Category Archives: Creative Arts

Parkdale: Puppet Fun!

Children at Parkdale created Styrofoam cup animal puppets this morning. They used markers to draw their animals into existence and Ms. Jodi added various animal anatomy using pipe cleaners upon request: “I made a bat. He needs wings!” “My owl … Continue reading

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Dante: Reader’s Theatre

Having a mixed age group of Grades 4 to 6 isn’t always easy, as not everyone gets along. Looking to find something that would get everyone to work together, I planned a Reader’s Theatre activity. In Reader’s Theatre, students do … Continue reading

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Collaborative Digital Storytelling

Combining their imaginations, writing and drawing skills, and throwing in a little tech has resulted in three wonderful digital storybooks from three B.A.S.E. daycares! Students at Dalkeith, Elizabeth Ballantyne and Parkdale worked for weeks to create collaborative digital storybooks with … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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St. Monica: Marvellous Magicians

Grade 1 students at St. Monica ended session two activities with an “Alakazam!” on Tuesday, March 27, 2018.  Ms. Jodi taught the students ten tricks during the winter months, which they practiced over and over again. For their final class, they donned their … Continue reading

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Sinclair Laird: Learn & Play Day

During a “Learn & Play” pedagogical day on March 23, 2018, students at Sinclair Laird had the opportunity to create their own t-shirts by using paint and their imagination. Prior to the t-shirt making, students first sketched what they wanted … Continue reading

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National Poetry Month

In honour of National Poetry Month, we’re posting two poems that were sent to B.A.S.E. Daycare from two Canadian poets last school year for our Food Revolution event. Rachel Rose, poet laureate of Vancouver (2014-2017), sent in a previously published … Continue reading

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