Hello World!

This is our Grade 5/6 Literacy Blog. Our school is located in Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada. St. James is a small K-6 school located a block away from Lake Superior. We are also one of the oldest schools in Thunder Bay, at 101 years old.

We are always curious to hear from students and teachers like ourselves from around the world, so please drop us a line!


19 thoughts on “About

    Arly said:
    March 8, 2011 at 3:56 pm

    Hi Mr. Purdon it’s Arly! How have you been? Cool Blog!

      Mr. Purdon responded:
      March 10, 2011 at 11:55 am

      Hi Arly,

      Thanks for checking it out. I hope all is well with you.

    Arly said:
    March 10, 2011 at 8:32 pm

    Everything is great, thanks! Have you seen our class blog yet?

      Mr. Purdon responded:
      March 11, 2011 at 11:57 am

      No, I haven’t actually. Send me a link and I’ll add your class blog to my blog roll. Is Mr. Oades the brain child behind your class blog???

    Emma Abbott said:
    March 12, 2011 at 12:06 am

    Hi, Mr. Purdon it’s Emma:P

    I just wanted to tell you I love my new school and I have made lots of new friends. I have 5 teachers this year! Mr. Charles, Madame Laine, Mrs. Dampier, Mrs. Burgsteden, and Mrs. Nutley. Crazy eh? Tell everyone I miss them OK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:P

    Emma Abbott said:
    March 31, 2011 at 7:32 pm

    Hi Mr. Purdon,

    This doesn’t have anything to do with the blog but, last year for the class year book did you use iDVD on you MacBook Laptop? Just wondering because I was thinking of making one of my own next year for my cruise. Please get back to me soon!

      Mr. Purdon responded:
      April 1, 2011 at 7:41 am

      Hi Emma,

      That is exactly the program I used. iDVD or even imovie works as well. I think iDVD is best. Good luck!

        Emma Abbott said:
        April 1, 2011 at 3:32 pm


        Thanks for the reply. I was thinking that iDVD was the best too & the yearbook last year looked awesome so I thought that my dvd would look really good if I made it with iDVD!

        Ethan #2 said:
        January 11, 2013 at 10:57 pm

        DVD’s I can’t handle them, wait why am I listening???

    Jessy! said:
    September 16, 2011 at 2:19 pm

    I’m so happy I have Mr.Purdon this year and hopefully next year too!!!

    atmnpatel said:
    December 22, 2012 at 12:59 pm

    Hello, Mr. Purdon.
    Remember me? How are you?

      Mr. Purdon responded:
      January 7, 2013 at 7:24 am

      Of courde I remember you! I’m doing very well Atmn. How are you? Are you still in Thunder Bay?

        Thomas said:
        January 7, 2013 at 5:48 pm

        Correcting a teacher. Feels weird. *Course*

        Mr. Purdon responded:
        January 8, 2013 at 8:05 am

        Thanks Thomas!

        Atmn said:
        January 7, 2013 at 7:54 pm

        No, I’m in Kingsville, near Windsor. I am still well.

    Keira said:
    November 17, 2015 at 2:29 pm

    Hey Mr.Purdon! How’s St.James?

      Mr. Purdon responded:
      November 26, 2015 at 11:11 am

      Hi Keira. All is well here. II hope everyone is doing well at Vance. Nice rap by the way! 🙂

    junior said:
    October 2, 2017 at 10:46 am

    Kids under 13 shouldn’t have Facebook
    Should kids under 13 be on Facebook? Facebook’s policy stats that users must be at least 13 years old to create an account. Never the less, scores of underage users allegedly entered the social networks rules by listing false ages.

    Your friends aren’t your real friends because they can be creeps, stalkers or hackers also stalkers can find you if you put your real name and pics you put on Facebook maybe it can lead to rape it’s a scary thing.

    Also hackers can hack your computer and find your home and family and take all your money or take you when your sleeping!

    Also if you put big things of your life people can copy it and share it and use it as there’ll account picture and take your credit card.

    Also cyber bulling can lead to suicide or live a sucky life pretty sad and they can tell lies about you to make more people hate you and say “get a life” sorry about that but will make your sadness a higher level.

    By Junior

    johnathon said:
    March 1, 2018 at 12:08 pm

    Telling the truth can couth problems because sometimes you can get otters people in trouble or yourself. One-time I calmed on my roof and jump to my Nabors roof and my mom was going to the door. and I jump down on the ground she shed time for super and I told her what I did she side that’s good I told the trothed. It’s better to tell the truth.

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