Author Archives: Daycare Matters

About Daycare Matters

With this blog, daycare staff, students and parents will get to see and share the wonderful things that go on in the EMSB daycares, from beading, dance and animation to film making, songwriting and green projects!

John Caboto: 21st Century Storybook

Grade 1 students created a 21st century storybook in just 10 weeks in their B.A.S.E. Daycare program. Story charting, drawing, colouring, and recording their voices into the Book Creator app were just a few of the tasks they completed. The … Continue reading

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Dalkeith: Colour Wheel Illusion

Another take on optical illusions was explored by Dalkeith Elementary’s Budding Scientists to end session 1! Students drew colour wheels on paper, and tested them by poking a hole in the centre and placing them on a pencil, which was supported … Continue reading

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Our Lady of Pompei: Puppet Show

Cycle 1 and 2 students at Our Lady of Pompei put on a puppet show performance at their last class of the session. They used the paper bag puppets, plate puppets, and minion finger puppets they spent the session creating, … Continue reading

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B.A.S.E. Spotlight: Using a Schoolyard Garden

The St. Monica B.A.S.E. Daycare Green Club has been lucky to have teacher Mr. Eric Rowles be so heavily involved in the schoolyard garden both during class time and after school. B.A.S.E. Green Clubs love seeing teachers and educators use … Continue reading

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Sinclair Laird: Animal Habitats

Learning about different animals’ natural habitats helps us learn about what their needs are and how we can preserve the environment for their homes. When we look at a tree log, at first it might not look like much, but … Continue reading

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St. Monica: Fall Salad Fun

Saint Monica Green club students enjoyed a final feast from their schoolyard garden before the cold frost closed it down for the season. Students enjoyed harvesting the mesclun salad mix, then preparing and washing it in the salad spinner. They … Continue reading

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Dalkeith: A Shocking Good Time!

Budding Scientists at Dalkeith elementary learned about static electricity this week via three experiments. The first experiment was drawing parchment paper ghosts and using a balloon that had been rubbed on their hair to conduct static electricity. When they held … Continue reading

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