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



Thursday, November 20, 2014

Classroom News - Nov. 20

School pictures, for those who ordered, were handed-out today.

If there are any problems with the appointed parent-student-teacher interview times, please let the school know ASAP (a newsletter was sent home earlier this week with specific info).

  Reminders:

- Term 1 report cards will be handed-out tomorrow (Friday, Nov. 21).

- Students will once again be curling for tomorrow's (Friday, Nov. 21) Adventure Ed. class.

Homework:

Math - 4.6 Real-Life Percents (Friday, Nov. 21)
Social - "What in the World" (x2) (Monday, Nov. 24)
Art - Google Doodle (Monday, Nov. 24)
Math - Percentage Unit TEST (Monday, Nov. 24)
LA - "Every Day is Earth Day" Q's and Activities (Friday, Nov. 28)


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

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Classroom News - Nov. 19

If there are any problems with the appointed parent-student-teacher interview times, please let the school know ASAP (a newsletter was sent home yesterday with specific info).

  Reminders:

- Term 1 report cards will be handed-out on Friday, Nov. 21.

- Students will once again be curling for the Friday, Nov. 21 Adventure Ed. class.

Homework:

Math - Real Life Percents Practice (Thursday, Nov. 20)

Art - Google Doodle (Monday, Nov. 24)
Math - Percentage Unit TEST (Monday, Nov. 24)

* The following people have OVERDUE work:
- CP

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Classroom News - Nov. 18

OMG (as the students would say)!!  The flu that my family had last week apparently didn't go away when I thought it had.  Sorry for all of the days missed.  In talking to the students, it sounded like everything went well in my absence...

Good luck to all of the MC Knoll volleyball athletes at the annual city tournament.  GO KNIGHTS GO!

Two items were sent home today:
- MC Knoll basketball donation newsletter
- Student-Parent-Teacher Interview newsletter

  Reminders:

- Term 1 report cards will be handed-out on Friday, Nov. 21.

- Students will once again be curling for the Friday, Nov. 21 Adventure Ed. class.

Homework:

LA - Before, During and After Q's/Activities (OVERDUE)
Math - Calculating Percents Practice (Wednesday, Nov. 19)
Math - Percentage Unit TEST (Monday, Nov. 24)

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

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Classroom News - Nov. 13

Sorry for the "no post" yesterday - the flu found my house!?!?!?

I hope the long-weekend treated everyone well!

Sounded like the school day (especially curling) went well yesterday.

Ask your son/daughter about the Health Test, as well as the "Tell Them From Me Survey" they completed today (a newsletter was sent home today).

Lastly, it is that time of the year again for the annual "Good Taste" Fundraiser.  Information was sent home today.  Orders must be handed-in by Wednesday, Dec. 3.

Tomorrow (Friday, Nov. 14) is RIDER PRIDE Day!

  Reminders:

- As term 1 reports cards are coming, ALL upcoming and OVERDUE homework items must be handed-in by Monday, Nov. 17 - otherwise a mark of 0% may be earned.

Homework:

LA - Before, During and After Q's/Activities (Friday, Nov. 14)
Career G. - Career Poster (Monday, Nov .17)

* The following people have OVERDUE work:
- CP

Friday, November 7, 2014

Classroom News - Nov. 7

Ask your son/daughter about today's Harvest Showdown...

Also, as term 1 reports cards are coming (crazy...I know), ALL upcoming and OVERDUE homework items must be handed-in by Monday, Nov. 17 - otherwise a mark of 0% may be earned.

Have a wonderful long-weekend!

  Reminders:

- There is NO SCHOOL on Monday, Nov. 10 (school holiday) and Tuesday, Nov. 11 (Remembrance Day).  YAHOO!!!
- For the Wednesday, Nov. 12 Adventure Ed. class, we will be curling at the Gallagher Center.  If you have any gear for the activity, feel free to bring it.

Homework:

LA - Sandwich Book Report (OVERDUE)
Math - 4.3 Estimating Percents (OVERDUE)
LA - Before, During and After Q's (OVERDUE)
Art - Term 1 Sketchbook (x6) (OVERDUE)
Social - Map Notes (OVERDUE)

Health - Nutrition TEST (Thursday, Nov. 13)
Career G. - Career Poster (Monday, Nov .17)
Health - Healthy Eating Goal (Ongoing: 1-4 weeks)

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

Harvest Showdown

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Classroom News - Nov. 6

Tomorrow is a very busy day (see "reminders" below)

  Reminders:
Our school is looking for $1-$2 donations for Remembrance Day.
If you are interested in ordering from the Scholastic Book Order, please return the form and fees by tomorrow (Friday, Nov. 7).
- Gr. 7 students will be heading to the annual Harvest Showdown tomorrow (Friday, Nov. 7).  We will be leaving MC Knoll around 9:30 a.m. and returning anytime after 2:30 p.m.  Students should be prepared by bringing a lunch as well as outdoor shoes and a jacket (as some stations will have students walking outside).
- The MC Knoll Remembrance Day service is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. tomorrow (Friday, Nov. 7).  Our grade 7's will not be present as we will be at the Harvest Showdown.

- There is NO SCHOOL on Monday, Nov. 10 (school holiday) and Tuesday, Nov. 11 (Remembrance Day).  YAHOO!!!

Homework:

LA - Sandwich Book Report (OVERDUE)
Math - 4.3 Estimating Percents (Friday, Nov. 7)
LA - Before, During and After Q's (Friday, Nov. 7)
Art - Term 1 Sketchbook (x6) (Friday, Nov. 7)
Social - Map Notes (Friday, Nov. 7)

Health - Nutrition TEST (Thursday, Nov. 13)
Career G. - Career Poster (Monday, Nov .17)
Health - Healthy Eating Goal (Ongoing: 1-4 weeks)

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

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Classroom News - Nov. 5

Reminders:
Our school is looking for $1-$2 donations for Remembrance Day.
If you are interested in ordering from the Scholastic Book Order, please return the form and fees by Friday, Nov. 7.
- Gr. 7 students will be heading to the annual Harvest Showdown on Friday, Nov. 7.  We will be leaving MC Knoll around 9:30 a.m. and returning anytime after 2:30 p.m.  Students should be prepared by bringing a lunch as well as outdoor shoes and a jacket (as some stations will have students walking outside).
- The MC Knoll Remembrance Day service is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 7.  Our grade 7's will not be present as we will be at the Harvest Showdown.

Homework:

LA - Sandwich Book Report (OVERDUE)
LA - Before and During Q's (Thursday, Nov. 6)
Art - Term 1 Sketchbook (x6) (Friday, Nov. 7)
Social - Map Notes (Friday, Nov. 7)

Health - Nutrition TEST (Thursday, Nov. 13)
Career G. - Career Poster (Monday, Nov .17)
Health - Healthy Eating Goal (Ongoing: 1-4 weeks)

* The following people have OVERDUE work:
- ASB             - BJ              - KK        
- PM                - CP