Digital Storytelling with Sound

Creativity was flowing in and around two B.A.S.E. daycares for the past two months. Students in Hampstead and Westmount Park B.A.S.E. daycares participated in a nine-week program at their respective schools producing two collaborative digital storybooks. They used their writing and drawing skills to put together an imaginative story, and then added their voices, giving…

Budding Scientists: Air Pressure

Budding Scientists at John Caboto Academy and Hampstead discovered air pressure by creating hoop gliders, and tinfoil boats.  Hoop gliders were fabricated via strips of paper taped into the shape of hoops (one large and one small), which were fastened to either end of a straw. The children customized their hoop gliders with drawings of things that fly, such as hot…

Hampstead: Seedling Sale

To help re-establish their schoolyard garden next year, B.A.S.E. Daycare Green Club students at Hampstead Elementary held a seedling sale at the end of May to raise the funds. Watch the video below to see how it went and what’s so great about having a growing station in your school!  

Hampstead: Winter Snow Globes

Ryan Oxley, B.A.S.E. Green Initiative Advisor Hampstead’s Green Club students embraced winter by making snow globes to help beautify their school garden. The students shared some great learning experiences while creating their snow globes. They discussed the cold temperatures in winter as well as the process of making natural dyes, which included shredding some beets and…