Carlyle: Impressive Illustrations of the Rights of the Child

In November, Carlyle’s Grade 5 and 6 students participated in the B.A.S.E. EcoKid November Challenge. The children played a Play it Fair! game to learn about their rights and reflect on what makes a child happy and healthy. Many of the answers they gave were like the child’s rights, and some of the answers were…

Celebrating Children’s Rights at Bancroft

Play it Fair! was the theme of the November 15 pedagogical day at Bancroft Elementary School. Run by the Daycare Educators, groups of students rotated through different Play it Fair! games and learned about values such as cooperation, inclusion and respect, while also discovering the Rights of the Child. At the end of the day,…

BASE EcoKid November Challenge

Calling all B.A.S.E. EcoKids! It’s time to learn about and exercise your rights, be heard, and be leaders! This November, in the spirit of the 30th anniversary of National Child Day (November 20), create your own illustration or challenge related to one of the Rights of the Child. B.A.S.E. Daycare hopes to put together a…

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…

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: Giving Kindness to the Homeless

Agatina Nicita, Our Lady of Pompei Daycare Technician In keeping with Ms. Pia’s annual “Giving Kindness to the Homeless” initiative, pre-kindergarten and kindergarten students at Our Lady of Pompei Elementary School helped to create “Care-Peace” bags filled with socks, soap, a toothbrush and toothpaste.  Students took great pride in preparing these special gift bags. After the…

Our Lady of Pompei Winter Clothing Drive

Agatina Nicita, Our Lady of Pompei Daycare Technician In order to help children in need this winter season, Our Lady of Pompei Daycare set up a clothing drive and asked our school community to participate in collecting winter clothing that children had outgrown and was still in good condition. We were happy to receive many hats, scarves,…

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…

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….