Simple Vegetable Soup

Ms. Melina went live on Instagram (@EMSBBASE ) to give some helpful tips on how to cook with whatever you happen to have on hand. In our Cooking Clubs, we call this “Intuitive Cooking”. One of the best dishes to cook when you have things in the fridge and pantry you need to use is…

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…

Winter Wonderland Selfie Challenge

February is not just for Valentine’s Day, it’s for Winter Walk Day, Pink Shirt Day and I Read Canadian Day! Wow, so many things to do! The February B.A.S.E. EcoKid Challenge is to snap a winter wonderland selfie, or a picture of something interesting found on a winter stroll. What fun to enjoy the great wintery outdoors with friends! Bonus “points” if students send in winter-themed riddles or…

World Soil Day Puzzle Painting

We are blown away by this amazing soil puzzle painting from St. Gabriel B.A.S.E. Daycare. Grade 1 and 2 students took the December EcoKid Challenge and ran with it. They didn’t just do a painting or a puzzle, they did both…in one! Congratulations to St. Gabriel for winning the December challenge! Thank you for being…

Winners! EcoKid Leaders of Children’s Rights

Congratulations to all the amazing B.A.S.E. EcoKids who participated in the November challenge. Your beautiful illustrations of what your rights mean to you were inspiring! It was so hard to choose “winners” because you are all Children’s Rights Champions! Bravo! And the favourite is… Carlyle International B.A.S.E. Daycare takes first place again with this amazing…

Comic Strips to Change the World

The B.A.S.E. EcoKid January Challenge is here! Time to lift the holiday fog from your brains and get those neurons moving again! In honour of Family Literacy Day (January 27), we’re asking you to: Read Frieda Makes a Difference Pick a Global Goal that means the most to you Create a comic strip about how…

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,…