JV Humphries students build planter boxes and grow food! As our Earth Day and EcoChallenge activity, we built planter boxes, filled with soil, seeded, watered, and watched out food grow! We grew delicious radishes and spicy greens and students took turns watering the boxes as needed through spring.
JV Humphries students in Kaslo explored the Lifecycle of Stuff in February 2023.
Beyond Recycling partnered with the RDCK for a pilot program to bring infrared cameras to three classrooms this winter. The cameras plug into iphone or android devices and make heat loss visible. Students from Twin Rivers Elementary in Castlegar, Adam Robertson Elementary in Creston and JV Humphries in Kaslo participated. Students from the three classes … Continued
JV Humphries grade 5/6 students had a rousing debate of various energy sources today! They parleyed back and forth on the merits of Wind, Solar, Hydro, Geothermal, Nuclear, and Fossil Fuels. Students at times had so much energy(!) that they almost fell into arguing, but facilitators teacher Keely Grunerud and Beyond Recycling educator Gillian Sanders … Continued
Students at JV Humphries were super excited to share their new knowledge on the lifecycles of everyday items. They researched what items are made from, how these materials were extracted from the earth and some of the impacts related to extraction, how items were manufactured and associated impacts, how we use the items after we … Continued
It’s a Plastic World! In this lesson we thought about how much plastic is in our everyday lives and shared how many items we had touched in our day that were made of plastic. We then learned how plastic can be harmful to the environment, especially when it’s accumulated in the oceans.
Students from JV Humphries in Kaslo participated in their Energy Debates last week with great enthusiasm! Groups of students were assigned a renewable or non-renewable energy source (solar, hydro, wind, fossil fuels, or nuclear) and researched the pros and cons of each source. They defended ‘their’ energy source with a vehemence that startled us all, … Continued
Students from grade 3/4/5 at JV Humphries in Kaslo went on the annual Beyond Recycling field trip to our transfer station and the new recycling station for Kaslo and area. Megan Deas from the RDCK led the field trip, which included a stop at Kaslo Ace Building Supplies to explore which hazardous was
JV Humphries students in Ms Franke’s 3/4/5 class utilized the class planter boxes to plant various salad greens and radishes on April 28. They seeded various spicy greens, red romaine lettuce, green leaf lettuce, and red globe radishes. These species and varieties of food plants were chosen because of their early growing season so students … Continued
On Feb 18 JV Humphries students participated in Energy Debates! Students worked in groups to research their energy source (either Solar, Wind, Hydro, Nuclear, or Fossil Fuels) using the school’s ipads and Beyond Recycling student page resources. The debates went super well and students got pretty heated up to defend ‘their’ energy source!! For our … Continued