St. Monica B.A.S.E. students participated in a Print Journalism Club from October 8 to December 10, 2013. During the 10-week session, B.A.S.E. Tutor Elaine Cohen guided the students to conduct their own interviews, do research, write up articles and take pictures. The students produced a four-page newspaper called: St. Monica B.A.S.E. News. Please click on the newspaper below to view and read the wonderful work that the students worked so hard at putting together.
ST. MONICA B.A.S.E. NEWS
As told by Carlyle Base day care students during group discussion.
Carlyle base day care had a wonderful time at the Nid’Outruche on our ped day of November 1st.
We saw different kinds of ostrich, rhea and emu. We got to pet the rhea.
We also went to the petting zoo and got to touch rabbits and chickens. We fed the goat and the pigs.
We had fun at the show, the people were very nice and we learnt new things about the ostrich. Our favorite part was playing in the playground. The little kids had their own little playground and the big kids played in the big playground. This was a fun and different activity.
By Sofia De Palma and Anna Gartner, Grade 1
On Tuesday December 3rd, 2013 in the John Caboto Academy daycare Miss Addie helped us make Christmas trees.
We made them out of egg cartons and toilet paper rolls that were cut in half. First we colored the egg cartons with green paint, and then the toilet paper roll halves with brown paint. We added sparkles too.
Miss Addie hot glued the egg cartons onto a green triangle shaped paper. She attached the brown toilet paper roll and then added red bows to the bottoms of the trees and yellow stars to the tops.
We made these trees to take home for Christmas.
Sofia De Palma, a grade 1 student, said that she was going to take her tree home and wrap it in holiday paper to give to her mommy and daddy.
Anna Gartner, another grade 1 student, said that she was going to put her tree on a little table right next to Santa’s cookies and milk so that he could see it.
You should try this activity in your daycare, or come and join us at John Caboto Academy next year.
By Sisto Fantin, and Lorenzo Cuffaro, Kindergarten
Eagerly playing Pop Goes Perfection!
On a Ped day on Friday November 1st 2013, a company called Gigantix came to Cedarcrest school. They taught the Kindergarten and Grade 1 daycare students how to play all sorts of giant sized games in the gym.
We played Giant Snakes and Ladders, Giant Dominos, and Pop Goes Perfection! The Giant Snakes and Ladders game was played the same way as we would the small version. There were two teams: blue and red. You had to roll the die, move the number of spaces it told you to, and if you landed on a ladder you climbed up, or if you landed on a snake you slid down. Whoever got to the “win” square at the end of the board first won the game.
Having Giant Dominos fun
For Giant Dominos we stood all of the domino pieces up in a pattern that the Gigantix person showed us. Once they were all standing, we rolled a ball to knock the first one over. The domino fell into the one next to it and by the end of the game they all fell down.
Pop Goes Perfection was really fun too! For that game, half the kids held trays with holes in them and the other half of the kids tried to put the different colored shapes into the right holes. They had to put them all in before the Gigantix instructor yelled “POP” and the kids holding the trays had to make the trays pop all of the pieces inside them out onto the floor.
Sisto Fantin, a Kindergarten student liked to play the Giant Snakes and Ladders the most out of all of the games played. Lorenzo Cuffaro, a Kindergarten student said that the Giant Dominos was his favorite game “because [he] made all of the Dominos fall down”.
This activity was a lot of fun! You have to listen and show team spirit too. We hope that Gigantix comes back soon!
By Christina Cronin, Grade 4, and Melina Dussault, Grade 3
The Bancroft daycare students went to Récré-o-fun on Friday November 1st 2013 for a Ped day activity. We drove there on a school bus at 9:00 am that left from Bancroft school.
When we got there we had fun, played a lot, and even got to have a ball fight in the ball pit with our friends.
Half way through the day we ate our lunches that we brought from home. We were also allowed to buy our lunches at Récré-o-fun.
This activity was arranged for us because you are supposed to have a lot of fun on the day after Halloween, so this was a great way to play and to talk about our candy with our friends.
It is an amazing place to be so ask your daycare teachers to take you there!
Your courage and love for our country makes it possible for us to live in freedom.
Today we honored you by having a special ceremony. We made drawings and decorations for you. We read some of the letters you sent to your family while you were fighting for us and we put them in a heart for you. Even though we don’t know your name, we love you. You will be in our hearts and in our prayers forever. Thank you and be safe.
From your friends at Our Lady of Pompei Daycare
By: Silvia Veltri-Educator
Ghosts and goblins and witches and coffins are what make Halloween fun for children, and adults too. Halloween is as sweet as can be and Pompei was the best place to be!
On October 31st, Our Lady of Pompei Daycare celebrated Halloween with a fun and entertaining party for the children. After daylong celebrations in their classrooms and in the gym, the children were treated to some good food and a ghostly movie too.
Some interesting characters joined us for the celebration. We had princesses, fairies, skeletons, superheroes, walking bananas and Mary Poppins too!
Farewell, and until next year…BOOH!!!