• Saskatchewan
  • Elementary

Regina Public eSchool

Sebastians Superstars

“Making each day a little more awesome!”

  • 16 Challenges Completed
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A Green-Powered Canada

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We looked at the different sources of energy besides "plugging something in". We completed some studies on wind, water and solar energy. We talked about what is common in Saskatchewan and what isn't. Our samples are included.

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Buckle Up

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In our class meet we brainstormed all the different methods of transportation. Then we circled and underlined what was most common and what was best for the environment and talked about it. We did include tractors because there are a lot of farms around us. Then we made a poster together as a class with some of our tips that we brainstormed.

Community Connections

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The students were given the option to take part in option 1 or 2. I am so impressed with what they did. Some did research on projects right in our city such as getting rid of plastic straws or plastic bags, while others made their own flyers and shared them in the mailboxes of those around them. Some increased their own recycling. It was a successful challenge for the grade 4's.

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Do You Really Need It?

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The students worked with their learning mentor at home to look at what they use for all day power, part time power or short term power usage. Then they looked at what is necessity. The fridge continued to come up as necessity. Ongoing that was not necessity was computer, TV, video games, night lights and sound systems. Then they challenged themselves to give something up for the day. The thing my students took up the most was drawing, playing chess or going outside instead of screen time.

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Game Time!

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The students were given the option to create an online game or paper copy of a game. They were allowed to do local food or energy saving tips in their game.

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Get Growing

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The students first did some research on what carbon offset is. We had a good discussion on what we could do now as individuals and as grade 4 students. Then they completed the 2 worksheets and shared their ideas!

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How Big Are Your Carbon Feet?

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The students were challenged to complete the calculator online and then have a discussion with their learning mentor and then our class about the impact they have on the world. Then they completed their footprints to reminds themselves of what they could do to reduce their impact.

One Hour No Power

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Our learners are working from home online - so they were challenged to see what they could do to reduce their power usage. We came up with ideas like using the battery on our devices, or not leaving things on the chargers when they are fully charged. We also talked about how we could do our reading in front of the window instead of having lights on. And then of course I challenge them to get outside :) I have attached some of the tracking sheets.

Story Time

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Our class had been working on letter writing so this was great! We reviewed letter writing format and we talked about things that we might be able to write to ourselves about to remind us of what energy/pollution might look like right now. Then we wrote our letters. Our document attached has 9 of our students letters.

Take-Home

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Our students were challenged to complete this over the February break. One family chose to look specifically at food that they wasted. Another family chose to look at recycling items such as toilet paper tubes or paper towel rolls. One family also noticed how the new dishwasher tabs they bought didn't come in packaging and this was one easy way they could help reduce waste. All families who took part noticed that as soon as they were tracking they were then able to find different ways to recycle - even if it was just part of the item that was heading to the trash.

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The Phantom of the Classroom

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Students first brainstormed a list of what they thought might create phantom power in their homes. After their brainstormed their lists they went and checked those items. After that they were to be detectives and see what else they could find. then they created their maps and labelled them.

Tips and Tricks

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As a class in one of our class meets we talked about different ways we can save energy in our daily lives. I challenged the students to think beyond turning off the lights. We talked about how saving water helps, as well as things like turning down your heat at night! Then the students were challenged to make their posters/notes and put them around their homes as reminders for them and for their family!

Video Challenge

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Each of our students had to upload a video for ways to save energy. Some did it like a talk show with an interview. Others did it like a newscasts where they were sharing facts. Some went around their homes and shared their ideas. The video we submitted shows a student, who on his own, became a saving power superhero!

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Water Works

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The girls in our class had to look at their usage of water. A few noticed that they waste water on things like leaving the water on brushing their teeth, or things like letting the shower run while getting undressed. Our teacher even noticed that she is guilty of wasting water because she runs her dishwasher at night, even if it's not full. We reflected on ways to reduce water usage and tried to apply that the second or third day.

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What’s For Lunch?

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The boys in our class had to complete this challenge. It took a bit of a discussion with some of them to understand that just because the items were sold at a local grocery store or box store didn't mean they were made locally. We talked about events like The Farmers Market, the Local Market and even the community gardens in our city. One student planned a veggie tray, another a rice dish. Some did desserts. The students found it trickier than they thought to find locally sourced ingredients!

What’s Old is New Again

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The students were challenged to look around their homes and find different materials that were on their way to the garbage or to the recycling bin. Then they had to create something from it. It was wide open. We received submissions of bird feeders, piggy banks, pictures, dress up clothes and more! One student actually took an old dress from her parent and changed it in to a crop top and scarf for herself to wear.

Energy savings by the numbers

water_works 138,460 Litres of water conserved
hour_no_power 2,653 Hours of no power
take_home 107,182 Items Kept from Landfill