Les 5ièmes de Mlle Hilferty
- 12 Challenges Completed
- 5 Challenges not completed
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Do You Really Need It?
While we were learning virtually students were asked in the morning to think about something that they normally use each day, and to go without it for that entire day. We discussed together suggestions for what they could give up, but that it could not include their computer because we needed it for school! It could be anything from the toaster to their video game consoles. The next day they wrote a journal reflection about their experience, and if it was difficult or easy to go without that item.
Limited Edition: Game Time!
We played a game of "What's Missing" as a Google Slides presentation, which fit in with our virtual learning. The first slide each round is the original, the second has something missing, and the third slide highlights what had disappeared. The game resets each round. We used an image of a local farmers market, and a map of the world with where various foods we like come from (in connection with their carbon footprint to get to us!) as our themes for the game.
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One Hour No Power
Every day we have been turning the classroom lights and projector off during nutritional breaks and have been eating with just the natural daylight from our three large classroom windows. This reminds us to leave everything turned off while we are outside for recess as well. At 40 minutes per day, twice a day, we have been saving just over 6.5 hours per week since February and will continue doing so until the end of the year!
Students completed this challenge during their March Break, while they were at home.
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The Phantom of the Classroom
We started by discussing what phantom energy is, and watching the videos provided under the resource section of the challenge. Then, as a class, we walked through some of the currently "vacant" rooms in the school (careful not to touch anything). We noticed things like the printer in the library to chromebooks left plugged in for classrooms with no students this year. The students were then asked to go home, and look for phantom energy sources in one room or area of their house, and discussed if they were surprised by the number of phantom energy sources they found. On the maps of their homes the students drew little ghosts to represent the sources of phantom energy they found.
Tips and Tricks
The students from class 5-1 signed up on a calendar for a different day of the month and then, with a partner or in a small group, they recorded voice notes of their energy conservation tips and tricks. They began their announcement with an energy joke as a "hook" to catch the attention of their school audience. Ex: Why are wind turbines so adventurous? They throw caution to the wind! Then they shared different tips, friendly reminders (turning off lights) and tricks with the school.
What’s Old is New Again
The class took on the challenge to create art from materials found at home and repurposing it to be something beautiful. Since we are currently learning virtually, the finished products were shared in a class slideshow to exhibit what everyone made. Notice the beautiful use of pencil shavings, leaves, wrappers and paper clips - upcycle success!