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



Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Adventure Ed. - Frisbee Golf

Classroom News - Sept. 17

Ask your son/daughter about today's wonderful Adventure Ed. class.

Also, I will not be at school over the next two days as I am away at a teacher conference in Saskatoon.  Don't miss me too much!
Reminders:

We are looking to display photo's of our MC Knoll families on our commons area bulletin board.  If you have an extra "family photo" at home that you would like to share with our MC Knoll building, please bring it ASAP. 
If interested in ordering from the Sept. Scholastic book order, please return the form and appropriate fees by Wednesday, Sept. 24.

Homework:

Math - 1.6 Multiples (Thursday, Sept. 18)
Health - Decision-Making Scenarios (Thursday, Sept. 18)
Social - Continent Map (Friday, Sept. 19)

LA - "Extreme Survival Stories"  Questions and Comic (Monday, Sept. 22)
Art - Art Folders (Friday, Sept. 26)
LA - Sept. Writing Folder (Friday, Oct. 3)


* The following people have OVERDUE work:
- JO              - CP

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Classroom News - Sept. 16

For tomorrow's (Wednesday, Sept. 17) Adventure Ed. class, students will need a bike and helmet. 

Reminders:

We are looking to display photo's of our MC Knoll families on our commons area bulletin board.  If you have an extra "family photo" at home that you would like to share with our MC Knoll building, please bring it ASAP. 
If interested in ordering from the Sept. Scholastic book order, please return the form and appropriate fees by Wednesday, Sept. 24.

Homework:

Health - Decision-Making Scenarios (Thursday, Sept. 18)
Social - Continent Map (Friday, Sept. 19)
Art - Art Folders (Friday, Sept. 26)
LA - Sept. Writing Folder (Friday, Oct. 3)


* The following people have OVERDUE work:
- JO              - CP

Monday, September 15, 2014

Classroom News - Sept. 15

Happy Monday!

Ask your son/daughter about today's "divisibility" math quiz.

Reminders:

We are looking to display photo's of our MC Knoll families on our commons area bulletin board.  If you have an extra "family photo" at home that you would like to share with our MC Knoll building, please bring it ASAP. 
- For the Wednesday, Sept. 17 Adventure Ed. class, students will need a bike and helmet. 
If interested in ordering from the Sept. Scholastic book order, please return the form and appropriate fees by Wednesday, Sept. 24.

Homework:

Science - Famous Scientist Poster (OVERDUE)

Health - Decision-Making Scenarios (Thursday, Sept. 18)
LA - Sept. Writing Folder (Friday, Oct. 3)

Friday, September 12, 2014

Classroom News - Sept. 12

We are looking to display photo's of our MC Knoll families on our commons area bulletin board.  If you have an extra "family photo" at home that you would like to share with our MC Knoll building, please bring it ASAP. 

Have a wonderful weekend!

Reminders:

- For the Wednesday, Sept. 17 Adventure Ed. class, students will need a bike and helmet. 
If interested in ordering from the Sept. Scholastic book order, please return the form and appropriate fees by Wednesday, Sept. 24.

Homework:

Math - 1.4 Divisibility by 4 and 8 (Monday, Sept. 15)
Science - Famous Scientist Poster (Monday, Sept. 15)

Health - Decision-Making Scenarios (Thursday, Sept. 18)
LA - Sept. Writing Folder (Friday, Oct. 3)

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Classroom News - Sept. 11

Students had the chance to take books out from our library for the first time today.  Please encourage your son/daughter to read everyday!

Reminders:

- The "Youth/Community Well-Being" Survey permission forms are OVERDUE.  
If interested in ordering from the Sept. Scholastic book order, please return the form and appropriate fees by Wednesday, Sept. 24.

Homework:

Music - Abstract Drawing (Friday, Sept. 12)
Science - Famous Scientist Poster (Monday, Sept. 15)
LA - Sept. Writing Folder (Friday, Oct. 3)

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Classroom News - Sept. 10

On the down-side...there was only 1 family that came to the open house yesterday.  However, on the plus-side, there is a lot of room for improvement next "open house".

Great job to the cross-country athletes!

Reminders:

- The "Youth/Community Well-Being" Survey permission forms are OVERDUE.  
If interested in ordering from the Sept. Scholastic book order, please return the form and appropriate fees by Wednesday, Sept. 24.

Homework:
Math - 1.3 Divisibility by 6 (Thursday, Sept. 11)

Social - What in the World (Thursday, Sept. 11)
Music - Abstract Drawing (Friday, Sept. 12)
Science - Famous Scientist Poster (Monday, Sept. 15)
LA - Sept. Writing Folder (Friday, Oct. 3)