Gardenview and St. Monica: Digital Storybook Creations

Jodi Schwartz, B.A.S.E. Animator Throughout this snowy winter, B.A.S.E. daycare students at Gardenview and St. Monica elementary schools have been hard at work creating a collaborative storybook (one at each school) with their peers. This activity not only fostered communication, cooperation and compromise among the children, but it also developed and maintained extremely necessary life…

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…

You Make My Heart Pop!

Anna Colella and Sabrina Francischiello, Michelangelo International Daycare Educators This year, Michelangelo International Elementary School’s Grades 2-5 daycare students decided to make sweet treats for their parents and guardians. Together with their educators, they prepared a sweet mixture of popcorn covered in pink and white chocolate, marshmallows and a sprinkle of colourful candy. The children…

Parkdale Green Club: Reduce, Reuse and Recycle This Bag!

Lorena De Lucia, Parkdale B.A.S.E. Daycare Educator Children from Mr. Ryan’s Parkdale B.A.S.E. Daycare Green Club are learning how to take an active role in reducing waste by making beautiful reusable grocery bags! The children had a lot of fun making the bags, which express their thoughts about saving our planet. Through this activity, they…

Life Skills: Sewing Patterns of Canadian Animals

Learning how to sew is a great skill to learn. A button fell off? Sew it back on! We at B.A.S.E. Daycare believe that life skills should be taught at a young age and to all students. A lot of our B.A.S.E. Daycare Educators teach sewing after school. This activity has a Green Club twist….

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,…

Our Lady of Pompei: Knitting for the Homeless

Rosa De Paola, Our Lady of Pompei Daycare Educator In keeping with our annual tradition of giving, this year Mrs. Rosa’s grade 5/6 knitting club learned the art of knitting while practicing the art of giving, and made lovely scarves that we will send to the Old Brewery Mission. We hope that our scarves will…