Our Lady of Pompei: Butterflies

In keeping with the March Nutrition Month theme, Ms. Rosa L. and Ms. Tania helped the students of Pre-K and Kindergarten get creative and prepare their very own snack to resemble a butterfly during their March 19th pedagogical day. They used pita bread and cream cheese for the wings, carrots for the antenna and grapes for the body.  Being creative…

Our Lady of Pompei: HO-HO-HO-liday Socks!

The Holidays will look different this year – but one thing remains the same! Daycare educators spreading joy and instilling a sense of Holiday magic in the children who they work with day in and day out. Our Lady of Pompei Daycare educator Ms. Pia, with the help of Childcare Worker Ms. Emily, guided the…

Harvest Season: Roasted Red Pepper and Mint Spread

You’ll Need: 8 to 10 Red Peppers (hot or mild) A handful of fresh mint ¼ of a cup of olive oil Big pinch of salt One or two jars What You’ll Do: Pre-heat the oven to 300 degrees. On a roasting pan with a silicon mat or parchment paper, place the peppers and coat…

Recipe: Beet Chocolate Cake

Beet Chocolate Cake Adapted from BA’s Heartbeet Cake INGREDIENTS 4 medium beets ½ cup cocoa powder 1½ cups flour ½ tsp. baking soda ½ tsp. ground cinnamon ½ tsp. ground cardamon 1 tsp. apple cider vinegar 4 large eggs ½ cups light brown sugar 1 tsp. salt RECIPE Cook peeled and quartered beets in a…

Learning to Raise Butterflies

Pierre Elliott Trudeau B.A.S.E. Daycare Pre-Kindergarten students witnessed the miracle of metamorphosis as they explored the life cycle of a butterfly. Through various methods of teaching, the children learned how to raise butterflies and release them into the wild. They gained knowledge and used their fine motor and gross motor skills through science, art, literacy…

Hot Off the Presses!

We are pleased to present the Tenth Anniversary Issue Touching BASE on Daycare Matters newspaper. We hope you enjoy it! Thank you to all the B.A.S.E. team members and students for their great stories and content! The BASE Team

B.A.S.E. at Home: Magician Mayhem (Two Card Tricks)

The 4 Aces Card Trick: Step 1: Shuffle the deck and then pull out all four aces. (Be sure to do this before the trick, and not in front of the audience.) Step 2: Place the four aces on the top of the deck. (Again, be sure to do this before the trick, and not…

Jean Bear Tutorial

We love it when we can make something old into something new and useful! With this activity, you can perform all 3 R’s: You will reduce the waste in your house by creating something new, you are reusing materials and you are recycling by making those pair of jeans into something completely new! Check out…