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…

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…

St. Monica: Fall Salad Fun

Saint Monica Green club students enjoyed a final feast from their schoolyard garden before the cold frost closed it down for the season. Students enjoyed harvesting the mesclun salad mix, then preparing and washing it in the salad spinner. They loved eating their straight-from-the-soil salad mix with a homemade dressing on top of a cracker….