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, October 17, 2014

Classroom News - Oct. 17

Our grade 7's will be in charge of providing baking for the Friday, Oct. 24 "bake sale".  Some information was sent home today about it.

Also, some information was sent home about "Education Week" (Oct. 20-24).    

If you are interested in ordering from the Scholastic Book Order, please return the form and fees by Friday, Nov. 7.

Have a wonderful weekend! 

Reminders:

- The annual MC Knoll book fair is scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 21 until Thursday, Oct. 23.  Our grade 7 class will be heading down to the book fair on Tuesday, Oct. 21 during the 10:00-10:30 period.  Bring some $$$!
- If you are interested in ordering a beautiful picture of your son/daughter, please return the "Picture Order" form and fees by Wednesday, Oct. 22.
- There will be an MC Knoll "family dance" on Thursday, Oct. 23 from 6:00 - 7:30 pm.  Come on out and show of your sweet dance moves!

Homework:
Art - Caricatures (OVERDUE)
Math - 3.6 and 3.7 Division Worksheet (Monday, Oct. 20)
Math - Decimals Quiz (Monday, Oct. 20)
Social - Lat/Longitude Country Assignment (Wednesday, Oct. 22)
LA - Sandwich Book Report (Wednesday, Nov. 5)
Health - Healthy Eating Goal (Ongoing: 1-4 weeks)

* The following people have OVERDUE work:
- ASB           - JA                - KK             - PM            
- BM             - CP               - JO

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Classroom News - Oct. 16

Thanks to everyone who donated to the "Drive Away Hunger" program.  

Reminders:

- If you are interested in ordering a beautiful picture of your son/daughter, please return the "Picture Order" form and fees by Wednesday, Oct. 22.

Homework:

Health - Healthy Eating Goal (Ongoing: 1-4 weeks)
Art - Caricatures (Friday, Oct. 17)
LA - Sandwich Book Report (Wednesday, Nov. 5)

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

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Adventure Ed. - Nature Trail and Biking

Classroom News - Oct. 15

I hope everyone is feeling great after a busy weekend full of turkey and stuffing!

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

Reminders:

We are looking for any non-perishable food items as part of our annual "Drive Away Hunger" program.  Please bring any food items before tomorrow (Thursday, Oct. 16).
- If you are interested in ordering a beautiful picture of your son/daughter, please return the "Picture Order" form and fees by Wednesday, Oct. 22.

Homework:

Math - 3.3/3.4 Multiplication of Decimals (OVERDUE)
LA - Before, During, After Q's and Activities (OVERDUE)
Science - Living, Non-Living, Dead Worksheet (Thursday, Oct. 16)

Art - Caricatures (Friday, Oct. 17)
LA - Sandwich Book Report (Wednesday, Nov. 5)

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

Friday, October 10, 2014

Classroom News - Oct. 10

Ask your son/daughter about the "celebratory" assembly. 

There is NO SCHOOL Monday, Oct. 13 (Thanksgiving) and Tuesday, Oct. 14 (School PD). YAHOO!

For the Wednesday, Oct. 15 Adventure Ed. class, students will once again need their bike and helmet.

Have a wonderful long-weekend!

Reminders:

We are looking for any non-perishable food items as part of our annual "Drive Away Hunger" program.  Please bring any food items before Thursday, Oct. 16.
- If you are interested in ordering a beautiful picture of your son/daughter, please return the
"Picture Order" form and fees by Wednesday, Oct. 22.


Homework:

Math - 3.3/3.4 Multiplication of Decimals (Wednesday, Oct. 15)
LA - Before, During, After Q's and Activities (Wednesday, Oct. 15)
Science - Living, Non-Living, Dead Worksheet (Thursday, Oct. 16)

Art - Caricatures (Friday, Oct. 17)

* The following people have OVERDUE work:
- ASB            - KK              - PM           - KM
- JO                - CP              - AS

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Classroom News - Oct. 9

"Cheese"! School pictures were handed out today.  If you are interested in ordering a beautiful picture of your son/daughter, please return the form and fees by Wednesday, Oct. 22.

Reminders:

- There will be a "celebratory" assembly tomorrow (Friday, Oct. 10) as our school successfully met our fundraising goal for the Terry Fox Walk.
- There is NO SCHOOL Monday, Oct. 13 (Thanksgiving) and Tuesday, Oct. 14 (School PD). YAHOO!
- For the Wednesday, Oct. 15 Adventure Ed. class, students will once again need their bike and helmet.
We are looking for any non-perishable food items as part of our annual "Drive Away Hunger" program.  Please bring any food items before Thursday, Oct. 16.

Homework:

LA - Writing Folder Design (with magazines) (OVERDUE)
Social - Coordinate Map Booklet (OVERDUE)
Science - Basic Needs Sketch (OVERDUE)
Science - Living, Non-Living, Dead Worksheet (Thursday, Oct. 16)

* The following people have OVERDUE work:
- ASB           - AD             - BJ             - KK        - PM
- KM             - JO              - CP             - AS

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Classroom News - Oct. 8

Students completed the "Reading Assessment District" (RAD) assessment today for ELA.

Reminders:

- There will be a "celebratory" assembly on Friday, Oct. 10 as our school successfully met our fundraising goal for the Terry Fox Walk.
We are looking for any non-perishable food items as part of our annual "Drive Away Hunger" program.  Please bring any food items before Thursday, Oct. 16.

Homework:

Science - Schoolyard Lab (OVERDUE)
LA - Writing Folder Design (with magazines) (OVERDUE)

Social - Coordinate Map Booklet (OVERDUE)
Math - Basic Multiplication Practice (Thursday, Oct. 9)
Science - Basic Needs Sketch (Thursday, Oct. 9)

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

Tuesday, October 7, 2014