• Alberta
  • Elementary

Sweet Grass

Señorita's Light Savers 2022

  • 10 Challenges Completed
  • 6 Challenges not completed

Buckle Up

Completed

Description

We discussed methods of transportation. Students sorted out the methods that they brainstormed. We then did a class graph and discussed the results. They were excited to add carpool and electric cars to the methods of transportation.

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Do You Really Need It?

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We Completed the worksheet for Do You Really Need It? We discussed what we use, what is a need, or a want, which electronic items stayed plugged in, and which are plugged in only when needed. We also talked about things we could do instead of using our electronics. After a day or two, we discussed if we used our selected item, and what we could do better, or what we did instead.

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Game Time!

Completed

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After watching some videos for the What's for Lunch challenge, students completed the Limited Edition page, thinking of ideas how food gets wasted. We brainstormed ideas of how to reduce food waste, and added the ideas to our gameboard. Students played Food Waste Monopoly.

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Get Growing

Completed

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We made living necklaces, and collected seeds to plant. We just started this recently, so the progress from seed to plant is not significant yet, but will continue this activity for the remainder of the year.

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How Big Are Your Carbon Feet?

Completed

Description

We watched the resource video Carbon Monster, then brainstormed ways to save energy. Students filled out a footprint with their ideas.

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One Hour No Power

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Description

We tracked the time we used no power. We turned off the lights, and did other activities that did not require the lights nor Smart Board. We continued our day, go outside, do reading, writing, spelling, Math, Spanish, Art, watched a movie, did Science, and Social Studies! We even had a real power outage during one of our recorded days!

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Tips and Tricks

Completed

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We read a book called The Water Princess. We talked about Water Conservation, and how we can save Water. Students made infographics. We did discuss energy conservation too, making jot notes. We did Carbon footprints, so energy conservation was part of both discussions.

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Water Works

Completed

Description

We tracked our water usage for the duration of a day during two different months. We also measured how much water we use during handwashing.

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What’s For Lunch?

Completed

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We discussed where our food comes from. We collected food stickers from home to see where our produce has come from. We also brainstormed foods grown locally during the spring/summer. Students worked on using a locally grown food to share a recipe. We also learned about wheat and the process from seed to table using a book called Seeds to Bread. They worked on a recipe that uses flour. This was relevant to them because in Alberta, we grow lots of wheat.

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What’s Old is New Again

Completed

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We read a book called One Plastic Bag. It is a true story based on the women of Gambia. We collected plastic bags, cut them, tied them into chains, and braided them. We used the braids to decorate cans for pencil holders, or as use them as bookmarkers.

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A Green-Powered Canada

Incomplete

Community Connections

Incomplete

Story Time

Incomplete

Take-Home

Incomplete

The Phantom of the Classroom

Incomplete

Video Challenge

Incomplete

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