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…

Michelangelo International: Easter Fun

On Thursday, March 29, 2018, students of Michelangelo International’s B.A.S.E. daycare created funky Easter bonnets, which their daycare educators wore throughout the day! The children also participated in an egg hunt and were rewarded with chocolates and yummy Easter cookies. Hope everyone had a wonderful time with their families on this holiday weekend without any…

Cedarcrest: Colourful Ice Castles

Since winter can be long and dreary, the Grade 2 students of the B.A.S.E. daycare program at Cedarcrest Elementary added some pizazz to their winter daya by making coloured ice blocks! To make your own colourful ice castle, you will need: Water Food colouring Empty cardboard milk cartons A cold, winter day! Our winter activity…

Gerald McShane: Artists in the Making!

Paints and paintbrushes were ready to go on Gerald McShane’s pedagogical day, Friday, February 16, 2018. B.A.S.E. Daycare students, all geared up in their smocks, were excited to become Pablo Picasso’s for the day and get the chance to express their feelings by creating their very own masterpieces to take home. Each student received their own…

Carlyle International: Pre-K STEAM Project

Shapes are Everywhere! Students from Carlyle B.A.S.E. Extended Pre-K were involved in a very creative STEAM project at the beginning of February.  The children created a collage using different coloured cut-out shapes. We began the project by discussing the various shapes that we saw in our classroom objects.  We then used the SMARTboard to look…

Green Club: Edible Art

Have you ever used cut up fruits and vegetables to create art? Well Ms. Shannon’s Green Club students did just that this past January and designed some delectable creations! Based on an idea from Salad People by Mollie Katzen, students put together their favourite animals, landscape scenes, self portraits and more by using the variety…