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 to create, then painted their sketches onto their t-shirts. The children were very proud of…

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 poem called Feast, and George Elliott Clarke, Parliamentary Poet Laureate (2016-2017), wrote a poem specifically…

Our Lady of Pompei: Comic Book Creation Program Inspires Writing

Two of B.A.S.E. Daycare Grade 3 students at Our Lady of Pompei Elementary thrive on creating their own comic books after participating in the B.A.S.E. Comic Book Adventure Creation program and getting inspired. By Pietro and Trevor, Grade 3 We like comics! Drawing is fun and is a way for us to express ourselves. When…

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…