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, February 5, 2016

Adventure Ed. - Cross-Country Skiing

Classroom News - Feb. 5

Ask your son/daughter about today's Adventure Ed. - Cross-Country Skiing!

Have a wonderful weekend!

Homework:

Health - Friendship Activity (OVERDUE)
Math - Type I Algebra (Monday, Feb. 8)
ELA - Small Group #2 (Monday, Feb. 8)
ELA - Book Talk (Monday, Feb. 8)
Math - Algebra TEST (Wednesday, Feb. 10)
ELA - Picture Book (Friday, Feb. 26)

Reminders:

- We are having a "Hat and Gum" Day on Wednesday, Feb. 10.  We are asking students donate $2 for each activity (ie: $2 for hat and another $2 for chewing gum).  All proceeds will be given to Telemiracle 40!
- The annual Asessippi Ski Trip is scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 11.  The bus is leaving MC Knoll at 7:30 a.m. and will return around 4:30-5:00 p.m.  Students are encouraged to bring a bag lunch or money to buy a lunch.  Obviously, dress for being outdoors.
- There will be a "Battle of the Genders" basketball game on Friday, Feb. 12 (2:15 start).  The MC Knoll boys team will be challenging the YRHS junior girls team.
- Friday, Feb. 12 is also Pink/Red Day!

* The following people have OVERDUE work:       
- KB               - JC               - SC            - TK                - TR         

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Classroom News - Feb. 4

Great job to all of the MC Knoll badminton players yesterday at the annual City Tournament.  You made MCK proud!

Starting immediately, I will need permission forms signed weekly for the Adventure Ed. activities we enjoy.  For tomorrow's (Friday, Feb. 5) activity, students will need appropriate outdoor clothing - as we will be cross-country skiing at Deer Park!  Please sign and return the Adventure Ed. Permission Form. 

Homework:

Health - Friendship Activity (OVERDUE)
Math - 6.2 Balance Scales (Friday, Feb. 6)
ELA - Small Group #2 (Monday, Feb. 8)
ELA - Book Talk (Monday, Feb. 8)
ELA - Picture Book (Friday, Feb. 26)

Reminders:

- Tomorrow (Friday, Feb. 5) will be another delicious MC Knoll bake sale ($0.50/item)!

* The following people have OVERDUE work:       

- KB               - TK               - BMc             - TR         

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Classroom News - Feb. 3

The annual Badminton City Tournament is scheduled for tonight.  Come on out and cheer on our MC Knoll Badminton Team!

Starting immediately, I will need permission forms signed weekly for the Adventure Ed. activities we enjoy.  For the Friday, Feb. 5 activity, students will need appropriate outdoor clothing - as we will be cross-country skiing at Deer Park!  Please sign and return the Adventure Ed. Permission Form. 

Homework:

Math - 6.1 Algebra (OVERDUE)
Health - Friendship Activity (OVERDUE)
Science - Mechanical Mixtures Questions (OVERDUE)
Math - Algebra (Balance Scales) (Thursday, Feb. 4)
ELA - Small Group #2 (Monday, Feb. 8)
ELA - Book Talk (Monday, Feb. 8)
ELA - Picture Book (Friday, Feb. 26)

Reminders:

- Friday, Feb. 5 will be another delicious MC Knoll bake sale ($0.50/item)!

* The following people have OVERDUE work:       

- KB               - TK               - BMc             - TR         

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Classroom News - Feb. 2

Happy "Groundhog Day"!


Starting immediately, I will need permission forms signed weekly for the Adventure Ed. activities we enjoy.  For the Friday, Feb. 5 activity, students will need appropriate outdoor clothing - as we will be cross-country skiing at Deer Park!  Please sign and return the Adventure Ed. Permission Form. 

Homework:

ELA - Small Group Reading #1 (OVERDUE)
Math - 6.1 Algebra (Wednesday. Feb. 3)
Health - Friendship Activity (Wednesday, Feb. 3)
Science - Mechanical Mixtures Questions (Wednesday, Feb. 3)
ELA - Book Talk (Monday, Feb. 8)
ELA - Picture Book (Friday, Feb. 26)

Reminders:

- The "Dental Sealant Program" forms are now OVERDUE!
- The annual Badminton City Tournament is scheduled for tomorrow (Wednesday, Feb. 3).  Come on out and cheer on our MC Knoll Badminton Team!
- Friday, Feb. 5 will be another delicious MC Knoll bake sale ($0.50/item)!

* The following people have OVERDUE work:       

- KB              - JC               - CL            - TK              
- BMc           - TR               - KS            - KT

Monday, February 1, 2016

Classroom News - Feb. 1

I hope everyone had a wonderful (long) weekend!

WOW - February already!

The February "City of Yorkton" Newsletter was sent home today...

Also, starting immediately, I will need weekly permission forms for the Adventure Ed. activities.  Please sign and return the Adventure Ed. Permission Form.  For the Friday, Feb. 5 activity, students will need appropriate outdoor clothing - as we will be cross-country skiing at Deer Park!

Homework:

Art - Color Interpretation (OVERDUE)
Math - 1.3 Algebraic Expressions (OVERDUE)
ELA - Small Group Reading #1 (OVERDUE)

Math - Algebra Practice (Tuesday, Feb. 1)
Health - Friendship Activity (Wednesday, Feb. 3)
ELA - Book Talk (Monday, Feb. 8)
ELA - Picture Book (Friday, Feb. 26)

Reminders:

- The "Dental Sealant Program" forms are now OVERDUE!
- The annual Badminton City Tournament is scheduled for Wednesday, Feb. 3.  Come on out and cheer on our MC Knoll Badminton Team!
- Friday, Feb. 5 will be another delicious MC Knoll bake sale ($0.50/item)!

* The following people have OVERDUE work:       

- TK              - BMc           - TR              - KH
- CL              - KS               - JC

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Classroom News - Jan. 28

The "Family Book Trivia" is due by Monday, Feb. 1 (for those students interested in winning an awesome prize!).

Have a wonderful long-weekend - as there will be NO SCHOOL tomorrow (Friday, Jan. 29) due to a school in-service day.

Homework:

Art - Color Interpretation (OVERDUE)
Math - 1.3 Algebraic Expressions (Monday, Feb. 1)
ELA - Small Group Reading #1 (Monday, Feb. 1)
ELA - Book Talk (Monday, Feb. 8)

ELA - Picture Book (Friday, Feb. 26)

Reminders:

- The "Dental Sealant Program" forms are now OVERDUE!
- The annual Badminton City Tournament is scheduled for Wednesday, Feb. 3.  Come on out and cheer on our MC Knoll Badminton Team!

* The following people have OVERDUE work:       

- TK              - BMc           - TR              - KH
- CL              - KS               - JT               - JC

Wednesday, January 27, 2016