Students in Mrs Gallina’s class at St Mary’s Catholic School in Cranbrook, had the opportunity to learn, research and share with fellow students the lifecycle of everyday items. Students decided to vote on the items that they were interested in and with 20 students, we needed to narrow it down to 6 items. There was … Continued
Beyond Recycling Blog
This semester, in Mrs. Delcaro’s and Mr. Blick’s classes, we have been learning about waste and how everyday objects are made. Lots of students have shared how they reduce the waste in their household. For example, one student said ‘In our house we are pretty careful when we wrap gifts, and try to reuse the … Continued
(= Lifecycle of a glass bottle) Ms Machado’s grade 6’s had the formidable challenge of researching and presenting the lifecycle of various objects, and then reporting back in french! Thank goodness for Google translate, as well as the hard work and great effort working NOT in their “mother tongue”.
Steph Spensley and Jaimee Pichette’s grade 5/6 class is diving into the Beyond Recycling program again for 2021/2022. The students are one of two McKim Middle School classes embarking on multi-month learning journey where they will learn all about energy, water, food, transportation from a middle school kid’s perspective. The first unit is all about … Continued
This year at McKim Middle School, two grade 5/6 classes are going Beyond Recycling. The students are embarking on multi-month learning journey where they will learn all about energy, water, food, transportation from a middle school kid’s perspective. But before going beyond, Mrs. Turcon’s class spent some time learning about recycling and other types of … Continued
Mr. Karran, the Gr.7 teacher at Kinnaird Elementary School in Castlegar, become the Fossil Fuel Chef in the Beyond Recycling lesson tilted “Its a Plastic World”. The students witnessed their teacher dress up as a chef, laughing at the apron and chef hat, while learning the ingredients to make fossil fuels. This recipe included salt … Continued
The ever changing timeline of trash – how as humans the types and amounts of things we use and throw away has changed is a fascinating topic. Not least for our Arrow Heights Elementary Grade Five and Six students, as we got to spend our lesson time travelling, diving into the timeline of trash that … Continued
On a cool and misty first day of December, the Grade 5’s from Begbie View Elementary took a journey across town, to the outer reaches of the City of Revelstoke, to the mysterious lands of the Revelstoke Transfer Station and Landfill. Locked in on one aspect by the mighty Boulder and Frisby Mountains and … Continued
Grade 5/6 students from Mr. Dustin Winzer’s class at Valemount Elementary School discovered the origins of many familiar products. Looking at raw materials, they attempted to determine what could be manufactured. Jeans, aluminum cans, glass jars, batteries, soccer balls and pencils were the products they did further research on to become the experts and teach … Continued
Grade 4/5 from Salmo Elementary made thank you cards for RDCK and WM’s hosting of a great field trip, where we learned what happens after we get rid of our waste and recycling.