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The Edmund Fitzgerald

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We have listened to the song by Gordon Lightfoot, we have studied the lyrics, we have watched the documentary, 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 how the Edmund Fitzgerald may have sank.

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! 

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TD Tree Days

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This week we had an awesome opportunity to go to Mount McKay and plant trees as part of TD Tree Days. We all received a T-shirt, lunch, hot chocolate, and lots of trees to plant. Thanks to TD for letting us participate in this activity!

Check out the video below that shows our adventure.

 

 

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.

Unfortunately, child labour is real. Read our letters to find out what it is and what you can do.

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Many of the products we buy everyday are made by a child who is forced to work. Especially our shoes. As a class we have discussed the issues of child labour  and the countries that allow it. Below  contribute your letter to the editor explaining your viewpoint on the topic. Remember to include not only your arguments, but also the evidence to back them up.

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Paddle to the Sea

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I finally got a video copy of our drama project Paddle to the Sea that we performed at the Community Auditorium. Thanks to Lila for all the work she put into this awesome production. Enjoy the video!

 

Voices in the Park and Point of View

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We have spent a great deal of time looking at Anthony Browne’s book Voices in the Park this week. Our biggest learning was about point of view and perspective. We saw how one event can look so different to each individual. We learned that it is important to think of another’s perspective in order to better understand their actions and thinking. As a concluding activity I would like us to answer at least one or as many of the questions below to get you to express your opinion and ideas in writing.

 

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1. Whose point of view is missing from this book? What would their point of view be like for this event in the park? Use information from the text and your own ideas to support your thinking.

2. Explain why the perspectives of the four characters is so different for this event. What may be behind the different points of view? Use information from the text and your own ideas to support your thinking.

3. Which character are you most like and why? Use examples from the text and your own ideas to support your thinking.

4. How do the illustrations help show the point of view of each character? Use examples from the text and your own ideas to support your thinking.

5. What do you think is the symbolism or meaning of all the hats in Charles’s voice? Why are all the clouds, a tree, and the lamp posts all shaped like his mother’s hat? Use information from the text and your own ideas to support your thinking.

Checkout our Recounts of Kingfisher!

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Students have posted recounts of what they thought were their most exciting experiences while at Kingfisher Outdoor Education Centre.

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