• Ontario
  • Elementary

Allenby PS

Salle207

  • 7 Challenges Completed
  • 9 Challenges not completed

A Green-Powered Canada

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We had a class discussion to brainstorm different kinds of transportation in Toronto. We talked about the positive aspects of having larger vehicles like bus, train and subway, to carry more people all at once and thereby reducing pollution. I asked what are some sources of energy that 'just happen' and are ours to figure out how to use them for good...I was thinking of solar energy and wind energy. Students designed a solar vehicle on paper. We also took our learning and created a house and a vehicle using Minecraft for Education.

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Buckle Up

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For the challenge "A Green-Powered Canada", we had a long series of discussions in French (with some English) about what is green energy and where it is found. We had a brainstorm session about what type of energy is used for transportation -- gas (different grades), diesel, electricity. I explained that gas, for example, is produced by pulling oil from the earth and that, in today's world, we have pulled a lot out of the earth but it cannot last like this forever. We easily came up with power like solar (and to a lesser extent wind) and how it can be used to power our homes and vehicles. Students looked online for actual solar-powered vehicles then designed one of their own. We then used Minecraft for Education to design online and students are wild for this: one student said, "We can use lightning bolts to power our cars"...

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Community Connections

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It is an absolute pleasure for me to introduce students to the importance of water as a natural resource. For several years, I have worked with students to become Junior Water Walkers. We walked 1.4km (each way) to the nearest body of water to our school in order for students to observe the creek and start asking questions. We will return to the same spot once a month until this year is over. I asked students what surprised them about this creek and their answers were: I am surprised that the creek runs under the ground; that it is not very polluted. We measured the water and soaked in our surroundings. To put things into perspective, we brainstormed all bodies of water and organized these from smallest to greatest. We wrote a book in Book Creator and worked to answer these questions: When is a (one of the bodies of water like a river...) not enough? When is a river enough? Students went deep with their understanding.

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Do You Really Need It?

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Avant de distribuer la feuille de la leçon, nous avons commencé la discussion avec: Que veut dire le mot essentiel? Après une discussion engageante, les élèves ont rempli la feuille (un peu comme un grand groupe). Pour remplir la deuxième partie de cette page, nous avons beaucoup discuté des idées comme: Un ordi est essentiel pour certains emplois mais non essentiel pour d'autres. Ensuite nous avons précisé comment une voiture a besoin d'être codé et comment tout ce qui est automatique dans une voiture existe grâce aux appareils électroniques. Les membres de la classe ont fait des affiches suggérant de fermer quelques lumières les jours ou il fait du soleil et comme ca on conserve l'énergie :>

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Video Challenge

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Notre message (de 2e. immersion) est de ne plus polluer pour que la planète reste en bonne forme dans le futur. Le groupe a utilisé une chanson (adorée par tout) pour livrer nos pensées.

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Water Works

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In a whole class discussion in French (and in English), I first asked what are things you do at home that require running water? With that list, I shared what capacity several of the activities required. We then made a list of our own water use for one day and then one week. We then worked pretty hard to figure out how much our family used in one week. Then we talked about ways to reduce the amount of water used. Ultimately, students reported that they saved water by taking shorter showers and using less water in the bathtub. It fills my bucket to create this awareness for these young kids.

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What’s Old is New Again

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When the school librarian plopped a pile of discarded books from the library, I decided to get these remade into something artful and poetic. We first cut out an illustration from any of the books. Then the students cut out their first name - this took a while. Then I shared some poetry in French and encouraged the students to write one line about themselves. The results look great. Secondly, when I mentioned this to the school librarian she was, naturally, quite pleased and she gave me the suggestion to try black-out poetry...in Grade 2? There were several students who absolutely were thrilled to keep going and do more and more.

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Game Time!

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Get Growing

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How Big Are Your Carbon Feet?

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One Hour No Power

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Story Time

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Take-Home

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The Phantom of the Classroom

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Tips and Tricks

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What’s For Lunch?

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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