Cultus Lake Community School
- 5 Challenges Completed
- 12 Challenges not completed
We have been learning how plants grow and decided to start our school garden early . We planted garlic in the fall and will add potatoes and chives soon. We are hoping to harvest them in June and make garlic mashed potatoes with chives. We have also planted tulips in areas around the school, including in our classroom. They are just starting to pop up. In the fall, we started following the decompostion of our classroom pumpkin. It is pretty mushy now. Students are learning first-hand how decomposition works.
One Hour No Power
As a class, we discussed ways we could use less power and the most obvious was learning outside. We are a Nature K/1 class so we spend time out in nature everyday doing ...walks, bird counts, rock-hounding, journalling, math, music, art...We also have started doing a lights-out lunch and will turn off all power when there is enough natural sunlight.
The Phantom of the Classroom
We watched the videos on Phantom Power, then we searched our classroom for possible sources. Students pointed out the projector, wi-fi, my computer and the speakers as all wasting energy when not unplugged. So...we mapped the energy wasters and decided to use power cords where we could to save energy. They also checked their own homes to teach their parents about phantom power.
What’s For Lunch?
Our class examined our food comes from and how far it travels to get to our plate. We decided to choose our favorite local recipe and write it out (with help) for a Cultus Cub Local Recipe book. Students and parents will be able to try out each others recipes...bacon-wrapped steak, Cobb Salad, Blueberry Muffins, Fruity Smoothies, Mushroom Chicken...lots of healthy choices. We can't wait!