Ms Shamim’s 4/5 class made art for Earth Day. Taking seemingly unwanted or unusable objects, they flexed their creativity and came up with all sorts of fun and/or beautiful and/or useful objects. The art took a walk over to the Salmo Public Library, where it’s on display for a couple of weeks in celebration of … Continued
As the learning deepens, the wall in the classroom dedicated to the Beyond Recycling learning journey expands. Ms Shamim’s class in Salmo is keeping a visual record of the program, both as a reminder as well as a resource to be consulted as the program continues. It’s so great!
(= 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”.
The See The Heat program provides the opportunity for Beyond Recycling students in Kaslo, Castlegar and Creston to take home a thermal imaging camera that connects to your smart phone to learn more about the energy efficiency of your home.
On Tuesday, May 21, Ms. Newton’s grade 4/5 students at Begbie View Elementary school in Revelstoke held a potluck lunch with the challenge of bringing dishes that are made with real foods only, and as much local food as possible. And did the students ever deliver! After the students each gave a short presentation about … Continued
Ms. Newton’s grade 4/5 class form Begbie View Elementary went on a an informative and exciting local farm field trip May 14. Every student in the class hopped on a bike and cycled 2km to Track Street Growers urban farm in Revelstoke. Once there, farm owners Stu and Sarah, showed the class how their compost … Continued
On April 16, Ms. Gadbois’ grade 5 class from Arrow Heights Elementary school in Revelstoke went on a field trip to two different sites that deal with waste created in Revelstoke. The first stop of the trip was to the Landfill and Transfer station. After all the students piled onto the scale to get a … Continued
Sustainability was the theme of this week’s Beyond Recycling lesson at Begbie View Elementary school in Revelstoke. Though all of the students had heard of the word “sustainable”, we took part of the lesson to define the word so we could better understand what it means to live a sustainable life. We talked about the … Continued
February 12, 2019 was Debate Day in Revelstoke at both Begbie View and Arrow Heights Elementary Schools. The debate was about which energy source – fossil fuels, nuclear, solar, wind, or hydro – is the best. After student groups were assigned an energy source, the teams had two weeks to research facts about advantages of … Continued
On November 27, the students of Ms. Gadbois’ grade 5 class stepped way back in time to look at how the amount and type of waste created by humans have changed over time. With students dressed up as historic guests spanning from hunter gatherers to present day humans, we learned what kind of waste was … Continued