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



Thursday, October 30, 2014

Classroom News - Oct. 30

Great job to everyone who "danced-up a storm" at yesterday's MCK Halloween Dance.

Tomorrow is another busy day...(see below).

Reminders:

- The annual MC Knoll Halloween parade will be tomorrow (Friday, Oct. 31) starting at about 1:00 pm.  Thereafter, students are welcome to bring some "healthful/tasteful snacks" for a grade 7 Halloween celebration. YAHOO!
If you are interested in ordering from the Scholastic Book Order, please return the form and fees by Friday, Nov. 7.

Homework:

Art - Halloween Sketch (OVERDUE)
Music - Firebird Suite CD Cover (OVERDUE)
LA - Sandwich Book Report (Wednesday, Nov. 5)
Art - Term 1 Sketchbook (x6) (Friday, Nov. 7)
Health - Healthy Eating Goal (Ongoing: 1-4 weeks)

* The following people have OVERDUE work:
- CP            

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Pumpkin Carving

Classroom News - Oct. 29

Pumpkin carving was SPOOKtacular!

The Gr. 6-8 Halloween Dance is scheduled for tonight from 7:00-10:00 pm. 

Reminders:
- Tomorrow (Thursday, Oct. 30) is an MCK "orange and black" spirit day!
- The annual MC Knoll Halloween parade will be on Friday, Oct. 31 starting at about 1:00 pm.  Thereafter, students are welcome to bring some "healthful/tasteful snacks" for a grade 7 Halloween celebration. YAHOO!
If you are interested in ordering from the Scholastic Book Order, please return the form and fees by Friday, Nov. 7.

Homework:

Math - 3.9/3.10 Decimals and Fractions (Thursday, Oct. 30)
Art - Halloween Sketch (Thursday, Oct. 30)
Music - Firebird Suite CD Cover (Thursday, Oct. 30)
Music - Fantasia Unit Test (Thursday, Oct. 30)
LA - Sandwich Book Report (Wednesday, Nov. 5)

Art - Term 1 Sketchbook (x6) (Friday, Nov. 7)
Health - Healthy Eating Goal (Ongoing: 1-4 weeks)

* The following people have OVERDUE work:
- CP            

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Classroom News - Oct. 28

Wow!  What a busy day...

In the morning, "Speed Control" entertained MC Knoll by playing popular rock n' roll music from the last 60 years. 

In the afternoon, Free the Children educated MC Knoll about food hunger throughout the world and how WE CAN BE THE CHANGE! 


Reminders:
- Our Gr. 7 classes at MC Knoll are "carving pumpkins" tomorrow (Wednesday, Oct. 29) as part of Yorkton's 1st-ever Pumpkin Walk.  Be sure to bring all the necessary pumpkin carving items.
- MC Knoll picture retakes are also scheduled for tomorrow (Wednesday, Oct. 29).
- As well, the Gr. 6-8 Halloween Dance is scheduled for tomorrow evening (Wednesday, Oct. 29) from 7:00-10:00 pm.  Tickets are sold for $3.  Costumes are encouraged!
- Thursday, Oct. 30 is an MCK "orange and black" spirit day!
- The annual MC Knoll Halloween parade will be on Friday, Oct. 31 starting at about 1:00 pm.  Thereafter, students are welcome to bring some "healthful/tasteful snacks" for a grade 7 Halloween celebration. YAHOO!
If you are interested in ordering from the Scholastic Book Order, please return the form and fees by Friday, Nov. 7.

Homework:

LA - Before/During/After Reading Questions (OVERDUE)
Art - Halloween Sketch (Thursday, Oct. 30)
Music - Firebird Suite CD Cover (Thursday, Oct. 30)
Music - Fantasia Unit Test (Thursday, Oct. 30)
LA - Sandwich Book Report (Wednesday, Nov. 5)

Art - Term 1 Sketchbook (x6) (Friday, Nov. 7)
Health - Healthy Eating Goal (Ongoing: 1-4 weeks)

* The following people have OVERDUE work:
- CP            

Monday, October 27, 2014

Classroom News - Oct. 27

Happy Monday!

There will be two presenters in our building tomorrow (Tuesday, Oct. 28) - "Speed Control" and "WE Act".  

Reminders:
- Our Gr. 7 classes at MC Knoll will be doing some "pumpkin carving" on Wednesday, Oct. 29 as part of Yorkton's 1st-ever JC Beach Pumpkin Walk.  Be sure to bring all the necessary pumpkin carving items.
- MC Knoll picture retakes are scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 29.
- As well, the Gr. 6-8 Halloween Dance is scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 29 from 7:00-10:00 pm.  Tickets are sold for $3.  Costumes are encouraged!
- Thursday, Oct. 30 is an MCK "orange and black" spirit day!
- The annual MC Knoll Halloween parade will be on Friday, Oct. 31 starting at about 1:00 pm.  Thereafter, students are welcome to bring some "healthful/tasteful snacks" for a grade 7 Halloween celebration. YAHOO!
If you are interested in ordering from the Scholastic Book Order, please return the form and fees by Friday, Nov. 7.

Homework:

LA - Before/During/After Reading Questions (OVERDUE)
Math - Percent Pre-Test (Tuesday, Oct. 28)
Art - Halloween Sketch (Thursday, Oct. 30)
LA - Sandwich Book Report (Wednesday, Nov. 5)

Art - Term 1 Sketchbook (x6) (Friday, Nov. 7)
Health - Healthy Eating Goal (Ongoing: 1-4 weeks)

* The following people have OVERDUE work:
- CP            

Friday, October 24, 2014

Classroom News - Oct. 24

Ask your son/daughter about today's Adventure Ed. class - "Fitness Stunts".

Thanks to everyone who brought baking to the bake sale today.  It was delicious!

Check with your son/daughter about how well they did on their Decimals Math Test.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Reminders:

- There will be two presenters in our building on Tuesday, Oct. 28 - "Speed Control" and "WE Act".

- MC Knoll picture retakes are scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 29.
- As well, the Gr. 6-8 Halloween Dance is scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 29 from 7:00-10:00 pm.
- The annual MC Knoll Halloween parade will be on Friday, Oct. 31 starting at about 1:00 pm.  Thereafter, students are welcome to bring some "healthful/tasteful snacks" for a grade 7 Halloween celebration. YAHOO!
If you are interested in ordering from the Scholastic Book Order, please return the form and fees by Friday, Nov. 7.

Homework:

LA - Before/During/After Reading Questions (Monday, Oct. 27)
Social - Lat/Longitude Assignment (Monday, Oct. 27)
Art - Halloween Sketch (Thursday, Oct. 30)
LA - Sandwich Book Report (Wednesday, Nov. 5)

Health - Healthy Eating Goal (Ongoing: 1-4 weeks)

* The following people have OVERDUE work:
- CP            

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Classroom News - Oct. 23

The MC Knoll "family dance" is scheduled for tonight from 6:00 - 7:30 pm.  Come on out and show off your sweet dance moves!

Reminders:

Our grade 7's will be in charge of providing baking for tomorrow's (Friday, Oct. 24) "bake sale".  
- Adventure Ed. has been moved to tomorrow (Friday, Oct. 24).  Students will need their regular indoor gym clothes.
If you are interested in ordering from the Scholastic Book Order, please return the form and fees by Friday, Nov. 7.

Homework:

Math - Decimals Unit Test (Friday, Oct. 24)
Phys. Ed. - "Rules" Term 1 Assignment (Friday, Oct. 24)
LA - Before/During/After Reading Questions (Monday, Oct. 27)
Social - Lat/Longitude Assignment (Monday, Oct. 27)
Art - Halloween Sketch (Thursday, Oct. 30)
LA - Sandwich Book Report (Wednesday, Nov. 5)

Health - Healthy Eating Goal (Ongoing: 1-4 weeks)

* The following people have OVERDUE work:
- CP            

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Classroom News - Oct. 22

Ask your son/daughter about the SAYCW Health survey they completed today.

The last day of the MC Knoll book fair is tomorrow (Thursday, Oct. 23).  

Reminders:
Also, if you are interested in joining the MC Knoll Chess Club, please sign and return the permission form and $5 fee by tomorrow (Thursday, Oct. 23).  Items were sent home yesterday.
- There will be an MC Knoll "family dance" tomorrow (Thursday, Oct. 23) from 6:00 - 7:30 pm.  Come on out and show of your sweet dance moves!
Our grade 7's will be in charge of providing baking for the Friday, Oct. 24 "bake sale".  

- Adventure Ed. has been moved to Friday, Oct. 24.  Students will need their regular indoor gym clothes.
If you are interested in ordering from the Scholastic Book Order, please return the form and fees by Friday, Nov. 7.

Homework:

LA - Before/During Reading Questions (OVERDUE)
Social - Lat/Longitude Country Assignment (OVERDUE)
Math - Decimal Order of Operations (Thursday, Oct. 23)
Phys. Ed. - "Rules" Term 1 Assignment (Friday, Oct. 24)

Math - Decimals Unit Test (Friday, Oct. 24)
Art - Halloween Sketch (Thursday, Oct. 30)
LA - Sandwich Book Report (Wednesday, Nov. 5)

Health - Healthy Eating Goal (Ongoing: 1-4 weeks)

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