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    Tom said:
    January 7, 2011 at 12:13 pm

    5/6 class to Kingfisher

    By: Tom Colquhoun

    On February 23rd to the 25th Mr. Purdon’s 5/6 class is going to Kingfisher Outdoor Center to learn about nature.

    Some students are very enthusiastic but others not so much. Derrick Kraft says, “I’m not too excited about Kingfisher because I don’t think were going based on the amount of people not bringing in their homework but if we do go, it’s a miracle.” Atmn Patel says “I’m so excited about Kingfisher!”

    Will the class go to Kingfisher? Or will they stay at School? Our sources are still trying to find out.

    Allana said:
    January 7, 2011 at 12:17 pm

    Mr. Purdon’s Class is going to Kingfisher

    By Allana Limer

    The students in Mr. Purdon’s grade 5/6 class are going to kingfisher on Feb. 23 to feb.25 to learn about nature and responsibility.

    Katie a student in the class states “feels good about going to kingfisher because fun and interesting” .
    Rose a student in the class has a states that she likes the snow out there and happy to cook and happy to get away from here baby brother Jackson. And Aliea says “it sounds very cool and fun.”

    So it sounds like this class of Mr. Purdon is going to have fun and have lots to do and out at kingfisher they are going to cook play in the snow and get away from brothers and sisters. That what is happening in Mr. Purdon’s gr. 5/6 class?

    Derrick said:
    January 7, 2011 at 12:17 pm

    5 months left? Oh no!

    Derrick Kraft

    The students in Mr. Purdon’s class are getting antsy to get out of school. They are not happy with the fact that they will be in school for another 5 months.
    Nathan, a student in the class, has this to say: “It’s not very fun, there’s lots of work and I wish there were more breaks.” While some say its bad, the teacher has taken it in a whole other perspective: “ I feel like we need more time, five moths is not long enough to prepare for EQAO. This is the longest stretch, and so, when march break comes, it will be all that sweeter.”
    In five months anything can happen. And so, what will the result be?

    atmn said:
    January 7, 2011 at 12:18 pm

    5/6 Class Making Newspaper Articles
    By: Atmn Patel
    On January, 6-7 2011 the students in Mr. Purdon’s class are currently making a newspaper articles. Mr. Purdon’s class has had two days to write and edit their own article.

    One amongst the many students in Mr. Purdon’s class says “I think that writing a newspaper article is interesting” – Malcolm, another says “Writing a newspaper article is cool, but it is hard to pick a subject. It might actually be fun.” – Dawson. I agree with both of them, but I didn’t really understand the purpose of doing this. When I asked Mr. Purdon my question he said “My class is going to make a newspaper articles so they can simply learn how to write consciously, and there is an EQAO question on newspapers.”

    We will soon finish making our articles and post them up on our blog (npurdon.wordpress.com).

      Derrick said:
      January 9, 2011 at 9:46 pm

      Oh no! EQAO!

    Dawson said:
    January 7, 2011 at 12:21 pm

    The Blog

    The students in Mr. Purdons 5/6 class at st. James have a blog. This was created so they can post their work as well let the other students and Mr. Purdon see what they did and comment on it.

    Mr. Purdon and other kids have been doing this for about 2 years have been posting work on the blog. This is what the some of the kids had to say.
    Tom says “ I think that the blog is a good way for the students to look at other kids work.” And Gemma thinks “It is a good way to communicate with the teachers, and I think it is just a good idea”.

    To sume it all up the blog is for posting work and communicating.

    Rose said:
    January 7, 2011 at 12:50 pm

    King fisher
    On Feb 23-25, 2011 Mr. Purdon’s class is going to King Fisher for 3 days to learn about the wilderness.

    One of the students says “I feel very excited that we are going to King Fisher to sleepover for 2 nights!” Another student says “I feel really excited about going to King Fisher so we can learn about the wilderness and other stuff like survival.”

    In years to come other students will remember these students and say Wow survived the wilderness!

    Some students may not go because there either not listening or not finishing there work. Everyone is very happy that Mr. Purdon may let them go to King Fisher.
    By: Rose Harrison

      Rose said:
      January 7, 2011 at 12:53 pm

      By:Rose Harrison
      King Fisher
      On Feb 23-25, 2011 Mr. Purdon’s class is going to King Fisher for 3 days to learn about the wilderness.

      One of the students says “I feel very excited that we are going to King Fisher to sleepover for 2 nights!” Another student says “I feel really excited about going to King Fisher so we can learn about the wilderness and other stuff like survival.”

      In years to come other students will remember these students and say Wow survived the wilderness!

      Some students may not go because there either not listening or not finishing there work. Everyone is very happy that Mr. Purdon may let them go to King Fisher

    Tristan said:
    January 7, 2011 at 12:53 pm

    Wrestling

    Most of Mr. Purdon’s grade 5/6 class wants to go the wrestling tournament this year. It will take place at Fort William Gardens on April 28.

    Two people say they don’t want to go. Seven people say they do want to go. One person says maybe. So not everyone feels the same about this experience.

    Atmn a student says “I don’t want to go because I don’t feel like it; I have other things to do.” He replied when asked. Dawson though he wants to go but does not want to get hurt. Cherise said “I’m siked”

    The wrestling tournaments sounds like fun but it might be a little dangerous!

    Malcolm said:
    January 7, 2011 at 12:53 pm

    Mr. Purdon’s class collecting Pennies
    By: Malcolm Harding

    The students of Mr. Purdon’s class are collecting pennies. This money will help supplement the cost of going to Kingfisher.

    “I think we will do it because people are always carrying around paper bills & gift cards, so they have pennies to spare,” said Derrick, one of Mr. Purdon’s students. The students are asking parents to help them with finding pennies. They only have a month & a half to raise enough money. Atmn says, “I have no enthusiasm towards the penny drive, but I think we’ll have enough pennies,”

    Derrick says, “I think a lot of students are going to bring in pennies for Kingfisher,” But all of the students will count & roll all of the pennies.

    Aleia said:
    January 7, 2011 at 3:44 pm

    Basketball By: Aleia

    On Wednesday February 2nd to Friday-February 4th students will be going to the City Basketball tournament. They will be coached by Mr.T. The tournament is located at Port Arthur Collegitute Institute.

    A student in Mr.Purdons class was interviewed and also in Mr. Purdons class is a girl named Kadi- rose.

    Katie rose said ” It sounds ok that boys and girls are going to be playing basketball on different teams, like girls on one and boys on the other.”

    Teryn said:
    January 7, 2011 at 6:06 pm

    Homework Horror in Mr. Purdon’s 5/6 class.
    By Teryn

    The students in Mr. Purdon’s 5/6 class have been receiving too much homework. They began receiving this terror on January the 3rd, 2011, the dreaded date when all students return to school after a great 2-week holiday. Why this is? We are behind in the curriculum!

    “I’m annoyed,” Malcolm, one of our well-known classmates, rants. “Because we have been getting so much homework on the first week.”
    When I asked him how he would change how much homework we get, he was a little confused, and replied, “Well, I wouldn’t say ‘no homework’, but I wouldn’t give you homework every single day.”
    Smart answer, Malcolm. After all, you can’t pause and play the curriculum.

    “I do not like it,” Cherise, another classmate of ours, says. “Because when we just got back, I thought that Mr. Purdon would go easy on us with the homework, but now we have tons!”
    Her answer to how she would change how much homework we get was, “My peers, hopefully, and I should try to do our class work faster.”
    That is also a very good answer, Cherise. Some of us tend to be slow sometimes, but if we try faster, then we will get the job done and will, therefore, get less homework.

    Who knows? Maybe Cherise and Malcolm’s opinions may change our homework crisis.

      Mr. Purdon responded:
      January 11, 2011 at 7:14 pm

      This is an absolutely fantastic piece of journalistic writing! Bravo Teryn.

    Gemma said:
    January 14, 2011 at 11:10 am

    Old Fort William Was a Great experience

    Old Fort William was a blast for Mr. Purdon’s grade 5/6 class! There were many fun learning stations that the children absolutely loved.

    Here are a few student’s opinions on why they enjoyed the class trip:
    “I enjoyed it because it was a wonderful learning experience for all of us!” says Teryn.
    “I enjoyed it because of all the good food and learning things I didn’t know about my own culture.” Says Cherise.
    “I also enjoyed it because we got to eat fish and see beaver guts!” Says Zachery.

    Overall the students thought it was a great trip and they said it was very fun.

    By Gemma

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