Parkdale: Chinese New Year Celebrations

Students from Parkdale B.A.S.E. Daycare were excited to celebrate the Chinese New Year as they proudly paraded through the school corridors displaying the colourful dragon they had made in daycare. They spent two weeks creating their masterpiece! The children sang songs and made music as they spread cheer and well wishes throughout the school. Happy Chinese New Year…

Digital Storybooks with Sound!

B.A.S.E. daycare students at Elizabeth Ballantyne, Parkdale, and Dalkeith are bringing out their creative noises in the early morning hours during their Digital Storybook Creation programs with Ms. Jodi. Using the BookCreator App on an iPad, every week the children add to their projects.  Now six weeks into the program all three daycares have imagined, written, and drawn their entire stories. Now they are recording the narration for the…

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…

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…

Parkdale Arboretum Creatures

Our garden photo competition is over but here are a few more tiny creature photos taken by Marie Xue Larochelle from Vert Cite, one of B.A.S.E. Daycare’s partners in establishing schoolyard gardens. These photos were taken in Parkdale Elementary’s arboretum. Can you identify what these creatures are? Let us know in the comments!

Parkdale: Let’s Taste Mexico!

Johanna Donovan, B.A.S.E. Media Advisor With the B.A.S.E. Daycare Food Revolution Day Celebration coming up later this month, we thought we’d give you a little taste of the cooking that goes on in our daycares! On a frigid Friday in March, B.A.S.E. Daycare students at Parkdale Elementary School warmed up with a culinary trip to…