Armour Heights Public School
“Learning to care and love for our planet better because there is no planet B ❤️”
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To learn about more energy efficient and smarter ways to travel to school, we started by discussing how people get around to different places. We read, Transportation! How People Get Around by Gail Gibbons. The students were asked to think about the types of transportation that we read about that use clean energy and brainstorm ways we could get to school instead of using non-renewable resources. We took a survey and the majority of our class already walk, ride their scooter, or take the bus to school! Then, they made posters that were hung in the hallway to help remind other students and staff how we can get to school.
Limited Edition: Game Time!
To learn about this challenge, the Kindergarten students explored their favourite foods and why they wouldn't want them to be wasted. They have been learning how to properly sort waste in the bins and when we can reuse or repurpose an item. We also watched a short video about how much energy it takes to produce food. They came up with ideas of how food is wasted and how we can prevent food waste. Then we played a Kahoot game using their answers to review what they learned, it was so much fun! We had an excellent discussion about the importance of why we shouldn't waste food. Some of the Senior Kindergarten students who could write, completed the worksheet with words, sentences, and/or pictures. The students also learned about food propagating and tried it out for themselves using their kitchen scraps (green onion, celery, lettuce, bok choy). We will watch our food scraps grow instead of wasting them!
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One Hour No Power
We have been using the natural light from our big bay of windows in our classroom to learn and explore and learn outdoor as much as possible!
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To learn about this challenge, we brainstormed as a class ways we can be make more positive choices in the classroom and our homes that will benefit our home planet. We read 'Power Up to Fight Pollution' by Lisa Bullard. Then the students wrote in their journals what they will do in the future. Some students also drew the planet!
The Phantom of the Classroom
To learn about phantom power, we read 'Go Easy on Energy' by Lisa Bullard to learn about the different types of energy and how we can save it better in our homes and our classroom. We went around and looked for all the places that are using phantom power energy in our classroom. We also talked about the devices that we shouldn't unplug, such as the refrigerator. Some students also created maps of their homes.
Tips and Tricks
To learn about this challenge, the students first thought about what energy is and where we can find it at home and in the classroom. The students went on a scavenger hunt to find all of the places in our classroom that use energy. We continued the conversation and talked about how we can save energy around us to care for the planet better. Then the students created signs to post around the classroom!
What’s Old is New Again
In our Kindergarten classroom, we have been learning about Black History Month / African Heritage Month. Students learned about Dr. Mae Jemison and build spaceship toys out of recycled materials to honour the first African American woman to go into space. They also learned about Rosa Parks, a civil rights activist who stood up for what she believed in to stand against racism. The students used recycled materials found in their homes to create buses. Many students used toilet paper rolls, paper towel rolls, tissue boxes, cereal boxes, etc. cut, manipulated, and coloured.