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



Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Adventure Ed. - Self-Defence

 

Classroom News - April 15

Ask your son/daughter about today's Adventure Ed. about "self-defence".

The MC Knoll "Day of Silence" is scheduled for tomorrow (Wednesday, April 16) as a way to raise awareness of those people in our world who do not have a voice in hostile countries.

Homework
Math - "Mammoth Mountain" Problem Solving (Wednesday, April 16)
Art - Classroom Grid Art (Wednesday, April 16)
Math - Problem Solving Assessment (Thursday, April 17)
ELA - Crime Essay/Visual and Poetry Anthology (Friday, May 2)

Reminders
- Any students interested in playing Yorkton Minor Football, the form and fees are due by Thursday, April 17.
- Also, we are planning on celebrating Easter with 1B by doing Easter crafts and coloring.  Students will need 2-3 "hard-boiled" eggs to participate in the festivities.
- There is NO SCHOOL from Friday, April 18 until Sunday, April 27 (Easter Break).
- If interested in ordering a 2013-2014 MC Knoll School Yearbook, please return the form and fees by Friday, May 9.

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

Monday, April 14, 2014

Classroom News - April 14

Happy Monday!

Ask your son/daughter about P.A.A. and the Health "relationships" unit test.

For tomorrow's (Tuesday, April 15) Adventure Ed. class, students will be learning about "self-defense".  It will be taught by a former teacher/RCMP officer.  If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Homework
Math - "Mammoth Mountain" Problem Solving (Tuesday, April 15)
Art - Classroom Grid Art (Wednesday, April 16)
Math - Problem Solving Assessment (Thursday, April 17)
ELA - Crime Essay/Visual and Poetry Anthology (Friday, May 2)

Reminders
- The MC Knoll "Day of Silence" is scheduled for Wednesday, April 16 as a way to raise awareness of those people in our world who do not have a voice in hostile countries.
- Any students interested in playing Yorkton Minor Football, the form and fees are due by Thursday, April 17.
- Also, we are planning on celebrating Easter with 1B by doing Easter crafts and coloring.  Students will need 2-3 "hard-boiled" eggs to participate in the festivities.
- There is NO SCHOOL from Friday, April 18 until Sunday, April 27 (Easter Break).
- If interested in ordering a 2013-2014 MC Knoll School Yearbook, please return the form and fees by Friday, May 9.

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

Friday, April 11, 2014

Classroom News - April 11

Ask your son/daughter about the Math "measurement" unit test.

For the Tuesday, April 15 Adventure Ed. class, students will be learning about "self-defense".  It will be taught by a former teacher/RCMP officer.  If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Have a great weekend!

Homework
Health - Relationships Unit TEST (Monday, April 14)
Art - Classroom Grid Art (Wednesday, April 16)
ELA - Crime Essay/Visual and Poetry Anthology (Friday, May 2)

Reminders
- The MC Knoll "Day of Silence" is scheduled for Wednesday, April 16 as a way to raise awareness of those people in our world who do not have a voice in hostile countries.
- Any students interested in playing Yorkton Minor Football, the form and fees are due by Thursday, April 17.
- There is NO SCHOOL from Friday, April 18 until Sunday, April 27 (Easter Break).
- If interested in ordering a 2013-2014 MC Knoll School Yearbook, please return the form and fees by Friday, May 9.

* The following people have OVERDUE homework:
- AB           - BG           - NR

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Classroom News - April 10

If interested in ordering a 2013-2014 MC Knoll School Yearbook, a form was sent home today.  Please return the form and fees by Friday, May 9.

Ask your son/daughter about the Science "ecosystems" unit test.

Enjoy the early dismissal.

Homework
Math - Measurement Unit TEST (Friday, April 11)
Health - Relationships Unit TEST (Monday, April 14)
Art - Classroom Grid Art (Wednesday, April 16)
ELA - Crime Essay/Visual and Poetry Anthology (Friday, May 2)

Reminders
- Any students interested in playing Yorkton Minor Football, the form and fees are due by Thursday, April 17.

* The following people have OVERDUE homework:
- AB           - BG         - NR

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Classroom News - April 9

Tonight is the last chance to come out and cheer on our young student-athletes at the basketball city championships.

Thanks to everyone who participated in PINK DAY!

Homework
Math - Area of Combined Shapes Practice (Thursday, April 10)
Science - Ecosystems Unit TEST (Thursday, April 10)
Math - Measurement Unit TEST (Friday, April 11)
Health - Relationships Unit TEST (Monday, April 14)
ELA - Crime Essay/Visual and Poetry Anthology (Friday, May 2)

Reminders
- Tomorrow (Thursday, April 10) is the next 2:30 early dismissal.
- Any students interested in playing Yorkton Minor Football, the form and fees are due by Thursday, April 17.

* The following people have OVERDUE homework:
- AB           - BG            - TL  

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Classroom News - April 8

The basketball city championships continue today.  Come out and cheer on our young student-athletes!

Tomorrow (Wednesday, April 9) is PINK DAY to raise awareness of bullying.

Homework
Math - 5.6 Area of Circles (Wednesday, April 9)
Science - Ecosystems Unit TEST (Thursday, April 10)
Math - Measurement Unit TEST (Friday, April 11)
Health - Relationships Unit TEST (Monday, April 14)
ELA - Crime Essay/Visual and Poetry Anthology (Friday, May 2)

Reminders
- Any students interested in ordering from the Scholastic book order, please return the form and fees by tomorrow (Wednesday, April 9).
- Thursday, April 10 is the next 2:30 early dismissal.

* The following people have OVERDUE homework:
- AB           - BG            - TL  

Monday, April 7, 2014