Cedarcrest: Nutrition Month Fun

In March for Nutrition Month, B.A.S.E. Daycare students in Ms. Matina’s group tasted ingredients they had never eaten before! Grade 1 students did various food-related activities throughout the month but especially liked the taco building one. Students chose whatever ingredients they preferred and proceeded to cut everything into small pieces. They then filled their taco…

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…

Week 1 of Green Activities!

The first week of extracurricular activities in B.A.S.E. Daycares began with a bang! From September 25 to 29, students took part in physical activities, creative endeavours and all things green! Here are a few snapshots of cooking and green club activities that took place in Cedarcrest, Dalkeith, Edward Murphy, Hampstead, Nesbitt and St. Gabriel! What…

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…

Edward Murphy: Painting With Produce!

This summer, blueberries and kale were growing faster than the neighbourhood could eat them at Edward Murphy Elementary’s B.A.S.E. Daycare garden. Ms. Melina hosted garden workshops in July and August for any interested community members. Below are a few pics of the children painting with produce after helping pulling weeds! They used all kinds of…

Summer Garden Fun!

B.A.S.E. Daycare communities are still enjoying their gardens during the summer holidays. Parents and students are helping with garden maintenance, watering, weeding, planting and even harvesting fruits and veggies to throw into, say, a delicious salad! If you would like to help in the gardens or participate in a workshop as a great summer activity…