Vancouver Bird Week – Opening Kick-Off

To kick off Bird Week – a week-long series of events to celebrate Vancouver’s birds – there will be an Opening Celebration based at Lost Lagoon in Stanley Park. Join us for family friendly crafts, games and activities! There will be an Instagram worthy photo wall, bird related crafts and various booths to introduce you […]

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Leaf Printing in the Park

We will be working with our 2.5-5 yr old Sandpiper Program to make some leaf printing on fabric treated in soy milk. We will scour our park for fallen natural items; leaves, flowers etc and create a pattern on the fabric. Then a piece of paper will be placed on top and the children will […]

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Memory and Water–Outdoor Reading

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.

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Nature’s lesson in resilience for all of us

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 […]

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Classe nature à Trout Lake – 26 avril – Annexe Maquinna

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 […]

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Celebrating the Mud Kitchen

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 […]

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University Hill Elementary School BBQ

This event is spearheaded by Kate Foreman and the University Hill Elementary to celebrate Earth Day with the school community .  It is an invitation only event.  All food is pre-ordered and paid for prior to the BBQ.

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Square Foot Gardening with grade ones

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 […]

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Collingwood School Earth Day Gr. 9’s

Beach Cleanup, Invasive Species Pull, Plastics, Circles Time What Location 8:30-9:05 Attendance — Sign in by Workshop Intro – Set the Stage — Sam Weiss A Plastic Ocean Viewing (22 min) McCord Gym Chaperones will be needed to help with attendance and crowd mgt 9:05-9:15 Load Buses Bus Loop 9:15-11:05 *back for 3rd block Travel […]

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University Hill Elementary Scavenger Hunt

Students from a neighbouring school have been invited to discover the animals and opportunities that exist at University Hill Elementary School when you #GetOutdoors. Students will experience the “secret” spot and participate in a scavenger hunt to learn about our school.

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