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



Friday, March 22, 2019

Classroom News - March 22

Report Cards were distributed today.  Please have a conversation with your son/daughter about all of the accomplishments in Term 2...and begin setting goals for Term 3.

Speaking of conversations and goal-setting, the
 Student-Led Conferences are scheduled for Wednesday, March 27 and Thursday, March 28.  

Have a wonderful weekend!

Homework:
Math - 1.2 and 1.4 Input/Output Machines (Monday, March 25)

Science - Solar Systems Test/Assignment (Monday, March 25)
Art - Grey Scale and Textures (Monday, March 25)

Reminders:

- We will be watching the movie "Apollo 13" next week - as part of a conclusion to our Science outcome - Outer Space.  If you have any questions or concerns about the movie, please do not hesitate to contact me.

* The following people have OVERDUE work:
- LA            - KH                - AC               - MD             - AR

Thursday, March 21, 2019

Classroom News - March 21

Great job to everyone who participated in "Mismatched Socks Day" today...

Homework:

Math - Input/Output Machines (OVERDUE)

Science - Solar Systems Test/Assignment (Monday, March 25)
Art - Grey Scale and Textures (Monday, March 25)

Reminders:

The Term 2 report cards will be distributed tomorrow (Friday, March 22).  YAHOO!
- Student-Led Conferences are scheduled for Wednesday, March 27 and Thursday, March 28.  Please contact the school ASAP if you have any questions/concerns.

* The following people have OVERDUE work:
- LA           - AC            - MD

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Classroom News - March 20

Some important information was sent home yesterday regarding student-led conferences.  Please contact the school ASAP if you have any questions/concerns...

The Term 2 report cards will be distributed Friday, March 22.  YAHOO!

Homework:

Math - Input/Output Machines (Thursday, March 21)

Reminders:

- YRHS is promoting a "Mismatched Socks Day" tomorrow (Thursday, March 21) - in support of Down Syndrome Awareness Day.

* The following people have OVERDUE work:
- LA          - AC              - JK                  - MD

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Classroom News - March 19

The Asessippi Ski Trip was AWESOME!

Some important information was sent home today regarding student-led conferences.  Please contact the school ASAP if you have any questions/concerns...

The Term 2 report cards will be distributed Friday, March 22.  YAHOO!

Homework:
Science - Canadian Astronauts (OVERDUE)

Math - Table of Values Pre-Test (Wednesday, March 20)

Reminders:
- Another delicious hot lunch, compliments of Dairy Queen, is coming Friday, March 29.  If interested in ordering, please return the form and $$$ by tomorrow (Wednesday, March 20).  YUMMY!

YRHS is promoting a "Mismatched Socks Day" on Thursday, March 21 - in support of Down Syndrome Awareness Day.

* The following people have OVERDUE work:
- LA          - AC              - JK                  - MD

Friday, March 15, 2019

Classroom News - March 15

The annual Asessippi Trip for Grades 5 to 8 is Monday, March 18.  Buses depart from the school at 7:30 am.  The Commons Area will be open at 7:00 am.  Students will arrive back at the school between 4:30 pm and 5:00 pm.  Please make sure to bring everything you need for the terrific day!

ALL Term 2 assignments are now OVERDUE.  Those students who failed to meet this deadline may have earned an "Insufficient Evidence" (IE) on their report card.

Speaking of report cards, Term 2 report cards will be distributed Friday, March 22.  YAHOO!

Ask your son/daughter about today's Math Algebra test...

Have a great warm weekend!

Homework:

Read a good book this weekend!

Reminders:

- Another delicious hot lunch, compliments of Dairy Queen, is coming Friday, March 29.  If interested in ordering, please return the form and $$$ by Wednesday, March 20.  YUMMY!

* The following people have OVERDUE work:
- Mr. Nobody

Thursday, March 14, 2019

Classroom News - March 14

ALL Term 2 assignments are now OVERDUE.  Those students who failed to meet this deadline may have earned an "Insufficient Evidence" (IE) on their report card.

Ask your son/daughter about today's Health skits...

Homework:

Math - Algebra TEST (Friday, March 15)

Reminders:

- Another delicious hot lunch, compliments of Dairy Queen, is coming Friday, March 29.  If interested in ordering, please return the form and $$$ by Wednesday, March 20.  YUMMY!

* The following people have OVERDUE work:
- LA              - AC               - SP                 - AP
 

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Classroom News - March 13

ALL Term 2 assignments are now OVERDUE.  Those students who failed to meet this deadline may have earned an "Insufficient Evidence" (IE) on their report card.

Another delicious hot lunch, compliments of Dairy Queen, is coming Friday, March 29.  If interested in ordering, please return the form and $$$ by Wednesday, March 20.  YUMMY!

Homework:
Math - 11.9 Reading/Writing Equations (Thursday, March 14)
Health - Emotion Skits (+/-) (Thursday, March 14)

Math - Algebra TEST (Friday, March 15)

Reminders:
- Reminder, the Asessippi Ski trip has been rescheduled until Monday, March 18.

* The following people have OVERDUE work:
- LA              - AC               - SP                 - AP 

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Classroom News - March 12

ALL Term 2 upcoming and OVERDUE assignments are due tomorrow (Wednesday, March 13).  Those students who fail to meet this deadline may earn an "Insufficient Evidence" (IE) on their report card.

Another delicious hot lunch, compliments of Dairy Queen, is coming Friday, March 29.  If interested in ordering, please return the form and $$$ by Wednesday, March 20.  YUMMY!

Homework:

Math - 11.8 Two Step Equations (Wednesday, March 13)
Health - Emotion Skits (+/-) (Thursday, March 14)

Math - Algebra TEST (Friday, March 15)

Reminders:
- Reminder, the Asessippi Ski trip has been rescheduled until Monday, March 18.

* The following people have OVERDUE work:
- LA              - AC             - RFS               - KH             

- KM             - HM            - SP                  - AP