8th Grade students sit outside in the front grass plots to catch some sunshine as they complete their assignments
When students earn above a 70% in their classes they get incentive time! Every Tuesday and Thursday for 20 minutes students get to choose if they get to play outside with their friends or join another fun center!
BPMS students go beyond the walls of the classroom and read on the steps of the school to get some fresh air.
Here at the Hive our Bees understand the importance of spreading kindness! On kindness day our students recreated an outdoor bench so anyone can find and sit with a friend <3
How lucky are the theatre students to have a door to the outside right in their classroom? On nice days Mrs.Talios often takes her students outside to practice their lines and to get fresh air. In their free time they even pick up any trash they see! Thanks Mrs. Talios for helping to keep our school-grounds clean!
Whenever the weather permits you'll find various classes coming outside to complete their work and study.
What's the best way to engage students in math and to study for a major exam? By taking it outside of course! Algebra students prepare for their quarterly exam by competing in relay race!
Every year our students participate in the annual BPMS Olympics which is put together by our Bee Healthy Charter. Known as field day to some schools, our Olympics take it to the next level as each country competes for the gold! Here is Mrs. Horn's Netherland team in
Every year 6th grade social studies classes use the grid painted on the blacktop to learn longitude and latitude. However, they also go outside for other activities like the one shown above! Here is Mr. J's class using hand-drawn maps of Africa and Europe on the blacktop practicing navigation with a map and simulating trade with Africa during Imperialism.
Parcc Testing Incentive
At the end of each testing week BPMS admin hook the students up with an incentive party outside! This includes a DJ, a dancing/gaming truck, sports, and unstructured down time. Here is Mrs. Watkins dancing with her students! Go Mrs. Watkins!
Focus Friday Incentive
After all students complete their reading on Focus Friday students would go outside for unstructured play time with their friends as an incentive!
Morning Rally Reading
Every focus Friday students read a book with their morning rally circle. Last year students chose their own novels, but this year (in order to create indepth discussion) our amazing literacy coach Mrs. Arditti has found 3 engaging novels, one for each grade. Now students can relax and read, or follow along, before discussing and acting out what they've read. And, if you're like this student, you can get lost in the novel by finding a cozy spot under a tree.