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 17, 2017

Classroom News - Feb. 17

Your son/daughter now knows how to read Braille (sort of)!  Ask them about it...

Have a wonderful February Break!

We will see everyone back on Monday, Feb. 27!

The official "last day of Term 2" is Wednesday, March 1.  As I reminded students, this will be the last day to hand-in any upcoming and OVERDUE Term 2 assignments.  Those students who fail to meet this deadline may earn an "IE" (Insufficient Evidence) on their Term 2 Report Card.

Homework:

Art - Term 2 Sketchbook (Tuesday, Feb. 28)
Health - Term 2 Health Goal (Tuesday, Feb. 28)

Reminders:
- It is close to that time of the year again - Telemiracle!  Please be thoughtful and considerate by providing a donation to this worthy cause by Wednesday, March 1.

* The following people have OVERDUE work:
- ZA     
         - RB              - ED
- DH              - HK             - DM           - Kep
- SP               - JaP              - JeP          
          
- NS               - HS              - CT            

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Classroom News - Feb. 16

Only 1 more day to go!

Ask your son/daughter about their "Healthy Relationships" Health test.

The official "last day of Term 2" is Wednesday, March 1.  As I reminded students, this will be the last day to hand-in any upcoming and OVERDUE Term 2 assignments.  Those students who fail to meet this deadline may earn an "IE" (Insufficient Evidence) on their Term 2 Report Card.

Homework:

Art - Grey & Texture Scale, and Interpretation (OVERDUE)
ELA - Small Group #4 Questions/Activities (OVERDUE)
Music - Canadian Artist Assignment (OVERDUE)
Math - Number Tiles (Friday, Feb. 17)
Art - Term 2 Sketchbook (Tuesday, Feb. 28)
Health - Term 2 Health Goal (Tuesday, Feb. 28)

Reminders:
- It is close to that time of the year again - Telemiracle!  Please be thoughtful and considerate by providing a donation to this worthy cause by Wednesday, March 1.

* The following people have OVERDUE work:
- ZA     
         - RB             - EB              - KB             - ED
- DH              - AJ               - HK            - DM           - Kep
- SP               - JaP              - JeP             
- KP               - JS             
- NS             - HS              - CT              - TW

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Adventure Ed. - Tobogganing and Snowshoeing

Classroom News - Feb. 15

Ask your son/daughter about their "Algebra" Math test.

The "Healthy Relationships" Health test has been rescheduled for tomorrow (Thursday, Feb. 16)

Good luck to the boys basketball team's today at the City Finals!

The official "last day of Term 2" is Wednesday, March 1.  As I reminded students, this will be the last day to hand-in any upcoming and OVERDUE Term 2 assignments.  Those students who fail to meet this deadline may earn an "IE" (Insufficient Evidence) on their Term 2 Report Card.

Homework:

Art - Grey & Texture Scale, and Interpretation (OVERDUE)
ELA - Small Group #4 Questions/Activities (OVERDUE)
Health - Healthy Relationships TEST (Thursday, Feb. 16)
Music - Canadian Artist Assignment (Thursday, Feb. 16)
Art - Term 2 Sketchbook (Tuesday, Feb. 28)
Health - Term 2 Health Goal (Tuesday, Feb. 28)

Reminders:
- It is close to that time of the year again - Telemiracle!  Please be thoughtful and considerate by providing a donation to this worthy cause by Wednesday, March 1.

* The following people have OVERDUE work:
- ZA     
         - RB             - GD            - DH                - AJ

- KeP            - JaP              - JeP             - NS                - CT

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Classroom News - Feb. 14

Ask your son/daughter about today's Adventure Ed. - tobogganing and snowshoeing!

The official "last day of Term 2" is Wednesday, March 1.  As I reminded students, this will be the last day to hand-in any upcoming and OVERDUE Term 2 assignments.  Those students who fail to meet this deadline may earn an "IE" (Insufficient Evidence) on their Term 2 Report Card.

Homework:

ELA - Picture Book (OVERDUE)
Art - Grey & Texture Scale, and Interpretation (Wednesday, Feb. 15)
ELA - Small Group #4 Questions/Activities (Wednesday, Feb. 15)
Health - Healthy Relationships TEST (Wednesday, Feb. 15)
Math - Algebra (Linear Relations) Unit TEST (Wednesday, Feb. 15)
Music - Canadian Artist Assignment (Thursday, Feb. 16)
Art - Term 2 Sketchbook (Tuesday, Feb. 28)
Health - Term 2 Health Goal (Tuesday, Feb. 28)

Reminders:
- It is close to that time of the year again - Telemiracle!  Please be thoughtful and considerate by providing a donation to this worthy cause.

* The following people have OVERDUE work:
- ZA     
         - GD            - DH                - KeP
- JaP              - JeP             - NS                - CT

Monday, February 13, 2017

Classroom News - Feb. 13

Happy Monday!

Ask your son/daughter about today's PEP RALLY - recognizing our boys and girls basketball teams!

For tomorrow's Adventure Ed. (Tuesday, Feb. 14), students are encouraged to bring a toboggan and dress for outdoor weather.  It should be a beautiful day to be outside!

Also, as tomorrow (Tuesday, Feb. 14) is Valentine's Day, feel free to dress in "Pink, Purple, Red" colors!

The official "last day of Term 2" is Wednesday, March 1.  As I reminded students, this will be the last day to hand-in any upcoming and OVERDUE Term 2 assignments.  Those students who fail to meet this deadline may earn an "IE" (Insufficient Evidence) on their Term 2 Report Card.


Homework:

ELA - Picture Book (OVERDUE)
Math - Type II Algebra (Tuesday, Feb. 13)
Art - Grey & Texture Scale, and Interpretation (Wednesday, Feb. 15)
ELA - Small Group #4 Questions/Activities (Wednesday, Feb. 15)

Health - Healthy Relationships TEST (Wednesday, Feb. 15)
Math - Algebra (Linear Relations) Unit TEST (Wednesday, Feb. 15)
Music - Canadian Artist Assignment (Thursday, Feb. 16)
Art - Term 2 Sketchbook (Tuesday, Feb. 28)
Health - Term 2 Health Goal (Tuesday, Feb. 28)

Reminders:
- It is close to that time of the year again - Telemiracle!  Please be thoughtful and considerate by providing a donation to this worthy cause.

* The following people have OVERDUE work:
- ZA     
        - HK              - DM             - KeP

- JaP              - JeP             - NS                - CT

Friday, February 10, 2017

Classroom News - Feb. 10

The Asessippi Ski Trip form and any fee is now OVERDUE...

Ask your son/daughter about today's presentation from Andre Genthon about "The Canada Goal".


The official "last day of Term 2" is Wednesday, March 1.  As I reminded students, this will be the last day to hand-in any upcoming and OVERDUE Term 2 assignments.  Those students who fail to meet this deadline may earn an "IE" (Insufficient Evidence) on their Term 2 Report Card.


Have a wonderful weekend!

Homework:

Math - Type I Algebra (OVERDUE)
ELA - Picture Book (Monday, Feb. 13)
Art - Grey & Texture Scale, and Interpretation (Wednesday, Feb. 15)
ELA - Small Group #4 Questions/Activities (Wednesday, Feb. 15)

Health - Healthy Relationships TEST (Wednesday, Feb. 15)
Math - Algebra (Linear Relations) Unit TEST (Wednesday, Feb. 15)
Music - Canadian Artist Assignment (Thursday, Feb. 16)
Art - Term 2 Sketchbook (Tuesday, Feb. 28)
Health - Term 2 Health Goal (Tuesday, Feb. 28)

Reminders:

- It is close to that time of the year again - Telemiracle!  Please be thoughtful and considerate by providing a donation to this worthy cause.

* The following people have OVERDUE work:
- ZA     
        - HK              - DM                - HM

- KeP            - JaP              - JeP                 - NS                - CT

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Classroom News - Feb. 9

An extensive package about the upcoming Asessippi Ski Trip was sent home last week.  Please return the form and any fees by tomorrow (Friday, Feb. 10).  The actual ski trip is schedule for Tuesday, March 7.

There will be another delicious MC Knoll Bake Sale tomorrow (Friday, Feb. 10). YUMMY!

Also, students will be enjoying a presentation from Andre Genthon about "The Canada Goal" tomorrow (Friday, Feb. 10).  Check out the link: http://www.thecanadagoal.ca/

The official "last day of Term 2" is Wednesday, March 1.  As I reminded students, this will be the last day to hand-in any upcoming and OVERDUE Term 2 assignments.  Those students who fail to meet this deadline may earn an "IE" (Insufficient Evidence) on their Term 2 Report Card.

Homework:

Math - Type I Algebra (Friday, Feb. 10)
Health - "What Would You Do" Skits (Friday, Feb. 10)
ELA - Picture Book (Monday, Feb. 13)

Art - Grey & Texture Scale, and Interpretation (Wednesday, Feb. 15)
ELA - ELA - Small Group #4 Questions/Activities (Wednesday, Feb. 15)
Music - Canadian Artist Assignment (Thursday, Feb. 16)
Art - Term 2 Sketchbook (Tuesday, Feb. 28)
Health - Term 2 Health Goal (Tuesday, Feb. 28)


Reminders:

- It is close to that time of the year again - Telemiracle!  Please be thoughtful and considerate by providing a donation to this worthy cause.

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

- JeP                 - NS                     - CT