P.E.T. Pre-Kindergarten Students Fascinated by STEM Activity

Angela Genovese, Pierre Elliott Trudeau Elementary Daycare Educator What to do with an excited Pre-kindergarten group on a cold winters day? Have fun with science, of course! Students in Ms. Angie’s Pierre Elliott Trudeau B.A.S.E. Daycare class were excited to learn about primary and secondary colours with a hands-on “walking water” experiment.  This STEM activity…

Popsicle Stick Puppets and Habitats at Pierre Elliott Trudeau!

Jodi Schwartz, B.A.S.E. Animator A kindergarten class at Pierre Elliott Trudeau has been working hard every two weeks on an extended lunch, creating puppets with Miss Jodi. This week, the class invented popsicle stick puppets letting their imaginations run wild! Once their puppets were complete, they drew accompanying habitats and performed short skits using their…

Building Your Own Board Game

Students at John Caboto, Pierre Elliott Trudeau, and St. Monica B.A.S.E. daycares spent their session 3 constructing a collaborative board game with their classmates. The Build Your Own Board Game program encourages teamwork, logic, forethought, and problem solving skills. With Ms. Jodi’s assistance students planned out, built, and played a game they had created as…

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…

Garden Cookies! — Green Club Montreal

Have you made “garden cookies” for your garden yet? Check out this great post from the Pierre Elliott Trudeau Green Club! Did you know your garden might have a sweet tooth? We made “garden cookies,” (actually seed bombs) for our schoolyard garden! Using soil, clay, water and seeds, we used our hands to make the…

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…

Pierre Elliott Trudeau: Cucumbretti

In Garden to Plate Club at Pierre Elliott Trudeau (PET) Elementary last week, students made their very own cucumber and zucchini spaghetti (or cucumbretti) using a spiralizer. Some of the strands of cucumbretti were taller than the students, one even estimated that their piece was taller than the school!  All of the students liked the cucumbretti: Juliette said, “It was so fun!” And…

Science Fun & Life-Size Games!

LIFE-SIZE FUN Every second week for their extended lunch period, Grade 5 students at Pierre Elliott Trudeau elementary school have been participating in a Life-Sized Games program. The first week kicked off with a giant game of checkers. Students helped one another and strategized about their opponents’ future moves. Next to be experienced was a game of…

Pierre Elliot Trudeau: Hot Lemonade

Noriko Baba, B.A.S.E. Cooking Class Animator At Pierre Elliot Trudeau Elementary, we made hot lemonade! Students learned how much sugar a store bought lemonade bottle contains (40g in ONE SMALL CONTAINER!) and discussed the negative health effects of eating too much sugar. Alternative natural sweet ingredients such as Agave and Stevia were introduced in class, and…