• Ontario
  • Elementary

Highview Public School

PoliKan

“Let’s do our part!”

  • 16 Challenges Completed
  • 0 Challenges not completed

A Green-Powered Canada

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We learned about renewable and non-renewable energy. As a class, we watched videos and did research. We had a discussion and realized the many benefits of renewable energy. Attached is our proof.

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Buckle Up

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Our class explored other modes of transportation that cause less pollution and give our bodies energy by helping us exercise, such as walking or riding a bike. We spoke how cars can cause air pollution that is not good for humans, animals and nature.

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Community Connections

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As a class, each student signed a pledge to be a steward of the earth and a water protector. We listened to the story "We are Water Protectors" and we joined the indigenous initiative to be mindful of how we are treating our precious earth and ways we can nurture it and save energy. We have been having rich discussions around things we can do in our daily lives to help conserve energy, such as reusable water bottles or reusing gift bags.

Do You Really Need It?

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We voted on which item in our class we were going to give up. The item we voted on were the class iPads. We discussed if we really needed it and we wrote down things we can do instead of using an iPad. The next day we reflected on how we felt giving up the iPad and what advantages there were to giving it up for our own health and the health of the environment.

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Game Time!

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Our class discussed why it is important to not waste food and we created an anchor chart. We divided ourselves into groups and each group acted out a card they were given that demonstrated a way of not wasting food. The rest of the class had to guess what they were acting and we spoke about it.

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Get Growing

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We had so much fun planting. Our students learned about what plants need to grow, about the plant life cycle and parts of a plant. We are eagerly waiting for our beans to sprout!

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How Big Are Your Carbon Feet?

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Students learned that their actions can affect their carbon footprint and the more energy they consume the bigger their carbon footprint gets. We spoke about ways we can reduce our carbon footprint, such as walking to school, recycling, and using a reusable water bottle.

One Hour No Power

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Our class practiced using no power the week before March break and we will continue it this week. So far we have used 5 and a half hours of no power. Our goal is 10 hours. We also spoke about things we can do that require no power, such as reading, using activity bins, and opening the blinds for light.

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Story Time

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Students created their own stories about various ways they can save energy and help keep our planet healthy! They enjoyed making their own comics!

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Take-Home

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Throughout the school year students have been learning about what goes in the recycling bin, compost and garbage bin. We gave students the take home challenge to complete over the March break. We also spoke about what we can reuse, such as water bottles. They applied their knowledge at home.

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The Phantom of the Classroom

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We looked around our classroom and made a list of all the items that are plugged in that use phantom power. Students then worked on their maps to identify where these objects are in our classroom!

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Tips and Tricks

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Our class made posters that are displayed in the hallway to encourage our school community to do their part to save energy and to keep our earth healthy! We share many different tips/ tricks to help save energy.

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Video Challenge

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Students made their own posters to promote saving energy and they made a promise to Mother Nature by reciting the Earth Steward and Water Protector Pledge.

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Water Works

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We have spoken about many ways we can save water, such as taking a shorter shower and turning off the tap when brushing your teeth. Students took this challenge home over the March break and worked with their families to complete it.

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What’s For Lunch?

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Our class explored the different types of food we had for lunch. They drew what was in their lunch bags and we researched where the food comes from. Students were intrigued by how some of their food travels a long way before it makes its way into their lunches! We also spoke about... -how we shop for our food and the packaging -the benefits of using containers instead of foil paper and zip lock bags -how we can help those less fortunate by donating extra food -the benefits of eating healthy and how it gives our bodies energy

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What’s Old is New Again

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For Science, our class learned about animal and man-made structures. We discussed the various materials animals and people use to build structures that can be found all around us from nests to buildings. Attached are some of the structures students build.

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