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!

Our Lady of Pompei: Sparking Creativity and Imagination with Old Holiday Traditions and Creating New Holiday Traditions

Pia Falconi Di Bacco, Our Lady of Pompei Daycare Educator This December, students had the opportunity to revive our old holiday tradition of making handmade garlands. They also made holiday cards and “Hollyday” Centerpieces. The centerpieces were made with traditional holiday holly flowers: the children first painted Styrofoam red and then glued it onto a red dish. Children created their…

St. Monica: Making Initials out of Fruit!

Noriko Baba, B.A.S.E. Cooking Class Animator  At St. Monica, students learned how to cut fruit and explored various kinds of fruit to experience different textures, colours and smells. In order to get to know each other in the cooking class, students introduced themselves by saying which fruits they like best and how they prepare it…