Gardenview: Budding Scientists Discover Sound Vibrations

Jodi Schwartz, B.A.S.E. Animator This fall, Miss Jodi had the budding scientists at Gardenview B.A.S.E. daycare learning about how sound works. She asked everyone to gently touch their throats while saying their names. They all felt their fingers vibrate. Miss Jodi explained that for a sound to happen, something has to vibrate, move, or shake….

St. Dorothy’s Nutritower Is Ready for Harvest!

Sandra Petrillo, St. Dorothy Daycare Technician We were busy this week at St. Dorothy Elementary School! We picked kale from the school’s Nutritower and made kale chips with the younger children. They loved it, and even asked for a second helping, which was amazing because the majority of these children had never eaten kale and…

Michelangelo International Celebrates National Child Day 2018

Anna Colella and Sabrina Francischiello, Michelangelo International Daycare Educators This year Michelangelo International Elementary School celebrated National Child Day on November 20th by participating in the Equitas Annual Postcard to Parliament Campaign that gives children an opportunity to share their ideas with the Prime Minister of Canada. The children wrote a message and illustrated the…

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…

Gardenview Science: Static Electricity

Jodi Schwartz, B.A.S.E. Animator This week, Gardenview budding scientists learned about static electricity through six mini experiments, all using balloons charged with static to move objects – they learned that static acts as a magnet either attracting or repelling objects. In first experiment, the children drew objects that can fly onto small pieces of parchment…

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…