• Quebec
  • Elementary

Dr. Wilbert Keon School

Energetic Coyotes

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Get Growing

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Students in grade 6, 7 and Secondary V took cuttings from other plants, (jade, aloe, geraniums, spider and one other succulent) and potted them in new containers to grow and eventually take home. This was a lesson on how you can create new plants from cuttings and that you don't have to go out and buy the plant. In my grade 6 science this was an introduction to a unit we are beginning on plants including areas about parts of plants, photosynthesis, plant propagation and sexual and asexual reproduction in plants. We are also going to talk about the importance of pollinators in particular for food production and how many pollinators are at risk. Part of this unit will include how to attract and help out pollinators. The grade 5 class also planted bean seeds and tomatoes. Students will be taking these home as well to grow in their own gardens.

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What’s Old is New Again

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One of my fellow teachers has a new puppy and was talking about how it was going through a teething stage. At the time I was doing para chord projects with my senior outdoor ed. group and looked up ideas for dog toys. I came across dog toys made from old t-shirts and so we decided to make this our "What's Old is New Again" project in my grade 6 science class. The students and staff donated old t-shirts and the kids and I, with some help from the grade 5's and a few other staff members, made dog toys by cutting the t-shirts into strips and then braiding. Each of the students took a dog toy home to give to their own dog or a family member/friend. We made over 50 toys so we contacted our local SPCA and donated toys for the animals at the shelter as well. We also sold the dog toys for $1 each. I will be matching the students sales and the money will also be donated to the SPCA. I anticipate we will donate approximately $100. We are having a virtual tour and question/answer session with our local SPCA on Tuesday, April 12, 2022. We also talked about the clothing industry and how much of textile waste even after being donated, ends up in our landfills. We discussed how poisonous toxins are often used to make clothing and the harmful effects in can have on our environment and the people making the clothing or handling the waste.

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A Green-Powered Canada

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Buckle Up

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Community Connections

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Do You Really Need It?

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Game Time!

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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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Video Challenge

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Water Works

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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