Fourth graders learned to apply math and coding to a space mission created by STEM School students, who developed and taught the lesson.
Students spent February learning about African American artists and artwork such as quiltmaking, murals, silhouettes, and civil rights issues depicted in art. Then the students made their own works of art using some of the same techniques.
Children love books and stories. First graders acted out three of their favorite books in their play "Penguins, Pigs and Ponytails," which they performed this week for the rest of the school and their families.
Author Wendy Gilhula encouraged students to use all five senses when they write stories. That's part of her book, Pika Bunny and the Thunderstorm.
Fifth graders had a blast at the U.S. Space and Rocket Museum as they study and prepare to make their own rockets in science.
When students have to pedal a bike to create electricity, they can see how much effort it requires to turn on a lightbulb. In contrast, students notice how effortlessly a solar panel generates electricity.
Fourth graders got to practice speaking in Spanish with students in Mexico, and Mexican students practiced their English. On both sides, students peered into the screen and waved.
On Valentine's Day, students decorate boxes and give cards to everyone in their class. After all, they could be like Bobby and Jean Crates, who graduated from Bright in 1953 and married more than 50 years later. Will you be my Valentine?
Be Bright this summer! Registration is now open for Bright Days, our summer program for early learners. Visit our webpage to learn more about how your child could spend the summer.
Shop teacher Richard Parks learned to make a Windsor chair from a log and hand tools, and he's taking what he learned and teaching it to students.