Parents/Guardians of 4th-8th Grade Students, The Florida Standards Assessment English Language Arts (FSA ELA) Writing assessment will be administered on February 28, 2017. It’s imperative that your child eats a healthy breakfast and arrives to school on time so they have the best opportunity to be successful. There will be a make-up window for students who are unable to attend school on February 28; however, we highly encourage all students to take the assessment on the speci
On February 23rd, the sixth graders ventured to the Everglades Youth Conservation Camp for a day of ecosystem exploration. The sixth graders hiked through three distinct ecosystems, including the pine flatwood, cypress swamp, and hardwood hammock. As they explored each environment, they used the provided tools and their scientific skills to take samples and notes about their surroundings. The students were able to read the air and soil temperature, wind speed, soil compositio
Seventh and Eighth graders made paper mache Daruma Dolls as we studied Japanese culture and art. We studied the history of the Daruma Doll and the legend behind the Buddhist Monk, Bodhiharma, who apparently sat in meditation for nine years without moving - thus the missing arms and legs on the Daruma Doll. Daruma Dolls are a symbol of good luck and perseverance and are a common 'toy' in Japan.
Amidst hundreds of student entries, three BFA students won awards at Artigras this past weekend. Ava B., fourth grade, and Avery B., 2nd grade, both won Honorable Mention Awards for their work. Matthew B., 1st grade, won the Third Place ribbon for first grade.
Our annual BFA Talent Showcase will be held on May 17, 2017. This always proves to be a fun night where students and staff demonstrate their talents! We will be holding auditions for students as the date gets closer but it's never too early to start practicing a routine! We will have a limited number of spots to fill and will be looking for a range of talents such as singing, dancing, musical instruments, magic/comedy acts, monologues, ect. Only the best of the best will be c
In sixth grade we transformed our warm Florida classroom into a snowy retreat as we learned about the continent of Antarctica and created an abstract Antarctic landscape. After discussing details of the continent, we discussed different watercolor techniques. Students experimented with a total of seven different techniques including using bubbles, salt, crayon resist, tissue paper, rubbing alcohol, and even rice to achieve a variety of textures on different sections of thei
Kindergarten and first graders learned about the continent of Antarctica focusing on the icy landscape and the penguins that live there. We learned how objects far away from us look smaller than objects close to us. We learned what a horizon line is and that it is far away - therefore as objects get closer to the horizon line, they appear smaller. In this way we learned how to create space in a flat picture. Students cut out and organized different sized ovals, from large
I know, every year about this time, I say the same thing, “the EDU-Garden® looks as beautiful as I have ever seen it!” But it is as true today as it has been in previous years. There is a good reason, too, if you will look closely at the photo taken January 17, you will see how much diversity there is in the garden. Notice that there is quite a mixture of different things growing, flowers and edible crops. Most of our students can identify everything in the picture. Can you?
It’s Returning Student Enrollment Time for the 2017-2018 School Year! Returning Student Registration: The registration window for all returning students will be February 3rd- February 17th. Any student who does not return a completed registration form during this window, will have to wait until open enrollment, beginning March 27th, to apply. Sibling Registration: Families who wish to enroll siblings of current BFA students for the 2017-2018 school year, must submit a COMPLET