Middle school artists have been studying the Renaissance and learning about the incredible innovations and the artistic achievements that came from this time period, which marks the birth of what we know as “modern art”. Currently 5th-8th graders are developing a 3D model based on a technical drawing and bringing their image to life. Students used their knowledge of linear perspective (a characteristic of Renaissance art) to design an interior space and create their Dream “Gr
The plan certainly came together for a fabulous EDU-Garden® day last Saturday and it was a wonderful way to end our “Who Will Stand Up For The Earth?” Week. We had so many staff, parents and organizations who helped to make the day one to remember, that I just want to say THANKS, THANKS and ever THANKS on behalf of all of BFA! To Whole Foods Market for the beautiful rainbow salad To Trader Joe's for the ingredients that Dr. Riley and Ms. Courtney turned into delicious smoothi
Thank you to our amazing parent volunteers who made this week so much fun for kids on both campuses with our Tie Dye T-Shirt Days! The kids had a blast making their own crazy designs with our volunteers’ help. The parents were generously trying to raise funds for the upcoming Teacher and Staff Appreciation Days, which will be held from May 3-5.
The students in K-4 art classes learned about Claude Monet, artist and painter of the Impressionist art movement, who was inspired by the outdoors and nature. Monet enjoyed using bright colors and broad strokes, which the students recreated using oil pastels in class.
Seeds were planted in the minds of kindergarteners at Lighthouse campus when guest teacher, Brian Hetrich, master grower at Hippocrates Health Institute, taught them how to start growing their own sprouts. Gifted an "Easy Sprout" kit from Magna Charter Educational Foundation, each student will receive follow-up instruction from their teachers so they can tend their own in-class garden. Sprouts are considered nature's perfect food. Requiring only three days to mature, several
Bright Futures Academy’s “Who Will Stand Up For The Earth?” Week was so much fun! The kids learned all sorts of ways that they can help protect our planet, and took a lot of that information home as well. We hope that you learned along with our students this week, as we progressed through Meatless Monday, Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle Tuesday, Water Awareness Wednesday, Power Down Thursday, and of course, Earth Day, featuring the procession of the species. The kids had so much f
Today was Power Down Thursday! Using less electricity means less fossil fuel burned to make that electricity, which results in less pollution and greenhouse gasses. Powering down and unplugging is a great way for families to spend quality time together, and for people to become more mindful of their daily lives. Americans spend an average of 7.4 hours a day looking at screens – phones, tablets, computers, and televisions. Imagine if we spent 7.4 hours a day talking with our l
Wednesday at Bright Futures Academy is Water Awareness Day! Did you know that less than 2% of the Earth’s water is fresh water? Or that the average American uses about 150 gallons of water every day? Water is our planet’s most precious resource and small changes to the way we use it can ensure that there's enough for everyone. Check out the South Florida Water Management District’s website for some great tips!