Gerald McShane: Artists in the Making!

Paints and paintbrushes were ready to go on Gerald McShane’s pedagogical day, Friday, February 16, 2018. B.A.S.E. Daycare students, all geared up in their smocks, were excited to become Pablo Picasso’s for the day and get the chance to express their feelings by creating their very own masterpieces to take home. Each student received their own…

Making Paper You Can Plant! — Green Club Montreal

Here’s a post from the Green Club Montreal blog by Gerald McShane Green Club! One week in November 2017 during Green Club, we made our very own paper using newspaper and recycled paper! Then we went a step beyond and decorated our paper using petals from flowers in our schoolyard garden, as well as seeds…

Gerald McShane: Heart-to-Heart Fundraiser

Gerald McShane Elementary school and daycare would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to all parents and staff members for their wonderful support during our “Heart-to-Heart” Fundraiser. We are very proud to say we raised a total of $801, during a dress down day, which took place on February 2, 2018. This project has…

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…

Gerald McShane: Mini (Yummy) Harvest

Green Clubs students at Gerald McShane met yesterday for the first time this school year and had a mini harvest activity with new Green Club Animator, Ms. Shannon! Mostly made up of returning members in grades 5 and 6, the green club welcomed a few new students and all are super keen to embark on…

Play it Fair! Community Action Projects

For the second year in a row, B.A.S.E. daycare students in the “Supporting Children as Leaders Through Play it Fair!” program identified an issue they would like to work on in their school community and used new leadership skills to complete their Play it Fair! Community Action Projects (CAPS). These projects focused on creating iMovie…

Play it Fair! Celebrations

Approximately 200 B.A.S.E. Daycare students spent the year learning about and then applying their human rights through the “Supporting Children as Leaders Through Play it Fair!“ program. At the end of April, Gerald McShane, Michelangelo International and John Caboto Academy students celebrated all their hard work with their fellow students, families and Play it Fair! Leaders from…