World Soil Day Puzzle Painting

We are blown away by this amazing soil puzzle painting from St. Gabriel B.A.S.E. Daycare. Grade 1 and 2 students took the December EcoKid Challenge and ran with it. They didn’t just do a painting or a puzzle, they did both…in one! Congratulations to St. Gabriel for winning the December challenge! Thank you for being…

Comic Strips to Change the World

The B.A.S.E. EcoKid January Challenge is here! Time to lift the holiday fog from your brains and get those neurons moving again! In honour of Family Literacy Day (January 27), we’re asking you to: Read Frieda Makes a Difference Pick a Global Goal that means the most to you Create a comic strip about how…

October EcoKid Challenge Winners

Thank you to all the B.A.S.E. Daycare EcoKids who sent in their “Ugly Food” and 3D Eco Superheroes for the October challenge! All the submissions were creative, colourful and carefully crafted! Here are the top three, but really, all the submissions are winners for the environment!! First place goes to Carlyle International B.A.S.E. Daycare’s Damiano…

Our Lady of Pompei Creativity

Dad: You Are My Rock! For Father’s Day, the students in Mrs. Rosa L.’s Grade 3-4 B.A.S.E. daycare group painted rocks. Each student’s rock was unique and had a special message that represented their dad. Each student designed their father’s rock with care and much love. Hopefully these rocks will be kept as a souvenir…

All Aboard! Board Game Fun

Carmela Filippi, Educator, General Vanier Board games are always a favourite activity after a long day of school, and these board games are next level! Grade 4 students at General Vanier have been enjoying their weekly Wednesday activity with Dynamix. Miss Gina’s students meet in the afternoon and explore new board games they have never…

Bancroft: Digital Storybook Creation

Jodi Schwartz, B.A.S.E. Animator Once a week since the end of September, Grade 1 students at Bancroft B.A.S.E. daycare put their creative skills to the test and collaboratively produced a digital storybook under the guidance of Miss Jodi. Each child dreamed up their own character and brought it to life by thinking about their character’s…

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 has pink ears because that’s my favourite colour!” It’s amazing just how much thought and…

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 not need to memorize their parts. They knew what parts they would play in the…

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…