• Ontario
  • Elementary

Cedar Hollow P.S.

The Hurricanes

  • 10 Challenges Completed
  • 6 Challenges not completed

Buckle Up

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We first predicted what “Green Transportation” means. After watching the videos "Going Green with D-rop: Smart Transportation" and "CALD Talk- Sustainable Transportation", we discussed what modes of transportation are better for the environment. We talked about what ways are commonly used in our community and how COVID has changed the way we travel. We also examined how some types of transportation can improve our health. Finally, we drew our own pictures showing “green” ways to travel.

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Community Connections

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Students participated in the “Stream of Dreams” program put on the Upper Thames River Conservation Authority. The purpose of the program is “to inspire everyone in the community to protect and conserve water to ensure a healthy Great Lake basin”. The students first attended a Stream Talk workshop that focused on stream health and stormwater impacts in our watershed. The second part involved students participating in Fish Art, during which students painted “dreamfish” that represented “their vision for a healthy aquatic ecosystem". The dreamfish will be installed on the chain link fence at our school later this spring.

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Game Time!

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First, we discussed what it means to waste food. We then watched the videos “Kids Go Green: Reducing Food Waste” and “Let’s Shrink Waste Mountain” to learn more about the energy that goes into making food. Using the WWF's slideshow "What Is Food Waste?", we continued to examine the impact of wasting food and what we can do about it. Finally, we played a game of trivia based on what we had learned.

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How Big Are Your Carbon Feet?

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First, we watch the video "The Green Ninja". We discussed what actions caused the feet to grow and how the Green Ninja came to the rescue. Next, we calculated our carbon footprints using the "Earth Rangers’ Quiz" and found out all of us need to shrink our carbon footprints. Finally, we discussed different ways to reduce our carbon footprints and created pictures to inform others.

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One Hour No Power

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As I moved from class to class as a primary prep teacher, we turned off the Smartboards and the lights for our hands-on activities in science class. The classroom teachers I work with frequently did not use power during their centre times as well.

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Take-Home

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We first looked in our recycling bin in our classroom and discussed what items belong there and which ones did not. Next, we watched the WonderGrove Kids video on recycling to learn about what happens to objects when they are recycled. Afterwards, we studied our city’s "Waste Reduction & Conservation Calendar" to figure out what items can go into our recycling bins at home. After completing a worksheet about recycling, we took home the Waste Tracking Sheet and completed it with our parents/guardians.

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The Phantom of the Classroom

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We first discussed electronics still use power even when they are not in use. The term “Phantom Power” was introduced. After watching a couple of videos and exploring Hydro One’s “Phantom Power Room-by-Room Guide”, we recorded locations where phantom power exists on classroom maps. We also discussed methods to reduce phantom power at home and in our school.

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Water Works

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On Water Day, we took part in the Great Gulp Challenge. As we took the drink of tap water from reusable water bottles, we reflected on the fact that many communities do not have safe water to drink. We listened to the story “The Water Walker” and discussed what we could do to protect our water. We also watched and discussed the CBC Kids News video on Autumn Peltier and her demands for clean water in Canada’s Indigenous Communities. We brainstormed ways we can protect our water by keeping it clean and preserving it. We focused on turning the tap off when we brushed our teeth and not dumping extra water from our water bottles down the drain each day when we completed the Water Works Worksheet because those are ways we can personally save water as grade one students. We also designed pictures to encourage others to take care of our water.

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What’s For Lunch?

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We first made a list of items that we had in our lunches. After watching the video “Finding Stuff Out with Zoey: Where Does Food Comes From”, students were presented with the task of trying to figure out where fresh fruits and vegetables come from, especially in the middle of winter. We looked in the food flyer of our local grocery store and learned that many come from far away. The term “Food Mile” was introduced and was further explained in the Field to Fork’s video “Food Miles“. Using food flyers, our map of the world, and Google Earth, we calculated how many food miles our favourite fruits and vegetables take to reach our homes. We ended the lesson talking about how the distance our food travels contributes to our carbon footprint.

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What’s Old is New Again

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The grade one students created Leprechaun Catchers out of recycled materials to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day.

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A Green-Powered Canada

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Do You Really Need It?

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Get Growing

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Story Time

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Tips and Tricks

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Video Challenge

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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