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, March 24, 2017

Classroom News - March 24

Have a wonderful (warm) weekend!

Homework:

Health - Term 3 Health Goals (OVERDUE)
Math - Measurement "Geometric Art" Activity (OVERDUE)
Art - Magazine Grid Art (OVERDUE)
Math - Ch. 5 Measurement "Essential Skills" (Monday, March 27)
Health - Male Reproductive System (Wednesday, March 29)
Science - Natural Disaster Timeline (Wednesday, March 29)
ELA - Book Talk (Monday, April 3)

ELA - Visual Representation or 5-Paragraph Essay (Tuesday, April 11)

Reminders:

- If interested in joining the MC Knoll Badminton Team, try-outs for singles, doubles, and mixed will be Monday, March 27, Tuesday, March 28 and Wednesday, March 29.

* The following people have OVERDUE work:
- ZA     
        
- EB             - GD           - ED               - DH
- SK             - DM            - CO           - Kep            - SP
- JaP            - JeP             - JS             - HS               - CT

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Classroom News - March 23

Sorry about the "no post" yesterday - I was away from the building.

Ask your son/daughter about the Math test they accomplished today.

Homework:
Health - Term 3 Health Goals (OVERDUE)
Math - Measurement Pre-Test and Activity (Friday, March 24)
ELA - Placemat Reader Response #4 (Friday, March 24)
Art - Magazine Grid Art (Friday, March 24)
Science - Natural Disaster Timeline (Wednesday, March 29)
ELA - Book Talk (Monday, April 3)

ELA - Visual Representation or 5-Paragraph Essay (Tuesday, April 11)

Reminders:

- If interested in joining the MC Knoll Badminton Team, try-outs for singles, doubles, and mixed will be Monday, March 27, Tuesday, March 28 and Wednesday, March 29.

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

- DM              - Kep           - SP              - JaP               
- JeP             - JS                - HS               - CT

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Classroom News - March 21

The "MC Knoll Writing Club" will be starting up again soon - led by Ms. Christie-Petrovich.  Encourage your son/daughter to join this awesome club.

Gr. 7 band students will be heading to Regina tomorrow (Wednesday, March 22) for the Regina Optimist Band Festival.  Enjoy the event!

Homework:

ELA - Placemat Reader Response #3 (OVERDUE)
Health - Term 3 Health Goals (Wednesday, March 22)
Math - Statistics Unit TEST (Wednesday, March 22)
Art - Magazine Grid Art (Friday, March 24)
Science - Natural Disaster Timeline (Wednesday, March 29)
ELA - Book Talk (Monday, April 3)

ELA - Visual Representation or 5-Paragraph Essay (Tuesday, April 11)

Reminders:

- If interested in joining the MC Knoll Badminton Team, try-outs for singles, doubles, and mixed will be Monday, March 27, Tuesday, March 28 and Wednesday, March 29.

* The following people have OVERDUE work:
- ZA     
         - EB               - DM              
- Kep             

- JaP               - JeP             - HS

Monday, March 20, 2017

Adventure Ed. - Archery

Classroom News - March 20

Happy Monday!

It seems like forever ago...but the ski trip last week was AWESOME!

Ask your son/daughter about today's Adventure Ed. - Archery!

Homework:
ELA - Placemat Reader Response #2 (OVERDUE)
Math - 7.4 Averages (Tuesday, March 21)
Health - Term 3 Health Goals (Wednesday, March 22)
Math - Statistics Unit TEST (Wednesday, March 22)
Art - Magazine Grid Art (Friday, March 24)
ELA - Book Talk (Monday, April 3)

Reminders:
- Gr. 7 band students will be heading to Regina on Wednesday, March 22 for the Regina Optimist Band Festival.

- If interested in joining the MC Knoll Badminton Team, try-outs for singles, doubles, and mixed will be Monday, March 27, Tuesday, March 28 and Wednesday, March 29.

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

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Classroom News - March 15

The Term 2 parent/student/teacher interviews continue tonight.  Your son/daughter will be presenting a reflective Term 2 PowerPoint Presentation at the interviews.  

The Gr. 6-8 Asessippi Ski Trip has been (re)rescheduled for tomorrow (Thursday, March 16).  The weather forecast is looking AWESOME!  Be sure to have ALL supplies and clothing ready for the 7:30 a.m. departure.  We should return sometime between 4:30-5:00 p.m.

Homework:

Music - Elements of Hip-Hop (OVERDUE)
Health - Term 3 Health Goals (Wednesday, March 22)
Math - Statistics Unit TEST (Wednesday, March 22)
ELA - Book Talk (Monday, April 3)

Reminders:
- The MC Knoll Book Fair continues tonight.  Be sure to bring lots of money!
- There is NO SCHOOL Friday, March 17 (teacher in-service).  YAHOO!

* The following people have OVERDUE work:
- ZA     
          - RB          
    - DH               - HK                        
- DM              - Kep             - JaP              - JeP               - JS                    

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Classroom News - March 14

The Term 2 parent/student/teacher interviews are scheduled for tonight and tomorrow (Wednesday, March 15).  Your son/daughter will be presenting a reflective Term 2 PowerPoint Presentation at the interviews.  They look forward to sharing it with you!

Ask your son/daughter about today's Science Test - Mixtures and Solutions.

Students were also introduced to their "Follow the Evidence" CSI Book Clubs today!

Homework:

Term 2 Interview PowerPoint (OVERDUE)
ELA - FI Case Report (OVERDUE)

Music - Elements of Hip-Hop (OVERDUE)
ELA - Book Talk (Monday, April 3)

Reminders:
- The MC Knoll Book Fair is scheduled for tonight and tomorrow (Wednesday, March 15).  Be sure to bring lots of money!

- The Gr. 6-8 Asessippi Ski Trip has been (re)rescheduled for Thursday, March 16.  The weather forecast is looking AWESOME!
- There is NO SCHOOL Friday, March 17 (teacher in-service).  YAHOO!  

* The following people have OVERDUE work:
- ZA     
          - RB               - EB              
- ED               
- DH               - AJ              - HK             - SK                 
- DM              - HM            - Kep             - JaP            
- JeP               - JS               - NS              - HS                    

Monday, March 13, 2017

Classroom News - March 13

Happy Monday!

I hope the weekend (and report cards) brought out some fantastic conversation.

Speaking of conversation, the Term 2 parent/student/teacher interviews are scheduled for tomorrow (Tuesday, March 14) and Wednesday, March 15.  Your son/daughter will be presenting a reflective Term 2 PowerPoint Presentation at the interviews.  They look forward to sharing it with you!

Ask your son/daughter about our "new" 7M classroom arrangement!

The following people need to return the Dental Sealant Consent Forms:
- KeP             - JaP             - HS

Homework:

Math - 8.3 Mean (OVERDUE)
ELA - Wordless Picture Book Story (OVERDUE)
Art - Dinosaur/Sailboat Grid Art (OVERDUE)

Math - 8.4 Stats Quiz (Tuesday, March 14)
Term 2 Interview PowerPoint (Tuesday, March 14)
ELA - FI Case Report (Tuesday, March 14)
Science - Mixtures and Solutions Unit TEST (Tuesday, March 14)
ELA - Book Talk (Monday, April 3)

Reminders:

- Another great MC Knoll Book Fair is scheduled for tomorrow (Tuesday, March 14) and Wednesday, March 15.  Be sure to bring lots of money!

The Gr. 6-8 Asessippi Ski Trip has been (re)rescheduled for Thursday, March 16.  The weather forecast is looking AWESOME!
- There is NO SCHOOL Friday, March 17 (teacher in-service).  YAHOO!  

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