Campbell Children’s School
- 7 Challenges Completed
- 10 Challenges not completed
A Green-Powered Canada
We watched a video and talked about different sources of energy and the children completed a worksheet with me one on one. The next day we reviewed the sources and talked about what the words renewable and non-renewable mean. We watched two videos. The children sorted some pictures into renewable/non-renewable categories as a whole class activity.
Do You Really Need It?
We did this challenge over two days. The first we discussed needs vs wants and completed a classroom chart. The second day we reviewed the items in our room that use power and talked about what we would give up that day. The class decided we would give up the light table for the day and reflected that we would play with other things instead.
We started last week by sprouting beans in a clear bag with a wet paper towel. The kids watched their beans each day to see the development and used a sprayer to water them. This week we talked about; the parts of a plant, what plants need to grow and be healthy and what things come from a plant. We read books and played a game. We will continue to explore this topic with our outdoor planters when it is warmer.
One Hour No Power
The Phantom of the Classroom
We talked about what phantom power means. We drew a map of the classroom on the smart board and then looked around for things that were plugged in. The children did well with this as we have talked about it for other challenges. We then looked at a chart to see how much energy cost was associated with some items. The children also started talking about items at home that used power that were different than those at school.
Tips and Tricks
We reviewed different types of energy and why it is important to save energy. We watched a video about how we can save energy at home with our families. The next day we did a one on one writing activity. Each student chose one “Energy Promise” and then traced my printing. To summarize we reviewed each friends’ promise.
What’s Old is New Again
We have been talking about recycling all year and learning about which materials we put in our blue bins vs garbage can. We watched two you tube videos 1) recycling for kids 2) recycle diy crafts. Using inspiration from the recommended resources we decided to make bird seed wreaths using materials from our cupboards. Using pie plates, plastic cups, string, bird seed, corn syrup, dried cranberries and gelatin students mixed and formed wreaths to bring home. We talked about how happy the birds would be as it is harder for them to find food in winter.