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, March 2, 2015

Classroom News - March 2

March...already!

Reminders:

If you are interested in your son/daughter being a part of the "Dental Sealant Program", please return the consent form ASAP.  These forms were handed-out before the break.
A short Telemiracle 39 newsletter was sent home last week.  If interested in making a donation, please return it to the school by Wednesday, March 4.
- Students will need to prepare to be outdoors for Friday, March 6 Adventure Ed. class - students will be cross-country skiing at Deer Park!

Homework:
Art - Magazine/Calendar Picture (ASAP)
Health - Changes During Adolescence (Tuesday, March 3) 
Art - Grey Scale & Interpretation (Tuesday, March 3)
Music - Produce a Record Flowchart (Tuesday, March 3)
Art - Sketchbook (x6) (Friday, March 6)
LA - Book Talk (Friday, March 13)

* The following people have OVERDUE work:
- AB              - BH            - CP                - LT          - SW

Friday, February 27, 2015

Adventure Ed. - Archery

Classroom News - Feb. 27

Ask your son/daughter about today's Adventure Ed. - archery!

Have a wonderful weekend!

Reminders:

If you are interested in your son/daughter being a part of the "Dental Sealant Program", please return the consent form ASAP.  These forms were handed-out before the break.
A short Telemiracle 39 newsletter was sent home yesterday.  If interested in making a donation, please return it to the school by Wednesday, March 4.

Homework:

Art - Magazine/Calendar Picture (ASAP)
Phys. Ed. - Term 2 Assignment (OVERDUE)
Math - 8.3 Mean (Monday, March 2)
Art - Grey Scale & Interpretation (Tuesday, March 3)
Music - Produce a Record Flowchart (Tuesday, March 3)
Art - Sketchbook (x6) (Friday, March 6)
LA - Book Talk (Friday, March 13)

* The following people have OVERDUE work:
- AB              - BH            - CP                - LT

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Classroom News - Feb. 26

A short Telemiracle 39 newsletter was sent home today.  If interested in making a donation, please return it to the school by Wednesday, March 4.

Ask your son/daughter about the new ELA unit we started this week - crime scene investigation!

Reminders:

If you are interested in your son/daughter being a part of the "Dental Sealant Program", please return the consent form ASAP.  These forms were handed-out before the break.

Homework:

Art - Magazine/Calendar Picture (ASAP)
Phys. Ed. - Term 2 Assignment (Friday, Feb. 27)
Math - 8.2 Mode and Median (Friday, Feb. 27)
Art - Grey Scale & Interpretation (Tuesday, March 3)
Music - Produce a Record Flowchart (Tuesday, March 3)
Art - Sketchbook (x6) (Friday, March 6)
LA - Book Talk (Friday, March 13)

* The following people have OVERDUE work:
- AB              - BH            - CP                - LT

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Asessippi Ski Trip

Classroom News - Feb. 25

It sounds like the Asessippi ski trip was AWESOME yesterday...

...despite some students being a little "tired" today!
Reminders:

If you are interested in your son/daughter being a part of the "Dental Sealant Program", please return the consent form ASAP.  These forms were handed-out before the break.

Homework:

Art - Magazine/Calendar Picture (ASAP)
Math - 8.1 Range (Thursday, Feb. 26)
Phys. Ed. - Term 2 Assignment (Friday, Feb. 27)
Art - Grey Scale & Interpretation (Tuesday, March 3)
Music - Produce a Record Flowchart (Tuesday, March 3)
Art - Sketchbook (x6) (Friday, March 6)
LA - Book Talk (Friday, March 13)

* The following people have OVERDUE work:
- AB              - BH            - CP                - LT

Monday, February 23, 2015

Classroom News - Feb. 23

Welcome back!

I hope everyone's break was restful and relaxing...

If you are interested in your son/daughter being a part of the "Dental Sealant Program", please return the consent form ASAP.  These forms were handed-out before the break.



As well, we started a "Puberty/Growth and Change" unit in health.  If you have any questions or concerns about this topic, please contact me.

Reminders:
The annual Asessippi Ski Trip has been rescheduled for tomorrow (Tuesday, Feb. 24).  As before, the bus is leaving at 7:30 a.m. and should return before 5:00 p.m.  Prepare for an entire day of wonderful winter weather!

Homework:

Art - Magazine/Calendar Picture (ASAP)
Phys. Ed. - Term 2 Assignment (Friday, Feb. 27)
Art - Grey Scale & Interpretation (Tuesday, March 3)
Art - Sketchbook (x6) (Friday, March 6)
LA - Book Talk (Friday, March 13)

* The following people have OVERDUE work:
- AB              - BH            - CP                - LT

Friday, February 13, 2015

Classroom News - Feb. 13

Great job to everyone who participated in this week's "Spirit Activities"!

If you are interested in your son/daughter being a part of the "Dental Sealant Program", please return the consent form ASAP.

The February Break runs from Feb. 14 - Feb. 22.  School resumes on Monday, Feb. 23 (Day 3).

Have  a wonderful break!

Reminders:
The annual Asessippi Ski Trip has been rescheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 24.

Homework:

- NO HOMEWORK!  YAHOO!

* The following people have OVERDUE work:
- AB              - BH           - CP                - LT