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…

Digital Storybooks with Sound!

B.A.S.E. daycare students at Elizabeth Ballantyne, Parkdale, and Dalkeith are bringing out their creative noises in the early morning hours during their Digital Storybook Creation programs with Ms. Jodi. Using the BookCreator App on an iPad, every week the children add to their projects.  Now six weeks into the program all three daycares have imagined, written, and drawn their entire stories. Now they are recording the narration for the…

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…

Dalkeith: Colour Wheel Illusion

Another take on optical illusions was explored by Dalkeith Elementary’s Budding Scientists to end session 1! Students drew colour wheels on paper, and tested them by poking a hole in the centre and placing them on a pencil, which was supported by a cup. When the wheels were spun extremely quickly on the axis of the pencil, everything…

Dalkeith: A Shocking Good Time!

Budding Scientists at Dalkeith elementary learned about static electricity this week via three experiments. The first experiment was drawing parchment paper ghosts and using a balloon that had been rubbed on their hair to conduct static electricity. When they held the balloon at just the correct distance from their ghosts, the static attracted the parchment…

Dalkeith: Seed Bars and Superheroes

Van Ferrier, B.A.S.E. Green Animator On the last day of the fall session, members of the Dalkeith Daycare “Green Club” made a batch of delicious seed bars with Mr. Van. The students had fun taking turns measuring the ingredients (four different kinds of seeds!) along with plenty of dates, salt and spice. Students learned that…