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Canadian Identity Symbols

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What does it mean to be Canadian? What do we identify ourselves with? What symbol do you think of when you think Canada? These are the questions that were posed to our class and created discussion. Read what my students think are some of  Canada’s most significant identity symbols. Feel free to agree or disagree with their thinking!

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The Wretched Stone by Chris Van Allsburg

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This great book poses more questions than it answers! The question I want you to try and answer is: What could the “Wretched Stone” be a symbol of or represent in our everyday lives? Supply evidence from the text and justify that evidence with your own ideas.

I look forward to reading your ideas. 


Letters to a Favourite Author

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Please make sure to post your letter to a favourite author here. I look forward to reading them!


The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald

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We have listened to the song by Gordon Lightfoot, we have studied the lyrics, and we have read the book by Kathy-Jo Wargin. Now is the time to respond. Choose the writing prompt that you like best and leave your response bellow for others to read and respond to. Remember, others will be reading it, so make sure you check your spelling and read it over carefully!!!

1.Explain what happened to the Edmund Fitzgerald.

2. How is the Edmund Fitzgerald and what happened to the Titanic similar or different?

3. How does the sinking of the Edmund Fitzgerald make you feel and why?

Listen to Gordon to get some inspiration! 

Are School Uniforms the Answer?

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There has been evidence pointing to the fact that uniforms lessen the socio-economic issues and create a more equal environment in schools. Many schools have adopted this practice with great success, however, many students feel it prevents their freedom of expression.

Read our expositions on this subject in this post.


Grade 6 2015 Video Yearbook

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What an amazing year! I just wanted to say how proud I am of this class and all we have accomplished this year. I truly mean it when I say, I’m going to miss you guys! Have a safe and enjoyable summer and please don’t hesitate to visit. Good Luck next year and beyond.

For a higher quality version visit this link on Youtube: 2015 Yearbook


Mr. Purdon

“When Can I See You Again” Lip Dub Video

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As a Thank You to all the teachers and staff members at St. James, my class wanted to do a music video tribute. What they came up with was a lip dub to the song When Can I see You Again by Owl City. When you watch the video look for all the signs that say thanks. We had a blast making it and ended up with two versions. This one is the Go Pro version and the other can be seen on youtube by clicking the following link.

Mr. Purdon