Our Lady of Pompei Creativity

Dad: You Are My Rock! For Father’s Day, the students in Mrs. Rosa L.’s Grade 3-4 B.A.S.E. daycare group painted rocks. Each student’s rock was unique and had a special message that represented their dad. Each student designed their father’s rock with care and much love. Hopefully these rocks will be kept as a souvenir…

Hot Off the Presses!

Finally! It’s here! The one and only issue of Touching BASE on Daycare Matters newspaper for 2018-2019! We stuffed as much amazing news from B.A.S.E. Daycares as we could into one issue, from the amazing green-themed Daycare Conference in August, to a little insight into our new and fearless leader, all the way to summer…

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…

Nesbitt: Fun-Filled Pedagogical Day

Friday, May 10, 2019 was the last school pedagogical day for Nesbitt School Daycare.  The students and staff celebrated by having an amazing day of active and fun-filled activities at the indoor amusement center, Funtropolis, in Laval.  The students and staff spent the day climbing a giant play structure, shooting ball cannons at each other, playing…

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…

Earth Day Learning

Sabrina and Anna, BA.S.E. Educators, Michelangelo International Leading up to this year’s Earth Day celebration on  Monday April 22, 2019, we at Michelangelo International have been discussing different ways to keep our one and only planet safe and healthy. The B.A.S.E. students have been doing a fantastic job keeping the lights off during the day…

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…