adventure Ed. form is to be signed and returned by Monday, May 1.  Students will also need a bike and helmet for the Monday, May 1 Adventure Ed. class - biking to Logan Green!

The ELA Book Club Reading Unit newsletter is now OVERDUE.  The following people need to return their form:
- ZA             - KeP               
- JaP           

-  JeP             - NS                - CT

Homework:

Math - 9.5 Angles and 9.6 Classifying Angles (Thursday, April 27)
Health - What is Mental/Emotional Health Quiz (Thursday, April 27)

Reminders:

- MC Knoll will be hosting a 1/2 Price Book Fair on Wednesday, May 3 and Thursday, May 4.  We are looking for volunteers to work at the book fair.  Please contact the school if you are able to help!
- The GSSD Track Meet is scheduled for Friday, May 12.  Please return the "track event form" by Friday, April 28.
- Speaking of Track and Field, there is also an optional "Solestice Track Meet" on Saturday, May 13 at the YRHS.  More information can be found at www.solesticeclassic.com
- SURVIVOR is coming - Friday, May 5 to be exact!  More information to come soon...

* The following people have OVERDUE work:
- ZA     
       - AB               
- Kep           - JaP                - JeP      

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Classroom News - April 25

The ELA Book Club Reading Unit newsletter is now OVERDUE.  The following people need to return their form:
- ZA             - CO            - KeP              - SP             

- JaP           -  JeP             - NS                - CT

Homework:

Math - 9.4 Language of Geometry (Wednesday, April 26)
Science - Pick a Partner for Inquiry Project (Wednesday, April 26)
Health - What is Mental/Emotional Health Quiz (Thursday, April 27)

Reminders:

- MC Knoll will be hosting a 1/2 Price Book Fair on Wednesday, May 3 and Thursday, May 4.  We are looking for volunteers to work at the book fair.  Please contact the school if you are able to help!
- The GSSD Track Meet is scheduled for Friday, May 12.  Please return the "track event form" by Friday, April 28. 
- Speaking of Track and Field, there is also an optional "Solestice Track Meet" on Saturday, May 13 at the YRHS.  More information can be found at www.solesticeclassic.com
- SURVIVOR is coming - Friday, May 5 to be exact!  More information to come soon...

* The following people have OVERDUE work:
- ZA     
       - AB                - HK             

- Kep           - JaP                - JeP      

Monday, April 24, 2017

Classroom News - April 24

Welcome back!

As always, I hope that everyone had a wonderful Easter Break!  As I reminded the students today, we are getting closer to the "home stretch".  Keep working hard!  

The ELA Book Club Reading Unit newsletter is now OVERDUE.  The following people need to return their form: 
- ZA             - KB            - SK            - CO            - KeP
- SP             - JaP           -  JeP             - NS            - CT

Homework:
Math - Geometry Unit Definitions Worksheet (Tuesday, April 25)

Reminders:

- MC Knoll will be hosting a 1/2 Price Book Fair on Wednesday, May 3 and Thursday, May 4.  Please contact the school if you are able to help volunteer to work at it.

- The GSSD Track Meet is scheduled for Friday, May 12.  Please return the "track event form" by Friday, April 28. 
- Speaking of Track and Field, there is also an optional "Solestice Track Meet" on Saturday, May 13 at the YRHS.  More information can be found at www.solesticeclassic.com
- SURVIVOR is coming - Friday, May 5 to be exact!  More information to come soon...

* The following people have OVERDUE work:
- ZA     
       - HK             - Kep           - JaP            - JeP      

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Classroom News - April 13

Ask your son/daughter about today's "Mental Health Awareness Day".  

The ELA Book Club Reading Unit newsletter is now OVERDUE.  The following people need to return their form: 
- ZA             - KB            - DH  
- SK            - CO            - KeP
- SP             - JaP           -  JeP
- NS            - CT

Have a fantastic EASTER BREAK!  

Homework:

* Read a good book!

Reminders:

We will see everyone after the Easter Break on Monday, April 24.  

* The following people have OVERDUE work:
- ZA     
       
- HK             - Kep           - JaP            - JeP                  

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Science Power of Ideas Tour

Classroom News - April 12

Ask your son/daughter about today's Math "Measurement" Test...

Good luck to the MCK badminton athletes at tonight's Yorkton City Badminton Tournament - scheduled from 4:00-7:30.  Come on out and cheer on our athletes!

Tomorrow (Thursday, April 13) is "Mental Health Awareness Day".  All MC Knoll students will be learning about mental health issues.

After the Easter Break, we will be starting a new ELA Book Club Reading Unit.  A newsletter was sent home earlier this week.  The form should be signed and returned by tomorrow (Thursday, April 13).

Homework:

Math - Combined Area of Shapes (OVERDUE)
ELA - Visual Representation or 5-Paragraph Essay (OVERDUE)
Science - Rocks and Minerals Webquest (Thursday, April 13)
Health - Puberty Unit TEST (Thursday, April 13)

Reminders:

- Gr. 3 students are selling raffle tickets (as part of cancer awareness) for $1 each.  The last day to bring a donation for the worthy cause is tomorrow (Thursday, April 13).
- The EASTER BREAK is scheduled for Friday, April 14 to Sunday, April 23.  YAHOO!

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

- HK             - Kep            - SP             - JaP           
- JeP             - KaP             - HS          

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Classroom News - April 11

Ask your son/daughter about the Science "Power of Ideas" tour!

Also, after the Easter Break, we will be starting a new ELA Book Club Reading Unit.  A newsletter was sent home yesterday.  The form should be signed and returned by Thursday, April 13.

Homework:

Math - Combined Area of Shapes (OVERDUE)
ELA - Visual Representation or 5-Paragraph Essay (OVERDUE)
Math - Measurement Unit TEST (Wednesday, April 12)
Science - Rocks and Minerals Webquest (Thursday, April 13)
Health - Puberty Unit TEST (Thursday, April 13)

Reminders:

- Gr. 3 students are selling raffle tickets (as part of cancer awareness) for $1 each.  Bring a donation for the worthy cause.
- The annual Yorkton City Badminton Tournament is scheduled for tomorrow (Wednesday, April 12) from 4:00-7:30.  Come on out and cheer on our MC Knoll athletes!
- Thursday, April 13 is "Mental Health Awareness Day".  All MC Knoll students will be learning about mental health issues.
- The EASTER BREAK is scheduled for Friday, April 14 to Sunday, April 23.  YAHOO!

* The following people have OVERDUE work:
- ZA     
        - KB             - GD          - TG              - AJ

- HK            - DM             - Kep          - SP             - JaP           
- JeP             - KaP             - HS