John Caboto Academy: E-Choose Your Own Adventure Creation Collaboration

Jodi Schwartz, B.A.S.E. Curriculum Advisor

Choose Your Own Adventure E-Book storybooks were all the rage in the 80’s and 90’s. After school on Wednesdays, John Caboto Academy B.A.S.E. Daycare students in Ms. Mary and Ms. Rose’s groups in cycle 2 and 3 brought them back, this time into the digital age though a website called Twine.

Students created a collaborative story that had the choice of multiple possible endings. This program enforced interactivity, because while readers traveled through the story they had to click on their choice of what should happen next, and the website brought them to the appropriate page to continue reading, which determined how the story unfolded. Every time someone reread the story, it led somewhere different!  Continue reading

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Play it Fair! Celebrations

Approximately 200 B.A.S.E. Daycare students spent the year learning about and then applying their human rights through the “Supporting Children as Leaders Through Play it Fair! program. At the end of April, Gerald McShane, Michelangelo International and John Caboto Academy students celebrated all their hard work with their fellow students, families and Play it Fair! Leaders from Vincent Massey Collegiate. The high school students completed community service hours by leading the daycare students in Play it Fair! games and creating Community Action Projects. Check out the video for a little summary of the celebrations!

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B.A.S.E. Food Revolution Day Celebration

The EMSB’s B.A.S.E. Daycare Program brought together its Green Clubs and Cooking Clubs for a Food Revolution Day event to celebrate a year’s worth of cooking and environmental learning. Below you will get a taste of how the day went!

Congrats to all participants and a great big thank you to St. Pius X for hosting the day, our chefs, Sergio, Diyar and Adam, for donating their time and skills, our vendors, especially Lufa Farms who donated the beautiful produce for our pantry, and our B.A.S.E. students and staff!

For even more on the event, read the article in our Touching B.A.S.E. Spring 2017.

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Our Lady of Pompei: Daycare Week Fun!

B.A.S.E. Daycare students at Our Lady of Pompei had a great time during Daycare Week with a plethora of activities. From an “Engineers in the Making” project, to lots of physical activity, a dance performance and a fun-filled carnival day, students definitely celebrated daycare being a part of their everyday. Continue reading

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Touching B.A.S.E. Newspaper Spring 2017


Touching B.A.S.E. Spring 2017-cover


Hot off the presses! The Touching B.A.S.E. on Daycare Matters Spring 2017 edition of the newspaper is ready! Find out how B.A.S.E. Daycare students have been moving, creating, cooking and learning all in 12 pages of beautiful colour!

**Please note, to play the videos within the newspaper pdf you must download it first!**

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Comic Books Come to Life

SWOOSH! WHIRR! POOF! BAM! Marvel Comics better watch out for these future comic creators! Check out the full story behind these wonderful comics in the Touching B.A.S.E. on Daycare Matters Spring 2017 newspaper. In the meantime, enjoy reading Adventures in Comic City from Our Lady of Pompei, Futuristic from John Caboto Academy, and The Laboratory from Dalkeith right here!

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Food Revolution: Appetizer

Here’s a little appetizer to our Food Revolution Day Celebration video spread!

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