Horace Allen Eco Rangers
- 6 Challenges Completed
- 11 Challenges not completed
A grade 2 student worked with an Educational Assistant to choose seeds and plan the planting of a 72 cell mini greenhouse. He made a graphic organizer using math and literacy skills and planted the vegetable seeds explaining to his classmates about each vegetable choice. He will transplant the seedlings to the outdoor raised garden beds in our outdoor classroom when conditions are suitable later in the spring.
How Big Are Your Carbon Feet?
After viewing the short video "The Green Ninja" students discussed the concept of a carbon footprint and what it means. The students were asked to color and cut out a footprint and record an action that they could do to reduce their own carbon footprint. We put these up in the halls around the school which encouraged discussion and wonder
One Hour No Power
Our grade 3 classes spear-headed this challenge. They created a tracking form and gave one to each classroom to use during Earth Week, recording how many hours per day we could go without power. Even the main office participated. They will tally the total for the school on Friday of Earth Week.
Tips and Tricks
During Earth Week, every day a student eco ranger read an eco tip on the morning announcements after the principal or vice-principal completed their daily announcements. Students listened carefully to their peers and discussed with their class the topic/tip of the day!
What’s For Lunch?
We asked families and classrooms to submit local recipes with the goal of creating a local recipe book/brochure. We sent an email explanation to all families and received some interesting ideas. Discussion was held in each class around the reasons to promote using local ingredients.