• Newfoundland
  • Elementary

Point Leamington Academy

PLA 4/5/6

“"Etre, Voir, Apprendre"”

  • 13 Challenges Completed
  • 4 Challenges not completed

A Green-Powered Canada

Completed

Description

Students viewed videos and researched the various sources of energy used in Canada. The class broke into groups to explore these sources more closely and complete the worksheet.

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Buckle Up

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After researching and discussing both traditional and new transportation technologies, students created word clouds to represent their chosen mobility method using words to represent it and its impact on transportation.

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Community Connections

Completed

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We are a Little Green Thumbs participant! Through our involvement in this initiative, students learn about growing, eating, and sharing their own food!

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Get Growing

Completed

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We used our LGT resources as well as a mini greenhouse assembled by the class to grow plants such as beans, herbs, and peppers. Our garden is a reminder of our power to be self sufficient in our food sources and let’s us reflect on sustainable living everyday.

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Limited Edition: Game Time!

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After viewing some videos and articles about food waste, students created their clue words and we played Pictionary. So far, with this years challenge, the food waste seemed to be the most upsetting for our class. We had a lot of great discussion and have requested the Just Ray documentary from our public library. The class is looking forward to examining the food waste issue further!

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One Hour No Power

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With help from our PE teacher, students were able to ditch the bright lights of our gymnasium and have gym class outside instead. Students participated in outdoor activities such as snowshoeing and campfire building. We also got to ditch the power in our classroom. During these times we were able to use our abundant natural lighting to read, write, and work on art projects. We forgot to take a lot of pictures because we also went device free for one hour no power.

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Round and Round it Goes

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We had a discussion and watched a video to reinforce our understanding of a circular economy. Using the diagram, students researched how various products fit into the concept, then designed their own infographics to show what they had discovered.

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Story Time

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The class chose to write letters to their future selves for this challenge. After talking about current energy concern and possible future issues related to energy, students wrote their letters. Most letters were full of questions as to what the future of energy will be and how it will impact our lives in the future.

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Take-Home

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After discussing our trash, recycling, and composting habits. Students were given the Take Home challenge to complete with their families. Only three students returned their form, but together they kept 163 items out of the landfill!

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Tips and Tricks

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After brainstorming methods to save energy at school and at home, each student created their own poster. These were then displayed around the building.

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Water Works

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We talked about our water resources and habits. Students were given the tracking form to complete.

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What’s For Lunch?

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We had a great discussion about food miles and about where our food comes from. Being on an island, we know first hand how important locally sourced food is. Students collected recipes from their families that featured ingredients that mostly come from our own land, sea, or air. Lasagna made with local beef and moose meat, cod dishes, and smoothies made with homegrown strawberries were just some of the recipes submitted.

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What’s Old is New Again

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Our public library had a large collection of magazines that were heading to the dumpster. We took those magazines and placed them in our school’s art room for all classes to use and be inspired to create art with recycled materials. To show off how beautiful something old can be, once transformed, we created an extended metaphor by taking magazine pages and creating a display of handmade butterflies. We’ve gotten so many comments and positive feedback on them already!

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Do You Really Need It?

Incomplete

How Big Are Your Carbon Feet?

Incomplete

The Phantom of the Classroom

Incomplete

Video Challenge

Incomplete

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