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, January 26, 2015

Classroom News - Jan. 26

Happy Monday!

Thanks to everyone who got the Asessippi ski/snowboard form and fees, as well as the Subway hot lunch form and fees, in on time.  It makes everyone's job easier!

Reminders:
- Students will be (re)starting P.A.A. on Thursday, Jan. 29.  Cooking students will need a container to store their baking/cooking.  Both cooking and woodshop students should take a notebook.
- There is NO SCHOOL on Friday, Jan. 30 (school in-service).

Homework:

Career G. - Activity Booklet (OVERDUE)
Science - Volume Lab (OVERDUE)
LA - Before, During, and After Q's/Activities (OVERDUE)
Social - News Article Summary (Tuesday, Jan. 27)
Music - School of Music Recommendation (Wednesday, Jan. 28)
LA - Picture Book (Tuesday, Feb. 10)

* The following people have OVERDUE work:
- CP              - BM             - KK             
- JH              - AD              - AR               

Friday, January 23, 2015

Adventure Ed. - Billiards

Classroom News - Jan. 23

A new Career Guidance assignment was introduced today - ask your son/daughter about it...

The annual ski/snowboard Asessippi trip form and fees is OVERDUE.

Have a great (and finally warm) weekend!

Reminders:

- If interested in ordering a Subway hot lunch, the form and fees are due by Monday, Jan. 26.  The actual lunch is scheduled for Monday, Feb. 2.  YUMMY!

Homework:
Career G. - Activity Booklet (OVERDUE)
Math - Algebra Pre-Test (OVERDUE)
Science - Volume Lab (Monday, Jan. 26)
LA - Before, During, and After Q's/Activities (Monday, Jan. 26)
Social - News Article Summary (Tuesday, Jan. 27)
Music - School of Music Recommendation (Wednesday, Jan. 28)
LA - Picture Book (Tuesday, Feb. 10)

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

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Classroom News - Jan. 22

Students will need a positive attitude and a willingness to try something new for tomorrow's (Friday, Jan. 23) Adventure Ed. class!

The annual ski/snowboard Asessippi trip is coming (February 11 to be exact!).  Some information was sent home earlier this week with specific details.  Please return the form and fees by tomorrow (Friday, Jan. 23).

Reminders:
- If interested in ordering a Subway hot lunch, the form and fees are due by Monday, Jan. 26.  The actual lunch is scheduled for Monday, Feb. 2.  YUMMY!

Homework:

Career G. - Activity Booklet (Friday, Jan. 23)
Math - Algebra Pre-Test (Friday, Jan. 23)
Science - Volume Lab (Monday, Jan. 26)
LA - Before, During, and After Q's/Activities (Monday, Jan. 26)
Social - News Article Summary (Tuesday, Jan. 27)
Music - School of Music Recommendation (Wednesday, Jan. 28)
LA - Picture Book (Tuesday, Feb. 10)

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

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Classroom News - Jan. 21

Ask your son/daughter about their last PAA class.  Next week, they will be switching to either cooking or woodshop.

Also, ask your son/daughter about the integer math test.

Subway hot lunch forms were handed-out today.  If you are interested in ordering, the forms and fees are due by Monday, Jan. 26.  The actual lunch is scheduled for Monday, Feb. 2.  YUMMY!

Reminders:

- Students will need a positive attitude and a willingness to try something new for the Friday, Jan. 23 Adventure Ed. class.
The annual ski/snowboard Asessippi trip is coming (February 11 to be exact!).  Some information was sent home yesterday with specific details.  Please return the form and fees by Friday, Jan. 23.

Homework:
Career G. - Activity Booklet (Friday, Jan. 23)
Science - Volume Lab (Monday, Jan. 26)
LA - Picture Book (Tuesday, Feb. 10)

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

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Classroom News - Jan. 20

Sorry for the "no-post" yesterday - apparently it got lost in the business of the day?!?!?!

Ask your son/daughter about the interesting "dark" morning we had today.

The annual ski/snowboard Asessippi trip is coming (February 11 to be exact!).  Some information was sent home today with specific details.  Please return the form and fees by Friday, Jan. 23.

Reminders:
- Students will need a positive attitude and a willingness to try something new for the Friday, Jan. 23 Adventure Ed. class.

Homework:
Math - Integer Unit TEST (Wednesday, Jan. 21)
Career G. - Activity Booklet (Friday, Jan. 23)
LA - Picture Book (Tuesday, Feb. 10)

* The following people have OVERDUE work:
- CL               

Friday, January 16, 2015

Science Lab

Classroom News - Jan. 16

Have a wonderful weekend!

Reminders:
- The annual Curling FUNspiel is scheduled for tomorrow (Saturday, Jan. 17) at the Gallagher Center (9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.).  Come on out and watch the action!
- If you are interested in joining the MC Knoll badminton team (singles, doubles, mixed), tryouts are scheduled from Monday, Jan. 19 - Wednesday, Jan. 21 after school.

Homework:

LA - Before, During, After Q's & Activities (OVERDUE)
Art - x4 Color Wheels (regular and blending) (Monday, Jan. 19)
Math - Subtracting Integers using Number Lines (Monday, Jan. 19)
Math - Integer Unit TEST (Wednesday, Jan. 21)
LA - Picture Book (Tuesday, Feb. 10)

* The following people have OVERDUE work:
- JA               - BH               - CL