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…

Bake for a Cause!

Anna Colella and Sabrina Francischiello, Michelangelo International Daycare Educators On October 15, 2018, Michelangelo International Daycare participated in the Light the Night Walk for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada. Many walked to support friends and family who are battling these horrible diseases, and others walked to remember those who lost their battle. Daycare…

Parkdale Takes Pumpkin Decorating to a Whole New Level!

Lorena De Lucia, Parkdale Daycare Educator This year, Parkdale Elementary School Daycare’s pumpkin decorating activity was truly extraordinary! It was a chance for the students to bring their favourite characters to life in the form of a pumpkin! With the guidance of educators and support staff, the children were encouraged to tap into their inner creativity…

Parkdale: Budding Scientists Reveal Secret Message

Jodi Schwartz, B.A.S.E. Animator Parkdale Budding Scientists were at it again! Today they were also magicians: they created messages that disappeared, and used science to make them reappear. First, Miss Jodi gave everyone a piece of blank paper. In a bowl, she mixed ¼ cup of baking soda with ¼ cup of water. She prepared…

Our Lady of Pompei : Grade 6 Tea Party

On Tuesday, June 5th, the Grade 6 students were treated to their very first English Tea Party, complete with real tea cups, English tea and treats. Some of the students said it was an amazing experience. It was fun learning the proper etiquette for attending the tea party. We all got dressed up into our…

Building Your Own Board Game

Students at John Caboto, Pierre Elliott Trudeau, and St. Monica B.A.S.E. daycares spent their session 3 constructing a collaborative board game with their classmates. The Build Your Own Board Game program encourages teamwork, logic, forethought, and problem solving skills. With Ms. Jodi’s assistance students planned out, built, and played a game they had created as…

Digital Storytelling with Sound

Creativity was flowing in and around two B.A.S.E. daycares for the past two months. Students in Hampstead and Westmount Park B.A.S.E. daycares participated in a nine-week program at their respective schools producing two collaborative digital storybooks. They used their writing and drawing skills to put together an imaginative story, and then added their voices, giving…