I am not currently teaching this class.
Today students continued working on test review.
1. Collected recycling and returned bins.
1. Studied for and wrote our Soils Test
Reviewed for the test, worked on the end task and watched Sharkwater.
1. Celebrated the news from our Eco School Application, see below;
2. Read pages 178-189 and answered
- #1,2 on page 181,
- #4,5 page 183,
- #7,8 page 189
ECO SCHOOL FEEDBACK
Congratulations Dryden High School on your third year of Ontario EcoSchool certification! It is exciting to see how your eco-initiatives and programs have been building each year. A successful EcoTeam engages students, and also includes the strong support of the custodial staff, so it is great to hear that engagement is still strong.
As mentioned, it is encouraging to see the improvements in your school culture around recycling; we hope that this continues to grow! R.E.: 2.10 a – in the future, include at least 3 dates on the Walkabout worksheet for a deeper understanding of progress. Once again, great use of online social media of waste data as a motivator and feedback of progress in reducing your school’s overall waste, and the trivia in each class was a creative way to connect with the wider school community. Your School Ground Greening developments have also been very impressive, with the new trees, food garden, and your relationship with the community garden. Excellent to hear students were involved in 4.2; in the future, connect members of the wider school community (e.g. parent council, conservation authority, landscapers) to the design, implementation, or maintenance of the project during the current school year and summer months.
The Curriculum submissions shows examples of great depth in ecological literacy within your teaching. Learning like this will be both memorable and have the potential to have a meaningful impact. Perhaps next steps could include encouraging even more teachers and subject areas to submit their environmental lessons – http://www.ontarioecoschools.org has a wide range of excellent lesson plans, linked to the Ontario curriculum.
We truly hope that your dreams of a stronger composting program, the start of seed collecting, and continuation of the programs you have worked so hard to get off the ground continue into the years to come! Good luck Dryden High School with your upcoming ‘Clean Air Day,’ and we really look forward to see how your eco-initiatives and dreams for the program unfold -keep up the great work.