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, April 20, 2015

Classroom News - April 20

Happy Monday!

Ask your son/daughter about Jeanie Corrigal, a Metis filmmaker, who shared her heart-warming story with us today.

Reminders:

- We are hoping to do our annual Spring schoolyard clean-up on Wednesday, April 22.
- There will be another delicious bake sale on Friday, April 24.

Homework:
Music - Musician Powerpoint (OVERDUE)
LA - Reader Response #7 (placemat) (OVERDUE)
Career Guidance - Interview Activity (OVERDUE)
LA - Crime Visual Representation or Essay (Friday, May 1)

* The following people have OVERDUE work:
 - AD             - CL              - CP             - AR              - SW    

Friday, April 17, 2015

Adventure Ed. - Wrestling

Classroom News - April 17

Ask your son/daughter about today's Adventure Ed. class.  They may be a little sore this weekend!

Have a wonderful warm weekend!

The following person needs to return their report card envelope:

- AD   


Reminders:

- Jeanie Corrigal, a Metis filmmaker, will be showcasing her talents at MC Knoll on Monday, April 20.  Come on out from around 9:00 - 10:00 a.m. to enjoy the presentation.
- There will be another delicious bake sale on Friday, April 24.

Homework:
Music - Musician Powerpoint (OVERDUE)
Math - Geometry Review Assignment (OVERDUE)
Math - Geometry Definitions (OVERDUE)
Science - Saturated Solutions Lab (OVERDUE)
LA - Reader Response #7 (placemat) (Monday, April 20)
Career Guidance - Interview Activity (Monday, April 20)
LA - Crime Visual Representation or Essay (Friday, May 1)

* The following people have OVERDUE work:
 - AD             - CL              - CP             - AR              - SW    

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Classroom News - April 16

Ask your son/daughter about their participation in the "We R Silent" day.

Students will need appropriate gym clothing for tomorrow's (Friday, April 17) rescheduled Adventure Ed. class.

The following person needs to return their report card envelope:

- AD   


Reminders:
- If you are interested in ordering from the "Pita Pit" hot lunch, the form and fees are due by tomorrow (Friday, April 17).  The actual lunch is scheduled for Monday, April 27.  YUMMY!

Homework:
Music - Musician Powerpoint (OVERDUE))
Math - Geometry Review Assignment (Friday, April 17)
Math - Geometry Definitions (Friday, April 17)
Career Guidance - Interview Activity (Monday, April 20)
LA - Crime Visual Representation or Essay (Friday, May 1)

* The following people have OVERDUE work:
 - CP    

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Classroom News - April 15

MC Knoll school will be participating in the annual "We R Silent" day tomorrow (Thursday, April 16).  Students are encouraged to be silent for either half of the day or the entire day - as a way of raising awareness of children's rights.

The following person needs to return their report card envelope:

- AD   

Reminders:
- If you are interested in ordering from the "Pita Pit" hot lunch, the form and fees are due by Friday, April 17.  The actual lunch is scheduled for Monday, April 27.  YUMMY!

Homework:
Music - Musician Powerpoint (OVERDUE))
Math - Geometry Review #2 (Thursday, April 15)
Math - Geometry Definitions (Friday, April 17)
Career Guidance - Interview Activity (Monday, April 20)
LA - Crime Visual Representation or Essay (Friday, May 1)

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

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Classroom News - April 14

MC Knoll school will be participating in the annual "We R Silent" day on Thursday, April 16.  Students are encouraged to be silent for either half of the day or the entire day - as a way of raising awareness of children's rights.

The following person needs to return their report card envelope:

- AD   

Reminders:
- The "Pita Pit hot lunch" form was handed out yesterday.  If you are interested in ordering, the form and fees are due by Friday, April 17.  The actual lunch is scheduled for Monday, April 27.  YUMMY!

Homework:
Math - Geometry Review #1 (Wednesday, April 15)
Music - Musician Powerpoint (Wednesday, April 15)
Health - Conflict Skits (Wednesday, April 15)
Math - Geometry Definitions (Friday, April 17)
Career Guidance - Interview Activity (Monday, April 20)
LA - Crime Visual Representation or Essay (Friday, May 1)

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

Monday, April 13, 2015

Classroom News - April 13

Happy "day after the Easter break"!

I hope the extra-long Easter break allowed everyone to catch-up on some much-needed R&R.

As I reminded the students today, we still have a lot of school year left - so let's continue to stay focused and learn to our highest ability.

The following person needs to return their report card envelope:

- AD   

Reminders:
- The "Pita Pit hot lunch" form was handed out today.  If you are interested in ordering, the form and fees are due by Friday, April 17.  The actual lunch is scheduled for Monday, April 27.  YUMMY!

Homework:
Music - Musician Powerpoint (Wednesday, April 15)
Health - Conflict Skits (Wednesday, April 15)
Math - Geometry Definitions (Friday, April 17)
LA - Crime Visual Representation or Essay (Friday, May 1)

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

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Classroom News - March 31

Survivor is finally here...!!!

Be sure to read through the Survivor handouts, handed-out over the previous few weeks, to ensure that you know what is needed (and expected) for the event.

The following people need to return their report card envelopes:
- AD              - KM


The following people have permission to leave the school before the Survivor dance:
- AD                 - BJ                - CL               - AS

The following people have handed-in their Survivor donations:
- AD ($100)             - BJ ($30)            - PM ($30)          

- BH ($10)               - CL ($20)           - AS ($10)          
- KK ($10)               - AR ($50)           - SW ($40)

Reminders:
- There will be NO SCHOOL from Friday, April 3 until Sunday, April 12.

Homework:
Music - Musician Powerpoint (Wednesday, April 15)
LA - Crime Visual Representation or Essay (Friday, May 1)

* The following people have OVERDUE work:
- CP