We will gather outside for a spoken word/ poetry reading of our recent Memory and Water pieces. This is part of a school ‘water’ unit. If we finish early, we will walk the perimeter of the school before going back indoors.
We will go outside and have a discussion on the meaning of resilience. We will discuss why this is an important attribute to possess. As a group, we will discuss people we feel who have shown resilience. Then, we will go out and explore our campus looking for evidence of nature showing true resilience. For […]
Are you a passionate youth committed to the conservation of aquatic life? If so, we have an opportunity for you to join us on Hornby Island at the Tribune Bay Outdoor Education Centre for the 3-day/2-night Salish Sea Science Program! Participating youth (30) in grades 10-12 will learn about the seven ocean literacy principles, the […]
We are transporting the whole school to Trout Lake to learn outside for the day. Our K to 2 students will be reorganised in subgroups and will rotate through stations in the park to learn about the senses. They will use their sight to find hidden treasures on the beach, use their smell to try […]
There is a lot written about the merits of the “Mud Kitchen” is getting students engaged in outdoor play. One impetus for the development of the University Hill Elementary School “Mud Kitchen” was the fact that our school playground was condemned last year and will not be rebuilt until the middle of June. I needed […]
We learned about how to divide our garden box into square feet, and how to place the appropriate number of seeds in each box (16 carrots, 1 kale, etc.) First we used garden tools to break up the soil, then we smoothed it out. We used our fingers to poke holes of the right depth […]
Thursday April 25 from 1-4 PM. The walking party will gather outside Scarfe, walk together to Pacific Spirit trail #4, descend to the beach, walk to Pacific Spirit trail #6, ascend and return to Scarfe. We will be joined by invited UBC experts from various disciplines related to outdoors who will draw our noticings to […]
University Hill Elementary School is located on the ancestral lands of the Musqueam people. Martin Sparrow will be sharing his knowledge about the place we are fortunate enough to work, learn and play on everyday. Grade 4 and 5 students will meet with Martin Sparrow in the “We Are One” rock circle and continue their […]