Harris Burdick pictures

Write your own story from the pictures


Environmental friendly resources

Classroom Recycling Resources

Online Resources

PBS kids Meet the Greens


Planet Protector Academy https://planetprotectoracademy.com/

The Majestic Plastic bag- Mockumentary– https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GLgh9h2ePYw


Before the Flood https://www.beforetheflood.com/


Terracycle Recycling Programs https://www.terracycle.com/en-CA/brigades



A Voice for the Spirit Bears by Carmen Oliver

The Lorax by Dr. Seuss

One Well by Rochelle Strauss

One Plastic Bag by Miranda Paul

10 Things You Can Do To… series by Scholastic (Save Electricity; Reduce, Reuse, Recycle; Save Water; Protect Animals

If the World Were a Village by David J. Smith

Living Sunlight by Molly Bang

Earth: My First 4.54 Billion Years by Stacy McAnulty

Give Bees a Chance by Bethany Barton

What if Everybody Did That? By Ellen Javernick

Why Should I Protect Nature/Recycle/Save Water? By Scholastic

Just a Dream by Chris Van Allsburg

Flush by Carl Hiaasen

Scat by Carl Hiassen

Hoot by Carl Hiassen



Recycling stickers from Dollar Tree

Adopt a Pet https://shop.wwf.ca/collections/adoptions

Waste Free Wednesdays (all lunch garbage goes home)

Water Wednesday (only drink water on Wednesday)

Essential Questions

How do the arts shape, as well as reflect, a culture?
Who is a true friend?
Whose story is this?
Why do people move?
What is worth fighting for?
Is there a pattern?
How are stories from other places and times about me?
What makes objects move the way they do?
Is aging a disease?
What can artworks tell us about a culture or a society?
How does where you live influence how you live?
How can motion express emotion?
What makes a system?
What “truths” can we learn from fiction?
How do effective writers hook and hold their readers?
Does global interdependence help or harm the people involved?
How do our economic and political choices affect others?
What responsibilities do we have to others in the world?
How does one live in the world with integrity?
Who sees and who is blind?
How does dance create and communicate meaning?
What makes a great story?
How does an organism’s structure enable it to survive in its environment?
Can anyone be an artist?
What kind of artist am I?
Is one picture worth a thousand words?
Is the medium the message?

Four Variables of Adaptive Dimension

  • Environment (the where)
    • Strategies: Flexible groupings, Consistent, predictable and structured, Flexibility to respond to emerging needs, Students involved in decisions, Culture reflects that ALL students are valued & capable learners, Atmosphere that honors all worldviews, Healthy relationships of teachers, students and parents/guardians, Student voice and choice, Students accountable in fair and equitable way
  • Content (the what)
    • Strategies: Builds on students’ prior knowledge, Multiple resources at varying levels (including technology), Auditory and visual teaching tools, Provide interest-based resources, Flexible grouping (interest-based, ability), Manipulatives, hands-on exploration, Learning centres, task cards, Journal entries – learning splats, Open-ended mini-projects; Genius Hour, Relevant and credible resources that reflect learners, Inquiry learning, Use real-world connections, Games, storytelling, Assessment is key
  • Process (the how)
    • Variety of resources and learning tools to make sense of ideas and concepts through different pathways. Students need time to reflect & digest before moving on
      Strategies:Think-pair-share, Elbow buddies or turn & talk, Gallery walk/Carousel, Journaling, Tiered instruction, Experiential learning, Reading or literature circles, Learning centers, Flexible groupings, Manipulatives, hands-on, Interactive websites, CompactingMore time, less time, Assessment is key
  • Product (show what you know) 
    • Strategies: Make a chart or diagram, Write a letter, make a game, Participate in a simulation, Write a poem, do a photo essay, Metaphors/analogies, Devise a new recipe, Digital story, book talk, Visual representation, Design a structure, Demonstrations, Write a comic strip, cartoons, Performances, dramatization, Create a brochure, Conduct an interview, Write and perform a puppet show, Present a news report