The Wretched Stone

Posted: April 1, 2019 in Uncategorized

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. 

Many of the music videos produced today and watched by kids are not appropriate. The values they contain are often very negative. They focus on unrealistic and negative messages, however, we do live in a free country that is based on freedom of expression! So what do you think, should music videos be censored? Should we be sheltering our youth from these negative influences? Or, should we allow freedom of expression and the right to view this inappropriate content?

Thinking about the video we just watched in class (We’re Not Going to Take It), pretend that you are an “intelligent” being from another planet which is solely learning about Earth from this one time observation. You must relate what you have learned to your commander about the human race in a short report that answers all of his questions below.

What do earthlings look like?
Where and in what do humans live in?
What standard of living do humans have?
How do earthlings earn a living?
How do they spend their free time?
What are the relationships like between man and woman?
How do adults treat children?
What makes earthlings happy?
How do earthlings deal with anger and conflict?

Encounter

Posted: April 11, 2018 in Uncategorized

After reading Encounter and learning about the history surrounding this event, why do you think it’s important that we hear the boys point of view in the story? Explain your thinking using examples from the text and your own ideas.

Kingfisher Video 2018

Posted: April 3, 2018 in Uncategorized

It took some time, but here is our video recap of our class visit to Kingfisher Outdoor Centre. Thanks to all the staff for making it such a wonderful experience!

Skiing at Kingfisher

Posted: March 29, 2018 in Uncategorized

Our class just spent a 3 day residential trip at Kingfisher Outdoor Centre and had an amazing time cross country skiing. As a class we decided to write a recount based on that day.  Enjoy.

Our class has been studying the Seven Grandfather teachings and our focus this week has been on Truth. As part of this focus we looked the story of Glooskap and Maslom. These brothers, and the wolverine all lied and told the truth within the story. We learned that telling the truth isn’t always easy and can cause problems.
Students were asked to respond to this question: Why does telling the truth cause troubles at times? Describe a time when you experienced problems in telling the truth.