Artistic Self-Expression at Cedarcrest Daycare  

Catherine Cottis, Cedarcrest Daycare Educator During a snowy week in February, the Grade 4 students at Cedarcrest B.A.S.E. Daycare learned about different art mediums and techniques through creating their own wintery mountain scenes. The students used black construction paper as their backdrop for a mountainous scene where multi-toned evergreen trees filled the foreground. Through this…

Cedarcrest: Colourful Ice Castles

Since winter can be long and dreary, the Grade 2 students of the B.A.S.E. daycare program at Cedarcrest Elementary added some pizazz to their winter daya by making coloured ice blocks! To make your own colourful ice castle, you will need: Water Food colouring Empty cardboard milk cartons A cold, winter day! Our winter activity…

Cedarcrest: Nutrition Month Fun

In March for Nutrition Month, B.A.S.E. Daycare students in Ms. Matina’s group tasted ingredients they had never eaten before! Grade 1 students did various food-related activities throughout the month but especially liked the taco building one. Students chose whatever ingredients they preferred and proceeded to cut everything into small pieces. They then filled their taco…

Cedarcrest Goes Green

Chasing away the winter blues is easy with a little green! Cedarcrest B.A.S.E. Daycare loved being Irish for the day and painting their day green on Friday March 16, 2018 to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. Kindergarteners were spotted stepping out in style with their leprechaun hats and “Froot Loops” necklaces. While other groups were busy…

Cedarcrest: Cards for Jacob

Students from Grades 3 to 6 at Cedarcrest B.A.S.E. Daycare created cards for Jacob Thompson. They made cards for the young boy and mailed them out since that was his last dying wish. He wanted to read as many cards as possible. Students felt that: “Sometimes we need someone to simply be there. Not to fix…

Green Club Photo Competition

Over the summer months, community volunteers helped to maintain the wonderful B.A.S.E. Daycare gardens and enjoyed harvesting fresh fruits and vegetables. While helping, we encouraged the participating families to capture their moments in the garden, especially of any tiny visitors they encountered. Here is the best shot from the lot so far, sent in by…

Cedarcrest: Learning Screen Smarts

B.A.S.E. Daycare students at Cedarcrest learning about screen smarts put together their own Public Service Announcements (PSAs) for fellow students. After figuring out how much time they spend in front of screens and learning about the effect screens can have on their lives they put their knowledge to use! Students chose a fact from this Screen Smart…

Cedarcrest: Food Waste and Ugly Food

Sabrina Steen, B.A.S.E. Green Club Animator Cedarcrest Green Club students took action on food waste this week, making sure each fruit (even ugly fruit) travelled successfully from garden to plate—instead of from garden to landfill! After engaging in a discussion and sharing stories about food waste, each student participated in the process of preparing a delicious smoothie. The students enjoyed making their smoothies with three “ugly fruits:” mango,…

Cedarcrest: A Spooktacular Day

Catherine Cottis, Cedarcrest Daycare Educator In the early hours of Hallows Eve, the little goblins started slowly creeping in. Cedarcrest Daycare was teeming with excitement and anticipation for a day of fun-filled activities all happily planned by the educators. The children made pumpkin-shaped Rice Krispy treats that they had fun decorating as jack-o’-lanterns, which they…