St. James Teachers Celebrate After the Bell

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Ever wonder what happens after the bell on the final day of school? Well, check this link out below!



Child Labour and Our Shoes

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Many of the products we buy everyday are made by a child who is forced to work. Especially our shoes. We have discussed the issues of child labour in class and the countries that allow it. Below I would like you to contribute your thoughts about child labour, your choice of shoes, and how you might choose your shoes in the future.


You’re Listening to the Polar Bear on LU Radio!

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Below I have posted the 1 hour radio program we created as a class in conjunction with LU radio. The students selected topics, researched, then conducted numerous interviews to produce an outstanding program. Please take the time to listen to our show!

Lu radio

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?