Ça va bien aller: Rainbows in Nature

Emma TarBush, Green Club Animator, B.A.S.E. Daycare Program This art activity is a direct response to the movement in Quebec called “Ça va bien aller,” where images of rainbows are displayed on windows and doors in an attempt to lighten the mood during times of crisis. Children are encouraged to take part in the movement…

Comic Strips to Change the World

The B.A.S.E. EcoKid January Challenge is here! Time to lift the holiday fog from your brains and get those neurons moving again! In honour of Family Literacy Day (January 27), we’re asking you to: Read Frieda Makes a Difference Pick a Global Goal that means the most to you Create a comic strip about how…

Parkdale – Fall Wreaths

Early birds getting a head start on fall crafts! It was an early morning on September 27, 2019, and, while some may have just been waking up, Miss. Yasmins’ morning daycare group at Parkdale was hard at work making fall wreaths! They are now proudly displayed on the bulletin board for all to admire. What…

Our Lady of Pompei Creativity

Dad: You Are My Rock! For Father’s Day, the students in Mrs. Rosa L.’s Grade 3-4 B.A.S.E. daycare group painted rocks. Each student’s rock was unique and had a special message that represented their dad. Each student designed their father’s rock with care and much love. Hopefully these rocks will be kept as a souvenir…

Artistic Self-Expression at Cedarcrest Daycare  

Catherine Cottis, Cedarcrest Daycare Educator During a snowy week in February, the Grade 4 students at Cedarcrest B.A.S.E. Daycare learned about different art mediums and techniques through creating their own wintery mountain scenes. The students used black construction paper as their backdrop for a mountainous scene where multi-toned evergreen trees filled the foreground. Through this…

Parkdale B.A.S.E. Daycare: Solar Motorized Crane Creation in New Engineering Program

Jodi Schwartz, B.A.S.E. Animator Engineering for Everyone is a new program that Animator Jodi Schwartz has put together for the English Montreal School Board’s Before and After School Enriched (B.A.S.E.) Daycare Program. About the Program: Children have begun exploring solar powered vehicles, structure and stability, marble mazes, a roller coaster of recyclables and even a…

Parkdale Green Club: Reduce, Reuse and Recycle This Bag!

Lorena De Lucia, Parkdale B.A.S.E. Daycare Educator Children from Mr. Ryan’s Parkdale B.A.S.E. Daycare Green Club are learning how to take an active role in reducing waste by making beautiful reusable grocery bags! The children had a lot of fun making the bags, which express their thoughts about saving our planet. Through this activity, they…

Learning About Owls at Carlyle Daycare

Angela Crescenzi, Carlyle B.A.S.E. Daycare Technician Owls are amazing! While in after school daycare, Miss Ingrid taught us that owls are able to survive the cold Canadian winters. They live here all year long and are nocturnal. We talked about the food they eat and how they survive the winter.  We researched items found in…

Our Lady of Pompei: Knitting for the Homeless

Rosa De Paola, Our Lady of Pompei Daycare Educator In keeping with our annual tradition of giving, this year Mrs. Rosa’s grade 5/6 knitting club learned the art of knitting while practicing the art of giving, and made lovely scarves that we will send to the Old Brewery Mission. We hope that our scarves will…