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Every One Counts Contest Prize Recipients!

We are happy to announce the prize recipients of the Every One Counts contest! Many of the entries were strong contenders, so to say it was a difficult decision would be an understatement. The three entries selected to receive a prize did a great job of telling us why the animals count and what actions people need to do to provide proper care and treat animals with respect. Congratulations to the following recipients:

Miss Poche's Multi-Grade Class

Viking Colony School, Viking

Miss Poche's Muli-Grade Class researched an animal of their choosing and then presented to their class. The students then made styrofoam prints and used them to create metallic gold and black pictures of the animal. These beautiful pieces of work were then combined onto a bulletin board accompanied by an information sheet on each animal explaining why the animal counts. The students also identified what actions people need to take to provide proper care, to treat the animal with respect, and finally, how members of their community provide leadership in humane care and protection of animals. Miss Poche and her students plan on putting the prize towards new phys ed. equipment for their school!

Mrs. Netik's Grade 6 Class

Tofield School, Tofield

Mrs. Netik's Grade 6 Class created an Every One Counts class book on why animals count and what people can do to provide care to the animals. Each student picked an animal to research and wrote a couple paragraphs describing why the animal counts and the actions people need to take to provide proper care and treat the animal with respect. Paired with beautiful illustrations, this Every One Counts class book has great information on a variety of animal species! Mrs. Netik and her students plan on putting the prize towards an end of year outdoor class celebration!

 

Ally, Delta, & Hailey (Grade 2)

Onoway Elementary School, Onoway

On their own initiative, Ally, Delta, and Hailey from 2M decided to create their own pig report at home once they began to learn about pigs in their class. Their teacher, Miss Malik helped them combine their reports into a PowerPoint. The students gave information on pigs, explained why pigs count, and described what people can do to show pigs respect. Ally, Delta, and Hailey even made a mock habitat they thought a pig would like!

4- Freedom from Fear and Distress

This week we will be discussing the fourth of the Five Freedoms: the freedom from fear and distress. This freedom is about providing animals with conditions and treatment that do not cause them to suffer mentally or physically. Read the following blog with your students to learn more! Have you ever heard strange noises at…Continue Reading

3- Freedom from Pain, Injury, and Disease

Welcome back to our Five Freedom series! This week we will be covering the third of the Five Freedoms: The Freedom from Pain, Injury, and Disease. This freedom is all about preventing health issues in domestic animals, and rapidly diagnosing and treating them when they do occur. Read the following blog with your students to…Continue Reading

2 – Freedom from Discomfort

This week we will be discussing the second of the Five Freedoms: The Freedom from Discomfort! This freedom is all about ensuring we provide domestic animals comfort which is achieved in different ways. Read the following blog with your students to learn more. At the end of a long day, where do you want to…Continue Reading

1 – Freedom from Thirst and Hunger

As mentioned in last week’s blog, we are doing a weekly blog series for the next month about the Five Freedoms! This week we will be discussing the first of the Five Freedoms: the Freedom from Thirst and Hunger. This Freedom is all about ensuring animals are provided with ready access to fresh water and…Continue Reading

Exploring the Five Freedoms

Developing a sense of responsibility is a critical component of character and citizenship education. We will be exploring this theme through addressing our obligation to be responsible for animals in our care. The more we learn about animals, what they need to be healthy, how they feel safe, what they like or dislike, etc., the…Continue Reading

Alberta’s New Curriculum – an opportunity for leadership in humane values

The current review of provincial curriculum – being conducted by Alberta Education in partnership with the Alberta Teachers’ Association – provides a unique opportunity to incorporate positive, effective changes in our schools to help students’ character development through humane education. Indeed, we can become the first province to explicitly include humane education in the provincial…Continue Reading

Responding to Disaster: The Fort McMurray Fire

A disaster can happen when we least expect it. But when people step up, get involved and work together, difficult situations can be overcome and the Fort McMurray fire is a great example of this. From the start, the fires moved quickly, intensely and unpredictably. People were forced to evacuate with little warning – this…Continue Reading

Marks of Kindness

Students and teachers across the province have done some wonderful things to make a difference for animals, people and the environment! This short video highlights just some of the things they were up to this past school year. Enjoy! For more examples of students making a difference, visit our Kindness Map!Continue Reading

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