• Ontario
  • Elementary

St. Theresa School

Grade 1 Unicorn Team

“We also love puppies and Pokemon.”

  • 17 Challenges Completed
  • 0 Challenges not completed

A Green-Powered Canada

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As a class, we researched and discussed renewable and nonrenewable energy. We talked about what kinds of each there are and how they work. Children then went into breakout groups to discuss which kind of energy they thought was best. When they can back they shared their discussions with the class. We then talked about the pros and cons of each form of energy.

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Buckle Up

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We discuss what different modes of transportation there are. We then went into breakout groups to discuss which modes of transportation are best for the environment. Which are best for short travel? Which is best for long travel? We then each made a poster to let others know about ways to travel that are good for our Earth.

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Community Connections

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We reviewed what we have done so far to help environment and what we've learned about how to help save energy. We brainstormed ideas in small groups for a community event to help our Earth. The ideas the groups came up with were, No Device and Bike Outside Day, Pick Up Litter Day and Planting Day. We took a vote and Planting Day won. We came up with a plan for our planting day. We will plant flowers, plants, and food in our backyards and gardens. We decided who we would invite, when it would happen and what people would need. We then made posters and invitations to let our family, friends and neighbours know about our event.

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Do You Really Need It?

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We looked at what electronics we use in day and decided if they were wants or needs. Then we pledged to give up an electronic for the day. I reminded the students on the day of and they were all successful!

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Get Growing

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We discussed what plants need to grow and watched a video about photosynthesis. Students then labelled their photosynthesis worksheet. Students helped give me directions on what to do to properly plant our class seed. Students gave tips to allow the plant to grow.

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How Big Are Your Carbon Feet?

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We calculated our carbon footprints and watch videos about what this means. We came up with ideas to reduce our carbon footprints. Then we decorated footprints and wrote our pledge to reduce our carbon footprint. We did the footprints on PearDeck.

Limited Edition: Game Time!

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We watched videos about food waste. We then discussed what food waste is and how we can reduce it. We came up with ideas for games to teach others how to reduce food waste. Here's a couple of our ideas.

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One Hour No Power

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Students did activities without power over the long weekend since we are a virtual class. Here are some of the activities they did. Went tobogganing and played at the playground! Played with my brother and sister I played with barbies and my family coloured Love bug I played with my mom Colored and played Colored and played Played outside Played outside Helped mom and dad Played outside Played in basement We went cross country skiing. I took a walk. Played outside Skating We played games and did arts and craft I coloured I play a game Shovelled snow Helped mom and dad WE did karate painting and made pizza dough I played Monopoly with my family and we played Jenga and we did a puzzle iPlayed outside with my family and went for a walk We played outside I played a board game Played outside and read some books Played outside and read some books Read a book and played with lego

Round and Round it Goes

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We discussed linear economy and what we could do differently. Then we talk about circular economy and its benefits. We looked at papers journey within linear and circular economy. Students investigated the website https://www.made2bmadeagain.org/ Then they completed the drag and match activity.

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Story Time

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We wrote letter to ourselves in the future saying what we will do to address energy issues. One student even mentioned that they want to be a diver to clean the ocean and help sea animals!

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Take-Home

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We discuss what waste is and each grabbed an example of it from our homes. We talked about the different types of waste and why it's a problem. We read a book about waste in our oceans. We then discussed what we could do to so that each of our houses are sending less waste to the landfills. We talked about the other activities we have done involving reducing, reusing, recycling, and composting. Each day we kept track of our waste. After the last day, we calculated much waste we had kept from landfills. We were so proud!

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The Phantom of the Classroom

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We discussed what phantom power is and what might use phantom power in their homes. We then did an example of my classroom. The students did each room one at a time and found each source of phantom power. We then talked about what didn't need to be plugged in.

Tips and Tricks

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We discussed different smart energy habits. Then we talked about how we could let others know about this. We watched a couple videos with tips for saving energy. We then looked at posters made by other students or communities. Students then decided what energy saving tip they wanted to share with their family. They made a poster and decorated it. Then they posted their poster somewhere in their home so their family could be reminded of it.

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Video Challenge

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We began by watching the videos of last years winners. We thought of ideas for what we could do to make our video special. Students talked about costumes, involving family, and where they could film. We looked at our ideas from our Tips and Tricks challenges. The students shared their tips and tricks posters again and we created a list of tips and tricks we could share with the audience of our video. Then the fun part. Students used Flipgrid with a 5 second time limit. They could make as many five second videos as they wanted, some were silly, some informative, some were both! Then students picked their favourite clips they had made. and we created the "story" for our video. We discussed as a class how we should arrange our video. When we gt the final thumbs up and we had hit the time limit, we watched it over and over to make sure it was perfect! It was unanimously agreed that this was the best video ever.

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Water Works

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We discussed why it's important to save water and how we use water in our daily lives. We also discussed how we can reduce our water usage. We track our water usage on a Google Slide for both days and then subtracted to see how much we saved.

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What’s For Lunch?

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We discussed how food gets to our stores. Why might it be better to buy food from Ontario than other places around the world? We watched a video on food grown in Ontario. Then we researched what food we could buy or grow from Ontario. Using these foods, we planned a meal. The students made either a breakfast, lunch, dinner or snack using foods from Ontario.

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What’s Old is New Again

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We spent a block making art and toys out of recycled materials. We made doll houses, robots, a caterpillar, a submarine, boats, a dog, a mask, and so much more!

Energy savings by the numbers

water_works 118,468 Litres of water conserved
hour_no_power 3,273 Hours of no power
take_home 25,944 Items Kept from Landfill