• Alberta
  • Elementary

Vermilion Elementary School

5Beefalos of VES

“Learn, change, make the world better!”

  • 16 Challenges Completed
  • 0 Challenges not completed

A Green-Powered Canada

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Students researched the power sources in Canada in small groups and filled in the sheets. I found it easier to make the sheet into a doc, so the students in a group could work on it at the same time (Hope that's alright). We then shared our findings with the rest of the class.

Buckle Up

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We had a discussion about this in our small community. The students then broke into groups and made posters.

Community Connections

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Our class will take care of the paper/cardboard recycling for the school. They will check the recycle room bins, and take them out to the paper/cardboard dumpster whenever the bins get full. The company comes and dumps the dumpster every two weeks. They really want to do this until the end of the school year.

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Do You Really Need It?

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We had a discussion about wants and needs, and then they completed the worksheet. We will go without lights all of tomorrow. It will be a good start to the One Hour No Power Challenge as well.

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Game Time!

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We went through some of the suggested sites, and then I created a Kahoot for them to play. We shared it with other classes as well. https://create.kahoot.it/share/food-waste-quiz-for-5beefalos/5ed251ef-a01b-4dc8-8c66-2b6c666e83ee

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Get Growing

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We planted a bean seed on Monday, January 31st. We saw that it poked through the ground on Feb. 22nd. We were amazed at how tall it was by Feb. 25th.

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How Big Are Your Carbon Feet?

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We looked at the GoGreen Carbon Footprint activity. The students colored in their footprints, and then we learned about how to reduce our footprint. The students picked two things they could do to make their footprint smaller and wrote them on their footprint sheets.

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One Hour No Power

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We combined this with the 'Do You Really Need it?' Challenge for a kickoff to this challenge for a whole day no power day! We had two whole days on March 7th and 8th.

Story Time

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Some students made comics and they shared them with students from the other grade 5 class.

Take-Home

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I showed them how to fill in the sheet. I then gave them the sheet. Some of the students tracked and returned it.

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The Phantom of the Classroom

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We watched a quick video about Phantom Power, and then the students look for sources of it in our classroom. They then made a map of our classroom to show the sources.

Tips and Tricks

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We used a Jamboard to generate ideas as we watched some youtube videos about saving energy. We then put the list on our classroom website- (https://mrbeecroftves5b.schoolsites.ca/energy-diet-challenge-information)

Video Challenge

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We talked about tips and then got in small groups to make short tip scenarios.

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Water Works

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On Monday, we talked about ways we could save water. I showed the class my water tracking sheet from my weekend of water use/saving. The class decided we would take the sheets home, and complete them for two days from now until Thursday. The deadline to return them would be Thursday morning.

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What’s For Lunch?

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We made a menu with soups, main dishes, and desserts using locally sourced food. We made it on a google slideshow. I've attached it in pdf form.

What’s Old is New Again

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We looked at some recycled art projects on the internet, and then the students each decided what they would bring and make. We displayed our recycled art in the library. It was a big hit!

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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