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What is the best subject in school?

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We have been trying to learn how to justify our thinking. This is a very difficult thing to do. We as writers, debaters or even thinkers need to be able to defend our ideas. It is not enough to just cite evidence, we also need to show and prove how that evidence leaves little room for doubt in our thinking.

So as an activity, the students were asked to choose what they think is the best subject in school and defend their choice with a couple pieces of evidence, as well as justify their answer. They should’ve left little room for doubt or arguments against their thinking. If you can see holes in their arguments, or don’t agree, feel free to reply.


Mental Images and Music

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Music is a wonderful thing. It soothes us, pumps us up, creates memories, and sometimes just passes the time. When we listen to music, as when we read, we make mental images based on the lyrics. Today I would like you to grab some headphones, plug in, and listen to the following song a few times. After you have got a grasp of your mental images, I would like you to write a descriptive paragraphing explaining your mental images. What different things did you see as you listened? What did it remind you of?

Juke Box Hero – Foreigner

Facebook for kids???

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Should kids under the age of 13 be allowed to Facebook?

At issue today is Facebook’s privacy policy that states users must be at least 13 or older to create an account. Even though this is the policy, scores of underage users skirt the social network’s rules by listing false ages.

Should these underage users be able to Facebook or not? That is the question that our class expositions  debate.

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I Am Poems and Colour Poems

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Our students while exploring poetry and free verse wrote poems about themselves and their favourite colour. The idea was to use various figurative language and our imaginations to create vivid imagery.

Kingfisher 2017

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This year our Grade 6 students from St. James had some amazing weather while on our 3 day residential trip. There was snow, sunshine, and fairly warm weather. Check out our trip below.

Water is Life with Rodney Brown

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We were lucky enough to have musician and song writer Rodney Brown come in to work with our class to write a song. We composed a song related to our water bottle drive at St. James in conjunction with the Thunder Bay District Health Unit. The song turned out amazing! Have a listen.


What is Christmas about?

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What is Christmas about?

That’s the question we asked ourselves this year when we were brainstorming what to do for our Holiday Concert. Once we all had our ideas, we created a video to help display what we think Christmas is all about.

Hope you enjoy!

Mr. Purdon