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, March 16, 2020

Classroom News - March 16

As I am sure you are aware, today, the Government of Saskatchewan announced that all classes in Saskatchewan pre K-12 Schools will be suspended indefinitely, effective March 20, due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

As far as business within our Gr. 5/6ME classroom, I will keep you posted when I know more...

Take care!

Friday, March 13, 2020

Classroom News - March 13

Have a wonderful weekend!

Homework:
6 Science - Asteroids, Comets, Meteors Activity (OVERDUE)

5 Science - Reversible/Non-Reversible LAB (Optional)
5 Math - Theoretical Probability (Monday, March 16)
6 Math - Substituting Algebra (Monday, March 16)

Reminders:
- Term 2 Report Cards will be sent home Friday, March 20.

- The "Purdy's Chocolatier" fundraiser is due Monday, March 23.
- A newsletter was sent home recently regarding the MC Knoll Playground fundraising effort.  Please be generous and consider donating to this worthy cause!

The following people have OVERDUE assignments:
- DB             - AC               - TS

Thursday, March 12, 2020

Classroom News - March 12

One more day to go...!

Homework:
5 Science - Reversible/Non-Reversible LAB (Optional)

6 Math - Algebra Intro (Friday, March 13)
6 Science - Asteroids, Comets, Meteors Activity (Friday, March 13)

Reminders:
- The "Purdy's Chocolatier" fundraiser is due Monday, March 23. 
- A newsletter was sent home recently regarding the MC Knoll Playground fundraising effort.  Please be generous and consider donating to this worthy cause!
- Term 2 Report Cards will be sent home Friday, March 20.

The following people have OVERDUE assignments:
- AC          

Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Classroom News - March 11

Ask your Gr. 6 son/daughter about today's math test - Graphing Table of Values (Algebra)...

Our non-band students started a new Music unit today - all about Musicals!

Homework:
5 Science - Reversible/Non-Reversible LAB (Optional)

6 Science - Asteroids, Comets, Meteors Activity (Friday, March 13)

Reminders:
- The "Purdy's Chocolatier" fundraiser is due Monday, March 23.  

- A newsletter was sent home recently regarding the MC Knoll Playground fundraising effort.  Please be generous and consider donating to this worthy cause!
- Term 2 Report Cards will be sent home Friday, March 20.

The following people have OVERDUE assignments:
- AC          

Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Classroom News - March 10

Be sure to talk to your son/daughter about the upcoming "Teacher Sanctions" - and particularly, the reasons to why it is important for the future of education.

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

Homework:
6 Social - "Pride of the Atlantic" Assignment (OVERDUE)
Art - Term 2 Sketchbook (OVERDUE)

5 Math - Probability Intro (Wednesday, March 11)
6 Math - Table of Values TEST (Wednesday, March 11)

Reminders:
- The "Purdy's Chocolatier" fundraiser is due Monday, March 23.  

- A newsletter was sent home recently regarding the MC Knoll Playground fundraising effort.  Please be generous and consider donating to this worthy cause!
- Term 2 Report Cards will be sent home Friday, March 20.

The following people have OVERDUE assignments:
- DS              - LB             - DB               - AC              - JP               

Monday, March 9, 2020

Classroom News - March 9

Happy Monday!

Our MC Knoll Knights enjoyed an AWESOME day out at Asessippi today!

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

Homework:
6 Social - "Pride of the Atlantic" Assignment (OVERDUE)
Art - Term 2 Sketchbook (OVERDUE)

6 Math - 1.6 Graphing Table of Values (Tuesday, March 10)

6 Math - Table of Values TEST (Wednesday, March 11)

Reminders:
- The "
Purdy's Chocolatier" fundraiser is due Monday, March 23.  

- A newletters was sent home recently regarding the MC Knoll Playground fundraising effort.  Please be generous and consider donating to this worthy cause!
- Term 2 Report Cards will be sent home Friday, March 20.

The following people have OVERDUE assignments:
- LB             - DB               - AC                            

- JP               -  TS                - DT

Friday, March 6, 2020

Classroom News - March 6

Ask your Gr. 5 son/daughter about today's math test - Data and Double-Bar Graphs!

Another important playground donation letter was sent home today.  Please be generous and consider donating to this worthy community cause!

Monday, March 9 is the annual Gr. 5-8 Asessippi Ski Trip!  The school will be open at 7:00 a.m. and the buses will leave at 7:30 a.m.  The Grade 5 to 8 students will return to our school at approximately 5:00 p.m.  Please dress appropriately for an entire day in the outdoors.  Also, be sure to bring food and drink for the day.  FUN, FUN, FUN!

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

Homework:
6 Social - "Pride of the Atlantic" Assignment (OVERDUE)
Art - Term 2 Sketchbook (OVERDUE)

6 Math - Graphing Table of Values (Monday, March 9)

Reminders:
- If interested, the "
Purdy's Chocolatier" fundraiser is due Monday, March 23.  
- Term 2 Report Cards will be sent home Friday, March 20.

The following people have OVERDUE assignments:
- LB             - DB               - AC                 - SG             

- JP               -  TS                - DT

Thursday, March 5, 2020

Classroom News - March 5

The last day of the City Basketball Championship Tournament is tonight!.  Come on out to cheer on our student athletes!

All Term 2 upcoming and OVERDUE homework will be due tomorrow - Friday, March 6. Those students who fail to meet this deadline may earn an "Insufficient Evidence" (IE) on their report card.


An important playground fundraiser was sent home today - Purdy's Chocolatier!  Please return the form and any collected orders by Monday, March 23.  YUMMY!

Homework:

6 Social - "Pride of the Atlantic" Assignment (OVERDUE)
5 Math - Graphing TEST (Friday, March 6)
Art - Term 2 Sketchbook (Friday, March 6)

Reminders:
- MC Knoll is again looking to make a donation this year to Telemiracle.  Please consider donating to this worthy cause!
- If interested, Yearbook order forms and $25 fee by tomorrow (Friday, March 6).

The following people have OVERDUE assignments:
- LB             - DB               - AC               
- CS             -  TS                - DT