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 24, 2014

Classroom News - Oct. 24

Ask your son/daughter about today's Adventure Ed. class - "Fitness Stunts".

Thanks to everyone who brought baking to the bake sale today.  It was delicious!

Check with your son/daughter about how well they did on their Decimals Math Test.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Reminders:

- There will be two presenters in our building on Tuesday, Oct. 28 - "Speed Control" and "WE Act".

- MC Knoll picture retakes are scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 29.
- As well, the Gr. 6-8 Halloween Dance is scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 29 from 7:00-10:00 pm.
- The annual MC Knoll Halloween parade will be on Friday, Oct. 31 starting at about 1:00 pm.  Thereafter, students are welcome to bring some "healthful/tasteful snacks" for a grade 7 Halloween celebration. YAHOO!
If you are interested in ordering from the Scholastic Book Order, please return the form and fees by Friday, Nov. 7.

Homework:

LA - Before/During/After Reading Questions (Monday, Oct. 27)
Social - Lat/Longitude Assignment (Monday, Oct. 27)
Art - Halloween Sketch (Thursday, Oct. 30)
LA - Sandwich Book Report (Wednesday, Nov. 5)

Health - Healthy Eating Goal (Ongoing: 1-4 weeks)

* The following people have OVERDUE work:
- CP            

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Classroom News - Oct. 23

The MC Knoll "family dance" is scheduled for tonight from 6:00 - 7:30 pm.  Come on out and show off your sweet dance moves!

Reminders:

Our grade 7's will be in charge of providing baking for tomorrow's (Friday, Oct. 24) "bake sale".  
- Adventure Ed. has been moved to tomorrow (Friday, Oct. 24).  Students will need their regular indoor gym clothes.
If you are interested in ordering from the Scholastic Book Order, please return the form and fees by Friday, Nov. 7.

Homework:

Math - Decimals Unit Test (Friday, Oct. 24)
Phys. Ed. - "Rules" Term 1 Assignment (Friday, Oct. 24)
LA - Before/During/After Reading Questions (Monday, Oct. 27)
Social - Lat/Longitude Assignment (Monday, Oct. 27)
Art - Halloween Sketch (Thursday, Oct. 30)
LA - Sandwich Book Report (Wednesday, Nov. 5)

Health - Healthy Eating Goal (Ongoing: 1-4 weeks)

* The following people have OVERDUE work:
- CP            

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Classroom News - Oct. 22

Ask your son/daughter about the SAYCW Health survey they completed today.

The last day of the MC Knoll book fair is tomorrow (Thursday, Oct. 23).  

Reminders:
Also, if you are interested in joining the MC Knoll Chess Club, please sign and return the permission form and $5 fee by tomorrow (Thursday, Oct. 23).  Items were sent home yesterday.
- There will be an MC Knoll "family dance" tomorrow (Thursday, Oct. 23) from 6:00 - 7:30 pm.  Come on out and show of your sweet dance moves!
Our grade 7's will be in charge of providing baking for the Friday, Oct. 24 "bake sale".  

- Adventure Ed. has been moved to Friday, Oct. 24.  Students will need their regular indoor gym clothes.
If you are interested in ordering from the Scholastic Book Order, please return the form and fees by Friday, Nov. 7.

Homework:

LA - Before/During Reading Questions (OVERDUE)
Social - Lat/Longitude Country Assignment (OVERDUE)
Math - Decimal Order of Operations (Thursday, Oct. 23)
Phys. Ed. - "Rules" Term 1 Assignment (Friday, Oct. 24)

Math - Decimals Unit Test (Friday, Oct. 24)
Art - Halloween Sketch (Thursday, Oct. 30)
LA - Sandwich Book Report (Wednesday, Nov. 5)

Health - Healthy Eating Goal (Ongoing: 1-4 weeks)

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

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Classroom News - Oct. 21

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

Also, if you are interested in joining the MC Knoll Chess Club, please sign and return the permission form and $5 fee by Thursday, Oct. 23.  Items were sent home today.

Reminders:

- The annual MC Knoll book fair continues until Thursday, Oct. 23.  
- 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!
Our grade 7's will be in charge of providing baking for the Friday, Oct. 24 "bake sale".  
If you are interested in ordering from the Scholastic Book Order, please return the form and fees by Friday, Nov. 7.

Homework:

LA - Before/During Reading Questions (Wednesday, Oct. 22)
Math - Order of Operations Practice (Wednesday, Oct. 22)
Social - Lat/Longitude Country Assignment (Wednesday, Oct. 22)
Phys. Ed. - "Rules" Term 1 Assignment (Friday, Oct. 24)

Math - Decimals Unit Test (Friday, Oct. 24)
Art - Halloween Sketch (Thursday, Oct. 30)
LA - Sandwich Book Report (Wednesday, Nov. 5)

Health - Healthy Eating Goal (Ongoing: 1-4 weeks)

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

Monday, October 20, 2014

Classroom News - Oct. 20

Happy Monday!

Ask your son/daughter about the math "decimals" quiz.

Our grade 7 class will be heading down to the book fair tomorrow (Tuesday, Oct. 21) during the 10:00-10:30 period.  Bring some $$$!

Reminders:
- The annual MC Knoll book fair is scheduled for tomorrow (Tuesday, Oct. 21) and will run until Thursday, Oct. 23.  
- 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!
Our grade 7's will be in charge of providing baking for the Friday, Oct. 24 "bake sale".  
If you are interested in ordering from the Scholastic Book Order, please return the form and fees by Friday, Nov. 7.

Homework:

Art - Caricatures (OVERDUE)
Math - 3.6 and 3.7 Division Worksheet (OVERDUE)
Social - Lat/Longitude Country Assignment (Wednesday, Oct. 22)
Phys. Ed. - "Rules" Term 1 Assignment (Friday, Oct. 24)
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

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