Students learn about the life of Dr. King through several activities throughout the day. They drew pictures or wrote about what dreams they have, and older students wrote sentences using the words of Dr. King such as peace, equality and freedom.
Mr. Elijah Cameron, director of community relations at the Bessie Smith Cultural Center, talked to students about the first time he saw Dr. King and about walking in civil rights marches. He encouraged students to "be the light."
Fifth graders are planning a trip to Mars sometime in the future. They built replicas of rovers, buildings and the planet landscape where they would create a settlement.
In Math Academy, fifth graders create a hypothetical socially-conscious business. The business has a certain amount of money to buy or rent a location, equipment and supplies, and the business plan includes ways the business gives back to an organization or need.
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.