Making Silly Putty: Learning about Liquids and Solids

NOTE: A saturated solution is when so much of an ingredient is added to water that the water can no longer absorb any more of it. That is why you can still see the remaining borax inside the bottom of the cup, even after mixing it very well. PLEASE NOTE: As long as you add…

Digital Storybook Creation at Our Lady of Pompei and Parkdale

Jodi Schwartz, B.A.S.E. Animator Once a week since the beginning of April, students at Our Lady of Pompei B.A.S.E. daycare as well as Parkdale B.A.S.E. daycare put their creative skills to the test and collaboratively produced two digital storybooks under the guidance of Miss Jodi. Each child dreamed up their own character and brought it…

All Aboard! Board Game Fun

Carmela Filippi, Educator, General Vanier Board games are always a favourite activity after a long day of school, and these board games are next level! Grade 4 students at General Vanier have been enjoying their weekly Wednesday activity with Dynamix. Miss Gina’s students meet in the afternoon and explore new board games they have never…

St. Monica: Mad Science Ped Day

Zahra Amini, Educator, St. Monica What better way to spend a pedagogical day than becoming mad scientists?! Children love learning about science and that was apparent at St. Monica B.A.S.E. Daycare on March 22, 2019. The Mad Science after school activity is a great way to get students thinking outside the box and to learn…

General Vanier: Future Junior Chefs

Carmela Filippi, Educator, General Vanier Every Friday a special cooking class takes place after school with daycare educator Ms. Gina and the Kindergarten and Grade 1 students. Ms. Gina teaches the junior chefs how to chop up ingredients and then mix them together. A few weeks ago, the students learned how to make vegetable and…

Catapults, Collaboration, and Creativity Oh My!

Jodi Schwartz, B.A.S.E. Animator The B.A.S.E. children at Hampstead, Parkdale, Dalkeith, and John Caboto daycares all experienced building and testing mini catapults with their classmates in Ms. Jodi’s Engineering For Everyone program. It was explained that catapults are giant machines that throw things across an area. The children worked in collaboration with each other in…

Digital Storybook Creation at St.Monica and Gardenview

Jodi Schwartz, B.A.S.E. Animator Once a week since the middle of January, students at St. Monica B.A.S.E. daycare as well as Gardenview B.A.S.E. daycare put their creative skills to the test and collaboratively produced two digital storybooks under the guidance of Miss Jodi. Each child dreamed up their own character and brought it to life…

P.E.T. Pre-Kindergarten Students Fascinated by STEM Activity

Angela Genovese, Pierre Elliott Trudeau Elementary Daycare Educator What to do with an excited Pre-kindergarten group on a cold winters day? Have fun with science, of course! Students in Ms. Angie’s Pierre Elliott Trudeau B.A.S.E. Daycare class were excited to learn about primary and secondary colours with a hands-on “walking water” experiment.  This STEM activity…