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



Friday, November 28, 2014

Adventure Ed. - Volunteering at Yorkton Senior Housing

Classroom News - Nov. 28

Thanks to everyone for the great conversations over the passed couple of days at parent-teacher interviews.  I look forward to seeing improvements in term 2!

Ask your son/daughter about today's Adventure Ed. - volunteering at Yorkton Senior Housing.

Have a great weekend!

Reminders:
- The "Good Taste Fundraiser" forms and money are due by Wednesday, Dec. 3.

Homework:
LA - "Every Day is Earth Day" Q's and Activities (OVERDUE)
Social - Relationships Unit TEST (Tuesday, Dec. 2)
LA - December Writing Folder (Wednesday, Dec. 17)

* The following people have OVERDUE work:
- CP           

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Classroom News - Nov. 27

The student-parent-teacher term 1 interviews continue tonight (Thursday, Nov. 27).  Your son/daughter is strongly encouraged to attend - as it is about their learning.  I look forward to the another great evening of conversations!

Please return the report card envelopes ASAP!

Reminders:
- There is another MC Knoll bake sale tomorrow (Friday, Nov. 28).  Items are sold for $0.50 each.  YUMMY!
- Also, for tomorrow's (Friday, Nov. 28) Adventure Ed. class, students will be volunteering at "Yorkton Housing" setting up for the Xmas season.
- The "Good Taste Fundraiser" forms and money are due by Wednesday, Dec. 3.

Homework:

Math - 2.1 Comparing Fractions (Friday, Nov. 28)
LA - "Every Day is Earth Day" Q's and Activities (Friday, Nov. 28)
Social - Relationships Unit TEST (Tuesday, Dec. 2)
LA - December Writing Folder (Wednesday, Dec. 17)

* The following people have OVERDUE work
:
- CP           

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Classroom News - Nov. 26

The student-parent-teacher term 1 interviews are scheduled for today and tomorrow (Thursday, Nov. 27).  Your son/daughter is strongly encouraged to attend - as it is about their learning.  I look forward to the conversations!

Please return the report card envelopes ASAP!

Students started a new math unit today on "Fractions".  Ask them about it...


Reminders:
- There is another MC Knoll bake sale on Friday, Nov. 28.  Items are sold for $0.50 each.  YUMMY!
- Also, for the Friday, Nov. 28 Adventure Ed. class, students will be volunteering at "Yorkton Housing" setting up for the Xmas season.
- The "Good Taste Fundraiser" forms and money are due by Wednesday, Dec. 3.

Homework:

Math - Meaning of Fraction Review and Equivalent Fractions Review (Thursday, Nov. 27)
LA - "Every Day is Earth Day" Q's and Activities (Friday, Nov. 28)
Social - Relationships Unit TEST (Tuesday, Dec. 2)
LA - December Writing Folder (Wednesday, Dec. 17)

* The following people have OVERDUE work:
- CP               

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Classroom News - Nov. 25

The student-parent-teacher term 1 interviews are scheduled for tomorrow (Wednesday, Nov. 26) and Thursday, Nov. 27.  Your son/daughter is strongly encouraged to be there (as it is about their learning).  I look forward to the conversations!

Please return the report card envelopes ASAP!

A small pamphlet was handed-out today about the YRHS's "Hairspray" musical.

Reminders:

- There is another MC Knoll bake sale on Friday, Nov. 28.  Items are sold for $0.50 each.  YUMMY!
- Also, for the Friday, Nov. 28 Adventure Ed. class, students will be volunteering at "Yorkton Housing" setting up for the Xmas season.
- The "Good Taste Fundraiser" forms and money are due by Wednesday, Dec. 3.

Homework:

LA - "Every Day is Earth Day" Q's and Activities (Friday, Nov. 28)
Social - Relationships Unit TEST (Tuesday, Dec. 2)
LA - December Writing Folder (Wednesday, Dec. 17)

* The following people have OVERDUE work:
- CP             

Monday, November 24, 2014

Classroom News - Nov. 24

Happy Monday!

Please return the report card envelopes ASAP.

Ask your son/daughter about today's "percentage" math test.

Reminders:
- The student-parent-teacher term 1 interviews are scheduled for Wednesday, Nov. 26 and Thursday, Nov. 27.  Your son/daughter is strongly encouraged to be there (as it is about their learning).  
If there are any problems with the appointed interview times, please let the school know ASAP.
- There is another MC Knoll bake sale on Friday, Nov. 28.  Items are sold for $0.50 each.  YUMMY!

- Also, for the Friday, Nov. 28 Adventure Ed. class, students will be volunteering at "Yorkton Housing" setting up for the Xmas season.
- The "Good Taste Fundraiser" forms and money are due by Wednesday, Dec. 3.

Homework:

Art - Google Doodle (OVERDUE)
LA - "Every Day is Earth Day" Q's and Activities (Friday, Nov. 28)

Social - Relationships Unit TEST (Tuesday, Dec. 2)
LA - December Writing Folder (Wednesday, Dec. 17)

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

Friday, November 21, 2014