Awesome is…..

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In class we have been reading excerpts from The Book of Awesome, by Neil Pasricha, to help us learn how to write more descriptively. Like Joseph Conrad said in 1897, ” The power of written word is to make you hear, to make you feel…. it is above all else, to make you see.”

The following post is dedicated to all things Awesome. Please leave your awesome paragraphs here and feel free to comment on the comments left! Remember, if you can think of a positive suggestion to improve a piece, please tell the author kindly.


Mandatory Purchasing of Textbooks

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Starting in September 2014, Mrs. Poulin has decided that all junior students will be responsible for purchasing their own textbooks. (fictional statement)

Write a letter to Mrs. Poulin supporting or opposing this action.



Procedures- Our Favourite Meals, Lunches, and Snacks

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We have decided to post some of our favourite meals, sandwiches, lunches, and snacks for your perusal. We have included them in procedural form, so you can duplicate them at home. 


mmmmmmmmmm...... good
mmmmmmmmmm…… good

Darius Goes West Responses

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“I’m gonna live my life till I can’t live it no more.” 

Darius Weems

Darius Goes West was a very enlightening documentary about Muscular Dystrophy geared for young people. Today, I would like you to respond to some of my prompts listed below to this film. I want you to express your thoughts, feelings, and ideas from this documentary.

darius Click on the image to get to the Darius Goes West website.

What was the message of this film?

What did you learn?

How did you feel after watching this?

What was your favourite part or moment? Why?

What did you think of MTV’s decision not to participate in his dream of “Pimp my Wheelchair”?

What did Darius teach you about yourself?

Olympic Sport Reports – Free Style Moguls

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Please post your report on Moguls here when you are ready. Also, please take the time to complete the poll.



Kingfisher News Reports

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Extra, Extra, Read All About It,

The Grade 5/6 Class Went To Kingfisher!!!!!

Please read the news reports about our trip to Kingfisher Lake.


Movie Reviews

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Have you seen a good movie lately? Maybe a bad one?

Please write your review here at any time. Don’t forget to include the name of the movie!

Remember that movie reviews should have the following:

1. Title

2. Indication of type of film you are reviewing ( horror, action, western etc.)

3. A very brief summarry of storyline, identifying the main conflict, setting, and
giving an assessment of the film in terms of its strenghts and weaknesses.

4. Mention the theme of the film, central idea, lesson or point film attempts to

5.Give an opinion!

6. Include lead actors names (but don’t just list), and critique their performance
(are they believable?).

7. Discuss how the director used special effects and how they helped or hindered the movie.

8. Overall rating and why.

Looking forward to reading them.