The Grade 7 class at J.L. Webster school in Warfield made their own Eco Friendly All Purpose Cleaner to celebrate the 52nd Earth Day! This project started with students learning about what Earth Day is and why we celebrate our planet on April 22. Next they explored cleaning products and looked at the ingredients with … Continued
The grade 6 class at St Mary’s School in Cranbrook celebrated Earth day by creating recycled t-shirt bags. Prior to this class, students shared many creative ideas on ways to help our planet and honour the earth. A reduction of plastic bags usage was mentioned most frequently. For the Earth day class, students brought used … Continued
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
The grade 6 students in Mrs Gallina’s class had the chance to participate in a spirited debate about energy sources. Students spent the better part of 2 weeks, researching and learning all they could about their groups assigned energy source. Some found it difficult to advocate for an energy source they did not whole heartedly … Continued
“I liked doing this and learning about the product and how it’s made and materials,” wrote Hayden after completing the “Lifecycle of Stuff” research project. Hayden and his classmates are part of the Beyond Recycling program in Ms. Murphy’s Grade 6/7 class at Martin Morigeau school in Canal Flats, traditional territory of the Ktunaxa & … Continued
In Alyssa Rundberg’s grade 5 class at Gordon Terrace, the students are wrapping up their first Beyond Recycling unit on waste with a mini project about the lifecycles of stuff. Just like a storybook, everything we use has a beginning, middle and an end. Students have been learning about the five different stages along the … 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!
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
(= 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”.
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