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 their classmates using the Book Creator App under the guidance of Ms. Jodi. They finally…

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…

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!