"I think that I shall never see A poem lovely as a tree." So begins one of the most famous American poems and the “one poem known by practically everybody” says literary critic Guy Davenport. Written by Joyce Kilmer in 1913, I remember that it was the first poem that I memorized. Some interpret Kilmer’s poem to say that no art conceived on purpose could rival what Nature has provided for us, for free. I am inclined to agree. I have just returned from my semi-annual trip to So
Here are some 7th and 8th grade examples of the project students did for Artigras. Artigras is a great art festival in Abacoa, Jupiter in February. The theme this year is "The Circus." Students completed a self directed, circus-themed project in which they were able to choose their own media and subject matter related to a circus.
Our annual Thanksgiving Feast is next week and this event can not succeed without the generous contributions of our parents and volunteers. Every little bit helps make this day memorable. For some in our BFA Family this is the only opportunity to share in a meal with their families and friends, and we want to make this event fun. Click below to find out what supplies are needed. We've divided the supply lists by grade, and also by campus. Kindergarten First Second Third Four
I have discovered plenty of eggs in the garden; spider eggs, aphid eggs, whitefly eggs, and best of all, chicken eggs (of course!). All of those are pretty easy to identify, if you hang around the garden any length of time – but have you ever seen a butterfly lay an egg? Up until the other day, I had not! In the EDU-Garden® the other day, I noticed a black swallowtail butterfly dart back and forth -looking for the proper spot, I suppose- and then, to my amazement, I watched h
"In a world tormented by tension and the possibilities of conflict, we meet in a quiet commemoration of an historic day of peace. In an age that threatens the survival of freedom, we join together to honor those who made our freedom possible. The resolution of the Congress which first proclaimed Armistice Day, described November 11, 1918, as the end of 'the most destructive, sanguinary and far-reaching war in the history of human annals.' That resolution expressed the hope th
The campus feast day is one of the events that make Bright Futures Academy a unique learning environment. We are one big family, and every year we take a day to celebrate our school community by inviting parents to our campuses and share in the bounty of the Garden and the generosity of our faculty, staff, families and sponsors. This year's feast will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 22 on both campuses. Of course, every year it takes a tremendous amount of supplies and effort to mak
Meet our "Barred Rock" hens! They are also known as Plymouth Rock hens, which is an appropriate name as we get ready for the Thanksgiving season! These fine birds go back to the 19th century, so they didn't exactly ride the Mayflower with the rest of the pilgrims, but were the most popular chicken in the United States until World War Two. They are raised both for their meat and their eggs - they lay about 200 eggs a year! Right now our ladies aren't laying much as they begin