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…

Dante: German Spaetzle

What to do when your students just love to eat? We bake, cook and experiment with different methods of cooking our favourite foods. We made German Spaetzle. “It’s like fluffy clouds!” said one students. “This is why I love to come to daycare’ said another. From the looks of it, it was definitely a hit!…

John Caboto: Pine Tarts & Black History

When two daycare students walked into their Cooking Club activity one February day, they didn’t know a simple treat their grandmothers used to make for them could mean so much more than just a delicious combination of dough and pineapples! While many students in schools and daycares put together presentations, art work and more to…

First B.A.S.E. Newspaper of the Year

From students harvesting the spoils of their gardens, to learning about animals, media literacy and human rights, this Winter 2018 issue of the Touching B.A.S.E. on Daycare Matters newspaper has it all! Check out the pages of photos of Green Club harvest parties, a Heritage Day banquet, a Play it Fair! pedagogical day and more! Don’t…

Pierre Elliott Trudeau: Cucumbretti

In Garden to Plate Club at Pierre Elliott Trudeau (PET) Elementary last week, students made their very own cucumber and zucchini spaghetti (or cucumbretti) using a spiralizer. Some of the strands of cucumbretti were taller than the students, one even estimated that their piece was taller than the school!  All of the students liked the cucumbretti: Juliette said, “It was so fun!” And…

Week 1 of Green Activities!

The first week of extracurricular activities in B.A.S.E. Daycares began with a bang! From September 25 to 29, students took part in physical activities, creative endeavours and all things green! Here are a few snapshots of cooking and green club activities that took place in Cedarcrest, Dalkeith, Edward Murphy, Hampstead, Nesbitt and St. Gabriel! What…

B.A.S.E. Food Revolution Day Celebration

The EMSB’s B.A.S.E. Daycare Program brought together its Green Clubs and Cooking Clubs for a Food Revolution Day event to celebrate a year’s worth of cooking and environmental learning. Below you will get a taste of how the day went! Congrats to all participants and a great big thank you to St. Pius X for hosting the…