Wildlife Habitat Learning

Grade 5 and 6 students at Carlyle B.A.S.E. Daycare learned about the habitats and diets of various animals as part of a nature and wildlife conservation project led by Ms. Cristina and Ms. Miranda. Students chose any living animal that they wanted to then research about where those animals lived and what they ate. Then…

Hot Off the Presses!

Finally! It’s here! The one and only issue of Touching BASE on Daycare Matters newspaper for 2018-2019! We stuffed as much amazing news from B.A.S.E. Daycares as we could into one issue, from the amazing green-themed Daycare Conference in August, to a little insight into our new and fearless leader, all the way to summer…

Earth Day Learning

Sabrina and Anna, BA.S.E. Educators, Michelangelo International Leading up to this year’s Earth Day celebration on  Monday April 22, 2019, we at Michelangelo International have been discussing different ways to keep our one and only planet safe and healthy. The B.A.S.E. students have been doing a fantastic job keeping the lights off during the day…

Daycare Week at B.A.S.E.

EMSB B.A.S.E. Daycares celebrated in style from May 14 to 18, 2018 during the week to “recognize the importance of the complementary role of school daycares in the school team!” Food was a highlight for all, from food trucks, to cotton candy, to Food Revolution themed events! There were also plenty of obstacle courses and…

Bee Hotel — Green Club Montreal

Check out this wonderful Bee Hotel project from St. Monica Daycare students! Now this is a winter session well spent! Our Green Club has been working on creating a bee habitat for many weeks this winter. We finally finished our project by decorating our bee hotel with beads, paint and designs! We learned about how…

Green Birth – An Erasure Poem

In honour of National Poetry Month (and upcoming Earth Day), Ms. Johanna from the B.A.S.E. Daycare head office created an activity plan for daycare educators to help daycare students make their very own erasure or strike-out poems. She thought she’d try to make one herself using an article from the Touching B.A.S.E. on Daycare Matters Winter 2018…

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…

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…

Parkdale: Hoop House

Can you spot the hoop house in the snow at Parkdale elementary? Green Club students had to dig out their hoop house, or cold frame greenhouse, on Thursday, January 18, 2018 to check and see how their vegetables are doing growing in the winter! They couldn’t check under the tarp then or the following week…