• Ontario
  • Elementary

Cresthaven P.S>

Futuresavers

  • 11 Challenges Completed
  • 6 Challenges not completed

A Green-Powered Canada

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We began with a couple of videos explaining renewable energy and non-renewable energy, their advantages and disadvantages. We then made a list of types of renewable energy and how they created, and discussed how they are a cleaner energy source important to the earth and to all living things. Once the research was gathered the students then drew and wrote about a chosen renewable energy source.

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Buckle Up

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The students explored different modes of transportation through poetry and a story. After discussing ways to get to school we read, sang and performed the “walk to school” poem. After coming up with ways to get to school that were environmentally responsible the students designed a smart mobility poster. These posters are now hung in our hallway is for others to see.

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Community Connections

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Monday March 22nd, 2021. Today is World Water Day. Our class explored some water resources and did a book l study of ‘The Water Princess. We wore blue shirts as a schoolwide initiative to increase awareness. We also made posters and hung them in our classroom window so our message to our community could be spread- turn off the tap, save water and don’t waste. We also posted on our classroom instagram about our exciting learning day!

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Do You Really Need It?

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The students watched a few videos the explored the concepts of wants and needs. We then made a list together highlighting the wants and needs of living things and grade one students. Then the worksheet was given for homework.

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Get Growing

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Our class shared plants that we had at home and we talked about the parts of a plant the importance of the sun water and even worms to make plants grow. In the process of photosynthesis is crucial to plants and in turn to our own survival. Being at home made growing the plants together difficult but some children were able to start their seedlings at home.

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How Big Are Your Carbon Feet?

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During virtual learning this was a great challenge for introducing CEDC to families at home. After watching some great short videos found the lesson plan families were encouraged to complete and submit their carbon footprint results. Once families did the that, the student did the footprint promise pictures. Excellent challenge for all ages!

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One Hour No Power

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As a class we saved 16 1/2 hours of power as a morning practice we would begin by opening our blinds instead of using the lights.

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Story Time

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We had fun exploring the comic found on the lesson plan. Being online it was a fun challenge to explore together and themselves on their own.

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Take-Home

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Students were asked to compete this activity at home. It was also posted on our Google classroom.

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Water Works

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We were lucky enough to be in the classroom and able to celebrate international water day together. We did some great work on the water princess and engaging story of the struggle for clean water and third world countries. A lead for a great conversations about how lucky we are to be in a country with so much water and access to clean water. Students did the waterworks challenge at home with their families here are the results of the six received back

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What’s Old is New Again

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We collected some old clothes and cut them into small squares with the material we decided to create fabric bowls. By using this old fabric we discussed how they would be kept out of a landfill for a little bit longer because we made a new purpose for this old fabric.

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Limited Edition: Game Time!

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Round and Round it Goes

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The Phantom of the Classroom

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Tips and Tricks

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Video Challenge

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What’s For Lunch?

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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