Cresthaven Public School
- 8 Challenges Completed
- 8 Challenges not completed
A Green-Powered Canada
We started this challenge by reviewing what renewable energy is and listing the top ones we use in Canada, eg, wind, sun, thermal, biomass etcStudents got to look at the different types of energy sources that existed and pick a great two to work with to help them with this challenge. Using the iPads the students then we searched and tried to complete the worksheet. Some of the students chose to take it home to complete as finding the language difficult to understand on their own.
For our community challenge we as a school participate as a large group in the Great Gulp. Our goal was not only to promote the use of drinking local water we also were encouraging students to use reusable water bottles and discourage use of single plastics. After watching a slideshow to educate the students are regarding these matters we collectively met all the members of our school outside in the playground and then collectively took a big gulp of our water from our reusable water bottles. After filming it was then shared on social media on Twitter Instagram and our school site.
Do You Really Need It?
After a class discussion on On wants and needs the students came up with two definitions I need is something you must have to survive. I want to something you must like to have but you can live without. After making a T chart of the basic wants and needs we completed the worksheet for homework.
How Big Are Your Carbon Feet?
The lesson plan has some great videos that gets you thinking about how you can reduce your carbon footprint. The green ninja and monster are both great. In the students Google classroom there were surveys for the family to fill out so they could collectively see what changes they could make at home we shared some of our results and then completed the foot print worksheet that came in the lesson plan.
One Hour No Power
We launch this activity during earth hour with a TDSB. As an entire school, we turned off all the lights and we unplugged. After the collective school experience we chose a variety of Afternoons to unplug and use natural light as our classroom light. It was a Challenge to not have the technology as a teaching resource.
What’s For Lunch?
The students of Cresthaven participate in a weekly double period called OEL (outdoor educational learning). This is the centre to learn outside. The project presented for this challenge has been schoolwide -students have reached out to our community (letter writing) to ask them if we can select tap from local maple trees to then produce our own maple syrup! The consolidation all of this learning is giving back to our neighbor some maple syrup from there own trees and even yummier- a delicious afternoon snack of French toast top with homemade syrup, made by the students themselves. This challenge would not be possible without the dedication of our outdoor educational learning teacher who enriched reached every student lives in our school with this project! Bravo to Ms.Bulgutch.
What’s Old is New Again
As a school for earth day we have decided to have a door decorating contest. Each class is using something old and making it new. Teaching the students that they can reuse things for there own creations was great fun! Students used cd’s to make a anti littering message.