Winter Wonderland Selfie Challenge

February is not just for Valentine’s Day, it’s for Winter Walk Day, Pink Shirt Day and I Read Canadian Day! Wow, so many things to do! The February B.A.S.E. EcoKid Challenge is to snap a winter wonderland selfie, or a picture of something interesting found on a winter stroll. What fun to enjoy the great wintery outdoors with friends! Bonus “points” if students send in winter-themed riddles or…

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…

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…

Nesbitt Magician Mayhem Card Magic

Jodi Schwartz, B.A.S.E. Animator With Miss Jodi’s guidance, mini-magicians have been hard at work learning different card tricks designed to impress. Every class, they learn new tricks and have time to practice them in small groups while Miss Jodi makes sure everyone is on track. This fall, they have already learned many tricks, all of…

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…