Like Iggy Peck, Architect, our first graders like to build. They created some of the world's most famous buildings out of everyday items like boxes and cups.
During parent-teacher conferences later this month, fifth graders lead the discussions with own assessments and goals for the rest of the year.
Girls Preparatory School's Cadek Conservatory of Music now offering Kindermusik classes at Bright. Classes for ages six months to 5 years are open to the public.
Merrill Levine, who has taught first grade at Bright since 1996, retired on the last day of school in December. We will miss her!
The fifth grade community service project in December was helping McKamey Animal Shelter by collecting food and toys for dogs and cats, and students learned about how McKamey helps the community.
The Bright School will be out for the holidays between December 19 and January 7. Teacher in-service is January 7, and classes resume on January 8.
Fourth graders played the part of their own state that is assigned to them as part of the state project, a decades-long tradition at Bright School.
The theme of this year's community service program is friendship. Third graders wrote letters to pen pals at Children's Hospital and chose matching plush toys, keeping one and sending the other to the hospital.
Three fourth graders took the top places in the school spelling bee. In the end, it was like a real "xanadu" for the winner, Matilda Joels, who spelled that word to win.
Teachers from a school in Atlanta visited Bright to learn about responsive classroom strategies and our language arts and math curriculum.