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…

Decking the Halls of Parkdale Daycare!

Lorena De Lucia, Parkdale Daycare Educator The children in Miss. Lorena and Miss. Raquel’s daycare class are proud to display their holiday bulletin board this month. The project required hard work, creativity and dedication. It took the children three weeks to complete this amazing display! We are all extremely proud of this project – the…

Bancroft: Digital Storybook Creation

Jodi Schwartz, B.A.S.E. Animator Once a week since the end of September, Grade 1 students at Bancroft B.A.S.E. daycare put their creative skills to the test and collaboratively produced a digital storybook under the guidance of Miss Jodi. Each child dreamed up their own character and brought it to life by thinking about their character’s…

Popsicle Stick Puppets and Habitats at Pierre Elliott Trudeau!

Jodi Schwartz, B.A.S.E. Animator A kindergarten class at Pierre Elliott Trudeau has been working hard every two weeks on an extended lunch, creating puppets with Miss Jodi. This week, the class invented popsicle stick puppets letting their imaginations run wild! Once their puppets were complete, they drew accompanying habitats and performed short skits using their…

Nesbitt Magician Mayhem Card Magic

Jodi Schwartz, B.A.S.E. Animator With Miss Jodi’s guidance, mini-magicians have been hard at work learning different card tricks designed to impress. Every class, they learn new tricks and have time to practice them in small groups while Miss Jodi makes sure everyone is on track. This fall, they have already learned many tricks, all of…