Carlyle International: Pre-K STEAM Project

Shapes are Everywhere! Students from Carlyle B.A.S.E. Extended Pre-K were involved in a very creative STEAM project at the beginning of February.  The children created a collage using different coloured cut-out shapes. We began the project by discussing the various shapes that we saw in our classroom objects.  We then used the SMARTboard to look…

Green Club: Edible Art

Have you ever used cut up fruits and vegetables to create art? Well Ms. Shannon’s Green Club students did just that this past January and designed some delectable creations! Based on an idea from Salad People by Mollie Katzen, students put together their favourite animals, landscape scenes, self portraits and more by using the variety…

Our Lady of Pompei: Let’s Warm the World

This year’s Grade 5 and 6 students chose to make scarves for the homeless to help them stay warm during this cold weather. Even if we made mistakes while knitting, we learned as we worked and we were all so proud when our projects were finished! This particular project made more students want to join…

Our Lady of Pompei: Puppet Show

Cycle 1 and 2 students at Our Lady of Pompei put on a puppet show performance at their last class of the session. They used the paper bag puppets, plate puppets, and minion finger puppets they spent the session creating, to act out mini skits. Students channelled their exuberant energy into their newly acquired improvisation skills…

Sinclair Laird: Animal Habitats

Learning about different animals’ natural habitats helps us learn about what their needs are and how we can preserve the environment for their homes. When we look at a tree log, at first it might not look like much, but upon closer inspection, we see that it is an apartment building for bugs and small…

Parkdale: Marble Momentum Mazes

Parkdale Budding Scientists built their own marble momentum mazes after learning how things gain speed as they travel down a hill.   Every child received some paper, straws and cord. Without concrete instructions, students let their creative process flow. Each of the mazes were unique and imaginative. After drawing, cutting, gluing, and taping, bumpers, stairs, and tunnels were…

Our Lady of Pompei: Earth Day

The Grade 3 and 4 Daycare students celebrated Earth Day by creating beautiful works of art using pencil shavings, said Ms. Rosa Lemme, Daycare Educator. The students got busy sharpening their coloured pencils until they accumulated a pile of different coloured shavings. They then proceeded to create their designs by using tweezers to glue the pencil…

Our Lady of Pompei: Favourite Pedagogical Day

Trevor Wilde, Grade 3-4, B.A.S.E. Daycare, Our Lady of Pompei  On the November 28 pedagogical day, we made Christmas ornaments and other fun and creative activities. It was my favourite pedagogical day of all. And don’t forget everyone, decorate your Christmas tree because Christmas is coming soon!